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Some job-hunting advice....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael D. Denny Jan 8. 4 Replies

Good Afternoon All,     As usual, seeking some free advice. First, some background. I have 10+ years experience in retail management. When my second son was born, I took a position managing the…Continue

Is it appropriate for me to attend this viewing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by QuackXP Dec 8, 2014. 11 Replies

Good Morning All,On Friday morning, a young man passed away tragically. He grew up down the street from me. I wasn't EXTREMELY close to him, though we had had a good time or two in my younger years,…Continue

Differing opinions with my church?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leto Atreides II Nov 7, 2014. 24 Replies

Ok, so let me clarify when I say "my church". I haven't actually been an active Christian in 13-14 years. I was raised going to a United Methodist Church, and though I haven't been an active…Continue

Strange sexual dreams?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Nov 3, 2014. 47 Replies

Good Afternoon All,So, I know sometimes we have dreams and that we can almost NEVER control them, but, does anyone have any thoughts on trying to prevent them?Last night, I had a dream. I won't go…Continue


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Aug 17
James replied to Regular Joe's discussion "NFL team mansplains football to female fans with “gameday style tips” and “creative culinary creations”"
"Everything about this is awesome."
Aug 6
James replied to Joshua's discussion Democratic presidential nomination in the group The Great Debate
"There are 2 things I admire greatly about Bernie Sanders, whether or not I agree with his stances on certain issues or not: 1. He speaks genuinely, he doesn't seem to offer a whole lot of lip-service. 2. He is one of few candidates on any side…"
Jul 30
James replied to Sir's discussion Grilling -- how guilty should I feel?
"It's a mind trip to see, that's for sure."
Jul 30
James replied to Sir's discussion Grilling -- how guilty should I feel?
"Modern male feminists are to modern female feminists are what white dudes who wear dreadlocks are to Jamaicans"
Jul 29
James replied to Matthew L's discussion Marriage name change
"I'm not sure as to your reasoning regarding the possibility of you changing your name to hers. Why is that a thought in your head? Is it just to have a stronger identity with her seemingly more tight-knit family? I don't think I would ever…"
Jul 17
James replied to Sir's discussion Political books in the group The Great Debate
"Currently reading 'The Five Rights Of The Individual' by Philip Schuyler. Finding it highly enjoyable."
Jul 14
James replied to Regular Joe's discussion Mad Men? More Like Mad Meh.
"Stan, in my humble opinion, is one of the most well-written and most underrated characters in TV history. Everything about him was great, and I would have loved to see him become more of an authority in the company.....granted, I haven't seen…"
Jul 14
James replied to Regular Joe's discussion Mad Men? More Like Mad Meh.
"So, RJ, what'd you think of the 'Mad Men' finale? "
Jul 13
James replied to Regular Joe's discussion Mad Men? More Like Mad Meh.
"He didn't have just one eye the entire time. But RJ, I believe you are correct, at least as far as the bigger characters go."
Jul 13
James replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Father to be...
"My wife went into labor at about 31 weeks the first time. They were able to stop it and put her on meds to hold it off until 38 weeks. That period was frightening.....and I, too, had no bag."
Jun 22
James replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Father to be...
"Get her anything she wants. Don't let her lift anything heavy. You're probably already dealing with hyper-emotions. Just take the punches and move on. Keep your "labor bag" packed and ready. If at all possible, attend every…"
Jun 22
James replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Which Of Your Dad´s Habits Became Your Habits? Did You Plan It That Way?
"This question is so timely. I work with my father and my uncle, and have started to hate it, and fear I'm growing slightly resentful, in that I've realized if I stay here I might end up in the shoes my father is in, which is full of so…"
Jun 22
James replied to Earshel Hogan's discussion Between Scylla and Charybdis
"There's plenty. Even if it means selling and licensing stock photos online. Not glorious, but it works. People are always in need of good photography."
Jun 9
James replied to Earshel Hogan's discussion Between Scylla and Charybdis
"^This. I did the same thing in a panic about 3 years ago or so when my wife and I were having some financial trouble, and sold off all but one of my guitars. I've regretted doing it every day since. Your photos are absolutely astounding. I may…"
Jun 8
James replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Zero to Sixty
"I would agree, coffee over soda. On the rare occasion where I just MUST have coffee for whatever reason, I drink it black now. That'll wake your butt up."
Jun 8

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At 1:03pm on April 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Hi James liked some of your posts so far.   Hope you are doing well and your family too.   I have a 5 month old grand son and  a 5 year old grand daughter.  I am sure you are a great dad.   I am a wonderful grandpa.  You have a great day.

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