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Rebekah's Discussions

Which man exits the elevator first?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Dec 17, 2012. 28 Replies

I'm just curious: How do men figure out who exits the elevator before the other(s)?It's rare that there are 2 women exiting at the same floor in my building, so I just take the prerogative and go…Continue

An academic look at trolling

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 18, 2012. 14 Replies

I think this is useful:…Continue

Mostly just for fun: Compile my wedding reception playlist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margie Aug 7, 2012. 28 Replies

While my fiance and I in theory want a "traditional" wedding reception with dancing, we kind of have a mental block on what music we should play. We're also not sure we want to hire a DJ when music…Continue

Offended to attend a "fake" wedding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam S. Oct 16, 2012. 90 Replies

Does it, or would it, offend you to be invited/attend a marriage ceremony that was not recognized by the civil government because a civil marriage ceremony had taken place earlier, or was scheduled…Continue

 

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Rebekah replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"When?  Late '70s, I think?  There were some high-profile stranger abductions, and children started to be taught to be wary (and more) of strangers.  It's been reinforced by other trends such that people don't know their…"
4 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"It's always frustrating when you're willing to pay for something, but you represent a demographic that's too small to cater towards.  We see it on AoM occasionally when someone has a very particular idea of what "dressing…"
5 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"So American Apparel is niche but Versace isn't?  Sounds like there's 2 distinctions. High-end v. retail.  To me, Versace's male models look strange, not distinctive-strange, but too-thin-strange.  (The same trope, I…"
6 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"I'm pretty sure male modeling makes the same high-fashion v. retail distinction as women's modeling.  High-fashion models tend to be thinner and either more strange-looking or very not-strange looking (perfectly proportioned). …"
6 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"VS sizes go up from what their models wear, but not down - and I CAN feel worse than average as a result.  Not a big hang-up of mine, but something I'm aware of."
6 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Harrison Brace's discussion What are you guys reading now?
"Plotinus' Enneads Sex Made Easy Brendan Byrne's book on the Gospel of Mark California Style Manual"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"Sorry if you're disappointed.  At least nothing happened that will keep you from serving again.  [I hear that if you ever serve on a jury that fails to return a verdict - is hung, you'll never serve again.  They think…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"Different jurisdictions have different procedures.  They're usually outlined in the summons that tells you that you may have to show up for jury duty.  Particular issues are addressed when the potential jurors show up, which I think I…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Kluk J.'s discussion The Bredan Eich case and what we can learn from that in the group Christian Men
"Religious expression is privileged over other kinds/reasons of expression in the US."
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Kluk J.'s discussion The Bredan Eich case and what we can learn from that in the group Christian Men
""protected" as we use it in the USA has a particular legal meaning, and that's how we're mostly using it in this thread. You talk about it not being "easy" to express Christian views.  Should it be easy to be a…"
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Totally sincere.  I've been thinking about watching it just so I can finally understand the cultural references.  Not that watching the Godfather really helped me in Federal Crimes..."
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"My high school civics teacher kept referencing the Matrix to explain Platonism.  I haven't seen the movie, but I know about Platonism and Gnosticism.  Your insight fascinates me."
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"A gentleman does not discuss politics or religion out of season.  But if you're at church, or you're at a political meaning, you discuss religion and politics, respectively.  And there are definitely gentlemanly churchmen and…"
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"A devout Christian, I'm leaving the office early today to spend 90 minutes reading some heretical but worthwhile metaphysics.  I spent 2 years at uni engaged similarly.  I have hundreds of devout Christian friends from uni who…"
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Christopher Sun's discussion Men and Bedding. WTF
"In 3 generations, I don't think anyone in my family has ever bought a duvet cover.  We just buy blankets/comforters we can throw in the washing machine.  Because of allergies, we avoid feathers and down for our blankets and pillows,…"
Thursday
Rebekah replied to Kluk J.'s discussion The Bredan Eich case and what we can learn from that in the group Christian Men
"The United States government says that discrimination based on religion is illegal in Brazil. http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?dlid#wrapper"
Apr 9

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Interests
Anglican liturgics, enforcement of judgments, baking, Latin
Books
Books I'll admit to having read in the last 6 months, or am presently reading: 1928 Book of Common Prayer, 1940 Hymnal, Anglican Missal (People's Edition), De Rerum Natura, The American Way of Eating, Far From the Tree
Movies
It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Master and Commander, Shawshank Redemption, Winnie the Pooh and the Search for Christopher Robin, Amazing Grace, Anatomy of a Murder, Adam's Rib
Music
past favorite composers: Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Bach, and Mozart
Also, John Rutter and Vaughn Williams
Quote
Recover all thy sigh-blown age
On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit, and not.

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Rebekah's Blog

On Freely Choosing Chastity

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

I'm not sure what's meant by "freely choosing." I had opportunities for sex before I got married, and chose not to. My choice was based in my moral understanding, which was formed by my upbringing and my friends and family. But I didn't fear violence or financial repercussions from them if I fornicated.

Now that I'm married, I'm ambivalent about my choice. The consequences were not entirely positive physically, emotionally, or relationally. Nor are my moral principles so strong that…

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Mental health and guns (Can't get into TGD)

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

I had something long on why mental health screenings for gun purchasers will never work, but I see TGD doesn't understand mental healthcare to begin with.

Though mental illnesses are more treatable than the most feared bodily illnesses, and kill just as many people, and certainly have more sufferers, they are handled differently and less by our "healthcare system."

What really gets my goat are the financial disincentives for seeking treatment. I have heard (pre-Obamacare)…

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This went nowhere.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:28pm 8 Comments

It is true that libraries are a public benefit the government is not obligated to provide, just like fireworks displays and hiking trails. But once the government chooses to provide a public benefit, there are limits on how it can restrict use of that public benefit. 

Speech is not food. We have excellent medical, scientific, and legal definitions of food. The various welfare programs remain fairly hands-off about making sure benefits are only used to buy "good food." They do not, for…

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Engagement Story (someone asked)

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 5:41pm 2 Comments

It was all very quiet and calm. Wednesday is our usual mid-week date night. [Medium] met Rebekah at her place after work Wednesday, July 13, 2010, with yellow Asiatic lilies. Rebekah put them in the sake bottle he got her at a garage sale St. Valentine's Day weekend. Then he said he had another present for her. He pulled out a little red box and said, "I wanted to give you this and ask you to marry me." She said Yes.…

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At 6:15pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Again, but is OP a young Bay Area professional???

At 2:56pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Way too much language, also.

At 2:51pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Still, after an evening of thinking a bit on your advice to OP yesterday-can't get over the level of detachment in your statements.  He made no mention of his skills level.  Could he actually qualify for a job in tech?  Maybe you are overreaching-sounds like lost in a world of great intellectual postulating beyond any kind actual "tending your own garden.

W.B.P.

At 8:32pm on January 29, 2014, Scott L Ferrell said…

Thank you so much. Took care of it earlier today. 

At 8:59pm on August 5, 2012, Michael D. Denny said…

To be fair, that is pretty impressive for a pump house. 

At 9:01pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Not cold enough ere for them yet. Though today we are experiencing a cold snap. High about 70.
At 10:10pm on April 7, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Possibly put the material in your checked luggage.
At 8:17pm on April 6, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Hi Rebekah, on the "safety" issue, TSA would be allowed broad discretion in looking for contraband. If traveling with the hypothetical gold chain, I can see them arguing that it is privileged, but still would have to be "documented" for Custom's purposes.
At 3:48pm on March 23, 2011, Jack Neulist said…
Tommy's. It was on Van Allen (I think), across the street (north corner) from the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
At 12:41am on January 21, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Thank you Rebekah!
 
 
 

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