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Penelope'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 Marlie 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 Penelope Aug 7, 2014. 113 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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Pale Horse commented on Penelope's status
"I think she means philosophy is manly."
11 hours ago
Sir commented on Penelope's status
"You lost me. Unless you're saying artificial intelligence research is manly."
12 hours ago
Penelope posted a status
"Real men make thought thinking itself their aim"
20 hours ago
Penelope replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Wiles of the Devil in the group Christian Men
"There's literally only one weapon mentioned in the passage.  Everything else is armor.  This was a point in several Sunday school lessons back in the day, though, looking back, I'm not sure what the point of the point…"
Friday
Penelope commented on Bryan Wells's group Latin
"Mostly, I'm glad to hear there's a conventiculum in Boston.  I attended one at U. Kentucky years ago.  It was great, but it's better to have these in tourist areas."
Thursday
Penelope replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Wiles of the Devil in the group Christian Men
""Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen."  I believe there are demons, but I think ascribing problems and tragedies to "spiritual warfare" can also be a cop-out for not battling the harder enemy of the world.  If…"
Thursday
Dominic replied to Penelope's discussion Doesn't seem quite classical in the group Latin
"What text/author does this come from?"
Jun 22
Penelope replied to O'Neal's discussion I Need Legal Advice
"It's pretty common for legal documents to have a space stating the place where they were signed.  I can come up with some better reasons why, but for lawyers, "That's the way we've always done it" is often the best…"
Jun 2
Penelope replied to Penelope's discussion Doesn't seem quite classical in the group Latin
""Found" a similar construction.  Not classical: Sit laus plena, sit sonora,sit iucunda, sit decoramentis iubilatio.Dies enim solemnis agitur,in qua mensae prima recoliturhuius institutio."
May 29
Penelope replied to O'Neal's discussion Addressing Bad Hygiene?
"It's unclear to me whether OP thinks the problem is around the anus or vulva/labia.  The hygiene recommendations for these areas are different - and not straight-forward.  The recommendations have changed over time, and not every…"
May 28
Penelope replied to Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
"That's a story from Plato and Caesar."
May 27
Penelope replied to Lucas Stickan's discussion Virile Agitur
"I'm not exactly an expert, but the construction strikes me as not by an expert and/or not actually old.   Specifically, "virile" can't be used in Latin in the same way as in English.  At the very least, I'd…"
May 21
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May 20
Penelope replied to Craig Sullivan's discussion Wife's health issues...I'm at a loss!
"Taxes are like wedding planning for us.  I take charge and mostly have fun with it - but there's certain parts I don't like and certain stages where I get frustrated.  Because it still has to get done, I have my husband do those…"
May 12
Penelope replied to Craig Sullivan's discussion Wife's health issues...I'm at a loss!
"I'm also the sole breadwinner to a spouse with chronic health problems.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  When my husband hurt his back and my team was short-staffed, I asked my parents to do my laundry for the first time in…"
May 10
Penelope posted a status
"Salad Guy insisted on paying, then never called after the first date. His loss!"
Apr 27

Profile Information

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), Plotinus' Enneads
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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St. Thomas Aquinas on Women

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

D L quotes St. Thomas wildly out of context.  It's a quote from an objection in the Summa Theologica.  The Summa proceeds by posing a question which St. Thomas will answer.  He first raises objections to his planned answer.  Then he gives his answer, with a reasoned argument and quotes from authorities.  Finally, he responds to the objections.  This is a format used by many writers from that period.

D L's quote is from an objection, so it is a position that St. Thomas…

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On Paquette and Trinity Western

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

I've probably been discriminated against because I attended very religious schools, but those people had the good sense not to say anything about it.  They just rejected my applications.  Obviously, if it's true the wilderness tour company rejected Paquette's application because she didn't meet their qualifications, they too should have just kept quiet.  I imagine Trinity Western graduates all have a story of a graduate program or job they suspect they were rejected for because they attended…

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On Freely Choosing Chastity

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm 8 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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At 12:37am on May 27, 2015, Gentleman Engineer said…

I would exist with curiosity about the opine of your possession regarding http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/anglicans-and-episcopalians/forum/topics/gospel-about-palm-sunday.

At 11:23pm on August 4, 2014, Michael D. Denny said…

"Penelope" ? 

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.
 
 
 

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We frequently hear stories of how an extremely important need was "saved" after prayer, such asShe was near death but we prayed for her and she lived.Our marriage almost fell apart but we prayed and God saved our marriage.My job was nearing being taken from me but we prayed and God saved my job.But if we think of God as a Father, any parent does not always say, "Yes" when a request is made.  Sometimes a parent says, "No," and sometimes a parent says, "Not now," and sometimes a parent says,…See More
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Robin Holmström replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"I was hoping she did but no. I don't even think it should matter, it's still me asking her out no matter how I do it. Wish I could've known. So there's 0 chance now? Calling her after getting a no through text probably won't…"
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Steve Dallas replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Nature of Life and Conception in the group The Great Debate
"Sounds like you and your dad need to listen to your Johnny Cash singing about his Cadillac My view on the whole thing though is that if God gave us the ability to figure this stuff out, then it can't automatically be wrong. For a discussion…"
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Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Nature of Life and Conception in the group The Great Debate
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