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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 Penelope Aug 7. 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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Penelope replied to Will's discussion The red pill
"While I do think most couples discuss divorce, and even decide together, before one spouse files, I don't think dollars and cents factor much into the decision.  Judging from the anecdotal data of various online forums, there are far more…"
4 hours ago
Penelope replied to James's discussion GO VOTE!
"Renting around here usually includes water, and sometimes includes power.  In 5 years renting, I rarely had a power bill above $50, but HOA dues started around $400 for comparable homes.  Not to mention that even in 2009, at the supposed…"
4 hours ago
Penelope replied to James's discussion GO VOTE!
"This wasn't single-family v. condo, this was costs of ownership (of anything) being twice the cost of renting similar residences in similar neighborhoods.  I eventually rented a place with condos available on the same block.  The…"
4 hours ago
Penelope replied to James's discussion GO VOTE!
"You can now get voter registration forms online.  No need to go to the post office, and no need to skip class. As for advice, "Buy a condo.  Build some equity" - when the cost of such home ownership was twice the cost of renting,…"
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to Will's discussion The red pill
"I don't think the column's argument about the child support system works, as a historical matter.  I think we already had high divorce rates when the child support laws changed.  Children born in Alexander Hamilton's…"
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Post Some Cool Flags
"One summer, right before the family road trip, in the days before iPods and in-seat DVD players, I bought a small full-color book on flags and heraldry.  My family had lots of fun flipping through it choosing our favorite with an animal, or…"
Penelope replied to Nick F's discussion Is sexual trolling a thing here? in the group Christian Men
"There's at least one that starts private chats with sexual overtures with men and women. Nick, your experience was typical in the sense it's happened at least once to a lot of us here, but atypical in the sense that it's what usually…"
Penelope replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"There is no hard problem here.  It is just what is good for you.  To allow for the most rest between exams,  and finish Criminal Law while you are most prepared, I would follow this schedule: Commercial law 9 Dec 2014 Criminal Law 17…"
Penelope replied to TheCommishGordon's discussion Serious questions from a Christian in the group Christian Men
"What's the point of getting married other than to have a sex-and-chores partner? Or loving siblings other than to have someone to share the work when your parents need care? Or having friends other than to have people to call when you need help…"
Penelope replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"I interviewed both my grandfathers at different points for school Veterans' Day assignments.  Paternal grandfather was supposed to be patrolling around some parked planes.  He said he lost them.  (My parents said he fell asleep…"
Penelope replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"Dailies!  The local paper growing up was a weekly and still has teen paperboys.  The regional daily is thrown from cars."
Penelope replied to Samuel's discussion Homecoming problem
"The only issue with this is, depending on what it is, I might say, "That sounds great.  Can I bring my sister?"  In other words, something OP can do alone or in a group is hanging out, not dating. Now, high schoolers are a whole…"
Penelope replied to Samuel's discussion Homecoming problem
"Call, or meet in person, and say, "I had a good time with you at homecoming.  Would you like to go on another date with me Saturday?""
Penelope replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"I applaud the first journal for having no log-in, no-subscription articles."
Penelope replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"Your link speaks of Dr. Rusted in the present tense.  "Rusted continues to stay abreast of recent developments..."  Do medical journals have a different convention for verb tense in obituaries?"
Penelope replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"Epigraph, maybe?"

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Anglican liturgics, enforcement of judgments, baking, Latin
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
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
past favorite composers: Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Bach, and Mozart
Also, John Rutter and Vaughn Williams
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On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit, and not.

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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…


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…


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)…


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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At 7:45pm on August 6, 2014, Vytautas said…

Then wise Penelope came forth from her chamber like unto Artemis or golden Aphrodite, and for her they set by the fire, where she was wont to sit, a chair inlaid with spirals of ivory and silver, which of old the craftsman Icmalius had made, and had set beneath it a foot-stool for the feet, that was part of the chair, and upon it a great fleece was wont to be laid. On this then wise Penelope sat down, and the white-armed maids came forth from the women's hall. These began to take away the abundant food, the tables, and the cups from which the lordly men had been drinking, and they cast the embers from the braziers on to the floor, and piled upon the braziers fresh logs in abundance, to give light and warmth.

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.


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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