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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 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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Josh English replied to Penelope's discussion Happy New Year! in the group Anglican Cabal
"Hello all. I am coming back to the AoM communities after years of absense. I sing baritone in my church choir. We sang Lessons and Carols last Saturday. We sang a lot of great music, but the one that's been keeping me singing is the Wilcox…"
4 hours ago
Penelope replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"Judging by how little my electricity bill budged when we went away for 2 weeks, I'm suspicious of large electric appliances as cost-savers.  Also, 2 weeks is pushing it for an open carton of milk to stay good.  I'd need to get…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Will's discussion Hiring help
"The first question is whether you want to hire someone you know, usually with no formal screening, or a screened stranger.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach.  Some people have strong feelings about strangers in their…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven in the group Christian Men
""one day..." - It is true that with the Beatific Vision, we see/learn/know all truth our human resurrected and purified human souls can grasp, including truths about particulars, like individual animals. "paradise is..." - There…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven in the group Christian Men
""goodwill" also has a long glossae, so to speak, in Catholic theology.  I guess we could debate whether someone who is gay could have goodwill, but 1) I think by definition those searching for the Lord have goodwill, and 2) If we had…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven in the group Christian Men
"Actually, "soul is the first actuality of the body prepared to receive it."  Inanimate things don't have souls.  A soul is a particular kind of form.  But there are plant, animal, and rational souls.  (Thomas shows…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven in the group Christian Men
"I explain it to my husband this way:  We'll not only have perfect emotional/spiritual happiness in heaven, we'll have perfect physical happiness, too.  If that seems to require meat for you, whatever's in heaven will be…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven in the group Christian Men
"can't watch your video, but Aristotle indicates that the intellectual aspect of the human soul is not dependent on matter, and so could be eternal."
Saturday
Kit replied to Penelope's discussion MacBook Air or iPad? in the group AoM Mac Users Group
"I have both, gotta be Macbook air. An iPad is good for casual gaming, casual checking the internet, but overall, a macbook air is far far more versatile imo."
Saturday
Penelope replied to Jon D's discussion Making a Living by Audio or Written Word
"You can write from anywhere, unless you need to do local research. But a corollary to what everyone's saying about music is that you're going to need to be in a place with lots of people interested in music if you want a job in music -…"
Dec 2
Penelope replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
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Dec 2
Penelope replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
"I'm an attorney who burned out rather quickly and I'm now considering moving to finance.  I'm not going to answer your questions directly, but I'll tell you what I wish I knew at 20. First, there are all sorts of…"
Dec 2
Gentleman Engineer replied to Penelope's discussion Happy New Year! in the group Anglican Cabal
"A mass containing a Wreath of Advent was conducted this Sunday previous."
Dec 2
Penelope added a discussion to the group Anglican Cabal
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Church Year!  A blessed Advent to all!  What's your favorite Advent hymn?  Does your parish do a Lessons and Carols service?See More
Dec 2
Penelope replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"So Obamacare is not Christian, or health insurance is not Christian, and there may be issues with ACA rules and penalties?  That's why we want these alternatives?"
Nov 18
Penelope replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"Because there might be other alternatives we can point people to."
Nov 18

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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
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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 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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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.

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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