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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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Latest Activity

Penelope replied to ClubmanPinaud's discussion Hello all. Does anyone still use iodine on their cuts?
"Like others are saying, the present general recommendation is that minor cuts and scrapes be washed with water and maybe ordinary soap. Other substances dry out the area, slowing healing. Dr. Mom has iodine and other disinfectants at the office. We…"
10 hours ago
Penelope replied to Pale Horse's discussion Backsliding in the group Christian Men
"It's my understanding that there are documents from the Council of Trent that would suggest Regular Joe's position, but they are not meant to contradict Augustine of Hippo's anti-Pelagian writings. Among these are On the Gift of…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Tyler M.'s discussion Freezer/Microwave Meals
"Dark meat chicken reheats best in the microwave. White and red meats dry out."
yesterday
Penelope replied to Pale Horse's discussion Backsliding in the group Christian Men
"Pelagius was wrong."
Jul 20
Penelope replied to Carpe-315's discussion My Cash Flow Budget
"How did irregular cash flows lead to lower savings?"
Jul 18
Penelope replied to Matthew L's discussion Marriage name change
"If the genders were switched, and you were a woman considering changing your name, how would that affect your analysis?"
Jul 16
Penelope replied to Dustin N.'s discussion looking for a professional briefcase
"ebay"
Jul 16
Penelope replied to Dustin N.'s discussion looking for a professional briefcase
"First, choose a material - leather, fake leather, cotton canvas, or synthetic canvas"
Jul 16
Penelope replied to Nathan Francis Gillespie's discussion Modern Interpretations/Representations of Classic Poetry/Literature in the group The Philhellenes
"The Hobbit"
Jul 15
Penelope replied to Nathan Francis Gillespie's discussion Modern Interpretations/Representations of Classic Poetry/Literature in the group The Philhellenes
"O Brother Where Art Thou"
Jul 15
Penelope replied to Joshua's discussion Toyota Prius
"They're not sexy to me. They're a very expensive station wagon.  I once counted 7 on my 20 min ride to work."
Jul 15
Penelope replied to Joshua's discussion Toyota Prius
"I would not have pegged you for a Tesla guy, Michael."
Jul 14
Penelope replied to David Johns's discussion Cleavage
"Today I wore a fully lined wool pantsuit. But thin socks. I shivered."
Jul 8
Penelope replied to David Johns's discussion Cleavage
"So women just shouldn't wear skirts to work. No short-sleeved blouses (short sleeves on a blouse are proportionally shorter than a man's short-sleeve shirt)."
Jul 8
Penelope replied to Mongoose's discussion Ponder The Truly Terrifying
"I'd probably take a weekend focusing on sleep and diet before asking my husband to help me get a psych evaluation if rest didn't make me better."
Jun 28
Penelope replied to manInTheMaking's discussion Physical Acuity
"If she has a particular condition, and your concerns relate to that condition, there are probably in-person or online support groups and writings to help you. Also talk to the MD treating the condition."
Jun 28

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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"I have to agree with this. It's all well and good that homeless people are graduating from college, cut the bulk of our population is in the middle.  Either toward the bottom middle, only making ends meet with government assistance (food…"
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"No."
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Regular Joe replied to ClubmanPinaud's discussion Hello all. Does anyone still use iodine on their cuts?
"It did. That's why it was taken off the market. "
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Regular Joe replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Revolting, Macabre Details About Planned Parenthood's Gruesome Barbarism--Where Are The Excuses? in the group The Great Debate
""Nowhere else in the western world takes 39-week-old "fetuses", delivers them sufficiently to preserve the commercially valuable parts and then crushes the non-sellable parts in order to preserve a technical denial of…"
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Mongoose replied to Joshua's discussion Democratic presidential nomination in the group The Great Debate
"The unwritten curriculum is just as important as the written curriculum. That unwritten curriculum is the whole reason that many employers do not care WHAT the degree was in, only that the person has a degree. The unwritten curriculum is powerful."
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James replied to Sir's discussion Grilling -- how guilty should I feel?
"It's a mind trip to see, that's for sure."
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Mongoose replied to Joshua's discussion Democratic presidential nomination in the group The Great Debate
"You do realize, while it's not the BEST way to do this, jumping through said hoops and all helps to teach the unwritten curriculum which is just as critical. It teaches how to navigate through bureaucratic systems (which are evil, but…"
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Regular Joe replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Revolting, Macabre Details About Planned Parenthood's Gruesome Barbarism--Where Are The Excuses? in the group The Great Debate
"Definitely. "
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