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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 Man O Mission's discussion Have Gun Will Travel?
"Yeah, I think any issues with the appropriateness of the OP have to do with it being drafted for some other context.  Certainly a similar post could have been written  that was highly appropriate for the main AoM forums, assuming it…"
21 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Man O Mission's discussion Have Gun Will Travel?
"I have mixed feelings on the appropriateness of the OP.  If it's true, he didn't really stand to gain from it, especially as he used a pseudonym.  I don't think OP was worked so hard he decided to expand the recruiting…"
21 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Lon R.'s discussion Contemporary Christian Music in the group Christian Men
"Artists with multiple albums in my iPod:  John Rutter, Choir of First Church Los Angeles, Choir of King's College, Festival Choir, Hudderfield Choral Society, Paul Hillier (might record in Latin)"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Jack Brenner's discussion 6 Month Anniversary
"At six months of dating, my husband and I didn't have enough dating history to pick a beginning point (day we met? first date? first kiss?).  We acknowledged our first and second months of marriage, but then life just took over.  My…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Interim Bill
"I never believe "appeared to be on a date."  I'm sure some of my husband and my dates looked like business meetings, and some of my business meetings look like dates.  Maybe it wasn't a date, and the relevant employer…"
Sunday
Rebekah replied to Marco Rodrigues's discussion What should I wear for my senior portraits?
"Maybe younger generations are sheltered.  For the yearbook photos, we had tops provided by the photography studio (fake evening gowns for girls; fake tuxes for boys), so the photos would have the same format."
Jul 24
Rebekah replied to Marco Rodrigues's discussion What should I wear for my senior portraits?
"And they say today's kids are sheltered.  We got instructions from the photography business.  Avoid bright colors (including white) and patterns (including stripes).  Bright colors and patterns don't photograph well. …"
Jul 24
Rebekah replied to shanell bush's discussion If you or your family members have a dental emergency
"This site has very reasonable advertising rates.  When you make your ad for this site, I suggest you make sure your copy is free of errors and up-to-date."
Jul 17
Rebekah posted a status
"A life ins co won't test a decedent for tobacco, but might ask family abt it, also investigate death from respiratory illness in non-smoker"
Jul 17
Rebekah replied to Regular Joe's discussion Nice Looking Pens That Won't Break The Bank
"Ballpoints at my new office say "Zebra Z grip."  Old office had "Precise V5 Rolling Ball."  (I prefer the latter, so I still have one in my briefcase.) When I'm in a meeting, I look at people's legal…"
Jul 17
Rebekah replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Claritas Investment Certificate???
"The CFA is well-respected, but this is not a common certification.  It's generally better to have a plan and execute it than to rack up certifications.  You might join the CFA and use it for networking to learn about what financial…"
Jul 15
Rebekah replied to Victor's discussion What do you think of this situation?
"Jeff shouldn't give Bill any money until Bill has demonstrated an interest in Jeff apart from the money.  I don't know how Bill does that exactly, but there you have it. It's one thing for Bill not to have a relationship with…"
Jul 14
Rebekah replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion I just had the most confusing break up, and I'd like your gents' opinions and advice.
"Like others are saying, that just means you didn't express your expectations, and possibly that they were unreasonable."
Jul 10
Rebekah replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"I'm in a similar boat with my husband.  He's long-term unemployed, and there are various minor health concerns.  Here's what I've learned:  You can't force your partner to do anything.  You can only…"
Jul 8
Rebekah replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion I just had the most confusing break up, and I'd like your gents' opinions and advice.
"The problem was you weren't spending time together in the couple of days after she got back.  Some people would take time off from other obligations in the first couple days after a LDR becomes normal-distance.  Some people…"
Jul 8
Rebekah replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion I just had the most confusing break up, and I'd like your gents' opinions and advice.
"Ah, young love.  Sounds like neither of you knows how to express expectations.  She expected you to drop everything once she got back; you expected to have a life.  She expects that being friends can still mean cuddling and more; you…"
Jul 8

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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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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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