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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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Penelope replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"I didn't defer when I was under-employed, but I don't regret deferring when I was unemployed. Something's gotta give. Student loans, or healthcare, or rent. I do understand, though I often forget, that I have a very low interest rate…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"Also, most USA student loans are guaranteed by our government, which means the government also writes the loan terms, more or less. But not all student loans are guaranteed by our government. It's hard to consolidate the 2 types of loans, and…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"Here's how my consolidated federal loans work:   Normally, I have automatic payments. These payments are equal for each month of the repayment period, like a mortgage payment. The loan servicer calculates how much of that payment is…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"We're all making assumptions. No one's advising OP to sell his coats to buy a gun. We're assuming that what is said about swords applies to guns by analogy. We're assuming that several historical passages have moral meanings too.…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"wrong See other replies about guards, servants and body guards"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
""cetera" is the neuter. Since we're referring to people, I tried to use the masculine. I'll admit I'm not sure I declined it right, but I purposefully didn't use "cetera." Not that there isn't a good…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"I just put "sword" into Biblegateway, trying to get a better answer to my question. It's interesting that swords are used as deterrents. Genesis 3, Numbers 22."
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"They had real swords, sure, but He doesn't seemed to have meant for them to use them. I wonder why 2? Because the word of the Lord is said in 2 ways in the Bible?"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"Suffer ye thus far, Kyle: 49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. Maybe the…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"I think if you grant your first two statements, you have to deny your last. If it is ok to use deadly force to defend yourself et ceteros against other individuals, it is ok to use deadly force to defend yourself against the state. Besides the…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Jason Springston's discussion FHA mortgage help.
"My aunt and uncle once bought a house with a regular 30-year-mortgage. A tiny corner was in the 100 year flood plane. My uncle convinced the bank not to require flood insurance.  A few years later, the neighborhood experienced a 500-year-flood.…"
Sunday
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Cool Things To Experience / See / Buy in Portland, Seattle & Surrounding Areas?
"Not Weinhard's"
Aug 13
Penelope replied to Regular Joe's discussion Cool Things To Experience / See / Buy in Portland, Seattle & Surrounding Areas?
"Alibi Tiki Bar, Hoyt Arboretum in Portland"
Aug 13
Penelope replied to certified male's discussion Walking around the house naked
"You missed the air conditioning debates of 2015. See the NYT, Washington Post, Slate, etc"
Aug 11
Penelope replied to Michael D. Denny's discussion Congratulations AoM
"I know. I was just surprised he had time for anything else."
Aug 7
Penelope replied to Michael D. Denny's discussion Congratulations AoM
"I'm surprised at the timing. It's a big day for the GOP. Or so I hear. I missed my county's debate-viewing party."
Aug 7

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.am.will replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"Again, I think many people confuse the concept of privilege with racism and the whole guilt and blame thing. I lived in Washington, DC during the late 70's, early 80's.  Was a time of serious racial tension.  I lived in a mostly…"
1 hour ago
i.am.will replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"We're not talking racism. We're talking privilege. Doesn't that just prove the point that as a white person in Philadelphia, I would have privilege?   Take person A, straight as an arrow, white.  Person B, straight as an…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"I didn't defer when I was under-employed, but I don't regret deferring when I was unemployed. Something's gotta give. Student loans, or healthcare, or rent. I do understand, though I often forget, that I have a very low interest rate…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"Also, most USA student loans are guaranteed by our government, which means the government also writes the loan terms, more or less. But not all student loans are guaranteed by our government. It's hard to consolidate the 2 types of loans, and…"
1 hour ago
Dakota Caraway replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Paying off Student loans
"If I had the large chunk of money, I wouldn't be in my current predicament."
4 hours ago
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Wow..... We have a news segment here in the Corpus Christi area named that. Kinda annoying to watch."
5 hours ago
Elon Erani commented on Sir's group New Warriors
"Tim"
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Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"IMHO, a huge part of Trump's "appeal" is that he throws red meat to the press (Except for maybe Univision...). And a number of his supporters remind me of a "filler item" on one of the local news shows, "People Behaving…"
5 hours ago

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