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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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Penelope replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"Secretaries don't tell you to review discovery from X case before drafting the brief in Y case before conducting research in Z case.  Unfortunately, it's this kind of work - all independent and in the office, nose-in-the-books, so to…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"To be fair, the kid's posting has steeply tapered off. I'm a bit worried about the Italian justice system if its future lawyers can't figure out their own study schedules less than a year away from being licensed, but I understand…"
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Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Th lonely life of full-time pastors
"Denominations try to address these issues by requiring all the pastors in a region to meet periodically.  There's no concerns about sheep-stealing, because these aren't pastors in the same town.  There's fewer scheduling…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"Study 2 or 3 subjects at a time, beginning about 45 days before the exam on each subject."
yesterday
Penelope replied to Kneller's discussion business casual shoes for under $100?
"I totally agree. I wonder, though, about the width.  If you're an unusual size, you usually can't get your size at the lowest price tier, and sometimes not even mid-tier.  I looked at a few oxfords on walmart's website to…"
Wednesday
Penelope replied to Kneller's discussion business casual shoes for under $100?
"Macys has some extra-wide loafers around $80. If you go into the store, you can learn your best sizes and brands, and look for them on ebay, or buy online from sites that don't offer returns."
Wednesday
Penelope replied to Kneller's discussion business casual shoes for under $100?
"I think you're going to be stuck as long as you want a precise width.  If you're willing to go with just Wide or Extra-wide American sizing, you'll have more options in your price range.  What stores have you looked at?"
Wednesday
Penelope replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"Can you please count for me how many weeks until each exam, and how many days between each exam?"
Wednesday
Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Connecting with God Emotionally in the group Christian Men
"Like I said, a commanded means of producing grace, insofar as certain actions are commanded, and those actions seemed designed to produce emotion.  But the end is grace, the sacraments are the means, and emotion is usually also an effect of the…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Connecting with God Emotionally in the group Christian Men
"We're not commanded to baptize because we're physically dirty.  So it's either what Jews call a chok - a command with no purpose - or it's meant to set up some connection beyond the physical and rational.  As used in…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Connecting with God Emotionally in the group Christian Men
"Sacraments first, that's the touching and eating I mentioned, obviously.  "This do..." "Go and baptize..." Then there's music, for which maybe we don't have clear imperative , but we have the examples of…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Connecting with God Emotionally in the group Christian Men
"Emotion may be a commanded means.  Since it's commanded, we must inspire emotion on purpose, and let grace work out what follows."
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Nick's discussion Connecting with God Emotionally in the group Christian Men
"I was surprised to read that Jonathan Edwards, who preached Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God in monotone, actually was ok with congregants getting an emotional response in church, and then that waning by Monday.  He was realistic.  If…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to Kneller's discussion business casual shoes for under $100?
"Post links from zappos as to what you consider "business casual," even if they're not in your price range, so we can provide more specific advice."
Tuesday
Penelope replied to James Sullivan's discussion Owning rental properties while renting yourself?
"As a tenant, I've enjoyed living in multi-unit buildings that are paid off.  Because the landlords aren't under financial strain, they tend to not charge maximum rent.  They also tend to keep the units basic instead of trying to…"
Tuesday
Penelope replied to James Sullivan's discussion Owning rental properties while renting yourself?
"Is Canadian real estate really so uniform in price?  'Cause 2 br condos in my area sell for 5x the national median home price, which buys you a 2 br single-family in most of the US.  So, yeah, for a down payment in my region, I can…"
Tuesday

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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
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 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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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.

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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John replied to Nick's discussion Th lonely life of full-time pastors
"i agree...i go to a liturgical church where we have support "canon pastors" to specially look after the pastoral needs of priests and deacons. They each have spiritual directors as well, the person that helps them with prayer life. Its not…"
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Carl Monster commented on thehuhman's group Men Over 50
"Can't stand birthdays either. Don't care so much about the aging, I dislike the expectations behind it. The attention, or non-attention (so and so forgot my birthday) both suck."
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Kilts

Kilts, yea or nay?  I'm of Scottish descent, I'm proud of it, and I know from a fact, by wearing a highland great kilt, that they're comfortable and functional.  What do you all think?See More
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