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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 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
Rebekah replied to Native Son's discussion Social Justice note. in the group Catholic Men
"If the Church is sticking only to music and lyrics written by Catholics, that explains some trends in Catholic church music. My understanding is the hymn was written to complement a marketing campaign of the Episcopal Church.  Apart from those…"
Jul 7
Rebekah replied to Native Son's discussion Social Justice note. in the group Catholic Men
"It is in no way "modern" as in "contemporary" or "recent" that the social safety net come from taxes.  It's just elsewhere the social safety net was run by religious institutions of the established Church,…"
Jul 7
Rebekah replied to Michael D. Denny's discussion Hurrinado Arthur !!!!
"I'm over earthquakes.  I'm all about wild fires now.  We pulled over for a fire truck on our way back from a hike, and I held my breath until it passed the turn for my parents' house.  Only one town in this county has…"
Jul 6
Rebekah replied to Daniel's discussion Buying furniture when living on my own
"How long will you be in that city?  How long will you be living alone?  Furniture can become more of a liability than an asset when you're moving or merging households.  I'm glad I just scrounged hand-me-downs and filled in…"
Jul 2
Rebekah replied to Christopher Lee's discussion STEM career in T
"http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_102.htm I'm sure if you poke around on there, you'll get hints as to the requirements for those fast-growing computer jobs.  You can also punch the job titles into google or an online recruiter to get…"
Jun 30
Rebekah replied to Dustin's discussion Proper course of action after a screw up
"If you can get him well-paying assignments, you'll more than make up for one low-paying one."
Jun 30
Rebekah replied to Larry's discussion REPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT
"Agreed."
Jun 26
Rebekah replied to Nick H's discussion Violence by women towards men
"Yes, I find it's rarely an effective persuasive technique to assume an adversary or tribunal's ill will."
Jun 26
Rebekah replied to Larry's discussion REPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT
"You had me until the end, but I think I understand you to say that interlocutors can make up context.  I've certainly had men approach me on the subway who just said "good evening" and started talking about themselves, which…"
Jun 25
Regular Joe replied to Rebekah's discussion What's Revell's definition of Christian? in the group Christian Men
"The fact that he wrote prophecies that he didn't fully understand, for me, reinforces that he wasn't really a Christian.  "
Jun 24
Rebekah replied to Rebekah's discussion What's Revell's definition of Christian? in the group Christian Men
"Your impression of what "the Jews" thought the Messiah would be is overly-simplistic.  There were lots of ideas by the first century, and David was hundreds of years before that.  But David himself wrote many of the messianic…"
Jun 24
Rebekah replied to Rick Shelton's discussion Wife makes more than I do
"It's actually not (just) a First World issue.  There were issues of "work-life balance" in the USSR, and of women out-earning/producing their husbands and resulting relationship issues.  It can be a huge deal in the…"
Jun 24

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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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