Thinking out loud. Probably nothing, but I was wondering what it is that ties together unlikely bedfellows like gay activists, jihadists, socialists and radical environmentalists. Why, for example, do you find the defenders of a fluid sexuality that would get you thrown off buildings in Iran ridiculing any objection to Sharia law in the west?..
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Think It, Post It
Robe Not I inherited the massage gene from my mother, but along with it, at least 12 generations of pietist separatism of one sort or another, so spas make me nervous. I have yet to encounter a “relaxation room” (the waiting area) that achieved anything close to relaxation. You get a robe. Other people are..
Again.. There’s something about breaking an eleven year habit that focuses your attention–and it’s actually a 30 year habit if we go back to computer bulletin boards, CompuServe, AOL, Xanga, and all the rest. I was a first generation “new product heat seeker” when it comes to having long arguments with people online, and making real..
I was hosting a small political gathering at my home. Bob Hope was to be the featured entertainer, and I marveled that he was still making appearances so long after he had passed on — and that he had agreed to perform for such a small, living room assembly. My father was there too, and..
We get the most interesting young people. A group of second year UCLA medical students visited the farm today. I said, “Hey, this would be a GREAT day for me to have a heart attack.” Well, I thought it was funny. You laugh, but this is California. Someone will propose it eventually, if they haven’t..
So, whilst driving today, I was pondering the Rodney King thing — why we all can’t get along. (We had major sales today, but there are a few bloody-fanged progressive teachers I fancy I could calm down with a simple chat). Maybe. Maybe not. It’s difficult for a secular humanist to hear, but the root..