Search:

Type: Posts; User: catherine

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.41 seconds; generated 26 minute(s) ago.

  1. Hmm, maybe that was an argument I picked up from...

    Hmm, maybe that was an argument I picked up from the nuns in Catholic school and I subconsciously used it here, but it certainly doesn't mean we try to increase population to win the Einstein/Messiah...
  2. I agree with ANM: with all the troubles of the...

    I agree with ANM: with all the troubles of the world all throughout history, why is climate change the non-starter for bringing children into the world? One of those children may be the one or two...
  3. Thread: Itasca boots

    by catherine
    Replies
    10
    Views
    124

    I bought a pair like that at Granny's Attic...

    I bought a pair like that at Granny's Attic thrift shop last year, but left them in NJ! :(.
  4. Thread: Itasca boots

    by catherine
    Replies
    10
    Views
    124

    Yeah, I'm in the market for boots. I've been...

    Yeah, I'm in the market for boots. I've been trudging around in the snow with 5-year old Sketchers. Let me know if you like them!
  5. Thread: Shingles

    by catherine
    Replies
    48
    Views
    1,823

    That is correct--the new one is 90%+ effective

    That is correct--the new one is 90%+ effective
  6. I don't want to stay stuck on suffering, because...

    I don't want to stay stuck on suffering, because ANM and Geila are right.. suffering ruins lives and creates despair and hopelessness--the same hopelessness that leads people to believe people...
  7. I think IL said it.. when it comes to life, it is...

    I think IL said it.. when it comes to life, it is what it is. It kind of gets to my avatar: "This is it." Now that I think about it, that's exactly how I look at life in 3 words. That's why I chose...
  8. Replies
    27
    Views
    568

    So, so sorry, jp.

    So, so sorry, jp.
  9. It's just his opinion about suffering--not just...

    It's just his opinion about suffering--not just his own.
  10. First of all, I am "religious" in a certain...

    First of all, I am "religious" in a certain sense, but I am extremely heaven-agonistic. I am more of the "heaven is here and now" mindset--taught to me by the Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn. But I'm...
  11. How do you quantify pain and suffering? I read...

    How do you quantify pain and suffering? I read once that suffering is like gas in a room. It's not like if you haven't suffered much there's a little pile of baggage in the corner, whereas if you've...
  12. I'm in the gift camp. There are two ways to see...

    I'm in the gift camp. There are two ways to see it:

    Evolutionary: Nature gave us some inbred motivations for staying alive in order to propagate. If humans all decided to go anti-natalist, we...
  13. Replies
    34
    Views
    743

    Well, this is a busy travel month for me. Some...

    Well, this is a busy travel month for me. Some places interesting, some not so much (although honestly, all places are interesting in their own way). So, I'm going to be in The Bronx Sunday,...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    218

    We waited FAR too long to get a new mattress. FAR...

    We waited FAR too long to get a new mattress. FAR too long we experienced back pain. Far too long did we endure that rolling in toward each other and meeting in the middle. If we were mad at each...
  15. Yes, when people do radical things in their lives...

    Yes, when people do radical things in their lives to make a point, I think it's so counter-productive to dismiss them without using their life lessons to examine if/how those lessons apply to you. I...
  16. Replies
    215
    Views
    22,837

    Looking for recommendations: Just finished the...

    Looking for recommendations: Just finished the Netflix/AMC series "Turn" about General Washington's spies. It was great! We finished it last night. I highly recommend it, especially to history buffs....
  17. Replies
    266
    Views
    57,879

    I agree! So cool to see you "diving in" to this...

    I agree! So cool to see you "diving in" to this experience (excuse the pun)--since you pretty much fell into it. Life has a crazy way of showing you to where you should be.

    Isn't Lake Michigan...
  18. Yes, he is an interesting guy. Very much "walks...

    Yes, he is an interesting guy. Very much "walks the walk". He also stood in Times Square wearing his garbage.
  19. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,123

    Geila, I actually love the colors they chose, and...

    Geila, I actually love the colors they chose, and they kept the bookcases and fireplace intact, even though they painted them. I'd pick all those colors myself--my house in NJ was that same "silver...
  20. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,123

    Geila, you're right--she did do a great job as a...

    Geila, you're right--she did do a great job as a single mom. Maybe I've cycled through too many styles--"mid-century modern" is what I grew up in, and then I bought my first house complete with shag...
  21. Thread: OK Boomer

    by catherine
    Replies
    82
    Views
    2,326

    So, it seems boomers are really at the receiving...

    So, it seems boomers are really at the receiving end of attack by younger generations, but why not laugh about it? Here's yet another FB boomer-attack post--this time about boomer food. And I have...
  22. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,123

    Very cool site! Thanks, Tradd!

    Very cool site! Thanks, Tradd!
  23. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,123

    It seems that trend will decline. Younger...

    It seems that trend will decline. Younger generations can't afford starter homes, never mind big sprawling houses. Plus, they don't seem to consider large homes status symbols. At least that's what...
  24. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,356

    Yeah, that sounds like my MIL who used to say,...

    Yeah, that sounds like my MIL who used to say, "We were poor but we didn't know it, because everyone was 'poor'." She was one of the most frugal people I ever met. Also one of the most generous. And...
  25. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,123

    Nice, Alan! That looks almost exactly the size I...

    Nice, Alan! That looks almost exactly the size I would want. (25 x 27.5).
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4