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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    "I want to live as an atheist for a year -- talk about atheism, do atheist activities, read atheist books, and so on. Will you help me? Will you be my guide?"

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    I want to do an experiment where I become an outdoorsy fisherman for a year."
    Maybe it's just me, but I don't approach those kinds of things as overtly-timed commitments. If I want to explore something new, I approach it from the standpoint of wanting to learn more about it. Maybe I'll take to it like a duck to water; maybe I'll discover a showstopper right away; maybe it will take a few months or even a couple of years to decide if I like the activity. I very likely will have a soft internal timeframe for determining if I enjoy the activity enough to continue. But I wouldn't proclaim from the get-go that I have a date at which my interest will end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I don't approach those kinds of things as overtly-timed commitments. If I want to explore something new, I approach it from the standpoint of wanting to learn more about it. Maybe I'll take to it like a duck to water; maybe I'll discover a showstopper right away; maybe it will take a few months or even a couple of years to decide if I like the activity. I very likely will have a soft internal timeframe for determining if I enjoy the activity enough to continue. But I wouldn't proclaim from the get-go that I have a date at which my interest will end.
    I think your perspective is the norm, not the time frame thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I don't approach those kinds of things as overtly-timed commitments. If I want to explore something new, I approach it from the standpoint of wanting to learn more about it. Maybe I'll take to it like a duck to water; maybe I'll discover a showstopper right away; maybe it will take a few months or even a couple of years to decide if I like the activity. I very likely will have a soft internal timeframe for determining if I enjoy the activity enough to continue. But I wouldn't proclaim from the get-go that I have a date at which my interest will end.
    I respect this methodology too.

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    I am fixin' to get ready to go to a soccer match with a friend of mine -- a big fan.

    This should be interesting. I remember playing soccer on the playground a recess early in elementary school. It was all the rage until about 3rd grade, then everyone switched to football.

    I vaguely remember the rules. Though clearly I remember players, save the goalies, can't use their hands.

    It is going to be coooooooold at the stadium!

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    So I have really been contemplating this experiment and my experiences so far.

    I think I just kinda like minor league baseball. I am going to another game this weekend, Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights, 4th in a 4 gamer series. I am going with my sister and BIL and their daughter.

    I was thinking it'd be fun to go to minor league games whenever I travel domestically since most places are within an hour drive of A, AA, or AAA teams.

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    Personally, and as a baseball fan, I prefer going to minor league games. The lower the level, the better. The more fun and better camaraderie, I think. Plus you can see some big names occasionally if they're doing rehab assignments.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Simple, minimalist entertainment: Listening to the Columbus Clippers baseball game on the radio.

    Not a bad way to spend a Saturday evening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Listening to the Columbus Clippers baseball game on the radio.
    Waaaaay back in my youth I was a Cincinnati Reds fan (back in the days of The Big Red Machine). Living 1200 miles away, though, meant tuning my AM table radio (now I really am dating myself) to WLW to listen to the games. Baseball is a game made for radio; much more so than football, basketball, or hockey. It's fine on TV, but those other sports just move way too fast to get a grip on what's going on through the radio.
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    I just watched Field of Dreams and for 107 minutes I felt like I was in America again, not some bizarre Trumpian dystopia.

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