Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
This is a book by Luisa Jeter Walker of which I was not aware until just now when I was scrolling through to remind myself what books she wrote. It was quite a few books that she wrote but anyway I had not noticed this one but I can see where some people probably did notice this and probably even made some snarky comments about if the missionaries in Peru imagine themselves the gold standard, what does that make the rest of us? Are we dog meat to be fed to the dogs? I did not hear that but I think that someone probably said that. I can imagine someone saying that so that could have something to do with it.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
And also someone was going on and on and about Venice and Florence Nightengale's time spent in Venice and on and on. Blah blah blah. I really don't remember much about that and I really don't understand why I should care. I would rather die than go to nursing school. There are other things to do with one's life than train as a nurse. I really don't care. It just wasn't that important to me.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Someone was trying to pick an argument in terms of which PE class you were in determines whether or not you are a smoker. Actually, I was probably one of the few persons, perhaps even the only one in my girls' PE class who never touched the cigarette that was being passed around the locker room after PE class and of which most of them sucked a drag. So while I was not in the other PE class of supposedly "Olympic" caliber, neither was I a smoker. Anyway, I never heard of the sports groupies ever winning any Olympic medals so that does that make my PE class Olympic winners? Uh, not really. This affected dualism is just stupid. Is it any wonder that I mostly avoid stupid sports groupies?
Monday, January 21, 2013
Anyway, never having taken any vow of poverty, there is nothing to prevent me from buying land in the future assuming the convergence of advantageous circumstances. Given the right opportunity and financial resources I probably would buy land or property somewhere on the planet for whatever purpose without needing to discuss it first with Simon and David, thanks anyway. However, no money, no deal.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Anyway, in addition to not being Plymouth Brethren and being of Pentecostal family I am also a girl so obviously they are not going to want to get anything from me, especially when they are very strict about women being silent in the church. Duh!
So we were all in MK school together but that does not mean that we necessarily agreed on every point of doctrine or that we ever discussed that or that we were going to belong to the same denomination later.
Also, Mrs. Richardson was Grace Brethren, not Plymouth Brethren, so she was not exactly one of them, although she was also anti-Pentecostal so not exactly one of us either.
Still, I don't remember anything particularly controversial about Bible class at 8 a.m. It was all Bible stories and songs and that kind of thing. Anyway, there was never any guarantee that we would recognize each other later in life so I really have nothing to add to that.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
And now who am I supposed to sue? And for what cause exactly?
How convenient for the victims to have an actual legal case. I, on the other hand, have everyone to blame and no way of collecting for damages because of that wicked Webber man and his wicked Arkansas cronies who are covering for his wickedness and pretending that we had something to do with that. I don't know anything about it but I certainly do not think of the child molesters of Arkansas as my friends.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Dr. Clark says:
But not only does every tree have its own enemies, but every part of the tree has its foes. The bark has its borers and its scale, the leaf its lice and curlers, the blossom its moths, the fruit its borers. Each enemy knows exactly the weakest part of the citadel he has to attack. He knows the exact moment when his attack will be most effective. He has the accumulated experience of a thousand ancestors behind him. H e never makes a mistake in his maneuvers, or fails to avail himself of the psychological moment.
What, then, can I, a mere man, do with a thousand watchful, unwearied foes to combat—a mere man, with only one pair of hands and one poor brain to oppose these multifarious enemies; or, if I do not forget to count my Portuguese assistant farmer, two pairs of hands and two poor brains at the most and best? Shall I give up the fight and call myself beaten by the worm, and the moth, and the crow, and the weed—which I have hitherto forgotten to mention, but which is always ready to spring up and take my plants by the throat and strangle them?''
Thursday, January 10, 2013
However, given that these Amish people live isolated in their exclusive communities and never have any contact with us regular folks, we regular people ought have nothing to fear of the Amish.
Fortunately for me, there are no Amish people in my family. I have no Amish connections whatever, not one, so there is no reason for me to be getting weird messages from those quaint and bizarre Amish people. Their opinions are not really so highly regarded by regular people like me as they might imagine. They may have some good points but overall they miss the mark in a way. We could try to explain our point of view to them but they would not be able to listen.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
And then there was my Dad's Uncle Joe, who was born in China and also lived in Hawaii so he might remember a lot about that even though I don't know that Grandma would necessarily approve of Uncle Joe running the show. Some people in the family sort of thought of Joe and Dora as the black sheep of the family but I am sure that their children would disagree on that point. Anyway, it kind of depends on what points you are trying to make. Uncle Joe died and is no longer available for discussion so obviously Uncle Joe's son Leonard will not have much opportunity to steal the spotlight if he cannot produce any evidence. After all, the story is obviously not about Joe and Dora and their extended vacations in Hawaii.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
One thing that I have not forgotten is that Dauna is annoyed by that song constantly ringing in the ears, "It's a Small World After All," as am I in these contexts. Not to denigrate Disney's cute little ride but anyway "it" is probably a lot more complicated than I could possibly explain as I never really understood what she was talking about in the first place. Enough said about that.