Page 350 of 361 FirstFirst ... 250300340347348349350351352353360 ... LastLast
Results 5,236 to 5,250 of 5414

Thread: Rhosgobel Tent At TOT

  1. #5236
    Senior Member Catsquotl's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th April 2014
    Posts
    1,106
    Thanks
    1,980
    Thanked 6,108 Times in 1,056 Posts
    The sun is shining and the weather is sweeeet.
    Have a great day today

  2. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Catsquotl For This Useful Post:

    1inMany (3rd June 2020), Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Cearna (31st May 2020), Dreamtimer (1st June 2020), Elen (31st May 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), modwiz (31st May 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  3. #5237
    Senior Member Morocco modwiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Location
    Outside of Addlepatia
    Posts
    5,994
    Thanks
    36,137
    Thanked 38,587 Times in 5,966 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Catsquotl View Post
    The sun is shining and the weather is sweeeet.
    Well, happy to read that.

    What the Earth provides and what the world of gooberments produces are realities that can be parsed with skill.
    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -- Voltaire

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."-- Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Misery loves company. Wisdom has to look for it." -- Anonymous

  4. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to modwiz For This Useful Post:

    1inMany (3rd June 2020), Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Cearna (31st May 2020), Dreamtimer (1st June 2020), Elen (31st May 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  5. #5238
    Super Moderator Norway Elen's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd July 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,670
    Thanks
    64,597
    Thanked 21,556 Times in 4,672 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Catsquotl View Post
    The sun is shining and the weather is sweeeet.
    Same here in Scotland and also Norway...look

    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

  6. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Elen For This Useful Post:

    1inMany (3rd June 2020), Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Cearna (31st May 2020), Dreamtimer (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), modwiz (31st May 2020), NotAPretender (31st May 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  7. #5239
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    Anyone ever heard of the Dyatlov Pass Incident? fascinating stuff!
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  8. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Catsquotl (31st May 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  9. #5240
    Senior Member Catsquotl's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th April 2014
    Posts
    1,106
    Thanks
    1,980
    Thanked 6,108 Times in 1,056 Posts
    I have now. Want to expand on the subject or should I use Google Fu first.

    With love
    Have a great day today

  10. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Catsquotl For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), modwiz (1st June 2020), NotAPretender (31st May 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  11. #5241
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    check the Chaos thread there is a very good presentation on there regarding the event.
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), Wind (31st May 2020)

  13. #5242
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    15,112
    Thanks
    67,495
    Thanked 63,342 Times in 15,107 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Anyone ever heard of the Dyatlov Pass Incident? fascinating stuff!
    I have the (dramatized) movie here on my computer. Of course, being a movie, it goes into some wild speculation and some unnecessary gore, but it does help in (more or less) understanding what may have transpired there. It's a movie in the "found footage" style, similar to "The Blair Witch".

    I'd be willing to share it via WeTransfer or something, if anyone's interested.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), modwiz (1st June 2020), NotAPretender (31st May 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  15. #5243
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    it's funny that you suggested that because...I have an HD tv out of the box that has never been used...I was thinking about shipping it to you...but I'm afraid that might cost more than the TV (I got it free when I bought some furniture) ... You did say you don't even have a TV didn't you? Everybody's got to have a TV...
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  16. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (31st May 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  17. #5244
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    15,112
    Thanks
    67,495
    Thanked 63,342 Times in 15,107 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    it's funny that you suggested that because...I have an HD tv out of the box that has never been used...I was thinking about shipping it to you...but I'm afraid that might cost more than the TV (I got it free when I bought some furniture) ... You did say you don't even have a TV didn't you? Everybody's got to have a TV...
    I appreciate the offer, but yes, it would cost you more to ship it than it has cost you to buy it. In addition to that, North America uses NTSC and Europe uses PAL, so that would never work. And then there's the power supply. The USA uses 110 Volt at 60 Hz, and Europe uses 230 Volt at 50 Hz.

    Also, I do actually own a TV ─ it's a (now 19-year old) Loewe in the 16:9 format, even though it's still a (massive) CRT and the screen surface is not flat ─ but I have canceled my cable TV subscription because I'm not watching TV anymore. If I want to see a movie or a TV series, then I'll just watch it here at my computer. And it'll be a movie or a series I've already watched several times before, but that's okay.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  18. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Cearna (5th June 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), modwiz (1st June 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  19. #5245
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    lol, I get it...
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  20. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (1st June 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  21. #5246
    Senior Member Morocco modwiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Location
    Outside of Addlepatia
    Posts
    5,994
    Thanks
    36,137
    Thanked 38,587 Times in 5,966 Posts
    What a strange world we live in. I happen to live in the town of Floyd, Virginia. So the 'Floyd' protests triggered by the killing of a man with the last name of Floyd has a strange resonance where I live.

    We have a woman that owns a house here and she just came down from NYC where she has an apartment and a business. Needless to say, her business is not flourishing and she is now thinking she might be retired.

    She was very pleased to find out all of her friends in Floyd still hug each other. She had some video on her phone with her own capture of the riots in Brooklyn, NY, but none of us were interested. We have no riots in Floyd and there will be none. We are a close-knit community, not a city and we know that that kind of city craziness will never happen here. Plenty of Trump hate in our circles but, nothing to riot over. We love each other too much here.

    A real community is something any human will thrive in. Cities have not and, cannot provide that.

    Living in a city is not a good idea. Never has been, but there is no longer any ambiguity to the situation. Cities are bad places to live. And, that will be apparent as we move into Correction and a 'Fourth Turning'. There is a Renaissance happening and it is very exciting.

    Lester is announcing he will mow his meadow so we can have three days of music and community on his property. He is calling it Meadowstock. And, my 12x13 tent is all ready to go. Already have a friend I offered the other side of my tent to. His name is Ricky and he is another man with two hundred years of family in the area. Matter of fact, as we were talking on the porch of Dogtown, they found out, Ricky and Lester, that they were second cousins.

    Both of these men have accepted me as 'family'. Don't get much better than that.
    Last edited by modwiz, 1st June 2020 at 03:53.
    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -- Voltaire

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."-- Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Misery loves company. Wisdom has to look for it." -- Anonymous

  22. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to modwiz For This Useful Post:

    1inMany (3rd June 2020), Aianawa (1st June 2020), Aragorn (1st June 2020), Catsquotl (1st June 2020), Cearna (5th June 2020), Chester (4th June 2020), Elen (1st June 2020), giovonni (1st June 2020), JRS (4th June 2020), Lord Sidious (1st June 2020), NotAPretender (1st June 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  23. #5247
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    I actually agree with that. The question would be where does a 'community' become a rat race. Small communities have their problems as well, lack of opportunity to thrive, particularly if one is viewed as not part of the whole. I have never lived in a city in my opinion. I lived in Wichita Kansas, where my brother lives now, that had and still has a really nice sense of 'community'. Of course, with all the problems but to a lesser degree than I had experienced in my small town. which was the regional big city of 18,000 people. For the most part, the problems came from all directions, including the 'little' towns surrounding the big one. Communities ranging in size from a couple of hundred to under a thousand. The funniest part is that the small towns and even my hometown would complain that Wichita was nothing more than a big 'cow' town. Everybody can and will find a way to complain about their circumstance.

    The one big advantage of cities is a greater acceptance of 'difference' which is why many 'others' choose cities to maintain anonymity from ignorance and fear. Not surprising is that they instill fear and ignorant actions in mainstream society. Just as many mainstreamers prefer small communities where they can 'feel' part of a group. I think it is the level of fear and actually the lack of it that fosters a sense of 'life is good'.

    One could launch into the polemics of 'population growth' but I think that is a senseless road to travel. We have to find societal level solutions to the problems that plague us all...Like the current plague.
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  24. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd June 2020), Aragorn (1st June 2020), Cearna (5th June 2020), Elen (2nd June 2020), giovonni (4th June 2020), Wind (1st June 2020)

  25. #5248
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks
    20,094
    Thanked 23,105 Times in 5,467 Posts
    One of the funniest, yet saddest jokes I've ever heard is Bill Cosby's tale of his childhood, where he was playing a game, and everyone started yelling 'run from the n***er', 'run from the n***er', so he started running like a madman. It wasn't until later that he realized he was the 'n***er'. That is such a tragedy and possibly a permanent blow to one's sense of self and self-esteem. It's a reality, not a perception, not a butt-hurt, not a matter of opinion, it's the plain unadulterated truth.
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

  26. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd June 2020), Aragorn (1st June 2020), Cearna (5th June 2020), Elen (2nd June 2020), Lord Sidious (1st June 2020), Wind (2nd June 2020)

  27. #5249
    Senior Member United States 1inMany's Avatar
    Join Date
    28th January 2014
    Location
    Here and There
    Posts
    375
    Thanks
    3,634
    Thanked 2,237 Times in 376 Posts
    We got my daughter moved out. It was a momentous occasion. It always is, when one grows up and embarks on their own journey. But especially for this one. She has found a gentle partner who adores her and they take care of each other. Everything is as it should be. I mourned the loss of the child, and celebrated the birth of the beautiful young woman. I would say maiden to mother, but this one chooses not to bring home grandchildren. And that is more than ok with me!

    Modwiz, Floyd sounds like life as it should be. I have heard of several communities in the US that are off-grid and thriving. I have even considered moving, but that is not for me to do right now. Small town life is fantastic, I am grateful to be away from the city. I can be a hermit in either case, but the energy in the country allows me to exhale.

    Tonight will be music practice. We have a studio time on Saturday, and even though we will be required to jump through hoops in the name of safety (eye roll) I am still looking forward to it.

    I am sitting at this laptop, but gazing out the window in front of me. It is sunny today, and warm - around 80F already. The leaves are dancing, so at least there is a breeze. The wasps remind me to appreciate the peace inside, because the pests are ever looming. So, I do. I believe I will spend some time on my mat this morning, cultivating that peace. There's no helping anyone on an empty tank.

    Much Love,
    Do not fashion me a maiden who needs saving from the dragons. I am the Dragon. And I will eat you whole.

  28. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to 1inMany For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd June 2020), Aragorn (3rd June 2020), Catsquotl (2nd June 2020), Cearna (5th June 2020), Elen (3rd June 2020), giovonni (4th June 2020), Lord Sidious (3rd June 2020), modwiz (2nd June 2020), NotAPretender (2nd June 2020), Wind (2nd June 2020)

  29. #5250
    Senior Member Morocco modwiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Location
    Outside of Addlepatia
    Posts
    5,994
    Thanks
    36,137
    Thanked 38,587 Times in 5,966 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by 1inMany View Post

    Modwiz, Floyd sounds like life as it should be. I have heard of several communities in the US that are off-grid and thriving. I have even considered moving, but that is not for me to do right now. Small town life is fantastic, I am grateful to be away from the city. I can be a hermit in either case, but the energy in the country allows me to exhale.

    Much Love,
    Well, Floyd is life as I enjoy it.

    Walked to the store tonight about 9:30 PM, with the Moon quite large moving towards the Full Moon on Friday, and fresh mown grass was the scent in the air. Upon my return trip there was a large apple field that was freshly mown but, suffused with the sweet scent of honeysuckle hanging in the almost non-existent breeze on a humid night. I finally had to stop and just breathe it in knowing the scent would not last once I walked past the field. As I moved it seemed as if a slight intoxication had resulted from my olfactory imbibing.

    The rest of the walk home was preceded by my Moonshadow in front of me.
    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -- Voltaire

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."-- Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Misery loves company. Wisdom has to look for it." -- Anonymous

  30. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to modwiz For This Useful Post:

    1inMany (3rd June 2020), Aianawa (3rd June 2020), Aragorn (3rd June 2020), Catsquotl (3rd June 2020), Chester (4th June 2020), Elen (3rd June 2020), giovonni (4th June 2020), Lord Sidious (3rd June 2020), Wind (3rd June 2020)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •