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  • Birthday 05/15/1944

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    Adelaide, South Australia
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    Movies, theatre, romantic symphonic music, and ah yes, life! Oh and of course my long term boyfriend. (sigh).

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  1. Camy, you inspire me, I love your poem, so sensitive. And daring to show the truth we live, Driven with concern for anything, And the dizzying fascination, That leads to satisfaction. Well done.
  2. Dogs think we're gods, but cats think we're staff.
  3. I remember being taught to leave an extra space after a period when I was in (Australian) primary school) ages 5 to 12). However, at around grade 4 our teacher announced that the extra space was no longer needed as they were running short of spaces owing to a shortage of them after WWII. In any case we didn't have typewriters or computer keyboards in those days (1953). Some teachers were intent on maintaining a double space after a period but many of us boys, now in highschool, were seriously embarrassed talking about our teachers' periods and thought that a single space was enough for a singl
  4. I recognised that the Earth was a sphere, and not flat when I was very young, some 70 years ago. I also noted that the Christmas celebrations were a preparation for Christian indoctrination and rejected such superstitions. I should have been called Sheldon. Unfortunately, I never aspired to be a physicist, so my genius had to settle for cats and music. Einstein thought cats and music were two means of refuge from the misery of life, but there our intellects stopped being relative. If only all those conflict-oriented politicians would just take time out to stroke the cat whilst listening to mus
  5. I recognised that the Earth was a sphere, and not flat when I was very young, some 70 years ago. I also noted that the Christmas celebrations were a preparation for Christian indoctrination and rejected such superstitions. I should have been called Sheldon. Unfortunately, I never aspired to be a physicist, so my genius had to settle for cats and music. Einstein thought cats and music were two means of refuge from the misery of life, but there our intellects stopped being relative. If only all those conflict-oriented politicians would just take time out to stroke the cat whilst listening to mus
  6. We're here to help each other, not to profit from each other's miseries.
  7. How wonderful, I felt like I was looking at, not only the painting, but also the model. bi_janus, you have captured more than just a description of Caravaggio's painting.
  8. I met one of these people and after we finished our getting to know each other routine, he jumped out of bed and asked god for forgiveness as he got dressed. Never saw him again which made me truly happy.
  9. Despair by Desmond Rutherford Stop it! Just stop it. Such bickering and immature behaviour, Belongs in the schoolyard shithole. The least you could do is install a bidet, So that your shitholes are clean, But no, you'd rather play games, With our lives, And the life of our planet. Why do good people even try, To get you crazy, power mad politicians, To seek a way to live together in harmony, Or minimally, in quiet solitude, Where love can flourish, Instead of fascism festering, In baths of communal
  10. From the 1950s when I went to school, it was commonplace for teachers to bully students, and ridicule some kids they did not like for one reason or another. All students were subject to being caned or physically punished for not conforming or because the student was disruptive in class, but rarely because the student bullied other students. In hindsight, I remember that it was commonplace for masculine fathers to teach their young male children how to fight other kids. The father seemed to think that was their role in the family: teach the kid how to fight. In many families, this was don
  11. Thanks Cole. It's good to be back. I'd hoped to do some writing, but I got somewhat distracted with fighting for equality. Maybe I'll get inspired now that we only have to worry about keeping what we should always have had.
  12. Thanks guys. After 45 years together, my companion and I have been wondering if either of us would make it to our marriage. Despite my illness, now recovered, it seems likely that we might just make it. Of course both of us are secular atheists so the costs involved will be only what the registry office charges us. I don't think we would even consider marriage if it cost more than $100. Our affinity for each other has remained constant. In fact you could say we're in love. Will we get married? I've done the proposing thing, (The cat yawned. I should have guessed something was up,) bu
  13. May I be the first to wish all atheists a Merry, Merry Christopher Hitchens.
  14. May I be the first to wish all atheists a Merry, Merry Christopher Hitchens.
  15. May I be the first to wish all atheists a Merry, Merry Christopher Hitchens.
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