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saiom commented on: Alcoholics Anonymous by saiom 2 hours 7 min ago
Thank you Steve. I have: Thank you Steve. I have several major institutions and     many people to add.
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allets commented on: Your opinion of me by SSmoothie 10 hours 10 min ago
My Favorite Phrase: "...useful as a fart" It could be argued that farts have their uses - better out than in, without them there can be no old fat farts, but I am not adamant about it. :D  
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allets commented on: IT IS ONLY I WHO by Stephen 10 hours 30 min ago
Last Three Lines: I am reading James Clavell's Gai Gin--the whole book reads like that. Literary paradoxes. We all build sccenarios - with ourselves as the hero(ine). As humans, we enjoy imaginary endings.
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allets commented on: Farmer's Rain Day by lyrycsyntyme 11 hours 42 min ago
Wait Out A Rain Day: . Farm perspective--rain emprisons farmers -kept from much to do. I have an eye full of drought fields and dust. We have so much here - land, lakes: how much is 35 tonnes of infant non-allergenic formla. Plus - last of the Boomers are buying the farm (horrible pun) yet we lose a generation. That should ease housing shortage while we evict millions. Going back to the farm may have merit. . ~S~. 
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allets commented on: A Trillion Dollars Or Two by allets 13 hours 47 min ago
The Fine Print: Always read that or pay dear ultimately. Sharp unicorn horns, Batman! Life is what creationists conceive--some riches, some dream of enough, some find dreams as counter productive as a rainbow and simply appreciate the free front row view. It is always wondrously aesthetic, agreed. Gold, bye the bye at best has bartering power, if a market exists. Some wealth is plentiful and pristine - rare but if it buys baby formula - hey. . This is the end. . :D .
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Miiranda31 commented on: Memories of Us by Miiranda31 1 day 10 hours ago
Thank you for the: Thank you for the acknowledgement! I like to write first then type the collection up.
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Stephen commented on: SIMPLE MOMENT by georgeschaefer 1 day 12 hours ago
Nicely stated poem.: .
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Thanks a ton!    Really: Thanks a ton!    Really appreciate it! 
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Thank you!   What we see can: Thank you!   What we see can sometimes influence what we feel. I try to set the stage I guess. 
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Starward commented on: Nagasaki And Hiroshima by saiom 1 day 18 hours ago
One of my fondest memories of: One of my fondest memories of my undergrad days was a lecture held at the home of a young assistant professor of History and Asian studies.  At my college, professors of most of the courses were expected to host one evening per course at their homes (if they lived close to campus) with food and beverages provided at departmental expense.  This assistant professor was the most dynamic speak I, and most of my classmates, had ever heard.  (He looked, in those days, like a wild hippy, and the Provost of the college was openly opposed to granting him tenure.  The tenure hearing was attended by so many students---the majority of whom were not History majors---that its location had to be moved to an auditorium, and each time the Provost attempted to speak, he was shouted down by the assembled students.  After such a demonstration, the college's Board of Directors granted tenure, despite the Provost's opinions.)    At his home, we were supposed to hear a lecture on ancient Japanese history.  However, while being transported to his home, we decided to try to divery the lecture into hearing about the bombing of Hiroshima, which he has extensively researched during his long visits to Japan.  He fell for this ruse, and for over two hours, while the late May sun was sinking in the west, he told us of the events that culminated in the detonation of the bomb over Hiroshima and its effects.  You could have heard a pin drop in the room, as he held us, spellbound (like the wedding guest in Coleridge's Ancient Mariner poem), and, with his words, transported us back to that awful day.  First we were in the Enola Gay with the bombing crew; then we were at ground zero with the victims.  By the time the evening was fully dark, he had given us the most comprehensive summary of the Hiroshima event that most of us were likely to ever encounter.  We talked of it among ourselves for the remainder of the term.  I received, in both courses that I took with him, a C minus, which wrecked the 3.0+ average I had maintained, so that I graduated with a 2.9999999, or something of that nature.  And when he asked me, two decades later, why I had taken courses in a subject on which I had little if any interest, I disclosed to him the kind of reputation hs a speaker that he had, and, according to the students of his that I met in 2000 and 2001, he continued to demonstrate.    Ironically, my father, who had been a Marine aboard the battleship Nevada, which had been tasked with being the spearhead of an invasionary force against the Japanese main island, learned that he would have been the third Marine to step on to Japanese soil, and was expected to be part of a defensive slaughter, such that his death certificate, and the letter of condolence to his parents, had already been prepared by the commander of the Nevada.  However, three days before the bomb was dropped, the Nevada turned about 180 degrees and began moving, at full speed, away from Japan.  The physicists who had built the bomb had badly overestimated the blast and radioactivity radius, and it was feared that the Nevada might have been adversely affected if it were nearing Japan.  So, while my History professor's lecture made me realize how terrible the bombing was, my father (not my birth father; I mean the father who adopted and raised me, and gave me this great historical surname of which I am most unworthy) was saved by President Truman's decision to proceed with the bombing rather than the invasion.
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Stephen commented on: Mined by Data Thieves by saiom 1 day 18 hours ago
Brave New World: 1984 in 2022. Great observation
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; To Cerulean, Also A Difficult, But Joyous, Confession by Starward 1 day 21 hours ago
Thank you so much.: Thank you so much.
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Stephen commented on: Snakes.. by saiom 1 day 21 hours ago
As you kill snakes in your area, your rodent problem will rise.: .
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Stephen commented on: Asking God For Answers by saiom 1 day 21 hours ago
Pain meds:: They slowly murbered a friend of mine in a nursing home by daily feeding him pain meds.  I utilize an eternal cosmic connection to ease my pain. 
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Stephen commented on: Alcoholics Anonymous by saiom 1 day 21 hours ago
AA:: A wonderful institution which has saved numerous lives and families.
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