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It does seem like you and all your family have been given a very heavy

load all at one time.
Each is suffering in his/her own way as each is affected not only by Tom's death, but all the attendant circumstances and aftermath.

You are level-headed in your response, though obviously upset, especially for your widowed daughter, who is being undercut and threatened.
At this time, when it seems you are being shelled from all sides, priorities need be set on what can be dealt with and what is beyond your control; then, of that within your control, which is most important, and which can wait its turn.

Your son's wife will be his prime support; unexpected death is especially hard on the young, as they haven't yet given a lot of thought to mortality. It may be very difficult for him, but he will come through this sadness.

May you get through this difficult week, Muriel, one day, one hour, at a time.
You'll be in the thoughts of those who offer support for bereavement and beyond.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:52 AM (0 replies)

Ha! I had to laugh out loud at my mis-reading of where you were going.

I'm glad you took it in the spirit in which it was intended.
Isn't that what they now refer to as confirmation bias. - we interpret words and expressions relating to our own likes and experiences.

Good of you to apologize to your daughter. Forgive yourself and let it go.
You have a larger concern until you hear from your doctor.

I have said to myself, when faced with a problem but needing peace and sleep -
"I can't do anything about it at this minute, so I'll place the problem on a shelf in the closet until it's time to deal with it, and at that time I'll take it down and do what needs to be done.

Peace, Muriel.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 07:24 PM (1 replies)

This is the time to take care of yourself first.

Remember what they tell us in airplanes - put on your own oxygen mask first, before taking care of those with you.
Your good husband understands and will put you first and take care of you.

You did the best thing by renting the hotel room at the time of your son-in-law's funeral.
Some of the problems of your son-in-law's family are beyond your ability to control or correct.

Obviously you want to be available for your daughter and her current needs, but at the same time, she doesn't want to see you ill and so concerned about her sorrow and burdens when you have your own immediate health concerns.

In past messages, you've mentioned going to Mass.
In that vein, I can only suggest that you give your problems and concerns to the One you pray to and honor.
Ask that One to hold your concerns at this time, to lighten the weight you are now carrying.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 05:45 PM (1 replies)

Earlier this week in Kentucky a long-time fugitive in poor health

gave himself up because his health had become so poor and he could not get health care through regular means - Medicare, Medicaid- as he had no proper ID- social security card, birth certificate - to show.

He was living under an assumed name and his partner had no idea of his real identity.
He is about 66 years old; the deputy who took him into custody said he looked about 90 (the photo accompanying the article verified that assessment.)
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Apr 23, 2015, 03:01 PM (0 replies)

I believe God does not live in time, as God created time when the universe was created.

God is outside of time; time began and will end.
The Divine has no beginning and no end.
My human mind does not/cannot comprehend all the nuances of time and eternity.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 21, 2015, 05:04 PM (0 replies)

Paul Tipps, former Ohio Democratic Party leader, dies at 78.

The Cincinnati Enquirer and the Columbus Dispatch report the death of Paul Tipps in Columbus today.

A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Tipps attended the University of Dayton and became interested in politics in that city.
After running unsuccessfully for elective office once, he worked behind the scenes thereafter.

When he finished his terms as Ohio Democratic Party leader, the Democrats held every major office in the state, as well as the two U.S. Senate seats. He subsequently partnered in a lobbying firm. He suffered a stroke in 2010.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 21, 2015, 04:52 PM (0 replies)

Is Rubio's wife a Southern Baptist? If so, that could account for

his attending Southern Baptist services with his wife.

Not only would I have no problem with that, it could have a most positive on his marriage and life with his wife and children.
It would show respect for his wife's beliefs; that respect would also have a beneficial effect on his children, who would see their father honoring their mother.

I'm presuming and hoping that Mrs. Rubio also attends Sunday Mass with her husband and children.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:30 PM (1 replies)

As far as his generosity in donating vehicles and other equipment to the

Sheriff's Department:

Has anyone asked whether he took tax deductions for those gifts?
IOW, was he really out much cash from those gifts?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 05:00 PM (1 replies)

My submission is - though broader in meaning that just atheists-

"heathen".

I will admit that the insult is in the mind of the insulter, rather than the insulted.
Rather like "liberal" is considered an insult by conservatives, while I, aware of the etymology of the term, take comfort in the label.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 04:47 PM (0 replies)

Cute, you bet. But, not surprising...

We know they are pack animals.
This one is super smart, though, to have figured out the means .
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 02:16 PM (0 replies)
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