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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,151

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Something I seem to know just as well if not likely better than you. Your initial response to me?

Still have to say it was ill considered at best. Believe it or not, I don't really need coaching on life either. Think of the way you sound and perhaps be a little less quick to expound on specific situations of which you know nothing. I don't really want to hear any more self righteous crap. (On second thought, considering the room, perhaps I should say 'platitudes' instead.)

And btw... where you live would be considered the big town compared to where I retired.

We've let the children stay up way past their bedtime. They get sooo cranky late in the evening.

Obviously they forget their manners too, if they ever had any.

Sir, YESSIR! Right away, sir! I'll line up right behind you, SIR!

Like the earthships too. Just trying to advise folks of the (potential, at least) lack of cost

effectiveness of the shipping containers. Quite apart from the fact that I don't care for their design, which is merely personal.

So nice you had a good time. And for once I wasn't speaking of government politics, but rather the

social pecking order. Humans by nature are hierarchal, as any social scientist can tell you. People don't check human nature at the door. If you're comfortable where you are, I'm genuinely glad. But ask yourself this: is it due in part to a real lack of social politics in your congregation, or might you perhaps be high up the ladder enough that you can't see the problem.

As to number of choices within denominations, you presume there's more than one congregation within a 50-sq-mile area. Not everyone lives in suburbia or the metropolis, so that's not always the case. Especially not in the national 'fly over' zone.

If my answer strikes you as snippy, it could be because your reply strikes me as poorly considered if not flippant. I'm such a generous soul that I can't resist showing you the light.

I don't care for shipping container homes at all, and it's not just their horrible (to me) look.

By the time you buy a container or 2, have it shipped and then craned into place, and do all the necessaries to make a healthy and efficient home, plus jump zoning regs, you'd have been better off building a plain little Tiny Home from scratch. People who've never built a container home themselves tend to discount their very real added expense. Even if you found a container abandoned roadside, they're still more trouble than they're worth unless you intend to live 3rd world style.

Sheshe's subject line skills beat yours, pal, any day of the week.

I think it's a perfect size, at least for one person and a couple of small pets - or one large one.

Design fascinates me anyway, and these can be made very attractive, efficient, and convenient.

I've followed the Tiny Home movement for a long, long time and think the world of this concept.

Even though I currently live in a huge house by most standards, I can already feel myself slowing down in retirement. Maybe my fascination with Tiny Homes is a harbinger of things to come. It's certainly what I'd do if some disaster wiped out my current quarters - I can't afford full replacement value insurance. After a disaster I'd be more than glad to rebuild with a Tiny Home. I'm definitely not cut out for apartment living, and I'm afraid of mobile homes. This is tornado alley, after all.

The suicide that haunts me most happened on a stateside military base years ago. You probably know

how vulnerable many of the troops and their families are to the payday loan sharks that cluster around a lot of military bases. Anyway, the father deployed and the family was mired in debt. This little boy no more than 8 or 10 years old killed himself and left a note explaining it was so the family would have one less mouth to feed. I'll never get over that.
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