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Trailer Trash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Feb 10, 2015. 22 Replies

This term was used in a discussion about a different topic, and I wanted to give it an airing of its own.  You see, my first online handle & screen name was "Trailer Trash".  I worked for a dozen…Continue

On being alone with yourself:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Nov 27, 2014. 21 Replies

This is something that’s always been central to my being – my way of internally balancing. By the time that I was about ten years old I was going off on overnight hunting trips alone. Later I’d take…Continue

This Holiday seaon:

Started this discussion. Last reply by C.L.A.W.S. Nov 3, 2014. 8 Replies

In front of one of the many Baptist Churches around here is a sign promoting their Oct. 31 "Judgment House". Sounds a little too scary, or at least unpleasant for me. Under it is an ad for their…Continue

Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.It’s good enough for me. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes.He’ll be riding on a donkey when he…Continue

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Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"When I stump my toe and say "goddamnit!" that has nothing to do with any imaginary deity, but it's a cultural artifact from a time when it did for whoever taught me the word, or whoever taught them...  There's a lot…"
May 6
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"That's true Loren -- not in an absolute sense :).  I continue to use words that have taken on religious connotation, and occasionally even some of religious origin.  Those are the words extant in our language and I need them to…"
May 3
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Perhaps I need a different word.  There are things about which I feel a sense of something like sacredness, though without supernatural, absolute or unquestioning aspects.  The earth, or even small portions of it, seems "sacred"…"
May 2
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Suffer the Children
"A key element of our biological drive to procreate is to raise up our offspring according to what we deem true -- that which has, in fact, allowed us to reproduce.  As social animals we face both complimentary and counter pressures from within…"
Feb 4
Ted Foureagles replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Watch Out America: Ted Cruz's First Day In Office, Will Prove Him To Be The Dumbest President Ever Elected.
""Yes, Ted, but he publicly portrays himself to rational people as an idiot by what he has said in public. That's enough to give him that label for others to view. Hopefully if enough people consider him an idiot, he will not get their…"
Feb 4
Ted Foureagles replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Watch Out America: Ted Cruz's First Day In Office, Will Prove Him To Be The Dumbest President Ever Elected.
"It's dangerous to dismiss someone as dangerous as Ted Cruz as an idiot.  He cunningly manipulates idiots. }}}}"
Feb 3
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Fossil fuel are any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. We reached the tipping point with these fuels getting harder to access and more expensive. These will have to be replaced, and what better than solar energy? See More
Feb 2
Ted Foureagles replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do Atheists, Nontheists, Freethinkers, et cetera, Make New Year Resolutions?
"I don't make resolutions per se, but the long nights of winter provide a natural time for reflection.  I look back on how things have gone, try to discern patterns and determine whether there are things I ought to change or…"
Dec 30, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion What was the first PG- or R-rated movie you were allowed to see?
"Our 4th grade class took a field trip to see "Gone With The Wind".  That's a movie (and book) that could be rightly criticized for its racial stereotyping.  It was presented to us as 'explaining our Southern…"
Dec 23, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion What was the first PG- or R-rated movie you were allowed to see?
"I doubt that I've seen more than a dozen movies in theaters, and a good half of those were viewed when I was in the Army in the '70s and the on-base theater was free (economically, not editorially).  There were no ratings then, and I…"
Dec 23, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Do you support bombing Agrabah?
"The US reacts like a cornered animal, with blind, mindless rage.  The worrisome part is that it goes almost entirely unchallenged. }}}}"
Dec 18, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Daniel W's discussion What would Ronald Reagan Say?
"Ray-gun's actions, as opposed to some of his words, were largely in line with the current circus, though still to their left by a fair margin.  The conservative demigod myth that has grown around him is a huge distortion, as is most of US…"
Dec 16, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Glenn Kersten's discussion A Singer's Dilemma
"Here's another that I can sing in good faith, so to speak.  The lyrics aren't religious, but the feel is, and I just like how the chords vibrate in my throat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q }}}}"
Dec 15, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Glenn Kersten's discussion A Singer's Dilemma
"By the way, here's a completely secular and very sentimental Christmas song, in case you'd like to lead your Christian friends in a sin-along.  (I started to correct my typo to read "sing-along", but decided that I like it…"
Dec 15, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Glenn Kersten's discussion A Singer's Dilemma
"I have some strong baritone pipes and love to sing.  Unfortunately, my hearing is not good and I have just a vague concept of what a key is.  As someone said, "I'd rather sing than eat, but most people would probably rather…"
Dec 15, 2015
Ted Foureagles replied to Michael Penn's discussion Faulty Thinking
"I grew up, such as I did, in a culture that was a mixture of hillbilly Christianity and Cherokee animism.  Everything, including the air, had a 'soul' and intent.  A tree 'wanted' to be a beam or firewood or…"
Dec 15, 2015

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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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At 12:17am on December 7, 2014, Ayla said…

I wish you could find time to talk to me for a few hours.  I am all alone and spend my hours working or sleeping.  My cats are my company.  

My past is so gone, and a new me (or the real me) is recognizing itself and would like to share some time with the love of my life (even though you thought it was all superficial, it was far from that.  

Every day i think of you. I come home at night and since i live in the boonies, the sky is dark and full of stars.  I wonder which one you are looking at tonight.  I feel your energy.  I am on a new track in life, and it is being on my own, and it is getting easier, but missing you is the one thing that is killing me.  I dream of you always.  

Please just give me a chance to show you the real me.  I am not sure that you ever met her.

I am willing for a weekend out in the woods, or whatever kind of meeting you would agree to, but i think you will like the real me.  I do.

akyainthesky@yahoo.com

At 10:00pm on November 3, 2014, Ayla said…

working on opening a foster home for veterans.  Thanks for all your hard work in our past to help me.

At 9:39am on September 18, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

I am honored  to be your friend....

At 9:33am on November 9, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

Ted,

All ... lostness, sickness, sociopathic, deathly harmful demeanor, scum of the earth, dead, heartless,  are just a few of the words and actions that I experienced without my recognition. I am repeatedly destructing myself and everyone around me.    I just want to tell you that you were the only person that gave me unconditional love.  I will always truly Love you, but know that too much damage has been done and destroyed by me.

I just wish I could erase it all, but I would never erase you and your energy.

I truly wish you peace in your life's ventures.

Previously yours

and alway in my heart

Ayla

 The old me is dead, and I only want to do things right, honest and respectable to everyone i encounter. 

Is there any way we could meet and just be honest and open to each other, with no expectations, but to heal ourselves.

If not, I totally understand why, and I leave you with this thought

Thank you for loving me, it was the truest love there ever was.

I am a new me

Ayla   no ore,no less

wrxdenise@gail.com

At 10:40pm on July 8, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

58 years of trying to figure out who i was.  when i found out, i did not want to own it.
 the pain that i caused was the most horrible thing anyone could do to another being.
 I can not go backwards, and it hurts to go forward knowing the things i did,
 wondering who the hell was operating my mind,and my actions.  
This has me wondering how one could go so astray and still be able to exist in their mind.

  The insanity that i finally now recognize is like a horror film with all the evils
of the world surrounding me. All the darkness that steals every ounce of my being.
The one i hurt beyond repair is the only soul that i truly loved but it was a sick love.  
how can such an event or group of events have slipped into my life and into theirs to the point
 of no return.  how can hate be so strong as to conquer and destroy us from head to toe.
 No way back, no way forward.  I so want there to be life after this existence,
with the only hope that i can find my true soul, that is not so dark.

I have seen the light of day seldom, and want to know what it is like to live without fear of
destroying everyone that gets a little bit close.

I was told that i do not know how to love, or how to allow others to love me.
The only thing that i think that i do know is that i am filled with disgust and feel helpless
 for that soul i destroyed.
somehow running away is leaving a long dark trail of insanity and hurt. Can i ever wipe
the slate clean? or is it

I guess i just have to accept that our actions are true , and that i have to accept because
we did what we did
insane or not, it no excuse, and i therefore must accept that i  am without hope.

The pain i caused has eaten a hole like a cancer in a soul, and that was soul was the truest, kindest
and loving that ever existed.  How can i go on living with this weight of guilt.  Can i ever reach
them again in another world, or is there only this life.  

forgiveness is then impossible when the events of this life destroy life itself.
So i fade away into the vast abyss screaming in vain for one final breath.
to the one i hurt the most...i am already there, My life is over,.and hope you will find your final
days on earth with peace and kindness
from all others you encounter.

To my soul mate that i destroyed.

At 7:20am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

 Holy Crap--your dog being shot! What kind of son of a bitch would do that? I'm not sure I want to know if she makes it or not. Disheartening. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:13pm on July 9, 2012, Tammy S said…

There are a few of us hiding up here in NC Ted and you have one or two by you there in SC as well. We gotta stick together, they have us surrounded! LOL Good to meet you!

At 11:59pm on May 12, 2012, annet said…

Your writing is so clear and thoughtful, it is very enjoyable to read.  (edited typo)

At 4:56pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion!
Greetings and welcome to the site!
At 4:05pm on March 24, 2012, ChrisC said…

Certainly is good to feel free to express my opinions on this subject! I'm just spending some time learning what's what on here - lots of reading to do! That should keep my out of trouble.

 
 
 

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