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Trailer Trash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Feb 10. 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 replied to tom sarbeck's discussion There's Abuse and There's Neglect. Do People Raised as Xians Show the Symptoms of Neglect?
"I may not be qualified to speak on matters of neglect.  My wife and some others have reacted to stories from my youth with horror that I survived such neglect.  I didn't and don't see it that way.  My parents allowed me a…"
Sep 10
Ted Foureagles commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Most of us seemingly need the reassurance of some delusions
""If we are totally convinced that there are omniscient, omnipotent & omnipresent forces micro-managing our lives, many of us wouldn’t take liberties to steal, hurt or murder others. But how come 95% of prison inmates all over the…"
Sep 6
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Liberalism = Socialism = Communism = Atheism
"Russell: Reflecting on my half-vast travels, I'd have to call it a Canadian "eh", meaning something like "don't you agree?"  A Carolinian "eh" means, "Huh, what?", which is subtly different. }}}}"
Aug 28
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Liberalism = Socialism = Communism = Atheism
"Unlike Israel, Pakistan, India and North Korea, Iran has long been a signatory to the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).  They already, pre-deal with the Additional Protocol, have more intrusive oversight of their nuclear program than…"
Aug 28
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Liberalism = Socialism = Communism = Atheism
""Ism-ism" is apt -- belief in belief.  It's the idea (impulse?) that, regardless of evidence, believing in something hard enough makes it real and right.  The Peter Pan Principle. }}}}"
Aug 27
Ted Foureagles commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post J is for Jesus Fucking Christ
"On the back of my Jeep are three of those little chrome Jesus fish hanging on a little chrome string. }}}}"
Aug 23
Ted Foureagles replied to jay H's discussion 25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today
"Jay, you and I are about the same age and probably have several similar memories. Or maybe not -- I know that my wife, also our age, was horrified by stories I told of my fondly remembered youth. She thought that my parents practiced criminal…"
Jul 22
Ted Foureagles replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"Greg: Yes! The art of diplomacy is 'I give you something and you give me something.' It's not one party holding all of the cards and dictating to the other, or shouldn't be in a working society. The recent negotiations with Iran…"
Jul 20
Ted Foureagles replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"I've always been a pacifist, but understand and respect the need for warriors in reserve.  I came down from the hills and served a term in the Army once the world was safe from Nixon, and instructed Rangers in the arts of winter mountain…"
Jul 20
Ted Foureagles replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
""...My opinion, and it's worth nothing, is that he was rejected for a second term because he did not march on Baghdad. That says more about the American people than him..." There may be some truth in that, Greg.  When I was…"
Jul 20
Ted Foureagles replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"Loren: Such 'nadir' might be hard to pin down. He was head of the CIA by dint of his powerful Wall Street father Prescot who was implicated in a military coup plot against FDR (research "Smedley Butler"). During his reign in that…"
Jul 19
Ted Foureagles replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"FT31 said: Don't forget his famous pledge "No New Taxes".... No, you mis-heard; what he really said was "No Nude Texans." Thing is, he would fall to the left of almost all of today's GOP, as would every president…"
Jul 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Chris G's discussion Good By Stars and Stripes
"jay H: I agree -- removal of the flag symbol (or guns or whatever) won't of itself solve a larger problem.  To believe otherwise is an example of binary thinking.  I can't cross my whole yard in one step, but that doesn't…"
Jun 25
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"That's a fine looking little mutt Dr C!  I'm a denizen of the Rocky Mountain West where dogs are welcome in bars and are sometimes elected mayors of small towns.  I knew one golden retriever in Guffey, CO who served three…"
Jun 24
Ted Foureagles commented on Damien Marie AtHope's blog post Pro-guns or Anti-guns is that the only question?
"Gerald: It's important to realize that just because one action doesn't fully solve a problem it doesn't mean that the step is irrelevant.  I saw a stupid little thing on the internet yesterday, complete with a picture of a…"
Jun 24
Ted Foureagles replied to Chris G's discussion Good By Stars and Stripes
"True Loren, but small steps are still important.  Sometimes, hell usually, it's all there is. }}}}"
Jun 24

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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.


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…


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


 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


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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