From the monthly archives:

December 2008

More Internet Dating Karma

December 31, 2008

Internet dating karma after the first date: It’s ok to just let it go.  No further contact.  No calls, no emails, no text messages.  They’ll figure it out; I always do. I don’t think there’s any necessity to have a “we’re breaking up” conversation after one date.  This is also why I don’t really belive […]

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Internet Dating Faux Pas?

December 31, 2008

Ooh.  So is it a bad move to email a girl on an internet dating site when one’s blog address is posted thereon – especially when one just posted about internet dating?  Stay tuned, dear readers:  I’ll let you know in the next couple of days. My blog stats just jumped up from the zero […]

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Internet Dating Karma

December 30, 2008

I believe in karma.  Not long ago, I posted the Gatha of Atonement under the heading “Act of Contrition”.  I suppose I’m still a little iffy on the whole reincarnation concept, but I belive in the general principle of “what goes around comes around.” In the internet dating world, this means that I don’t send nasty […]

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Self-Esteem

December 29, 2008

One excellent saying I’ve heard is:  “if you want self-esteem, do esteemable acts.” This is almost always followed up by a question along the lines of:  “what qualifies as an esteemable act?” Answer:  whatever YOU think is esteemable.  Yes, it’s a SUBJECTIVE standard.  I do things that I think are esteemable, and that increases my […]

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Wiccan Rede

December 28, 2008

Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give. For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out. To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme. Light of eye and soft of […]

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Today’s Hike

December 27, 2008

Today we’ll be hiking Panther Mountain in the Catskills.  It’s one of the 4 required “winter peaks” for the Catskill 3500 Club.  If you’re reading this today, you can click here to see exactly where we are.  If you’re reading this any other time and click that link, you’ll see where we were most recently.  Sorry, […]

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My Friend Emily

December 27, 2008

This afternoon, I got to spend about an hour with my friend Emily.  I can only begin to tell you how nice it was to spend some time with her: I’ve been in kind of a funk for the last couple of days – nothing major, just looking at things as a bit half-empty.  Digression:  […]

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Books I’ve Read in 2008

December 26, 2008

Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson) Deadhouse Gates (Steven Erikson) Memories of Ice (Steven Erikson) House of Chains (Steven Erikson) The Bonehunters (Steven Erikson) The Worm Ouroboros (E.R. Eddison) A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin) A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin) A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin) A Feast for Crows (George […]

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Jingle Bell

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, everyone.  Or, as we say here in America: “Happy Holidays.”  Best wishes for a healthy and safe holiday season and a joyful and prosperous new year.  -Ted

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You Have Two Cows

December 24, 2008

 SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor.   COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.   FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.   NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.   […]

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