I'm a golf nut. Retired and playing 5 times a week. About 200 rounds last year--not bad for someone playing 100% of his rounds in New Jersey. But despite all the action, I still manage to play to a handicap in the high teens.
I write lots of letters to the editor and op ed pieces. I've had a letter published in The New York Times--and I was lucky enough a few years back to get a full page My Turn article in Newsweek. I've had hundreds of letters published in local newspapers--and have had tens of dozens of op ed essays and guest columns published also.
I also do crossword puzzles, much to my wife's dismay at night. I do at least one NY Times Sunday sized puzzle every day. (In pencil, with lots of erasures.)
I have become an agnostic activist because I truly think the world would be a better place if we all acknowledged our agnosticism. I believe, if you will excuse that seemingly incongruous expression, that everyone is an agnostic. It's just that we agnostics come in two categories--those who acknowledge that we don't know the answers to unanswerable questions; and those who pretend to know. That latter category includes the theists and the atheists (two sides of one coin)--both of whom suppose they know the answers to those unanswerable questions.
Fri 24 May, 2013 04:34 pm - Oliver...way too much to treat in one response.
Let me start with a question so that I am sure of what you are saying:
Are you saying that what we call “the universe” definitely... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 04:12 pm - [quote="Thomas"]
U-oh. Frank and I think the same thought at the same time independently. Something must wrong with Frank, if not the universe.
Fri 24 May, 2013 02:47 pm - [quote="edgarblythe"]
When I ordered a second swimming pool light, I specified in the strongest terms possible that the light had to measure nine inches across. [/quote]
Fri 24 May, 2013 02:42 pm - [quote="Olivier5"]
[quote]For most of us, it is[/quote]
Good to know.
I would be cautious about thinking that you "know" it. Information of this sort is only... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 02:37 pm - [quote]But I believe they all exist, because I generally trust my senses and logic.[/quote]
That is up to you. In my opinion, our senses can fool us...so I do not put quite as much trust in them... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 01:12 pm - [quote="Olivier5"]
I like you, Frank; you're a funny guy, not terribly coherent but indeed frank, and that's an important value for me. I would love to get to know you more,... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 12:10 pm - [quote="cicerone imposter"]
To go one step further, I wonder how they have planned for their education and what they believed to be the best way to "make a living." If there... (view)