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.
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 05:01 pm - [quote="timur"]
You are a despicable little shit, Frank.
You lied ever since you attacked me for no reason.
You misrepresented my stance as an atheist and you continue to do so.... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:26 am - [b]For some people there is no way to drive home the fact that incremental change is the only way to get anything done...and that two steps forward and one back (sometimes one step forward and two... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:15 am - [quote="cicerone imposter"]
I betcha if a vote was taken, Frank would end up with zero, and farmerman would have 100%. Just a guess, mind you.
[b]C'mon, coward.... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:14 am - [quote="farmerman"]
[quote] The thing that bothers you, Farmerman...is not that my argument (mantra, as you disparage it) is vacuous...but that it is meaningful...and shows your... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:10 am - [quote="timur"]
No, I will not work on gathering people to do whatever about you.
I stated my point and I was honest about that.
You lied again pretending that you had not weaseled... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 10:00 am - [quote="timur"]
[quote=Frank]That was one of the first honest interactions you've ever had with me.[/quote]
This is the crap I despise about you.
I have been honest all along.... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 09:47 am - [quote="timur"]
Ok, Frank, let me state my thoughts clearly :
"Go away Frank, this place will be (a lot) better without you."[/b][size=150][/size]
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 09:45 am - [quote="farmerman"]
when you merely shout your mantra over and over and over with no recognizable in-depth substance or baseline information, you are seen as one of those pitiful old... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 08:30 am - [quote="blatham"]
You know my long-standing and deep affinity for you. But I think dlowan has a good suggestion. There's too much heat there.
[b]I thank you and Dee... (view)
Sun 27 Dec, 2015 08:21 am - [quote="dlowan"]
Or maybe just step away from the thread for a bit, Frank?
[b]Why that, Dee?
People like Edgar left A2K...and claimed it was because of me. Others,... (view)