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 11 Apr, 2021 10:49 am - [quote="bulmabriefs144"]
Have you noticed we don't stone people to death for it though? In fact, this is a country where LGBT people can enjoy a number of freedoms, yet they still... (view)
Sun 11 Apr, 2021 06:33 am - [quote="hightor"]
[quote="HCR"]The 1918 influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people across the world, including about 675,000 people in the United States. And yet,... (view)
Sat 10 Apr, 2021 04:31 pm - [quote="bulmabriefs144"]
The option here, is Reply, or Back to Post.
This is not always a Reply to All option, and I literally do not care if it adds a tag. And you are missing the... (view)
Fri 9 Apr, 2021 10:39 am - [quote="NoName77"]
"Death is the reset where you give back to the world what the world gave to you in the first place." -- Albuquerque
I fully disagree. If that is how you... (view)
Thu 8 Apr, 2021 03:25 am - [quote="glitterbag"]
[quote="hightor"]Remember last year when he wished us [i]Happy Good Friday?[/i][/quote]
Is there something wrong with wishing... (view)
Wed 7 Apr, 2021 01:10 pm - [quote="Walter Hinteler"]
[quote="oralloy"]Is there something wrong with wishing people well on a holiday?[/quote]You mean well doing the way it's traditionally done?... (view)
Sun 4 Apr, 2021 11:45 am - [quote="McGentrix"]
The cataract surgery was a brilliant success btw.
On April 19, I am finally going to get my left hip replaced. I am excited by the prospect, but nervous at the... (view)
Fri 2 Apr, 2021 09:27 am - [quote="bulmabriefs144"]
Bandwagoning is not independent thought. It's an excuse for thought.
Sorry, you suck.
And my post directly above this one still applies.
Fri 2 Apr, 2021 09:26 am - [quote="bulmabriefs144"]
Which is probably why you usually downvote them out of sight. Totally because you are considering them trite/sanctimonious and not at all because you... (view)