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 8 Mar, 2020 09:20 am - Yo, Layman. How you doin'?
I took a look at that thread with all the down votes. You musta roused lots people with that one!
I almost never use up or down voting. It means very... (view)
Sun 8 Mar, 2020 09:08 am - Yep...the entire country seems to be divided in a way that defies reconciliation.
Amazingly enough, though, I see lots of people transcending that problem.
I am an 83 year old, white... (view)
Sat 7 Mar, 2020 09:57 am - [quote="revelette3"]
wow, I wonder what you could have said to get that kind of reaction? I think I am ignored, so, I don't know if I would be kind of puffed up to get that kind of... (view)
Sat 7 Mar, 2020 09:55 am - [quote="izzythepush"]
I like having you here as well Frank. I can disagree with you and even call you an arsehole and you're still as friendly as ever.
Not like certain other... (view)
Sat 7 Mar, 2020 09:52 am - [quote="bobsal u1553115"]
Wish'd you stay awhile, Frank, not much we agree on but I always enjoy the interaction.
I may pick and choose a few places...but stay out of... (view)
Sat 7 Mar, 2020 09:51 am - [quote="Leadfoot"]
Hey you miserable bastard! The mods give me the turd in the punch bowl blues too. But I developed an immunity to that around a decade ago. Evolution in action.... (view)
Sat 7 Mar, 2020 08:43 am - I asked the same question back several years ago.
Never really got it resolved.
Robert pretty much indicated he would rather I not be here, so... (view)