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  1. Could it be because liberal arguments and theories can't ever stand on their own?
  2. We have an 8 ft fiber optic tree that lights up the living room like a rave. It is gaudy, ostentatious, seizure-inducing, and my favorite tree ever.
  3. rough = abusive We were not wealthy, but that never mattered much. I think I have a bit of post-graduate depression. HAHAHAhahah...... Most of what I want to do involves significant time investments and steer towards developing talents rather than experiencing experiences. For instance, I don't really want to travel because it isn't sustainable. Pretty sure I just need to get back to the gym or maybe start coaching again.
  4. Humans are curious creatures. My entire life I have had goals and a real sense of progression. School/athletics, promotions/commissions at work, school again. I have always seemed to thrive when there was a clear goal that required sacrifice or effort. I grew up in a pretty rough household and had to figure a lot of things out for myself. Now here I am, having achieved more than I thought possible. Happy and close family, financial comfort, great job, comfortable housing, and so on. In short, life is pretty damn good. However, now I am looking at 25 years of the same thing until retirement. I enjoy my job a lot, but there isn't going to be any promotion or change. I only work 9 to 530 Monday through Friday, and aside from chasing kids around, I have a lot of free time. I game, I fish, I enjoy music. I feel like I have everything I wanted, and I am bored to death. I don't have that sense of progression I have always had, so something feels missing. Maybe I need a new hobby, but it is hard to find the prime time blocks to pursue it without missing out on important family time. The adventure and risk are gone. I can't think of a single thing to complain about, so why shouldn't I just feel completely content with life? I am starting to think, that without some form of misery in my life, I don't have anything to define how great it is. Perhaps a return to athletics in some form? Ideas thoughts? Thanks for reading my ramblings.
  5. The original fallouts. "Hey guys, I just want you to know that the last fallout 76 failed because I wasn't there! Come buy the game from my new start up!"
  6. The live-action remake of the Lion King has been canceled due to actor conflicts.
  7. I suppose that is a problem with many book excerpts. If I had never read LoTR I suppose the part about "You bow to no one" would not make much sense to me either.
  8. My oldest helped start a D and D club at school. They are having a ton of fun, what are some gift ideas?
  9. The strip buffets used to be notoriously cheap because they were trying to get you into the casino.
  10. The Wheel of Time on audible.
  11. Your comment confuses me. Explain! Ged was one of the most powerful wizards to ever live. As a young boy, he was frustrated by the 1st wizard to teach him because Ogion the Silent spent so much time in silence observing and seeking to understand the world. This is Ged understanding that one should never set themselves above or apart from all life. I don't understand your take. I thought it must be sarcasm, but there was no hint of humor.
  12. I was looking through a bunch of my favorite author's quotes today, something I like to do from time to time, and came across this gem. I thought it fit the thread. “Later, when Ged thought back upon that night, he knew that had none touched him when he lay thus spirit-lost, had none called him back in some way, he might have been lost for good. It was only the dumb instinctive wisdom of the beast who licks his hurt companion to comfort him, and yet in that wisdom Ged saw something akin to his own power, something that went as deep as wizardry. From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
  13. “Ged had neither lost nor won but, naming the shadow of his death with his own name, had made himself whole: a man: who, knowing his whole true self, cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself, and whose life therefore is lived for life's sake and never in the service of ruin, or pain, or hatred, or the dark.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea So many from Ursula, may she rest in peace, but this one always makes me reflect.