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by Sel
December 31st, 2013, 3:08 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Season of Peace and Goodwill?
Replies: 25
Views: 11315

Re: Season of Peace and Goodwill?

Pantsy Like you, I am aware that family violence increases over the holidays. Right now I am too lazy to research the articles in our local paper re:family violence. If I recall, drunkness contributes ot the violence but so do overly high expectations for the season and financial affairs. However, I...
by Sel
December 31st, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanists having or not having children
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

Re: Humanists having or not having children

I have two children - girls aged 36 and 35. But, I like to describe my current life as being a single mother of two, one 35 and the other a 6 yr old boy, as I am co-parenting the younger one and supporting his mother. Compo - it has been my observation that many yong adults today have no interest in...
by Sel
December 28th, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 87130

Re: Weather - or not!

Well Calgary's crazy weather is at it again. We were in the midst of an awesome (and I might add, deserved) Chinook yesterday. It was about 10°C at supper time. Then around 7PM a northern front came howling in with winds up to 90kmh qnd the bottom fell out. By bedtime it was -18°C and it is sitting ...
by Sel
December 28th, 2013, 3:19 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 87130

Re: Weather - or not!

The recent gale tore off some zinc flashings from a hatch cover, so on Christmas eve I found that water had dripped straight into my bag of clothes and prezzies packed for my trip to my folks for the festivities. Grrr!! Gosh darn, eh? I hope the visit was a pleasant one and made up for the miserabl...
by Sel
December 18th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality again
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Re: Spirituality again

Thanks Athena. A good read!
by Sel
November 25th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: A funeral to die for...
Replies: 8
Views: 5210

Re: A funeral to die for...

Wonderful. Music is a perfect way to celebrate all of life's passages. It sounds as though your friend was very well loved, indeed. What a joyful send-off. An old boyfriend of mine from Banff, upon hearing he was dying, planned a similar event His memorial was a BBQ at a local outdoor arena called "...
by Sel
November 19th, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 117293

Re: The future of education (if any)

Language Arts is a combination of the two subjects: English Grammar and Literature. Dave, we were so fortunate to have an administration that supported risk taking and innovation. Not everything worked the way we imagined it and we would be back to the drawing board! Our students learned the valuabl...
by Sel
November 19th, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 117293

Re: The future of education (if any)

:hilarity: Great video TT. Having spent my entire teaching career in high needs junior high schools (12-15 yr olds), I can say it hits the nail on the head. My specialty was Math/Science. I hold a BSc in Math with an after-degree in Education. In that capacity, I won an award (piece of paper, not $)...
by Sel
November 19th, 2013, 4:23 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Music
Replies: 373
Views: 68803

Re: Music

Nick, I have finally found a few minutes to listen to your friend's music and quite enjoyed it. You will, no doubt, miss him. These losses create holes in our lives that are difficult to fill again.
Take care.
Sel
by Sel
November 19th, 2013, 1:45 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Music
Replies: 373
Views: 68803

Re: Music

At Bow Valley Music Club on Saturday, the first guests were the group "Ennis" from Newfoundland. Their performance was so good that I did not stay for the next group. The next group was expected to be great; but, I did not want to lose that awesome feeling generated by these magical voices. Attached...
by Sel
November 14th, 2013, 3:47 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Fun videos
Replies: 883
Views: 134147

Re: Fun videos

:hilarity: :pointlaugh:
Now there is a dose of reality. Love the pudding and whipped cream.
by Sel
November 7th, 2013, 3:43 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanism and parenting
Replies: 35
Views: 5640

Re: Humanism and parenting

What is right and what is wrong and why? For a young child the simplest answer is: "If you would not want your Mother or I to see you doing something, or, you know it is hurting some other person or animal, then what you are doing is wrong". This, of course, presumes that Mom and Dad have a reasonab...
by Sel
October 28th, 2013, 10:00 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Chicken, egg and evolution
Replies: 53
Views: 5261

Re: Chicken, egg and evolution

Altfish. Whar an excellent description without going into complicated explanations. Mind if I steal it?
by Sel
October 28th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 87130

Re: Weather - or not!

I saw on the TV last night that you folks are waiting on a real blow of a storm. Batten down the hatches, folks. Keep safe and sound. Typical weather here in Calgary: 24°C Friday, 20°C Saturday, stormy on Sunday as the temperature plummeted to -7° by evening and it is -10°C this morning. The roads b...
by Sel
October 26th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: circle the cat. Very addictive.
Replies: 9
Views: 5897

Re: circle the cat. Very addictive.

jaywhat wrote:caught it after 3 goes - now feel very superior :laughter:
Me too...after 3 games, that is. :D

Correct me if I am wrong; but, is this not like the Japanes game of Go?
by Sel
October 26th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 28
Views: 5989

Re: What Are You Listening To?

infant player ? Does it stick a needle in the infant and spin it round then? I can image just what sort of sound would emerge! :wink: :pointlaugh: It might sound much like squeezing a cat - like some describe the sound of bagpipes. I wish I had a better way to describe that thing...it is sort of a ...
by Sel
October 26th, 2013, 4:14 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 28
Views: 5989

Re: What Are You Listening To?

Tina Turner - Proud Mary. My 6 yr old grandson has it on his infant player (one that is loadable - is that a word?) and he loves it. That player was meant to be loaded with children's music and used in a crib. He prefers rock'n'roll, with anything by Brian Adams as well as "Give Me That Old Time Roc...
by Sel
October 25th, 2013, 12:36 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: When Did you realize you were old?
Replies: 38
Views: 6443

Re: When Did you realize you were old?

I have a dear friend, a co-member of CFI, whom I joined for lunch the other day. She is much younger than I; but, I had not really given it any thought until she mentioned she would be spending the following week-end in Red Deer, with family, celebrating her father's special birthday...his 65th. Gee...
by Sel
September 14th, 2013, 3:09 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: This is heartwarming tale about an elderly women
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: This is heartwarming tale about an elderly women

Thanks, Justme...a lovely story.
I have read this before but it still chokes me up each time. One never knows when a moment of kindness can influence your own life as well as that of the recipient.