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by Douglas Harrison
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: One of My Creations
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: One of My Creations

Oh, I want that! Well done, Chuck.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 35807

Re: Spill yer guts.

It occurs to me that this is supposed to be a poetry thread and the above two posts should more properly be placed in my "Webderlanders" thread. I did, however, try to spill my guts. And I know this forum gets more traffic than the others, and I did want to address everyone. Steve B., I'd ...
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 35807

Re: Spill yer guts.

When I began posting here in 2003, I thought that I had found an outlet for the many thoughts I didn't have an opportunity to share in day-to-day life. I worked in a retail store, and most of the conversation I had was with customers or my fellow employees, and it never was never exploratory or comp...
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 35807

Re: Spill yer guts.

I became a fan of Harlan Ellison's work (and of the author, natch) in my late teens, when a close friend of mine gave me a copy of the utterly inimitable Deathbird Stories. The experience was revelatory: I had no idea that literature could be so exciting, profound, adventurous and relatable all at t...
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453609

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Ezra Lb. wrote:Is there going to be an announcement over at the Pavilion? If so I hope we'll not carry the "blame" stuff over there. What's done is done.

I agree.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453609

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I support Rick's decision to shutter this place. And I'm sorry I did not act to improve the environment here.

Thank you, Rick, for what you've provided over many years.

Thank you, Steve, for your considerable, almost inexhaustible, efforts.

D.

p.s. Chuck, you'd be one fine moderator.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453609

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Thinking of you, Diane.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 169134

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Science has nothing to say about God because Religion is philosophy, not science. Different studies. Poetry is different than a non fiction essay. Philosophy is concerned with the rational and gave rise to science, not to religion. What religion dictates, philosophy challenges: theology is not meta...
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48759

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

We have a strictly traditional Halloween in this here household. THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) Even the moon's frightened of me, frightened to death! I love the movie, but it's the book that holds a special place in my heart. When the process behind the invisibility is explained--genius! (Yes, I know it...
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 169134

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Speaking of old men with white beards, here is a profile in The New York Times of an atheist whose stance on science vs. religion reminds me of Ezra's: "The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi." Be forewarned that Randi does not mince words: Although many modern skeptics continue ...
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Doug Redux
Replies: 196
Views: 24723

Re: Doug Redux

Oh, man. I'm sorry for you and your family, Doug. I know you'll keep heart.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44032

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

I'm glad I got on this Robert Nason train early. I do like a window seat.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55349

Re: Whatcha reading?

Ezra Lb. wrote:I've got to keep a close eye on the four-wheelers.

You mean the ones whose drivers are cruising along listening to audiobooks? :D

Those among all the others. Driving a rig in heavy traffic is like jogging in a cat stampede.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55349

Re: Whatcha reading?

Douglas, Do you listen to books on tape whilst driving? No, I find they require too much of my attention. I've got to keep a close eye on the four-wheelers. That sounds like a fun game. This one? http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/121/dune That's it, all right. Dates to 1979, I see, not long before...
by Douglas Harrison
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453609

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Take the time to read this article on The Atlantic's site, Rick. It presents an experienced biomedical researcher and Ebola virus expert's conclusions on just how unprepared the U.S.* is for viral outbreaks like the current one (and the worse ones to come). http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/20...

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