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by Douglas Harrison
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 108877

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

Thank god someone put that tent pole back.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1286301

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Steve B., I haven't forgotten about you and Cris. I do find it hard to come up with the right words to express my hope that Cris's health returns and that both of you suffer as little as possible. Please let her know that I care about you two. D. p.s. You can remove my first post to Diane above: I f...
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1286301

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Chuck,

You're one of the kindest people on the boards, and it's in no way fair that you've had so much loss and turmoil in your years here. I hope you have a lot of fine memories of your grandma. Peace to your family.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1286301

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Diane,

I'm working around 28 tons of steel right now (I'm in the cab of my flatbed semi, being off-loaded), so I genuinely sympathize with your brother-in-law. It's sadly easy to get hurt on many industrial sites. Please give Rob my very best, and take care.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1286301

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Rick K.,

I know you'll never get over the loss of your friend, and I bleed for you, 'cause you're aces, but, man, aren't we saved by the ones we love, no matter where they've gone in time?

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 168243

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

D., Just take off a few hours and go. You'll feel better. Happy 25th! Thanks, Robert (and thanks for the thread), but Vancouver's at least a day trip for me now. I live in the rain shadow these days. ----------------------- The Heinlein juveniles were my first real introduction to SF. What a gift. D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 660576

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

In a more socialist realm you would have more standards in things that matter, like culture, like reading, not everything would be a commodity. The problem, though, is who sets the standards. Should we trust our reading choices to elected officials? To the bureaucrats those officials appoint? Could...
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 168243

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Vancouver has the popular "Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival" every summer in Vanier Park on English Bay. It's the 25th anniversary this year.

Man, I need more free time.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sun May 18, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 137430

Re: Spill yer guts.

my god is a stone god
silent, still, solid, unmovable
indifferent to offerings
ever-present
beyond doubt

it knows neither birth nor death
and casts a great shadow

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 137430

Re: Spill yer guts.

Once I realized boredom was the province of children, I grew out of it.

Rick, if they tell you you're boring, tell them you're not there to entertain them. Unless, of course, you are.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Doug Redux
Replies: 196
Views: 101672

Re: Doug Redux

Break a pen, Doug.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 660576

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

FrankChurch wrote:Ezra, try to calm down the atheist talk this week; Easter is a deep thing to us Christians.

Why do you persist in these inappropriately placed and patronizing one-liners if not to troll the board?

Please consider the above a rhetorical question.

D., who wishes he had Ezra's equanimity
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 138999

Re: Depression

Ben, please don't act on how you feel today. As trite as it sounds, things change. It may take weeks or months, but the worst will pass and a kind of light will return to the world. I speak from my own experience, as someone who has been flat broke a number of times and who three-and-a-half years ag...
by Douglas Harrison
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1286301

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

FrankChurch wrote:I don't even think Corporations deserve free speech.

But do they deserve Web pages?

D.

(Didn't hackers start as phone spoofers tryin' to make free long-distance calls?)
by Douglas Harrison
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 660576

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Doesn't matter what his perceptions are. Russia guaranteed Ukraine's sovereign borders and has now annexed part of a sovereign nation. Thoroughly unacceptable. As I noted, there are ways this could have been done. Invasion and forcible annexation are pure totalitarianism. I make no attempt to justi...

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