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Will you be Buying and Reading John Bolton's Finally Released Book?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-17 by BWArtist; 3638 views.
BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

Jun-23

Well I went  to  see  the Aunt  Jemima poll like you suggested and I'm just wondering from  looking at the results; how many folks do you think that answered, were black with a slave heritage. As a white guy, I'd like to know. Is there a way to ask that without putting off people from answering the poll? That information could be very revealing ias to why the  results are what they are. Don't you think?  Without that component, how can folks find the opportunity to examine themselves as to  how they've come to answer the question?

I guess that would depend on why the poster would post that question in the first place.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jun-23

LOL. I have known the feeling
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Jun-24

It's one of the great things about being retired.  I can work in the yard until I'm tired, lunch, nap, and go back out in late afternoon.  If a book I'm reading is particularly interesting, I can stay up until 1 or even 2 if I "can't put the book down."  If my wife has one of her BIG projects in mine, I can help her instead of going outside.  If I want to take my camera for a walk and tour the neighborhood for a couple of hours, I can.  The luxury of having time to do it is wonderful.

Too much to do in a day, but that's the way it should be when one has lots of time to do what one wants to do.

I understand that there are those who don't know what to do with themselves after retirement.  I can't imagine that.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jun-24

yeah, I had a lot of gardening planned for me until my last accident. I have always felt that gardening was a great form of exercise. I bought a lot of equipment and enjoyed making a change in my yard. I am the first to live here and it was fun planting things and watching them grow. (wisteria-never again!).
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-24

I started the poll because I was curious about the answers people would give. Are you saying white people can’t be sympathetic to or empathetic for Blacks? Yes, I could have asked race,  unti also don’t like polls with 25 options and I didn’t think about it at the time I wrote it.  Another difficult with polls here is that the more options you have, the larger the chance that each one gets 1 or fewer votes, and then aLso becomes meaningless.  So including a lot of options doesn’t necessarily give useful results.  

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-24

People who work very quickly or need breaks from hobbies can run out of things they want to spend time on, even though they love those things.  The man down the street loves to work on old cars, but I don’t see him tinkering on cars very often when I walk by. Maybe once a month.  I am more likely to see him walking his wife’s difficult dog so she doesn’t have to do it. I never see her.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Jun-24

showtalk says:  "People who work very quickly or need breaks from hobbies can run out of things they want to spend time on, even though they love those things."

I acknowledge that there are those like the gentleman you discuss.  I have too many hobbies and things I love to do to run out of time.  There's lots of parks within an hour's drive.  My camera and I have plenty to keep us busy.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-24

Photography is a wonderful hobby.

Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Jun-24

Irrelevant??  Libraries provide access to real books, to e-books, to resource materials, periodicals and so much more. They lend DVDs and CDs; they have programs for adults and children and yes, they have computers with internet access to people who don't have/can't afford mobile phones.  I've been a library user since I was old enough to read, and not having the library open for three months has been one of the hardest parts of the pandemic for me.  It's short-sighted to think that "online resources" are available to everyone.  I grew up in poverty. We didn't even have a telephone. I still remember my awe at seeing an entire room with floor to ceiling shelves of books all available to borrow for FREE.  I wouldn't be where I am today without libraries.  So don't be so quick to dismiss them as irrelevant.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Jun-24

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

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