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Trailer Trash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Feb 10. 22 Replies

This term was used in a discussion about a different topic, and I wanted to give it an airing of its own.  You see, my first online handle & screen name was "Trailer Trash".  I worked for a dozen…Continue

On being alone with yourself:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Nov 27, 2014. 21 Replies

This is something that’s always been central to my being – my way of internally balancing. By the time that I was about ten years old I was going off on overnight hunting trips alone. Later I’d take…Continue

This Holiday seaon:

Started this discussion. Last reply by C.L.A.W.S. Nov 3, 2014. 8 Replies

In front of one of the many Baptist Churches around here is a sign promoting their Oct. 31 "Judgment House". Sounds a little too scary, or at least unpleasant for me. Under it is an ad for their…Continue

Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.It’s good enough for me. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes.He’ll be riding on a donkey when he…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A New Low in Political Rhetoric
"I'd love to see a US government with Sanders as chief executive and Warren as leader of the senate (maybe even draft crazy-ass but honest Ron Paul as speaker of the house for a little conservative balance), but it ain't gonna happen. …"
Ted Foureagles replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Are Muslims the only religious group that openly call for the killing of other faiths?
"Islam today is about where Christianity was a few hundred years ago, and where Judaism was a thousand years before that.  It was never the mainstream (except in certain places) of these religions that called for the death of others, but the…"
May 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Is the real reason for religios conservatism fear?
"You may have a point Tom, but I can't confirm your hypothesis by my own experience, since my childhood seemed idyllic. For my first 6 years we lived in a tiny town in Colorado and were rather prosperous by local standard. Dad owned his TV shop,…"
May 14
Ted Foureagles replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Is the real reason for religios conservatism fear?
"I was recently involved in an online discussion with someone who said, "Only good conservative values move us forward."  I had to reply that this seemed sort of an oxymoron since a simple definition of conservatism is resistance to…"
May 14
Ted Foureagles replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Nutjob Rick Santorum Hints GOP's Loss & Christianity's Decline Is From Lack Of Anti-Abortion Retard Candidates.
"One of the many worrying things about Santorum is that he may not be as stupid as he seems.  And remember, he came pretty close to being the Republican nominee in 2012.  If he had beat out Romney by gaining a little more confidence from…"
May 14
Ted Foureagles replied to chris carroll's discussion Earliest Memories of Church
"We Native Americans know what Christian Heaven is -- a reservation in the mind intended to placate and keep us out of the way.}}}}"
May 11
Ted Foureagles replied to chris carroll's discussion Has anyone else ALWAYS been an Atheist?
"Chris: As I mentioned in your earlier tread about earliest church experiences, I've been convinced enough that the God myths are nonsense at least since age 6, and skeptical of them in all memory before that.  Our family comprises a…"
May 10
Ted Foureagles replied to chris carroll's discussion Earliest Memories of Church
"It's hard to say what my earliest memories are, or if they're true.  Mom was a nominal Southern Baptist, and so I'm pretty sure that I was water boarded for Christ at some point.  Your story and mine are similar.  When…"
May 9
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion police were formed to control the poor
""... I said if that's against the law then tell me why I never saw a man locked in that jail of yours that wasn't just as low-down poor as me. Well that was when someone turned out the lights and I wound up in jail to spend the…"
May 4
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion How Corporate America Invented Religious Right
"Thanks Dr. Clark.   The American Liberty League, which figures prominently in this narrative, was part of a conspiracy of would-be oligarchs to assemble an army half a million strong of veterans to convince FDR to accept their "help"…"
May 3
Ted Foureagles commented on Mark Arellius's blog post Meditations #5 - Evolution, The Counterintuitive Reality
"I agree that a great deal of the problem with discussing evolution is semantic.  Evolution is, as it was pre - Darwin, observed fact  What's commonly called the theory of evolution could be more precisely put, the theory that…"
Apr 27
Ted Foureagles replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Evolution of: Sense of Agency, Purpose and Art Appreciation????
"That's an interesting premise, DD.  I notice that some consumer goods, recent new cars for example, often have the look of an angry predator. }}}}"
Apr 26
Ted Foureagles commented on Lemual Poot's blog post Monotonous monogamy
"Human beans are complex critters, and our degree of monogamy falls along a spectrum.  I've never been religious, but find myself to be profoundly monogamous (at least after flinging around a bit when I was young).  My first wife…"
Apr 22
Ted Foureagles replied to Mark Arellius's discussion Morality for Cows and Humans
"I ask your indulgence in re-framing the dilemma.  Imagine that there are four of you in high mountains with no food.  Deep snow precludes walking out or even hunting.  Your only hope for survival is to make it for two…"
Apr 20
Ted Foureagles replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Retrospective Evidentualism is the Jehovah Witness Fallacy?!
"I don't know how many hours I've spent talking to Jehovah Witnesses that come to my house.  I don't mind most of the time, and will try to have a friendly conversation with them -- maybe one of us will learn something. …"
Apr 15
Ted Foureagles replied to Patricia's discussion Anger & Guns
"I'm a committed pacifist who has vociferously and at some risk protested every U.S. war for the past half century.  I'm also a rural guy who has owned some sort of firearm since I was little kid bringing squirrels home for…"
Apr 10

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At 12:17am on December 7, 2014, Ayla said…

I wish you could find time to talk to me for a few hours.  I am all alone and spend my hours working or sleeping.  My cats are my company.  

My past is so gone, and a new me (or the real me) is recognizing itself and would like to share some time with the love of my life (even though you thought it was all superficial, it was far from that.  

Every day i think of you. I come home at night and since i live in the boonies, the sky is dark and full of stars.  I wonder which one you are looking at tonight.  I feel your energy.  I am on a new track in life, and it is being on my own, and it is getting easier, but missing you is the one thing that is killing me.  I dream of you always.  

Please just give me a chance to show you the real me.  I am not sure that you ever met her.

I am willing for a weekend out in the woods, or whatever kind of meeting you would agree to, but i think you will like the real me.  I do.

At 10:00pm on November 3, 2014, Ayla said…

working on opening a foster home for veterans.  Thanks for all your hard work in our past to help me.

At 9:39am on September 18, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

I am honored  to be your friend....

At 9:33am on November 9, 2013, Denise B Brown said…


All ... lostness, sickness, sociopathic, deathly harmful demeanor, scum of the earth, dead, heartless,  are just a few of the words and actions that I experienced without my recognition. I am repeatedly destructing myself and everyone around me.    I just want to tell you that you were the only person that gave me unconditional love.  I will always truly Love you, but know that too much damage has been done and destroyed by me.

I just wish I could erase it all, but I would never erase you and your energy.

I truly wish you peace in your life's ventures.

Previously yours

and alway in my heart


 The old me is dead, and I only want to do things right, honest and respectable to everyone i encounter. 

Is there any way we could meet and just be honest and open to each other, with no expectations, but to heal ourselves.

If not, I totally understand why, and I leave you with this thought

Thank you for loving me, it was the truest love there ever was.

I am a new me

Ayla   no ore,no less

At 10:40pm on July 8, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

58 years of trying to figure out who i was.  when i found out, i did not want to own it.
 the pain that i caused was the most horrible thing anyone could do to another being.
 I can not go backwards, and it hurts to go forward knowing the things i did,
 wondering who the hell was operating my mind,and my actions.  
This has me wondering how one could go so astray and still be able to exist in their mind.

  The insanity that i finally now recognize is like a horror film with all the evils
of the world surrounding me. All the darkness that steals every ounce of my being.
The one i hurt beyond repair is the only soul that i truly loved but it was a sick love.  
how can such an event or group of events have slipped into my life and into theirs to the point
 of no return.  how can hate be so strong as to conquer and destroy us from head to toe.
 No way back, no way forward.  I so want there to be life after this existence,
with the only hope that i can find my true soul, that is not so dark.

I have seen the light of day seldom, and want to know what it is like to live without fear of
destroying everyone that gets a little bit close.

I was told that i do not know how to love, or how to allow others to love me.
The only thing that i think that i do know is that i am filled with disgust and feel helpless
 for that soul i destroyed.
somehow running away is leaving a long dark trail of insanity and hurt. Can i ever wipe
the slate clean? or is it

I guess i just have to accept that our actions are true , and that i have to accept because
we did what we did
insane or not, it no excuse, and i therefore must accept that i  am without hope.

The pain i caused has eaten a hole like a cancer in a soul, and that was soul was the truest, kindest
and loving that ever existed.  How can i go on living with this weight of guilt.  Can i ever reach
them again in another world, or is there only this life.  

forgiveness is then impossible when the events of this life destroy life itself.
So i fade away into the vast abyss screaming in vain for one final breath.
to the one i hurt the most...i am already there, My life is over,.and hope you will find your final
days on earth with peace and kindness
from all others you encounter.

To my soul mate that i destroyed.

At 7:20am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

 Holy Crap--your dog being shot! What kind of son of a bitch would do that? I'm not sure I want to know if she makes it or not. Disheartening. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:13pm on July 9, 2012, Tammy S said…

There are a few of us hiding up here in NC Ted and you have one or two by you there in SC as well. We gotta stick together, they have us surrounded! LOL Good to meet you!

At 11:59pm on May 12, 2012, annet said…

Your writing is so clear and thoughtful, it is very enjoyable to read.  (edited typo)

At 4:56pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion!
Greetings and welcome to the site!
At 4:05pm on March 24, 2012, ChrisC said…

Certainly is good to feel free to express my opinions on this subject! I'm just spending some time learning what's what on here - lots of reading to do! That should keep my out of trouble.


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