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On being alone with yourself:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Nov 27. 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. 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. 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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Spring, wherever

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 26. 5 Replies

This morning on the outskirts of Pumpkintown, SC on the fringes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we had a light drizzle with the occasional snowflake for comic relief.  The flower buds on the cottonwood…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to Daniel W's discussion Winter Solstice Dec 21st
"Axial tilt -- 'tis the reason for the season.  No matter how thoroughly modern you are you are not unaffected by seasons -- just insulated to some degree.  And insulation is costly in many different ways.  I'm glad that I…"
Ted Foureagles replied to JP Carey's discussion I Am Good Because...
"Yes, good is a concept that infinitely expands and contracts in scope -- good turtles all the way down and back up.  One can be a good survivor in personal terms, a good parent in a family setting, a good tribe member, a good citizen... …"
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post I want to live in a world where...
"I like to imagine a world in which our current superstitions are looked upon as we do those of an earlier world with earlier, now dismissed gods, and in which no new gods arise to replace them.  I don't expect to see it in my lifetime, and…"
Dec 7
Ayla left a comment for Ted Foureagles
"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…"
Dec 7
Ted Foureagles replied to Todd Crispin's discussion Unidentified Flying Objects?
"My encounter with a UFO: Some decades ago a few friends and I were tooling around in a Jeep way up in the hills.  It was a little, ahem, smoky in there.  I looked up and said, "Wholly Shiite, look at the moon!"  Over in the…"
Dec 5
Ted Foureagles replied to Todd Crispin's discussion What is important to you?
"jay H: I get that, and it's how I thought before the disastrous "election" of 2000.  A few votes aimed at preventing the disaster COULD have changed things profoundly.  No, I harbor no illusion that just replacing Bush with…"
Dec 1
Ted Foureagles replied to Michael Penn's discussion The Devil's Biggest Lie
"Religious friends have told me things like, "You'll never know truth until you reject Satan who controls you".  They've accused me of being a devil worshipper because they believe that everyone must worship some…"
Nov 27
Ted Foureagles replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"Thanks F-31:I'm not full-blood Indian, probably something less than half (that's not me in the avatar -- I swiped that image from a Richard Dawkins essay -- it's an artist's concept of a cross between Sapiens and…"
Nov 27
Nick Bottom replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"No, God isn't afraid that you might masturbate. He already knows that you will masturbate, and looks forward to the peep show."
Nov 25
Freethinker31 replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"well if he gets his  rocks off  watching us, lets  put on a show  for him..."
Nov 25
Michael Penn replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"On being alone with yourself. I like it, but it may not be a good idea. God doesn't like you being alone with yourself. He's afraid that you might masturbate. That's why he watches you all the time."
Nov 25
Ted Foureagles replied to Sacreligious's discussion When something weird happens
"Thanks Sac', that was a fun story.  I too think that the little ritual of invoking the housekeeper spirit triggered an unconscious memory.  Those rituals can be useful as long as we realize that they don't correlate with reality,…"
Nov 25
Freethinker31 replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"@Ted.....It is amazing  how many of us  can learn  from  Native Americans....They always  fascinated  me........You and your people understand   the  environment  and live by it.....So many…"
Nov 25
booklover replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"That's a heat way to put it, Ted! Your life sounds wonderful. :)"
Nov 25
Ted Foureagles replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"When I'm on walkabout I sometimes decide to not take books, and certainly never a phone, and I often leave my journal and watch stashed at the bottom of my pack and unseen for weeks.  At the beginning I carry on a lively conversation with…"
Nov 25
Freethinker31 replied to Ted Foureagles's discussion On being alone with yourself:
"Yes ..I like this thread too.....Thanks  ,Ted , for writing it.......No one should ever be ashamed  of spending  time alone....It does not mean  they are  anti-social, only that  they enjoy some  ME…"
Nov 24

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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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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 4:13pm on August 13, 2013, booklover said…

I actually don't know what it means either Ted, except that it lets you send private messages to your friends if you'd like.  What a nice compliment!  I feel the same way about you!  Your friend~ Mindy

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!

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