Melinda has yelled at a few people on a/n when something displeases her, & I have no intention of putting myself in her path again. She has her opinion, & I have no interest in it.
I never thought to email you as it would seem too much like whining, & she has ground it into me very clearly that she is much nicer than I could ever be & lots of people complain to her about me, etc. etc., & I'm nothing more than a crab, mean-spirited, bully.
I have no idea what I said or did to set her off, or that ''lots of other people'' complain to her about me, because she doesn't know me from a hole in the ground.
I voluntarily go online & visit my sites but I am not about to visit a place to be given a blast when the mood strikes, or go to places where I feel I am walking on eggs. I don't need to be around someone acting like a spoiled pom pom girl who has a small clique who looks down her sarcastic nose at anyone outside it.
Thank you very much for your kind greeting-I'm familiar with Bensalem as I grew up in Philly and the 'burbs and outlying communities were just 'up and running' population-wise when I moved away in '74. I am really looking forward to to corresponding with progressively minded individuals who are willing to accept responsibility to define their own lives and on their own terms. I hope you have a pleasing holiday, Ruth. Debb
Just to say thanks for telling me part of your story. I can understand it; also my wife had IBS for several years. How it came and how it went, we do not know.
I’ve been on my relevant drugs for six years now. The cancer was found too late. It was already locally advanced when found, but the treatment is holding it at bay temporarily. Because I have the sword of Damocles above my head I am working like mad—maybe 60 hours every week, week on week, and getting out to major conferences, running sessions, giving lectures. Also writing several books, some are advanced or finished. Will publish as ebooks. This is why I spend little time on Atheist Nexus—so much to do.
The rules must be working Ruth. This is the cleanest site I've ever been on. I haven't seen the first bit of spam here and for the most part people are very civil to each other.
Maybe it's because there are no theists. I've seen theists become extremely nasty on other sites. Go figure.
Ruth, I'm not the best cook, but I use the extra virgin for saute. We don't do super hot temps. We have a gas stove with the burner set on medium. My partner grew up on Chinese stir fry and this works for him too. I scramble eggs and make hash browns with the same olive oil at medium. It is Kirkland Extra Virgin Organic in 2 liter bottle.
For all I know we do it all wrong, but it works for us.
Ruth, just as a point of information: could you please edit the title on your Fuck You= Australia's Coal Policy piece? Back when we actually had moderators on here, they used to be concerned about that getting A|N flagged for inappropriate content. I'm not a moderator, but I think that's important enough to consider.