Jul 10, 2013 at 08:07:41
“I saw them live in a small venue in Philly when their first album came out. It will be a very, very long time until I can see them in such an intimate show again. By the way, they are just as passionate and energetic when playing live. These guys are talented. The real deal”
Those of us lucky enough to be healthy with healthy family/friends need to keep Anna and her family in our hearts. We need to live each day with thankfulness. We need to appreciate everything we have.”
“I really like the grilled southwest chicken salad! It's cheap and quick for when I'm to busy to make dinner. The marinade on the chicken and pico is good enough--I don't even need the dressing. I rarely buy fast food; the only thing I do get at McD's is the salad!”
May 29, 2013 at 12:08:51
“I had a bad day today--ate a donut at work. I definitely felt guilty and defeated. I've packed such delicious, ripe fruit to keep myself full throughout the day and I gave it all away for a donut. I will remember how this feels and next time, say no to the free pastry.
Congratulations on your incredible weight loss and healthy-eating lifestyle!”
edmonds76 on May 29, 2013 at 23:47:53
“Don't feel defeated. Just keep learning and it will start to come naturally. One thing I learned is to not be hard on myself when I backslid. Just pick up and keep going! My credentials on this: last year I lost 85 lbs., and I am age 55 now! Nowadays, I not only eat correctly (most of the time) but I lift weights, take Zumba classes and do other cardio work as much as I am able.
You will do fine!”
“The book "Gender Diversity" by Serena Nanda really opened my eyes to the different cultures of gender diversity. It's a smallish sociological/cultural study of gender diversity. I've always been accepting, but this book helped me realize the big picture.”
booker76 on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:49:38
“I should probably read it myself. I'm entirely certain that how one self-identifies should be respected, as was NOT done in this case, but as a gay man I have to confess I don't 'understand' the transgender issue on a gut level.
You could say, "Well, don't you 'feel' you are a man?", and my answer (which could very well be the result of too little self-reflection) would be, "Yes, I feel I am a man because I have a man's physiology." Growing up gay, everything else, other feelings, attitudes, interests, etc were a mish-mash of the conventionally 'masculine' and 'feminine', with the 'feminine' very often predominant.
Actually, I'm probably still stuck in an era when I accepted that ideas about what a 'man' or a 'woman' is 'like' was considered entirely cultural. Again, I'm fully willing to admit it's probably my own limitation, but the idea of "I feel like I'm a [fill in gender]" as anything other than giving into socially imposed norms is alien to me. But I will read up on it.”