“PCH is an historic California highway that winds along the coast of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. My favorite part of it is along Big Sur. Pfeiffer State Park is nearby and a great place to go camping. The waves crashing on the rocks are superb. I loved going down the PCH on the back of a Harley. The next best way to see it is in a sportscar with the top down. I used to drive it daily, on the part that goes past Malibu and Santa Monica Beach. The view never gets old.”
SukiTheCat on Nov 17, 2011 at 09:15:06
“I'm driving from SF to LA along the PCH in a couple of months with my bf, can't wait!”
“My top three to see: The Great Pyramid, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands. Been to some of the others already. Wish I had traveled more when I was able. Go, take the plunge, even if you think you can't afford it.”
katyland on Nov 16, 2011 at 17:30:07
“Agree, I have had a list since high school, have given up material items , in order to afford travel,”
“Hooray! I am so happy about the Lamberth ruling on stem cell research. I have a good friend who struggles with young onset Parkinson's Disease. I am hoping and praying that a cure for PD will be found for him and others who suffer.
By the way, I am Catholic and pro life. Not every Christian believes that there should be no embryonic stem cell research. Respect life and support stem cell research!”
anthonybrown on Jul 30, 2011 at 08:12:12
“No, only the Christians who believe we should intentionally kill young people to help older people. Those folks disagree.”
“Love to eat watermelon year round. It has the nutrients listed above, as well as iron. I love to make watermelon ices and drinks. My favorite fruits are fresh apricots and tangerines. Most of the time when I buy raspberries, they get eaten on the way home, too.”
“A novel idea, Nils. Of course, those of us who are abolitionist vegans consider the health benefits of veganism to be a wonderful bonus. Most of us who don't consume meat, dairy, and eggs do so for the sake of other animals: to save their lives and not treat them as property.
“Amen to that. I am also part of the 60% of American Catholics who choose to follow their consciences instead of the official Church teaching.”
harmonleague on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:59:00
“I think that would mean you are actually NOT a practicing Catholic.”
onething on Jun 26, 2011 at 04:29:41
“But why? Why stay in the church when it is based upon the idea of infallible teachings and you know its nonsense? Do you need this hierarchy with which you don't even agree and you aren't letting them lead you - in order to have a relationship with God?”
“Very inspiring. Thanks. I followed a raw diet when I first went vegan. I had a tremendous energy boost and dropped 14 pounds in fewer than 3 weeks. Not a reason to be raw vegan but a tremendous bonus.”
“Finally, after several long distance moves, I decided to give away almost all my books (more than 5000). It was painful because I had so many memories connected to the books. At the same time, I made a promise to myself not to buy any more books, exept for ones by a few favorite writers whose first editions I have collected. I still read books every day; I get them from the library now.
Great article, Johann. One thing you didn't mention was the sensations that one receives from books: the feel of the pages and that new book smell. Something else that has become relatively obsolete is the encyclopedia, which has been replaced with online resources such as Wikipedia.”
songoftherushes on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:48:09
“Unless you are buying illustrated editions in which the texture of the paper is part of the experience, a text is a text. I wish I had all the books I own on a hand-held device, but alas, most of my books are a long way from where I live now too. To ship them would cost more than buying another library.
So, if the choice is between a large library on a device vs not having them at all, I want them on the device.
One reason I haven't bought an e-reader yet is because so many of the things I want are not yet available. Google's dubious plan may rectify some of that.
I still think there will be physical books I want to own and certain books (anthologies, histories, text books etc) that I would be happy enough to have digital.
I am sure there were valid arguments against the printed as opposed to the hand-written word.”
Pam Herman on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:22:10
“The old-book smell is great, too! I love unearthing old gems at secondhand bookshops, bringing them home and reading stories that nobody has probably read in many years.”
“Best wishes for your upcoming nuptials. Thank you as well for your mature insights. Btw, wedding etiquette says that it's perfectly fine to give a wedding gift up to a year from the date of the wedding. Cheers”
“While I am no friend to PETA, I do advocate not patronizing places like SeaWorld, which exploits nonhumans for entertainment purposes. Thank you, Mr. Barker. You have been a friend to animals for a long time, and I applaud your intentions. Adopt and rescue; spay and neuter.”
“Being nonvegan is about palate pleasure. People eat and drink animal products because they taste good to them. Please end all exploitation of animals; it's the morally right thing to do.”
jumbotron16 on Jun 8, 2011 at 17:04:44
“With all due respect, all diets cause the death of animals so your assertion really makes no sense at all.”
elcerritan on Jun 8, 2011 at 03:24:00
“It's absurdly reductionist, insulting, trivializing, and inaccurate to reduce non-vegan diets to "palate pleasure" (not that I think there's anything wrong with enjoying the way your food tastes). Animals, including their use as food, are a necessary component of sustainable agriculture, or "agro-ecology" as it's referred to in a recent UN report that concludes that agro-ecology -- not vegetarianism, much less veganism -- is the only way to assure food security in the coming decades, particularly in the most "at risk" parts of the developing world.
But if you want to trivialize something that's going to be critical for preventing famine and mass starvation as we move farther into the 21st Century, be my guest ... as long as you don't mind looking ill-informed and out of touch with reality. By all means, stop "exploiting" animals and let the humans starve.”
kat momma on Jun 8, 2011 at 02:41:19
“Well stated, Mr. Zacharias. What is it about vegan-friendly articles that makes the usual anti-vegan and exvegan suspects appear in droves spouting the same drivel time after time?”
“Agree! Good summation. Another situation where plagiarism may occur is in an online forum where members post content on various topics. I'm glad that you mentioned that plagiarism is not limited to term papers.
I have seen some very intelligent people get called out for plagiarism. It almost seems to be a kind of illness or compulsion. I guess that some people have a need to be know-it-alls, at any cost. It's actually quite pathetic to see this kind of behavior.”
pixiepotpie on May 6, 2011 at 15:33:53
“I called out this chick on Myspace for posting as original (and taking all kinds of credit) a writing I'd had on my fridge for years. Talk about starting a crap storm! Lol. Her entire family had a field day on me, but they didn't seem to feel a bit foolish about being suckered into gushing over her "enormous talent."”
logic-a-go-go on May 5, 2011 at 22:24:41
“Right. And changing a few words or paraphrasing doesn't cut it. It is still plagiarism, if you are not citing the source. You MUST cite the source if the ideas come from someone else.”
“It is very easy to check students' papers for originality. Google what appears to be a unique phrase and see what comes up. Having students write essays in class gives one an idea of their writing ability and style, so when term papers are written, one usually knows if the student had "help." I think it's fine if a student has a tutor or someone else to help them with term papers as long as that help is acknowledged.”
senseandnonsense on May 5, 2011 at 08:12:53
“Writing style and IDEAS often give students away. If they haven't had any original ideas for an entire semester and, suddenly, they write like a doctoral student. Whoa!”