I have been neglecting my reponsibilities to the blogging community by not mentioning other blogs I like.
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I very much enjoyed reading responses to yesterday’s question, “What if you were kidnapped by space aliens and they zapped you with alien technology so that all your XX chromosomes warped into XY chromosomes and when you regained consciousness, you were really and truly a man?” The point of the exercise was to ponder what it might be like to be a man.
Thanks to your prayers, I slept like a log. I don’t have to go in for this blood test for some hours yet, so I will calm myself by returning to “Let’s Praise Men Week.” (In case you didn’t read my terrified midnight post, by 14:20 British Summer Time I will be in a waiting-room waiting to have a blood test.
I received an e-mail the other day from a teenager who had been approached at a farmer’s market by one of the vendors. He told her that he was new to the area and was hoping for friends.
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The idea that the surviving Boston Bombing suspect must be innocent because he is “too beautiful” suggests that some girls take “not rooted in reality” to an extreme.I have been pondering my high school days recently, and I am so glad that when I was a teenager, there were fewer ways to preserve evidence of the weird blips of one’s juvenile brain. There was no texting, no tweeting, no blogging, no Facebook, no camera phones and very few tattoos for women
I’ve been thinking a lot about my controversial advice to the nineteen year old reader whose first impulse, when approached for friendship by a stranger a few older than she when she was on a family outing, was to ask her father. She was embarrassed that she had done this–and perhaps that her father had given his opinion not only to her but to the stranger–and wondered what else she might have done.I said she had done the right thing, and she could do it again in future.
As far as I can recall, this is the first letter in six years about someone else being Single!Dear Seraphic: I have a good topic for you to cover if you are so inclined. How does one strike the balance between letting God be in control of one’s life, but not being passive
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Dear Auntie Seraphic, Thanks for all your good and witty advice! Reading your blog, I’ve learned the error of so many ill-advised things that I just know that I would have done if I hadn’t heard what you had to say!
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I just got a fantastic email from a reader who took my tough-lady advice about something really tough and got herself out of what could have become a real mess. I am so proud of her!”Why are all my readers smarter than me?” I asked B.A.”They’re not,” said B.A
Once upon a time, the “gentle” in “gentleman” meant that a man came from the upper classes. Later, especially in more democratic America, “gentleman” came to mean a man who was friendly, obliging, thoughtful and polite.As I don’t understand Korean, I have no idea what the pop star Psy means by “gentleman.” His video for “Gentleman” illustrates a goodly number of pranks no gentleman should ever do.