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Dave Trowbridge
Works at Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
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'“If you want a picture of the future,” as Orwell didn’t write in Nineteen Eighty-Four, “imagine a finger pressing refresh on an angry blogpost – for ever.”'
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<<  The intention was that the awards would be more democratic and open to a greater range of works: nerds know how it is to be excluded from the cool gang.  >>

To me, this is the crux of the matter.  Correa and Torgerson felt excluded in recent years.  So they did something about it, and now the other nerds are trying to banish them. 

And if course it can be repaired, despite Martin's handwringing. The other nerds just need to care as much or more about the Hugos as the Sad Puppies do, and put that passion into action.  

Meanwhile Avatar 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 will not win Oscars for best picture, or screenplay.  
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"Boehner said that the Republicans’ plan would reduce or eliminate 'immigration magnets,' such as the social safety net, public education, clean air, and drinkable water."

I'd say that paying these clowns $15/hour would be far too generous.
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BTW, I'm well aware that this article is satire. What makes it so funny is that it doesn't sound like satire.
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I just blocked a deeply inconsiderate person for posting a picture of dogs being boiled alive in China. 

It will take me days to get those images out of my mind; I'm actually finding it hard to type right now, and I'm very, very angry at both him and the monstrous people about whose actions he is rightly angry as well. (This, by the way, is why the metaphor of Hell is so very important.)

Please, think before you post about the effect the images you include may have on your readers. Words are one thing: they take some effort to read, as they are processed by the cerebral cortex. Images are another: their effect is near-instantaneous, and they go right past the cerebral cortex into the limbic system.

Anyway, where my stream is concerned, there's no second chance. Anything like this and it's bell, book, and candle.

And if anyone knows of a way to screen Google+ posts (blocking images until allowed), I'd love to know about it.

#triggers   #ambushphotos    #blockingpeople   #blockingimages
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+David Fiedler I have practically no filters against images, esp. film and video, which is why I no longer go to movie theaters. In fact, right now, I'm not watching anything (nore reading any fiction, for that matter), but that's because I'm writing like a fiend for the first time in 20 years, and I don't want to waste time on someone else's imaginings.
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The man who outlived his murderer.
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Brontosauri return from Pluto, news at 11...
In a new study researchers suggest the dinosaur currently known as Apatosaurus excelsus, famously first known as Brontosaurus until 1903, is different enough from its Apatosaurian kin as to be a different dinosaur altogether.
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Sounds like a good idea, and I'll doubtless figure out how to do it, but I wish, at a minimum, that you'd supply text bullet points in the post text for those of us who find video an excruciatingly slow way to learn. Life's too short, at least online!
This video walks you through the steps to create a shared checklist using Google Keep.
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A user interface is a lot like a joke.  If you have to explain it, it isn't very good.
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A sociopathic sexual predator attempts to deliver value as a movie critic and fails miserably. Four stars (one star withheld because there are no cat pictures).

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“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”: An excellent film. The obviously unfit are winnowed out, and an enterprising young boy receives a factory.
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All of the potential candidates for President are horrifying (by definition, since you have to be a functional sociopath to get that far), but Jeb Bush is a "vindictive, untrustworthy coward" (like his brother) who, perhaps more than any of the others, has demonstrated that he shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the tremendous, almost-unchecked power of the American presidency.

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CLEARWATER, Fla.—Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. “It was a living hell,” he said, “and I blame him.”...
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Ultimate steampunk!

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When film editor and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) professor Burton J. Sears died in August 2014, he left behind a collection of mysterious...
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Edward Snowden described himself as a Buddhist. Chris Kyle described himself as a Christian.

It's pretty obvious to me which one was following Jesus.

"For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light." (Mk. 4:22)

"For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." (John 3:20)

"...all who take the sword will perish by the sword." (Matt. 26:52)

"You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, `You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire." (Matt. 5:21-22)

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Since the anti-  #snowden  hype is starting to jump up again, I'll go ahead and re-share this enraging meme so I can get a few giggles in at how blind people have become. 
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Although also Mencken: ""For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
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Education
  • Glendale High School
    1966 - 1968
  • Occidental College
    Organic Chemistry, 1968 - 1970
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Music Composition, 1975 - 1977
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Listener, truth-teller, well-digger, whetstone
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I'm a conservative Friend, a specifically Christian Quaker who practices the silent waiting worship that originated among many groups seeking Truth during the English Civil War, but which was carried forward only by Friends. 

I became a Friend ten years ago thinking to escape Jesus, only to be brought back full circle, but higher up and further in. Only lately have I discerned, haltingly and too often "outrunning my Guide," have I begun to discern what seems to be my true vocation.

Part of this vocation seems undeniable: the gift of creative writing, lost or take away 20 years ago, has been given back to me more powerful than when I left it, although, of course, I must work hard to recover the techniques I practiced only in distorted fashion as I labored instead in the dark, Satanic mills of Silicon Valley.

It's the other part that's scary. When I first became a Friend, three verses from the book of Jeremiah took up residence in my heart and in my mind, a kind of spirit-worm, if you will. Now they seem to be bearing fruit, or compelling me in a not yet clear direction. 

I won't say much more about this, preferring to let Jeremiah speak for me, except to underscore my understanding that we cannot discern where ruach blows save in community, in which I am doubly blessed: first in the woman in whom my soul delights, a faithful child of Abraham, and the family she brought to me; and second, in my blessed community among Friends. 

O Eternal One, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived;
Thou art stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed.

I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I cry out, 
I shout, "Violence and destruction!"
The word of the Eternal has become for me 
A reproach and derision all day long.

But if I say, "I will not mention him,
Or speak any more in his name,"
There is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones,
And I am weary with holding it in,
And I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:7-9 (RSV, paraphrased)
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Co-author with Sherwood Smith of the Exordium space opera series
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Writer, Gardener, Dog Trainer, Musician, Body-Hacker, Junk Artisan
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  • Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    Member, 2004 - present
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