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Hello, I just arrived

Post by pilgrim1917 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:20 am

Greetings!

I'm a bit of an oddball, yet I feel very much at home here. I am not an atheist but have friends who are, good friends, in fact. Indeed, I now believe in a supreme being, though I didn't always. I began reading philosophy when I was 20, with The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus, The Will to Power by Nietzsche, followed by philosophical literature, works by Dostoevsky and others.

My degrees are in psychology, teacher education and journalism. I'm retired. I write poetry, fiction, essays and I journal.

I look forward to some good discussions in these forums.

Thank you.

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Post by bahman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm

pilgrim1917 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:20 am
Greetings!

I'm a bit of an oddball, yet I feel very much at home here. I am not an atheist but have friends who are, good friends, in fact. Indeed, I now believe in a supreme being, though I didn't always. I began reading philosophy when I was 20, with The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus, The Will to Power by Nietzsche, followed by philosophical literature, works by Dostoevsky and others.

My degrees are in psychology, teacher education and journalism. I'm retired. I write poetry, fiction, essays and I journal.

I look forward to some good discussions in these forums.

Thank you.
I am retired too but I am physicist. Welcome.

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Post by Harbal » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:23 pm

bahman wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm

I am retired too but I am physicist. Welcome.
I retire next year, I'm an astronaut.

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Post by Impenitent » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:45 pm

I retire every 50 laps, I work in a pit crew...

-Imp

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Post by bahman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:07 pm

Harbal wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:23 pm
bahman wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm

I am retired too but I am physicist. Welcome.
I retire next year, I'm an astronaut.
Nice to see you.

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Post by pilgrim1917 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:39 pm

Thank you all for the welcome, or welcomes, whichever is the proper phrasing. It's great to be in this company of thinkers. I'm headed to the discussion about Ricky Gervais, because I've been a fan of his since "The Office," the original British version. Apparently he said some controversial things at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Post by Walker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm

pilgrim1917 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Thank you all for the welcome, or welcomes, whichever is the proper phrasing. It's great to be in this company of thinkers. I'm headed to the discussion about Ricky Gervais, because I've been a fan of his since "The Office," the original British version. Apparently he said some controversial things at the Golden Globe Awards.
Hey there. Pilgrim brings to mind 1620 and the Mayflower, John Wayne, Eric Clapton. I heard recently that an epidemic more than decimated Indian tribes along coastal North America before 1620. Something to check out one of these days.

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Re: Hello, I just arrived

Post by pilgrim1917 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 pm

Well, now I feel very much at home here, appreciate all the welcoming voices and meeting a retired astronaut among my new acquaintances.

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Post by Lacewing » Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 pm

pilgrim1917 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 pm
...and meeting a retired astronaut among my new acquaintances.
If Harbal is a retired astronaut, I'm a dragon tamer visiting from the Pleiades star cluster. :lol:

Welcome Pilgrim!

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Post by Harbal » Thu May 21, 2020 8:31 pm

Lacewing wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 pm
pilgrim1917 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 pm
...and meeting a retired astronaut among my new acquaintances.
If Harbal is a retired astronaut, I'm a dragon tamer visiting from the Pleiades star cluster. :lol:
How's the weather at Pleiades star cluster, Lacey. :)

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Post by Lacewing » Thu May 21, 2020 8:35 pm

Harbal wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:31 pm
How's the weather at Pleiades star cluster, Lacey. :)
It's beautiful! I would love to show you around. Let me know when you plan to be in the area in your space capsule.

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Post by Harbal » Thu May 21, 2020 8:43 pm

Lacewing wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Let me know when you plan to be in the area in your space capsule.
It's hard to say when I will be able to get there. I'm having a spot of bother with the warp drive, and it is proving very difficult to get hold of the right spark plugs on Jupiter.

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Post by Lacewing » Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 pm

Harbal wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Lacewing wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Let me know when you plan to be in the area in your space capsule.
It's hard to say when I will be able to get there. I'm having a spot of bother with the warp drive, and it is proving very difficult to get hold of the right spark plugs on Jupiter.
Well, I'm warmed from simply knowing that you'd like to visit. Maybe our paths will cross on the dark side of the moon.

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Post by Harbal » Thu May 21, 2020 8:56 pm

Lacewing wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Maybe our paths will cross on the dark side of the moon.
Yes, we'll arrange something. Don't forget to bring a torch.

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Post by pilgrim1917 » Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 pm

If Harbal is a retired astronaut, I'm a dragon tamer visiting from the Pleiades star cluster. :lol:
Welcome Pilgrim!

How's the weather at Pleiades star cluster, Lacey. :)

It's beautiful! I would love to show you around. Let me know when you plan to be in the area in your space capsule.

It's hard to say when I will be able to get there. I'm having a spot of bother with the warp drive, and it is proving very difficult to get hold of the right spark plugs on Jupiter.

Well, I'm warmed from simply knowing that you'd like to visit. Maybe our paths will cross on the dark side of the moon.

Yes, we'll arrange something. Don't forget to bring a torch.
Delightful! Love the zippy bantering. If you are Brits it's no surprise I'm delighted, as I'm more than a bit of an anglophile. The wonder of Brit humor for me is it spans the chasm of extremely silly to droll humor. ... How do you find American humor? :D

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