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For me the "Different" was the stigma of growing up " Poor " in America. (You can fill-in your own blank there, as the case may be.) Not as hard a road as some, yet still hardly a piece of cake. (...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 03:07 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Yesterday I was made to feel worthless, less-than, something to be mocked and spoken down to. It went on until I cried and apologized over and over (at which point I was told that maybe I should go ...
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 174 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:29 PM PDT with 271 Recommends
"I complained that I had no shoes, until I met someone who had no feet." -- Persian proverb Semantic bootstrapping -- psychology.wikia.com Bootstrapping alludes to a German legend about Baron Mü...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:50 AM PST with 5 Recommends
That might be exaggeration, but not much in context. After Hurricane Sandy passed Maryland a few communities were left sopping from the tidal surge, and Crisfield was hurt the most. Crisfield, an ...
by dadadata
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:11 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Since his identification as Romney's running mate, I have several times heard a certain narrative about Paul Ryan being advanced - that he is a self-made man who had to overcome the tragedy of ...
by tamandua
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 02:13 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
This week's Torah reading: Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12 to 11:24. The Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14 to 51:3. Some years ago I was involved with a puppet workshop in our church's Sunday School program ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 02:54 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
The well-known English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller once likely said, "It is always darkest just before the day dawneth." This may not be solid science, but like so many pithy sentiments ...
by ferment
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 04:30 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Newt Gingrich's treatment of his wives mirrors the Republican Party's treatment of women, poor people, people of color, and immigrant people in general. The GOP treats such non-people in a way ...
by ginmar
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 01:20 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I've always thought that saying about "lifting oneself up by one's own bootstraps" is a perfect example of the failings of the Republican worldview. Disclaimer: This isn't really much ...
by Surly Cracker
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 12:32 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Ten thousand years ago, or there about, a finger of the Canadian ice shield that dammed the Clark Fork River near modern-day Missoula, Montana failed catastrophically, and in the space of 48 hours ...
by Sylvester McMonkey Mcbean
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 06:36 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
How many times have you heard from a conservative that those in need should just "pick themselves up by their bootstraps"? They are sick and tired of paying taxes for lazy people who should just ...
by Fury
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 10:04 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
The following essay was written by a very dear friend of my husband and myself and it manages to eloquently capture our feelings and the feelings of many of our friends and families with regards to ...
by PixieThis
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:58 AM PDT with 6 Recommends