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  •  Pax, guys. (11+ / 0-)

    Obviously Ms. Pris came to the breaking point where she HAD to speak her Truth. And given this diary, she is fully, painfully cognizant of the personal toll it might take, the family dynamic that has forevermore been altered... she can't unring the bell now. it was a beautifully written, poignant diary of love and personal honesty.

    I grew up the daughter of a wonderful, old-fashioned father myself... and there have been many points in my adult years where it ripped my heart out, but I had to go my own way and follow my own star. Ms. Pris, hopefully, after he's calmed down a bit, your Dad will find that he has respect for you, and see that you got some steel in you. Hell, he'll probably take credit for it (deservedly or undeservedly) (AHEM).

    I think Indy was responding directly to the diary, as written, from the heart - it obviously touched him. From previous comments, Indy, you've always been a Good Egg in my book.

    Annnnd Glorificus, you know I love and respect you, dear. Your rapier wit make me shake in my boots for deserved the setdown you'll surely give me after I hit send on this comment. But sometimes people just respond from the heart first, and it takes someone else to point out that their well-intentioned comment could be taken in an entirely different way.

    Now I've sauntered in, where angels fear to tread. Flame away.

    “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

    by Cinnamon on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:19:18 PM PDT

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      •  D'OH! Sorry hun, didn't know you were a She! (4+ / 0-)
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        My bad.

        And, you're welcome :)

        Isn't it weird, I've never met Glorificus in person, AND I was a huge Buffy fan, where the god Glorificus on that show was female in deity-form... and yet, I always use masculine gender for our Glorificus. And ,wow, just re-read that and realized what a geek I really am. Nevermind.

        “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

        by Cinnamon on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:55:39 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, I'm guilty of that myself (5+ / 0-)

      What seems a sincere sentiment in my head can be heard in an entirely different context by another.  So I  say nothing.

      For the record, I lost my dad at age 3 and immediately took it to mean "I hope you & your dad can figure out how to maintain a relationship."  But that's entirely from my own viewpoint.

      The truth always matters.

      by texasmom on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:09:32 PM PDT

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    •  My mother is a winger (7+ / 0-)

      she does not get that I don't care, she is old,  and I love her anyway.  Since I own her house we have a few interactions a month.

      Last time I was there, she yelled at me 'Socialist', and I'm like yeah, I'm like  feed the hungry, house the poor, heal the sick, Jesus stuff and we can afford it, we don't HAVE to have more spending on the military than all the rest of the world combined, we could like spend only more than the top ten military countries combined, and feed a lot more people, and stop killing people and it would be all good.  

      She's like 'Socialist' , you have odd ideas.'

      Me, 'Yeah, well, I don't think the government should be in our bed room, in our bathroom, in our personal decisions, and I think that the government should invest in education the same way it invests in transportation. Society gets what it invests.'

      She's like ' EDUCATION!!! I don't want to pay for nobody's college education.  

      Me.  'Yeah, back in the day a high school education could get one a wood shop or a car shop or tool and die maker eduction as well as a seamstress (that would be me, I fly a sewing machine for a living) and a cook a living wage.  My  husband was in the first computer major at UC Berkeley.  In his class (1972) were the founders of Adobe,  the gurus of Microsoft (Jim Grey),  and many more.  Their cost per semester under Edward Brown (father of the current), ... 0 zip, nada .  All they had to pay for were books and the student center.  Cast your bread upon water and. . . . .

      "Conservatives care from conception to crowning." VetGrl " It's just a matter of time before the Republicans realize the Ten Commandments are "regulations."" TriassicSands

      by sailmaker on Sat May 19, 2012 at 01:00:43 AM PDT

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