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Post by CarmelaBear » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:12 am

Me, too.

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Post by Clemsy » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:19 am

I have had the great good fortune to work with Robert Walter, president of the JCF, for some time. He is a man true to the mission of keeping Joe's work alive, and also a man of great heart and soul who looks to all of us as an extended family.

Today is his 70th birthday and i would ask you to send him your hearty cheers.

Happy birthday, Bob! :-)
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Post by Cindy B. » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:24 am

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Post by nandu » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:08 am

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Post by JamesN. » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:36 am

All the Best; 8) :D

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Post by Dionysus » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:40 am

Bob, Keep on Truckin'
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Post by JamesN. » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:26 pm

For those who may not have heard; Bill Moyers; the man who helped to introduce Joseph Campbell to the world with his exceptional 6 part documentary: " The Power of Myth "; is retiring. IMHO no one has done more to promote informed, civilized journalism and discourse in the public arena than he. For all the noble causes he championed I can only say; " Well Done Sir "; thank you for all you did for you most certainly will be missed :!:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

( Here is some background on him. ):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Moyers
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Post by Clemsy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:59 pm

Actually, I found out today that someone's math was a tad off and Bob turned 69, not 70. But I'm sure you wishes are just as potent and we'll do it all again next December 16th. lol

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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:22 pm

I learned that, unlike other countries, the U.S. suffers from a tendency to take unreasonable and reckless chances in an effort to achieve recognition for heroism. Emergency and law enforcement personnel here are said to be as much as eight times more likely to rush into dangerous situations or cause problems, because we want to be "heroes".

Wiki has an article on the "hero syndrome":

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_syndrome

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Post by Dionysus » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:32 pm

Hello all. I thought there was thread that related to fiction lit, but I don't see it, so here's this. I just finished a book by Neil Stephenson entitled, Anathem. A futuristic novel which takes place in a different cosmos from ours. There were times when it was slow going. Understandable in light of the difference in cultures, and technologies, (tho' it takes place on a very earth-like planet). It also has a great deal of humor talking about the popular culture which exists outside the walls of the various "coscents" (cloisters for scientific and mathematical communities and libraries for stored information) but I must say it was entirely worth it.

It contains a lengthy glossary for reference, or one has the option of just diving in - which is what I did. The novel is interspersed with dictionary type definitions so as one reads one becomes attuned the various cultural references.

Stephenson is brilliant. This is the second novel of his that I have read and I am certainly looking forward to exploring more of his work. The discussions of Quantum physics, theories of multi-universe, philosophy, religion and God are engrossing. I highly recommend his work and this particular book.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:50 am

Try the thread called "Fiction", here on Thousand Faces.
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Post by nandu » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:13 pm

Clemsy wrote:Actually, I found out today that someone's math was a tad off and Bob turned 69, not 70. But I'm sure you wishes are just as potent and we'll do it all again next December 16th. lol

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According to Kerala custom, the 60th and 84th birthdays are celebrated with great fanfare.

84 years is when you have supposed to have seen a thousand full moons. :)

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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:12 am

nandu wrote: 84 years is when you have supposed to have seen a thousand full moons. :)

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Post by Roncooper » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:06 am

I get 81 years for 1,000 full moons, but there may be some second order correction I am not aware of.
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