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9 days ago
Eric K
Summer, I am glad you are here. Your Aunt Elsie was a literal angel.
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9 days ago
Eric K
I remember reading years ago about 11 vice presidents at Crown Zellerbach, a paper company. Why they needed so many VPs is the subject of the article. These 11 guys were all let go, apparently with some generous compensation. 10 of them started their own businesses believing they had business acumen. All 10 of these new businesses failed. The corporation they thought they were running as VPs
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27 days ago
Eric K
I am so sorry. She was a light here for many.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
I am a big fan of porcupines. Unfortunately none live in TN. I love these terms though similar to the wombats collective noun: NOUN COLLECTIVE NOUN USAGE EXAMPLE Porcupines____Prickle________A prickle of porcupines Porcupines____Bed__________A bed of porcupines Porcupines____Rump________A rump of porcupines A prickle of porcupines is used to describe a group of porcupines, usua
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
The reason I posted this was to emphasize not letting others make major decisions for you. I did that in my 20's in believing Mormonism and its leaders. I foolishly went on a mission as a convert and then made a poor career choice trusting some Mormons. Fortunately fixed the career direction in my early 30's and able to retire well now. That is all I intended. When I made decisions that wer
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
Three things you must know to be an adult: • Don’t fool yourself. • Don’t fool others. • Don’t let others fool you. — and do it all without trying to impress..
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
Hey Mannaz, 'Bright shiny wealthy up and comer in the stake gets called to be a bishop, then to stake HC, then stake president, then mission president of the Puerto Rico mission' This guys father was Phil Smartt, stake president in Chattanooga. He was a major factor in our disillusionment with Mormonism. He was a real ass. No compassion. Arrogant. Narcissist. Apparently the son was a
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
That was a book that really troubled me. It was clear the Mormon leaders were lying. Any idea of them having some integrity was destroyed. Even a Mormon detective on the case recognized that the the lies went all the way to the top. I read 3 books at the time about the Hofmann forgeries. I do not see how any Mormon could accept leaders have any degree of inspiration. They are frauds.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
I love my morning coffee with breakfast. Even after all these years it still feels like a treat. I use a Keurig coffee 'Four Sigmatic' which contains mushroom and yacon. For me, it is smooth and easy to drink a 2nd cup w/o an upset stomach. I had been drinking it regularly for about 2 years. DW decided to try it a month ago. Now it is her favorite, so I have to double the monthly orders s
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
https://abbeybrewinginc.com/the-best-pay-lay-ale-a-celebration-of-fine-brewing/ There is a pay lay ale.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
The digital flute is actually a digital saxophone I use to play a simulated flute. Some musicians refer to these as Ewis. https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/digital_wind_instruments/yds_series/index.html I use it for an excellent flute sound and also harmonica for some jazz tunes. It does a lousy job of imitating a tenor or alto sax so I use real saxophones and cla
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
The event coordinator liked us so much we got 5 more gigs. I just have to send the contracts. It was fun.
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
One regret, among many, in my active years as a Mormon was giving up playing music. Today I am on my way to play with a jazz quintet where I play the sax and digital flute. This year I have 30+ gigs or performances lined up and that is only through to September. I wished I never stopped as I could of been a better musician. At least I returned to something I treasured. I recently played
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
That will get us to this summer. So thanks. I won't keep bumping this post. Really appreciate those who have helped. Eric
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8 weeks ago
Eric K
Somewhat unrelated is a post from Facebook after feeling like crap for 5 days: In Norway, "up and not crying" is a common response to "how's it going" & I think that's a reasonable standard to hold oneself to.
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8 weeks ago
Eric K
Unfortunately we need to do fund raising again as we reside on a dedicated server. I hope to lower our costs in negotiating with our ISP. If you wish to help you can donate by going to the bottom of the first page or send a check to: wingnet PO Box 2605 Cleveland TN 37320-2605 for exmormon.org No one is paid here and never have been paid in the nearly 25 years of our existence. I know the
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8 weeks ago
Eric K
covid test negative I played for a New Years dance. Perhaps picked up something there
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8 weeks ago
Eric K
I have had the RSV and Covid vaccines yet quite ill today. I have only been around a few people these past weeks so it is surprising that I caught something. What I read is to wash you hands regularly especially when out shopping or handling objects that others have touched.
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2 months ago
Eric K
Our costs are a bit high. We live on a dedicated server. Our ISP charges $180 per month for full back ups, support etc. I will eliminate my site email to save $20 as it is not used otherwise we are at $200
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2 months ago
Eric K
n/t
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2 months ago
Eric K
Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
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2 months ago
Eric K
papal takes a small cut so we end up with odd values.
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2 months ago
Eric K
Thanks $336 so far! I am off to an American Legion Hall to play for a New Years dance.
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2 months ago
Eric K
I will get details later. Unfortunately we need to do fund raising again as we reside on a dedicated server. I hope to lower our costs in negotiating with our ISP. If you wish to help you can donate by going to the bottom of the first page or send a check to: wingnet PO Box 2605 Cleveland TN 37320-2605 for exmormon.org No one is paid here and never have been paid in the nearly 25 year
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2 months ago
Eric K
n/t
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2 months ago
Eric K
Nikola founder sentenced to four years for lying about company’s electric cars https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/dec/18/nikola-founder-sentenced-four-years-trevor-milton Milton was the founder and CEO of Nikola Motors, an electric truck company. He was found guilty on three fraud charges in October 2022 for lying to investors about Nikola's progress in developing hydrogen-powere
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2 months ago
Eric K
https://onlysky.media/ccassidy/jehovahs-witnesses-changing-course-on-reporting-evangelism-hours/ This is a long article on the Watchtower. IMHO it is a good read. I used to tell new ex-Mormons to read up on the antics of the Watchtower as there are so many similarities to Mormonism and it can be studied somewhat dispassionately. Apparently the Evangelism hours reported by JWs have been fall
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3 months ago
Eric K
"Remember the Scopes Monkey Trial? What is it with these people? Do they know no other way of living beyond trying to stop the world and live in the past?" That is actually a good thing for me. My jazz group plays for a major Scopes anniversary dinner and dance. We are booked again already for July 2024. The event is only 30 miles from my home in Tennessee. The anti-LGBTQ trend
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3 months ago
Eric K
'A federal court ordered the brand Balance of Nature to stop producing and selling its dietary supplement products this week, after the Food and Drug Administration accused the two Utah-based companies behind it of repeatedly breaking the law in how they made and marketed their supplements. The FDA says the company marketing Balance of Nature, Evig LLC, and its CEO Lex Howard had flouted years
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