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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Newman, Scott, and I may constitute a small club: people who live in the place they would most want to visit.

    Sure, I'd like to go back to France and Scotland sometime, but no urgency.
    Yes, this is the best place to be stuck. No complaints.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    I think I live in the best place on the planet.

    Mark
    Good for you. That is worth more than most people know.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I've thought that it would be cool to travel back in time with some caveats:

    You are invisible. You think people are paranoid and touchy now just try paling around with the natives 500 years in the past.

    You are impervious to disease or injury. I'm not getting my skin flayed off just because I looked at an Aztec.

    You have the ability to understand/read all local languages and dialects. Why miss out on juicy gossip over a language barrier?

    You are impervious to local weather. I'm not packing for 4 seasons simply to use a time machine. I have trouble packing for a jaunt into the next room.
    I've thought about those things, of course. And I think it was somebody famous who said the strongest evidence that time travel is impossible (beside science) is that we've never met any time travelers.

    But they're invisible, d'oh!

    Fantasies about The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court are splendid, but I imagine almost every distant time and place on this planet is a lethal threat to a time traveler.
    • "The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis." — AG William Barr.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.
    • "I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems.” —Donald Trump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    I've thought about those things, of course. And I think it was somebody famous who said the strongest evidence that time travel is impossible (beside science) is that we've never met any time travelers.

    But they're invisible, d'oh!

    Fantasies about The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court are splendid, but I imagine almost every distant time and place on this planet is a lethal threat to a time traveler.
    As is our time to someone naive about the dangers we have but seldom think about.

    I loved that book! Can you imagine how astonished an Egyptian pharaoh would be to see an ice maker or automatic door? Even a simple lighter or flashlight.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Africa circa 1900.

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    I am the cat who walks by himself. And all places are alike to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Let's leave out work-related stuff since we're all in the same boat there. Ditto for family.

    Try to think of more amusing destinations. No limits here - could be a neighborhood bodega to get a lurid candle or it could be a last minute trip to Mt. Everest or anything in between.
    Kona, HI. My sister and our daughters had a trip planned on May 4th. I get a credit refund for a trip to Hawaii. Eventually, I'll go see what's available at the end of August or Sept. Because of my original Hawaii trip, I missed a chance to go to Israel with a group of friends from church. It's now being rescheduled for Nov so it's now a possibility.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    As is our time to someone naive about the dangers we have but seldom think about.

    I loved that book! Can you imagine how astonished an Egyptian pharaoh would be to see an ice maker or automatic door? Even a simple lighter or flashlight.
    One of my recurring fantasies is to host a visit from an unprepared, stinking-of-wood-smoke, and thoroughly astonished Daniel Boone.

    Imagine giving him a ride home at night as a first experience. What would be more astonishing, the lights everywhere, without flames? (Remember Barbara Tuchman's A World Lit by Fire?) the speed of the ride? (I usually think about it as I'm doing about 80-85 on the highway.) Siri?

    The comfort of the ride itself? (Though Boone had a habit of preferring to sleep on the floor rather than on a mattress.) Machines in general, like an automatic garage door, or a cellphone?

    Now, me being someone who can scarcely tell a daffodil from an oak tree, I imagine marveling at the skills and knowledge Boone did have. Business sense wasn't an area of his expertise, sadly. But at a time when we sit and watch a "21 day challenge" on Naked and Afraid, contemplating his survival skills is a window into a different universe.

    Even sitting here, a retired school teacher, enjoying a good bourbon (Evan Williams single barrel), television, a computer (Holy shit, Batman!), a Steinway awaiting a workout tomorrow, knowing I have top notch dentistry and medical skills around the corner, I marvel at the distance between me and Ichabod Crane.

    As I think about it, Gingersnap, it would be better to have a time machine that would bring interesting guests into my house (a retired school teacher who owns a damn house!), rather than vice versa.

    Alien abductions, redefined!
    • "The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis." — AG William Barr.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.
    • "I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems.” —Donald Trump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    One of my recurring fantasies is to host a visit from an unprepared, stinking-of-wood-smoke, and thoroughly astonished Daniel Boone.

    Imagine giving him a ride home at night as a first experience. What would be more astonishing, the lights everywhere, without flames? (Remember Barbara Tuchman's A World Lit by Fire?) the speed of the ride? (I usually think about it as I'm doing about 80-85 on the highway.) Siri?

    The comfort of the ride itself? (Though Boone had a habit of preferring to sleep on the floor rather than on a mattress.) Machines in general, like an automatic garage door, or a cellphone?

    Now, me being someone who can scarcely tell a daffodil from an oak tree, I imagine marveling at the skills and knowledge Boone did have. Business sense wasn't an area of his expertise, sadly. But at a time when we sit and watch a "21 day challenge" on Naked and Afraid, contemplating his survival skills is a window into a different universe.

    Even sitting here, a retired school teacher, enjoying a good bourbon (Evan Williams single barrel), television, a computer (Holy shit, Batman!), a Steinway awaiting a workout tomorrow, knowing I have top notch dentistry and medical skills around the corner, I marvel at the distance between me and Ichabod Crane.

    As I think about it, Gingersnap, it would be better to have a time machine that would bring interesting guests into my house (a retired school teacher who owns a damn house!), rather than vice versa.

    Alien abductions, redefined!
    I have thought of that but would any of them be interested in me? A lot of the people I'd like to talk with were highly educated polymaths by any current standards. Sure, I might be able to explain how a battery works or a light bulb but could I keep up with all the literature, philosophy, theology, and general grasp of the human condition?

    I have my doubts about that.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
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    My SIL lives outside there so I'm familiar with it. What's the appeal for you?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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