Some thoughts about leisure time…

Somewhere along the way, Americans began spending money as a pastime. It’s become so ingrained in the subconscious that it’s crossed into insanity.

Case in point.

Three generations of women plan to go shopping during a weekend. Weather interferes. Women cast about for “activity” away from home, and settle on hairdresser’s salon. Said hairdresser is working alone, with two prior appointments. Women persevere. Nail tech arrives late, and women still persevere. Five hours later they depart. Upon arriving home, women decide to leave home again to find restaurant for supper, cooking being too much work and effort. Note: poor weather persists.

Tonight is rented movies on the television. Tomorrow entails a movie theater.

Somewhere along the way, people in the USA stopped social interaction. We are poorer for the change.

Disturbing Quotes

Found this sentence in the comments section of a blog:

“For me, as a lesbian, the only place I have decided I won’t ever come out is my local gym – because of the lesbophobia around the changing rooms. It’s a place of great joy for me and I don’t want prejudice to spoil it.”

Building a Life Together

An excellent message. Pay attention.

Free Northerner

Donal wrote a couple posts on men’s SMV and marriage conundrums and women’s complimentary conundrum.

I’m going to focus on the second, in particular. Not wanting to add to Sigyn’s compassion fatigue, I’m not going to talk of how its easier for women to find a marriage partner at this age than men, but rather I’m going to give advice to the young ladies who want to marry young but can’t find a worthy young man to marry.


First, the reality: you won’t be able to.

For you, young woman of average beauty in your late-teens or early-20s, it will be almost impossible to find a worthy young man who wants to marry you. The vast majority of men your age are of naturally low value, they are unworthy. Most of those few that aren’t unworthy will either not desire marriage or would be a poor marriage…

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Another Lesson from the Business Trenches

My client, and architect, has been working with his client, a family whose wealth derives from a product distribution, for about 25 years. Recently, after all this time working with this family on a huge variety of projects, the client has selected another architect for the largest project so far. This, after they dumped me as a consultant on direction of the client.

Lesson: there’s no pleasing people. Do what you want.