To`na Wanagi

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  1. Amen! to Atwater and Amen! to Hex.....
  2. Foxes do what foxes do. It is not vandalistic to seek food or shelter...even if it happens to be my chicken coop. Urban sprawl leaves them little options but to adapt to the environment imposed upon them. In the eyes of the fox (and many other displaced creatures) we are the antagonists and vandals. I see what they see.
  3. A fig is a fig, good or bad. The guy will probably be in for a big surprise when he gets out of jail and finds his girlfriend/daughter somewhere on a beach in Cancun with his money hidden away in a secret Swiss bank account. Then he will receive the fruits of his labor. Just thinking; if he legally adopts her as his daughter and later wants to marry her.....see the conundrum? Any ULC ministers want to marry a father to his daughter? Yeah, this plan of his just might can hope....
  4. I thouht she had a sex change and became Pee-wee Herman...
  5. There are good figs and bad figs....but they are all figs. The parable of the fig tree in the story told by Jeremiah, chapter 24.
  6. I am so sorry . But her beautiful spirit will make itself known and present to you as you settle into your new home.
  7. could tell her that "Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been to hell and do not want to go back."...
  8. Thanks RR. It is always good to remember that every one of us is a work in progress. And that doesn't end until we die...Uhhh....maybe...
  9. Chief Tecumseh once said, "Trouble no one about their religion; respect them in their view, and demand that they respect yours." I think that is a good wisdom to share with one another. When religions are used as weapons to diminish any living thing, then I believe that religion has fallen short of its intended purpose. The same thing applies to science and atheism, IMO.
  10. How about some Phil Ochs?...."Love me I'm a liberal" or "The war is over"?
  11. The only time our dogs dress up is when the Bears and Packers play. My German Shepherd wears a Bears bandana and my partners Blue Heeler/Aussie wears her Packers bandana.....Yeahhhh....They don't seem too happy about it either.
  12. Anyone can start an AA or other 12-step related support group. The third tradition of AA is "The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking." Here are the other 11 traditions: 1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority--a loving Goid as He may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 3. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. 4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole. 5. Each group has but one primary purpose--to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. 6. An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. 7. Ever AA group ought to be fully self supporting, declining outside contributions. 8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. 9. AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may crerate service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. 10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. 11. Or public relation policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonym,ity at the level of press, radio and films. 12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditons, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. ---"The Twelve Traditions" From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous page 562, 4th edition As far as Domestic violence, in most states one is required to complete a certain number of hours of training for certification. In Illinois and NM it is 40 full hours which must be completed, tested, and passed. I know this because I am a CDVC. Hope this helps.