Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Posted Dec 22, 2007
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the coming year bring lots of love, luck and inspiration to all of you!
Latest reply: Dec 22, 2007
Posted Jun 7, 2007
Have some free time and a comp, so just thought I might try to use this medium. It seems good to speak to all of my friends at the same time.
We've spent a week at the dacha and are back for a couple of days - big daughter has had her next exam, and now I'm trying to paste her to the chair and brutally force her to revise for her Chemistry exam which is due on Friday,
Mum is back from hospital with some new prescriptions (no doctor can make her younger, but each one tries to impose their favourite new medicines, which are not always better for Mum, and given their number, are bound to disagree with each other - so I feel it my duty (mind you, I am not a doctor - but someone has to look after the naughty tribe) to sort them out, consulting yet another doctor etc etc ,
to cap it all I did miss the big boys, who go a bit wild and even more hungry when they live alone as one doesn't buy food trying to save the money for a new guitar, and the other is too engrossed in Counter Strike to go to the shops so just drinks kefir (kind of sour milk drink) with bread and jam and has to be reminded of the sad necessity to go to school most days of the week ,
finally, I seem to miss hubby, too,
and the little ones were invited to their friend's birthday party.
Bad luck for Pusha - she had to travel all the way back to Moscow (train + bus), and she does hate it!
Victory! The biggest son has just come over, saying contentedly, 'Wow, I've started to cook for myself'
Just a week home alone did it!
to see what he's cooked - might do with a bite myself
Latest reply: Jun 7, 2007
I can't understand...
Posted Feb 26, 2007
This is an excerpt from a letter to a friend. It was caused by an entry which I stumbled across in my hootoo wanderings.Peer Review: A19298820 - How to perform an Exorcism. (I couldn't help posting to the discussion following it, too. Avoiding threads which feature christian bashing is one thing, but condoning a Guide entry which makes laughing stocks of believers seemed wrong.)
I'm putting this letter here in the hope that the people who were kind to me during my first months on this site can help me understand...
'I seem to believe that a community centered around a common intellectual enterprise (in this case, 'A Guide to life, Universe and everything') must have a common mentality.
I can't put up with a picture of a kaleidoscope of mentalities that have no common ground at all. The brainchild of such a disagreeing and fighting bunch of people clearly can't be viable.
I don't mind the 'diversity'/'pluralism' kind of thing. However, just as it does in my country, this standpoint falls short of expectations when it comes to religious faith or feelings of national identity.
If this kind of entry goes into the Guide, it means
'catholics are not invited here', because it clearly ridicules their praying practice, their priests, and, ultimately, their faith.This mockery seems to be the intention of the writer. What is the intention of the community, or does, in fact, such thing as a community exist here? Am I deceiving myself, thinking that a few people who discussed and approved of this entry are 'vox populi'? Who are the editors, who finally decide what is going to represent the thinking and creativity of h2g2 researchers? What beliefs are they guided by?'
Latest reply: Feb 26, 2007
Posted Jan 30, 2007
Incredibly, it's nearly one month since I set foot on hootoo.
Latest reply: Jan 30, 2007
Posted Jan 6, 2007
What a noise!! Voices sighing, chatting, laughing, giggling, yelling... yet no one to be seen...gives you the creeps...
Back to palpable and visible - what a relief!
Latest reply: Jan 6, 2007