Where is Robert?
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August 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm #32711
Strega, that is a winning first line for your novel. The reader is immediately intrigued.
Better as a first line, I think.August 5, 2020 at 12:06 am #32722
Where is Pope Beanie?August 5, 2020 at 1:40 am #32723
Reports of Pope’s absence can neither be confirmed nor denied.
What can be confirmed is Troublemaker Tom is in the house.August 6, 2020 at 11:39 pm #32767
Where is Pope Beanie?
Tom! Nice to hear from you. 😉August 7, 2020 at 1:02 am #32769
Maybe @robert found TikTok?August 7, 2020 at 6:54 am #32771
Go back to sleep, Jake.August 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm #32772
good suggestion Tom…when ya gonna go anti-big bang? Gonna trot out the big crunch?August 8, 2020 at 5:04 am #32780
It was a good suggestion but you had a real bad dream.
August 8, 2020 at 5:27 am #32782
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by tom sarbeck.
PB, too much scifi here; too little science. Cheers.August 8, 2020 at 7:49 am #32783
Notice that _Robert_ REALLY hasn’t been here in a while.August 8, 2020 at 9:24 am #32784
I’m worriedAugust 10, 2020 at 5:03 pm #32796
PB, too much scifi here; too little science. Cheers.
Too much psuedo-science everywhere! I’m struggling with trying to communicate positively with people around here, especially the very noisy Trump fans that take over the local paper’s comment section, even though they’re in a conservative minority among a progressive majority. I dunno, it’s like maybe they feel they don’t have anywhere else they can be heard or strongly express their dissent and/or Trumpian-level angst.
That was my mini-rant, prelude to the more positive request, that intelligent and well informed people (such as yourself, whether or not here at AZ) should contribute as much as they can to overcome this anti-science, populistic/authoritarianistic-vs-progressive polarizing trend that has taken over our discourse. Not to blame just Trumpists, as some of the progressive tribe have moved too far left to compensate.
This polarization is even bigger than (say) an EU vs Big Bang debate, and I’m not in the same camp of any strident criticizers of other camps who are not aiming for at least some positive outcome other than contributing one’s personal angst in a monologue. To be honest, I started fucking HATING Trump since his covid failures started, but at the same time see his fans still rallying behind him, so I think we need to understand that the only way to cut out the cancer is by enabling constructive dialog with his fans before the November elections. (I even believe more than ever now that Trump’s intended strategy and tactics are to divide and cause chaos, ala Bannon-like eschatology, so I’m not longer surprised by what he or his fans do toward these ends.)
Meanwhile back on topic about Robert, I can speculate that maybe he’s in hospital (for one of the currently common reasons at our age and circumstances) and hope he will eventually come back here. Maybe a visit to relatives beginning around when the hurricane hit nearby? And so on. (I’m glad you appeared here, as I was worried about your year or so of absence! I just didn’t say it publicly until now.)
@toms, can you recommend a more decent forum, with respectful discourse among people with different beliefs?
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