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This is the thread for discussions that don’t really need it’s own thread.

This is a remake of the Random Thoughts thread which got locked.

So I’ll make a rule:

Do not go into long heated arguments about one topic, and READ THE RULES OF THE SITE.

Anything else is permitted.

unlike another thread I made from 2017…nooo…

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I’m bored. Post something.

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I miss the old Off Topic…before everyone started treating each other like crap and getting themselves banned. This place used to be so much fun.

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“Getting themselves banned”? I think the truth’s a little more complicated than that. Otherwise, ditto.

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It was meant semi-ironically. My impression is that pretty well everyone involved was at fault in some way. And I was trying to be somewhat diplomatic given that the Random Thoughts thread got locked over this issue.

How are you doing these days, Duracell?

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RicOlie_2 said:

How are you doing these days, Duracell?

These past three years have been something of an emotional spin cycle. Father passed away last January, my mother’s been chronically ill due to complications with COPD and kidney disease, my sister’s an utter mess, and the political landscape … yeah. In spite of all that, I’m in a much better place, emotionally and spiritually, than I was many years ago, though somedays I have to make a concentrated effort to see the good things in life. Thanks for asking.

I hope you’ve been doing well for yourself.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

RicOlie_2 said:

How are you doing these days, Duracell?

These past three years have been something of an emotional spin cycle. Father passed away last January, my mother’s been chronically ill due to complications with COPD and kidney disease, my sister’s an utter mess, and the political landscape … yeah. In spite of all that, I’m in a much better place, emotionally and spiritually, than I was many years ago, though somedays I have to make a concentrated effort to see the good things in life. Thanks for asking.

I hope you’ve been doing well for yourself.

I was aware that your father had passed away from catching up on various threads a while ago, but I’m sorry to hear that you’re family’s going through such a tough time. I’m glad that you’re doing better personally. I imagine the pandemic doesn’t help though. Hang in there!

I’ve been doing pretty well overall. I’m still in seminary, so not much has changed since I stopped frequenting this forum, with the exception of a new little brother, who is currently 2 1/2. I’m quite fortunate to be a seminarian with everything that’s going on, since I get to live with 30 other people. We have various restrictions and COVID-protocols, but I don’t feel cooped up and isolated like so many people do.

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RicOlie_2 said:

I’ve been doing pretty well overall. I’m still in seminary, so not much has changed since I stopped frequenting this forum, with the exception of a new little brother, who is currently 2 1/2.

Congrats! 😃

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Thanks! He’s pretty cute–if only he’d grow up a little slower!