TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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What can I say about myself?  I love to read, write and play the guitar (flatpicking and classical, mostly, but I do enjoy folk tunes and Civil War diddies, as well).  I have a lot (and I mean a lot) of varied interests and hobbies.  I won't bother to bore you with a long list, though.  And I'm also on constant lookout for "real life" adventure wherever and whenever I can find it.

I haven't published anything yet, but it's not for the lack of trying.  I've gained a few wrinkles, a few white hairs and a bald spot (from tearing my hair out in frustration) because of it, too.  There are always too many ideas flooding me while I write that I just can't seem to hold on to a single one long enough to see it through.

Anyway, I've been a member here longer than this profile would indicate, so if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know...

















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Should we limit reproduction? on 9/30/2017 1:35:05 PM
Yeah, I got that and even believed it, myself, for quite a few years thanks to the uneducated and narrow views of the people I was surrounded by. That is, until I got a few years under my belt and realized the difference between "poor" people and "poor people".

Should we limit reproduction? on 9/30/2017 1:10:29 PM
I kinda take offense at that since I spent a couple of my childhood years homeless. We had more than enough resources to survive and it was a great character building experience. Unless you're referring to people who aren't able to survive without money. Then, yes, they could be eliminated whether they currently have money or not.

Solar Eclipse on 8/21/2017 2:07:34 PM
Yeah, that's why I decided to not drive north to see it. Only about five minutes left until totality (or as close as it'll get) here so I'm heading outside until it's over.

Solar Eclipse on 8/21/2017 1:52:01 PM
This'll be the fourth one I've seen and the closest to totality. It's supposed to reach 96% here. I've been keeping an eye on it through a welding helmet and it's starting to cool off already.

Is it a curse word?! on 6/30/2017 8:43:31 PM
Back in the third grade, a couple guys tried to get me into trouble by asking me derogatory questions about the gym teacher.  I don't remember anything specific, but they were recording the conversation on a hidden cassette recorder.  Me being the shy little kid that I was only nodded or shook my head in answer to the questions, so when they played it back for the teacher it was only their voices on the tape.  Lol

Is it a curse word?! on 6/30/2017 8:19:16 PM
In the seventh grade, a couple girls were given a suspension after calling a boy "uncouth" (which he was, but apparently it was wrong for them to point it out).  And at one place I worked a guy was fired on the spot when he jokingly said to the boss "So you're the culprit!"

Okay, maybe these aren't really curse words, but they were treated as such.

Help! on 6/30/2017 8:01:18 PM
You're probably clicking the title of your story in "My Stuff".  You need to click the little edit button next to your story's title instead.

But, yeah, Warrior Cat stories are banned so you need to come up with anything else to write about.

Riddles on 6/14/2017 8:56:41 PM
I would've guessed a deity, but it seemed like a lost cause.

Riddles on 6/14/2017 3:41:37 PM
That's your opinion...

Health food or something idk on 6/14/2017 3:22:11 PM
Okay so after finally weeding the garden after having neglected it for so long, I found and picked enough lettuce, mustard and swiss chard for several days worth of salads. I also found the jalapeño and tomato plants that I knew I'd planted but had lost track of. It won't be long before the green tomatoes are big enough for frying and there are tons of tiny peppers. Sadly, with all the rain we've had everything else was shaded out by weeds or else the seed just rotted in the ground. Oh well, maybe next year. As far as sugar goes, I've never really had a sweet tooth so I don't even buy that junk. Also, (as far as I'm concerned) fast food is generally undercooked, tasteless and contains more salt per bite than I probably use in a week cooking for myself so I've quit even going to most places. Subway is about the only place I even bother with anymore and only when I'm away from home. Most things I cook are in big pots and enough to feed the average family for a week, but I'm a hog and it doesn't last me more than three days (if I'm lucky). I've always had a high metabolism (probably from working at a run for most of the day and not being able to sit for more than fifteen to twenty minutes at a time) and have never had to worry about gaining weight. I'm not looking forward to having my cholesterol checked, though. With all the fried food I eat, they'll probably have to name a new scale after me.