toe to earth

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Re: toe to earth

Post by sasha » April 17th, 2021, 7:36 am

Electric mountain bike? What kind of newfangled tomfoolery is that? Hobnail boots were good enough for our brutish ancestors, they're good enough for me.

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April 16th, 2021, 7:17 pm
You can only hold that opinion because you have never ridden one. - I gotta tell ya, Roy, you would love-love-love it. Every hill flattened, every headwind tamed - you just don't know what you are missing. Check it out.
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April 16th, 2021, 11:57 pm
to the Sasha: we all live our paths, some motorized, some lower-teched. It's good. But some modern change can be uplifting. Me? I prefer pedalling (Canadian spelling) my bike, but I've never tried electric.

Uhh - guys - I was just bustin' the Mingo's balls - no disapproval intended. Shoulda used one of those smiley thingies, I guess..... Hey, Doreen - can you expand our bandwidth to include "tone of voice"?
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Re: toe to earth

Post by judih » April 17th, 2021, 9:46 am

sasha wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 7:36 am
Electric mountain bike? What kind of newfangled tomfoolery is that? Hobnail boots were good enough for our brutish ancestors, they're good enough for me.

the mingo wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 7:17 pm
You can only hold that opinion because you have never ridden one. - I gotta tell ya, Roy, you would love-love-love it. Every hill flattened, every headwind tamed - you just don't know what you are missing. Check it out.
judih wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 11:57 pm
to the Sasha: we all live our paths, some motorized, some lower-teched. It's good. But some modern change can be uplifting. Me? I prefer pedalling (Canadian spelling) my bike, but I've never tried electric.

Uhh - guys - I was just bustin' the Mingo's balls - no disapproval intended. Shoulda used one of those smiley thingies, I guess..... Hey, Doreen - can you expand our bandwidth to include "tone of voice"?
i think if you state: Tone of Voice - it's enough!
but i got it without the stage directions.

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Re: toe to earth

Post by sasha » April 17th, 2021, 10:20 am

judih wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 9:46 am

i think if you state: Tone of Voice - it's enough!
but i got it without the stage directions.
ahh, shit - the residue of my Catholic upbringing - "Thou shalt feel guilt at all times!" :)

("I was just kidding" is sooo Sidney Powell...)
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Re: toe to earth

Post by judih » April 17th, 2021, 10:06 pm

guilt = repression of human joy
as in: Oh no, i feel happiness!

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Re: toe to earth

Post by sasha » April 18th, 2021, 7:25 am

I think it was HL Mencken who defined Puritanism as "the haunting fear that somewhere, someone was having a good time"
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Re: toe to earth

Post by judih » April 18th, 2021, 1:12 pm

sasha wrote:
April 18th, 2021, 7:25 am
I think it was HL Mencken who defined Puritanism as "the haunting fear that somewhere, someone was having a good time"
haha! hmm.

p.s. This afternoon, I read my poem at the Southern Voices Poetry Meeting (we meet by Zoom, including people from the very north of the country). They liked it!
So, thanks, people for giving me a reason for revealing my secret non-haiku side.

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Re: toe to earth

Post by the mingo » April 18th, 2021, 10:55 pm

Uhh - guys - I was just bustin' the Mingo's balls
I understood that Roy, it's ok.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: toe to earth

Post by sasha » April 19th, 2021, 9:00 am

judih wrote:
April 18th, 2021, 1:12 pm
This afternoon, I read my poem at the Southern Voices Poetry Meeting (we meet by Zoom, including people from the very north of the country). They liked it!
So, thanks, people for giving me a reason for revealing my secret non-haiku side.
The pleasure was ours!

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April 18th, 2021, 10:55 pm
I understood that Roy, it's ok.
I'm glad you did. I hate causing offense - unless I intend to. Which I did not.

 
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