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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post A Week in Michigan and a Small Tribute to Aretha Franklin
"Thanks for visiting, Jonathan. It was a whirlwind trip with few glitches.  We bought new, fairly inexpensive, wheeled duffel bags marketed as carry-on luggage.  The airline made us check the bags.  On their way back to Overstock…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated...
"And, by the way, being "only" sexually molested by an adult is not much better than rape.  Children depend on and have to trust adults.  When they are betrayed they are changed forever."
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Rodney Roe commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated...
"An interesting question is why priests are pedophiles.  Some maintain that it is a consequence of celibacy; that if priests married they would not be pedophiles.  I'm calling B.S. on that argument.  Celibacy is not normal, but…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Fox News couldn't tell the difference between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle...
"Even if the people who have Fox on 24/7 could tell the difference they wouldn't care.  Neither Patti Labelle nor Aretha Franklin are "them". On a more hopeful note I saw that the first fully integrated charter school in Sumter…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Fox News couldn't tell the difference between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle...
"Even if the people who have Fox on 24/7 could tell the difference they wouldn't care.  Neither Patti Labelle nor Aretha Franklin are "them". On a more hopeful note I saw that the first fully integrated charter school in…"
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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post Aretha died this morning
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Maui Surfer commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"Kosh, they are Queer so they can use the word. The fact it hit TV was secondary. In some circles that are very advanced socially, (Oakland, CA, the center of female homosexuality, our modern Amazonia/Lesbos) has people who can use it, though they…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"I thought dese and dem was a New York thing. If I’m speaking fast and casually, one might slip in. Not a hard D, just a slipped over TH, just being lazy. SBA, I don’t hang around with homophobes enough to know.  I’m now…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"Th, voiced as in this or unvoiced as in with is a recent consonant shift from the Germanic "d' sound.  It seems easy enough if you speak English, but it is hard for others.  I wonder which group of immigrants influenced your…"
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Steel Breeze commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"every once in awhile i slip back into 'dese and dem' mode, till someone points it out...lol.."
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A Week in Michigan and a Small Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 10:08am 2 Comments

Last week I was in Michigan.  The remarkable thing is that of the fifty states there were four that I had never been in.  The other three are Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  It’s unlikely that I will ever visit any of those three.

We have longtime friends who are from Michigan, and we planned a trip to the places that meant something to them, and while we couldn’t go to all of them we filled up a week.

We landed at Detroit, but never saw Detroit, and drove by signs to Flint,…

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Why Accents and Dialect?

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:35am 60 Comments

A recent episode of “The Allusionist”, a podcast that deals with words, dealt with accents, and to a lesser extent dialect.  Episode #63, The Evolution of Accents, was broadcast courtesy of Twenty Thousand Hertz, which is a podcast about sound.  Helen Zalzberg, the Allusionist, asked and they agreed to share.

Briefly, the show started with the evolution of modern English – from 1500 to present – and expanded on the English from the 1600s on during the time that Britain…

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Cover Bands

Posted on August 5, 2018 at 10:41pm 6 Comments

Cover Bands

We live a couple of hours away from Atlanta, so there is ample opportunity to hear live music there, but my wife would as soon have surgery without anesthesia as drive in Atlanta traffic.  We get live music here in the mountains.  Mostly it is over-the-hill groups playing with whatever remnants of the original group exist along with replacements.  We saw the Beach Boys there which was actually The Beach Boy and younger musicians.  To be fair they were very good.  Others…

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Why Would Blind People Bungee Jump

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 12:18pm 12 Comments

Most mornings I make my version of an Egg McMuffin for breakfast.  It’s like the one at Mickey D’s with a couple of additions.  I chip up a little red onion on top of the egg in the skillet, and then flip the egg when it’s hard cooked to clarify and slightly brown the onions.  I also put a few leaves of baby arugula on the layer of cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, egg, and onion and plop the top of the toasted English muffin on all of that.

It takes about ten minutes from the pantry…

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At 4:55pm on October 25, 2017, moki ikom said…

Rodney, I don't quite understand who all can read a  comment wall.  I'm glad we friended just in case you ever want to comment on my posts because I have had to limit comments on my posts to friends because there are some non-friends here who cannot respect my notice to them that they refrain from commenting in my posts' comment section and i will not not comment in theirs.

And oddly I cannot at moment find your comment to me to which I am now responding.  Anyway, I'm no longer young in body either, though not too much vision impaired yet, I make plenty of typos and ommissions.  I had thought we were already friended but when I went to msg you, saw we weren't.  

I wanted to bring this sentence you wrote in "Something Happening  .." to your attention thinking perhaps spell check had put in a word you didn't intend.

"Flake joins a growing number of Republicans voiding (voicing?) outspoken opposition to Trump."

That's as far I got reading the post so far, will read later in evening.  I like how you write and usually what you write about.  I too am a science major, chemistry and taught high school biology, chemistry, physical and ag sciences.  I sort of minored in philosophy and religion and though went through college without ever taking a history course, have since for decades been enchanted with such.  I'm not a mediator I'm pretty sure, especially when it comes to politics, and, when it comes to economics i'm no fan of capitalism, Wall Street or land speculation.

Thanks for your reply, see you in the line up, 

mokii

(the name moki ikom has no meaning that i know of other than what one may make of it, but i've used it in some form or another for many years on line,, i do know someone named moki and that's how it started for me)

At 3:06am on July 8, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, that "Pushback" can be hell. While at Marylhurst many decades ago, I studied Change Agentry, which gave me a systemic appreciation of why all our social agitation work was far more struggle than accomplishment...and always will be ;-)

At 2:55pm on June 28, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, thanks for your invite.  I appreciate your ability to think in terms of the systems and apparatus that we rely upon to function. When its all said and done, it IS the system where our new insights have to be applied. I look forward to learning and sharing. mvn

At 2:33pm on May 1, 2015, Donna Dayer said…

I just posted and tried to implant a link. Hope I made it work correctly. Ah, scrolling above, I don't think I did. Next time!

At 5:42am on November 22, 2013, RE Mason said…

As to your question, yes, I spoke at the Eugene/Springfield UU. Twice, in fact. Once on military issues and another time on UU'ism - a two-fold path. What's your association?

At 9:58am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks, Rodney....once question, is there a way to contact your friends on here without leaving a public comment?  Lots to get used to ...

At 6:57pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hi Rodney,

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???

 MAS

At 6:42pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Nice to see you and so many of our O.S. friends here!

:)

At 4:18pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

There's a party going on with tunes, flicks, and chat here and at Open Salon! Help us build it out of  the ashes which O.S. machinery created with slow loads, etc.? We'd love to have you.

PW

At 10:24am on August 16, 2012, lorianne said…

I'm not sure why you arent seeing the 'forgot password' option on sign in.  Try this link:  

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2F

just below the "sign in" button you should see a link for "i forgot my password"

if the link doesnt appear there, try this one:

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/requestPasswordReset?previousUrl=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2Fmain%2Fauthorization%2FsignIn%3Ftarget%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Foursalon.ning.com%252F

if none of this works, please let me know and i will make inquiries about it.  Also, sorry for the delay in responding.

thanks,

lorianne

 
 
 

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