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You must know me from another life - or another blog - if you think I'll fit right in.  But I'm not so sure.  There must be more to life, isn't there?  Is this it, THE END?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 07:23:47 AM EST
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There must be more to life, isn't there?

That's what the politicians promise you, but in all honesty, is there? (Asks PeWi a failed Academic, bored IT professional and Comfortable Christian)
by PeWi on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 08:04:02 AM EST
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Those politicians never give a satisfactory answer though do they to what that "more" is?

I prefer to think of ex academics less as failed, more as escaped or cured ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 09:59:15 AM EST
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I definitely think of myself as more of an escaped academic, rather than a failed one.
by Zwackus on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:20:25 AM EST
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Is this it, THE END?

Frank, if you ask questions like that you have to expect something like this as an answer (Isle of Wight version, incidentally, since you made a remark about Brit spelling upthread ;-):



The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 08:13:58 AM EST
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We have a saying in Ireland:  "God never closes a Door without opening another" or as Cat Steven's said - "Life is like a maze of doors...and they all open from the side you're on.... but you're going to wind up where you started from!"

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 11:06:34 AM EST
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Cat Stevens....once(1972) got banned for English lessons in (a catholic) school for a week because I brought in the lyrics of "Father and son" to discuss a proper Dutch translation.
Cat Stevens (now Ysuf Islam) still has 'the magic': from april 2007:


The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 11:39:18 AM EST
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no, what you do when not blogging is the end...here we're in the middle!

you will doubtless regale us with vivid accounts of what particularly makes your life interesting and meaningful, and we will draw wisdom or howl like loons, possibly simultaneously...

blogging is cutting edge, donchaknow, and we are the brave pioneers, machete-ing away through the jungles in our minds and the daily newsfodder to add more pathways to the cybersphere...

or maybe there's just nothing good on tv!

we are growing like a snowball, flake with us!

from our relaxed positions behind our screens, we will dominate ze planet!

:)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:14:53 AM EST
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