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Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-19-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,773
Posted By JoeMatt
Enlightenment vs. awakening? Sounds like you're...

Enlightenment vs. awakening? Sounds like you're splitting semantic and spiritual hairs.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-19-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By JoeMatt
Yes, but that clearly should be moved to the...

Yes, but that clearly should be moved to the "Adult Content" section.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-18-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By JoeMatt
I'd just take up another hobby, if I were you. I...

I'd just take up another hobby, if I were you. I understand scrapbooking is fun and rewarding.
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-18-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
You're never going to get total clarification --...

You're never going to get total clarification -- because it's subjective -- like that supreme court justice said about porn, I can't define it, but I know it when I see it. Or something like that.
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By JoeMatt
Google is pretty great. Just yesterday, my wife...

Google is pretty great. Just yesterday, my wife said, you're the one who messes up the microwave -- you clean it!

So I looked up "best way to clean a microwave."

Well, you put a microwave safe...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
I was thinking that's a pedal steel -- they're...

I was thinking that's a pedal steel -- they're usually not the hippest guys.

On the other hand, I was surprised to learn that Jerry Garcia plays pedal steel really well. I had a chance to screw...
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-16-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
No -- it wasn't that bad at all. A bra was...

No -- it wasn't that bad at all. A bra was mentioned, spread legs, a naughty word or two. I've seen titles in Members Only that were more explicit.

Otherwise, just ask the author to add a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
That it made it to top 40 radio in 1971 leads me...

That it made it to top 40 radio in 1971 leads me to believe that a lot of people didn't know what toke meant.

But it seems like SOMEONE on the Lawrence Welk production staff or one of the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
Ha ha ha! That's fantastic! What could they have...

Ha ha ha! That's fantastic! What could they have possibly been thinking?

P.S -- Maybe the "Sweet Jesus" part threw them.
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
It was that easy for me. Maybe it's changed --...

It was that easy for me. Maybe it's changed -- but there's still no way to verify someone's age -- same as when people first join.

Besides, adults only is for explicit content, not "non-PG"...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
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Forum: Members' Feedback 08-16-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
^ As far as I remember, to get access to the...

^ As far as I remember, to get access to the adult content section, you just have to check a box claiming you're 18.

So anyone with unfettered access to the internet who's looking for titillating...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
No -- my education was not representative by any...

No -- my education was not representative by any measure. I was really just making the point that tailoring an education to suit a child's abilities and needs isn't about mollycoddling -- and it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
Yep. And of course, that doesn't mean that every...

Yep. And of course, that doesn't mean that every kid who has those opportunities will take advantage of them.

Heck, if I'd been in my parent's position, I'd have taken me out of my school. It was...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
I think it's just more obvious or it seems more...

I think it's just more obvious or it seems more tragic when they "break" -- when you see someone who was successful or who had a lot of potential and because of some life circumstance they end up on...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By JoeMatt
Cute. My sister had a dog named Trouble. Our...

Cute. My sister had a dog named Trouble.

Our dog has a fit when people come over. She's really neurotic. She's was a rescue, was mistreated and hasn't really gotten over it.

I love her, but...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
Yeah -- I remember the time I wrote a letter.

Yeah -- I remember the time I wrote a letter.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,975
Posted By JoeMatt
I think any topic where someone can come along...

I think any topic where someone can come along and do an awesome slam-dunk with a simplistic quote from a mediocre-at-best president is a good one. That's the kind of thing that provides maximum...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
Since you're going by the people you've met who...

Since you're going by the people you've met who work at donut shops (sorry Mike) -- I'll go all anecdotal too.

I grew up in an affluent area and went to a highly rated private school.

First,...
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-15-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
Funny. There's no "macho tug-a-war" going on....

Funny. There's no "macho tug-a-war" going on. We're just joking around. But thanks for filling us in on the awesome "secret."
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
Well, I've never had any complaints -- and my...

Well, I've never had any complaints -- and my wife still seems to pretty enthusiastic about it most of the time.

Who knows -- maybe I'm just adequate -- but it's worked for me so far.
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,615
Posted By JoeMatt
Since your wife (and whoever else) isn't a member...

Since your wife (and whoever else) isn't a member here, I guess we're just going to have to take your word for it.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
I don't know who you're talking to. I can't see...

I don't know who you're talking to. I can't see that anyone here has said or implied that making an effort to tailor learning to suit a child's needs takes the place of persistence or hard work.
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-14-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,204
Posted By JoeMatt
My wife was a teacher too. We home school -- and...

My wife was a teacher too. We home school -- and that's what we do on a micro level. We keep our kids challenged by advancing them according to how fast and well they're learning.

On the other...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-14-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,243
Posted By JoeMatt
Any writer who watched Breaking Bad should see...

Any writer who watched Breaking Bad should see how you can stretch plausibility to the limit, or even throw it out the window on occasion -- and it worked because the characters and the story were...
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