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posts by Taliesin Peralogue | joined 08 Jul 2004 | 72


posted 08 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Taliesin, Peralogue

Turning 20 in less than a week. I'm almost two decades young! :P view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Currently reading [i:12gt49ad]The Little Country[/i:12gt49ad] by Charles de Lint. I love everything of his that I have read so far, and trust that this one will be as enjoyable. The main character's two loves are books and music, so how can I help loving it? Soon, I should be reading [i:12gt49ad]The Darkness that Comes Before[/i:12gt49ad], once it gets here... gotta love international orders! view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Ordered on June 21... I'm starting to get a bit worried, though it's still well within the delivery period amazon gave me.... view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Shipped on the 21st... supposed to arrive between July 5 and 15, though the last order I did there came long before the estimate... I guess I just wait, and hope it isn't lost somewhere. view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Last thing I listened to was Symphony No. 1: The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij - really great band music, though my CD is the later orchestral arrangement. view post


posted 09 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by Taliesin, Peralogue

Well, coming from my religious perspective, I'd say that yes, we definitely have free will, and that it's a very important part of who were are. The other thing to note, of course, is that, even if you buy into a deterministic picture of the universe, this does not necessarily have to rule out free will. I'm not quite sure what I think on the determinist issue, but perhaps I'll give this more thought, or do some reading to become more knowledgeable on the issue (I took an intro to philosophy course last semester, but that really means I just have a basic grasp of the different issues....) view post


posted 09 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Taliesin, Peralogue

I'd have to agree, that this is one series I can't get myself to reread... I think it's because I want to get more pleasure out of a rereading, tease out some more of the nuances and visit with some old friends, as it were. But, Martin's story is just so bleak that I guess I'm just not up to rereading when I already know all of the hardship that is coming.... view post


posted 09 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by Taliesin, Peralogue

Why should they be incompatible? I don't see God as having determined everything that is going to happen to us. It is kind of ambiguous, in that I'd believe He knows what will happen, but that it is due to our individual choices that these things happen as they do.... I guess really I don't base my belief in free will solely on religious conviction or anything like that, but I don't see it as a contradiction. Plus, I am still coming to understand the world around me, and haven't completely figured out what all are my own beliefs vs. what I just believe because it is what I have been taught. Of course, I guess in some ways you can never fully separate the two... view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by Taliesin, Peralogue

I like the idea that some people "have" free will while others don't. It's a kind of funny thought, some of us having the capability to do whatever we choose while others are forced into a certain preordained destiny. Obviously that wasn't at all what you were saying, but it still amused my mind for a few moments ;) I do like what you said, though, about how free will isn't something we can "know" exists or not, that whichever belief helps one to construct the most beneficial world-view should be applied. It's interesting how two people can take a similar belief and yield such different conclusions from it - something may seem entirely hopeful to one person, while in another it creates an entirely depressing view of how our world operates. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Taliesin, Peralogue

As I think I mentioned somewhere around here (or maybe not) I took Intro to Philosophy last semester, in which we used a textbook (Sober's Core Questions in Philosophy) which presented and examined a number of concepts in the different areas of philosophy as well as including some of the source texts from philosophers throughout the centuries. I'd like to do some more reading about philosophy, but it's not as high on my list as some of my other interests, though it does tie in with them from time to time. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

chihuahua view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Taliesin, Peralogue

#16, I am. Sorry to disappoint ;) view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Just read [i:2aloz9p4]The Little Country[/i:2aloz9p4] by Charles de Lint, which I ended up really enjoying, staying up very late to finish it, though it was slow going at first. It's a pretty typical de Lint novel in that it takes place in the real world - Cornwall in this case - and then brings in a lot of myth and folklore to tell a very magical story in a magical version of the real world. This book was interesting, though, as it was also a book-within-a-book, so there were two stories going on at once, somewhat related. A fun read, though it is at times disconcerting with the melding of the magical elements and the modern world. Currently reading [i:2aloz9p4]Falls the Shadow[/i:2aloz9p4] by Sharon Kay Penman, the second in her Wales trilogy. It has started out with a bunch of deaths, but I always enjoy a good historical novel, especially one set in England/Wales, anglophile that I am.... view post


Agreed posted 16 Jul 2004, 06:07 in ReviewsThe Speed of Dark, this year's Nebula winner by Taliesin, Peralogue

It was a very good, thought-provoking read, providing a strong criticism of many views our society holds towards those with mental disabilities, without doing so too blatantly to throw off the flow of the story, which is always one thing I can't stand. I was totally enthralled by this book, and also wanted a bit more at the end. I've since recommended it to people, and hope that some of them actually read it. view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionHappy Birthday Aldarion! by Taliesin, Peralogue

Happy birthday, old-timer ;) Here's to embarking on new decades of life... view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I think that in the modern world, where science has explained so much of the world around us and taken away the mystery of so much of our existence, one would be much less likely to come up with a concept of a god, as there is so much less in the world that seems unexplainable. But, in some remote environment without modern science and technology, it would make perfect sense for a group or individual to come to believe in a higher power, as so much of our world seems quite miraculous. I actually find it kind of sad that so much of that wonder at the world around us is gone these days.... view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I, too, read it as a result of wotmania (what would I do without all the recs I get there?) and I really loved it. The whole concept of these various gods transplanted here by their believers, but struggling in a world that's forgetting them, I found to be rather neat. I then loaned the book to my dad, and he thought it was way too weird.... oops. view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Taliesin, Peralogue

Thoughts.... Let's see, I wrote a paper on the problem of evil for philosophy last semester, and basically came out of it realizing that there was no real answer to the question. That is, there's no all-encompassing answer that can justify the presence of evil if God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. It's simple enough for those who don't believe in God to use this as another of their proofs, because it does seem so counter to what one would think God would want for his people. One argument is that evil exists due to free will; were God to constrain us from carrying out evil acts, we would not truly have free will. Yet, why couldn't God create men who were [i:35nyiqnw]capable [/i:35nyiqnw] of evil, but would instead always choose good? And for that, I have not yet come up with an answer.... There are many separate justifications given for the presence of evil (result of free will, in order to be able to appreciate the good, to bring about some greater good, to strengthen our souls, etc...) None of these are really satisfying, though. All of this thinking makes faith much harder :wink: But then, I believe that faith is pretty meaningless if it hasn't been examined and tested and such - the question is, how well will it hold up? Oh, and another point, personally I don't ascribe any evil in the world to the influence of an evil entity. It always seemed a little hokey to me, and I guess it's far too easy to blame the devil for our actions. Rather, the evil is a result of that potential within all of us. Why God gave us that potential is obviously up to debate, but that's how it is.... You can always chalk it up to the inscrutability of God's purposes, but I suppose that's the easy way out.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I am currently working on a double major in English and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and then planning to go to grad school and study something having to do with one or the other of these... who knows. I'm looking forward to spending the rest of my life in academia :wink: view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Taliesin, Peralogue

Wil, that's an argument I have considered, but I'm unconvinced that evil is really necessary for there to be good. Would we have to know something was good for it to be good? Grantaire, that's something I'm really struggling with myself at the moment... how to have faith, when there is no definitive evidence to prove God's existence.... So, I don't really have any answers. I mean, I think that there are a lot of things in this world that we believe without really having definitive proof, though I can't come up with any good examples this late at night :wink: Maybe it's kind of like believing weather forecasters, as they don't understand the weather as well as they'd like us to think... or maybe nothing like that.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 17:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Interesting.... I just bought [i:2sxdtqm0]The Order of Things[/i:2sxdtqm0] the other day w/ a gift card, as I've been wanting to read Foucault for a while, but never been brave enough.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Larry, I think I've heard of the Thompson.... probably in my Brit Lit class last year. And, I hate selling books back. The last two semesters, I refused to sell any back, after regretting some of what I sold back my first year... maybe a balance between the two extremes would be better, but it's hard to know what I'll wish I had later.... especially when I keep changing and adding majors and minors.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

My parents didn't like my recent comment that I could use another bookshelf..... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

My situation isn't quite that bad, but close... and I have a huge box full of books in my closet as well. view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

All this talk of bookshelves is making me want to reorganize my books, as they are all just randomly placed at the moment.... Typically when I try to clean my room, all I end up doing is moving around the books. Shows where my priorities lie, huh? view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Yeah, my last organizing was me clearing off the remaining shelf that didn't have books on it, and proceeding to fill it and more, since I had two long shelves' worth of books at school which I had to somehow fit in my room here.... But now I feel motivated - I think I actually am going to reorganize these books, and then my CD collection.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Taliesin, Peralogue

Subtlety, indeed... there's nothing so rewarding as being made to think about what you're reading. view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I find procrastination to be the greatest motivator - I am amazed at how much work I can make myself do when it comes down to the last minute.... too bad I can't channel that energy and get work done earlier.... view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Taliesin, Peralogue

Gotta love how you can have a discussion about something, and yet you are each talking about completely different things. And, that even if you are actually talking about the same thing, you each perceive it differently, so you still aren't really talking about the same thing. view post


posted 21 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Well, I took Astronomy and Anthropology courses in summer school last month, played my clarinet in the orchestra for a musical, am helping out with a summer program for junior high youth at my church, and otherwise am spending all the time I can reading before heading back to school next month. view post


posted 21 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Taliesin, Peralogue

Yeah, it was hard not to get annoyed in philosophy class last semester, because there never really are any answers.... But I guess it's the thinking that really matters, not that anything definitive comes out of it. view post


posted 21 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Taliesin, Peralogue

Quite true, Grantaire - I didn't mean to imply that [i:2g4v68ea]nothing[/i:2g4v68ea] comes out of philosophy, because that is definitely not true, by any means. I just meant that, in and of itself, there are never any concrete answers in philosophy.... Of course, that's probably too bold a statement, as some aspects of philosophy are more quantifiable than others. And, I guess it's also the fact that there aren't easy answers, and things can be discussed to death and still leave room for more discussion, that makes it all so fun. view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I don't [i:2ycikzts]want[/i:2ycikzts] to be working, but I should be :wink: view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I've been plenty busy the last two months, so I am glad now to be able to mostly relax for the last month of my break.... view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

Rock view post


posted 24 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Just finished [i:1k88erl8]Gardens of the Moon[/i:1k88erl8], at last. Have to say, wow.... I now have the next three on order, and am going to read Camus's [i:1k88erl8]The Stranger[/i:1k88erl8] before finally getting into [i:1k88erl8]The Darkness that Comes Before[/i:1k88erl8]. view post


posted 25 Jul 2004, 01:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

Water view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 01:07 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Taliesin, Peralogue

Yes, yes, read them all :) Excellent books, and I love all the literary allusions. I'm looking forward to [i:u9fbghv9]Olympos [/i:u9fbghv9] being released, and sometime I want to reread the whole Hyperion series.... view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Taliesin, Peralogue

They're maybe not quite as good as [i:3g99jxsy]Hyperion [/i:3g99jxsy]and [i:3g99jxsy]Fall of Hyperion[/i:3g99jxsy], but still a really good story in their own right, and they do eventually bring some more closure to the original story, after telling an entirely different (though related) one. So basically, if you think you'd be interested, by all means read them as they are quite good, but you also might end up wishing you hadn't read them, as they change some perceptions of the earlier stories. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

Dracula view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Taliesin, Peralogue

Grantaire - maybe because he knew he could make more money? ;) Or, he just had another story he wanted to tell, and I really did think it was a great story. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I'm for it, for pretty much the reasons already stated. And, as far as the perceived threat to traditional marriage, no gay person actually wants to undermine marriage's place in our society, but rather to legitimate their own status as a part of society... or something like that. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Philosophy DiscussionCan we really tell history "as it was"? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Interesting.... Seems to me that we can never have a literal history of exactly what happened. For any one event, each person's account would vary to one degree or another, based on their own biases and what seems to be important to them. Beyond that, history is written by historians, whose objectivity must always be questioned to some extent. But, even if we could videotape or otherwise document all the significant events that occurred in the world, there's more to it than just seeing what actually happened, and there's no way to get inside the minds of the individuals making history and see what their actual motivations were, which will likely be different from what they say they were. I think it's believeable to say that we can achieve a good summarization of the events that make up history, but not to expect to understand what it was like for people to actually experience any of these events. Not that there's anything wrong in trying, so long as we recognize that these attempts are inevitably colored by our own perception of our world, and by our perception of what their world was like. And, that's enough rambling about things I don't really know enough about :wink: view post


posted 02 Aug 2004, 03:08 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Yeah, can't have any of that toleration business.... and, understand others? They're obviously wrong, so why bother understanding? If only the world could be so simple for us all :wink: view post


posted 03 Aug 2004, 04:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Cool, Steve - those are the two I just read. Now, I'm reading [i:24u480r8]Deadhouse Gates[/i:24u480r8] view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

rape :shock: view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Ooh, I need to pick up The Light Ages sometime - that one looks really good. If only I didn't have to go back to school, so I could spend all my time reading all these books I want to read... except that I am also so pumped up for everything I'm studying this year..... view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 20:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Taliesin, Peralogue

Hard question.... I think Achamian was my favorite, at least in terms of likability, but they were all so well-written. Inrau was great, but then he was gone.... I also really enjoyed the Emperor. view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Jerk! :wink: Once I get out of college, I need to work on my aunt's plan - finding a patron who'll pay for me to spend my time reading books. Seems you've already done that, in a way, Larry! Ah well, I make time when I can, basically by sleeping too little. view post


posted 12 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

I'm planning to finish up Erikson's [i:tbpnz041]House of Chains[/i:tbpnz041] in the next couple hours (late night, like usual) and then most likely move on to Midnight Tides which just arrived today (in the nick of time :wink: ) thanks to Clarkesworld Books. Who knows what I'll read when I finish up this Erikson marathon... I have plenty awaiting me, but very little summer left, unfortunately. view post


posted 12 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Hmm.... hard to remember what all got me into reading fantasy. My mom used to read the Narnia books to me and my brothers at night, and I was given [i:1hfe8wb4]The Hobbit[/i:1hfe8wb4] as a gift a long time ago. Basically, the combination of what my mom read to us, and other books that she had and I in turn read, plus various books that were given to me by family. And then in junior high, I discovered the Star Wars books in the school library, and really got into reading those, before eventually branching out into a lot more, partly due to a certain friend who loaned me a good many books, such as [i:1hfe8wb4]Ender's Game[/i:1hfe8wb4] and [i:1hfe8wb4]The Eye of the World[/i:1hfe8wb4]. In other words, I don't really know where to say my interest started, but there were many diverse influenced upon it. view post


posted 12 Aug 2004, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

cheese view post


posted 13 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

Milk view post


posted 17 Aug 2004, 04:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Taliesin, Peralogue

I like to watch pretty much whatever they put on, though I enjoy watching some of the sports more than others. But, the athletes are all so amazing that it's all great to watch. I watched some gymnastics, volleyball, and swimming today, just because those were what happened to be on while I was watching. view post


posted 17 Aug 2004, 04:08 in ReviewsReveiw of The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell by Taliesin, Peralogue

Oh wow, I'll have to read this once it finally comes it.... view post


posted 17 Aug 2004, 16:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

Charlotte view post


posted 18 Aug 2004, 08:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Actually, the box turtle remark was apparently in his written remarks as given to the press ahead of time, but he decided it was inappropriate and didn't include it in the actual speech. Here it is, though: "It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right. . . . Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife." -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), advocating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in a speech Thursday to the Heritage Foundation. view post


posted 18 Aug 2004, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Hey, I didn't vote for him! :wink: view post


posted 18 Aug 2004, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

baseball view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

House view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 04:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

tiger view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 21:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

[i:1w9izvkc]Ilium[/i:1w9izvkc] for me as well... I read 4 pages before bed last night, and that's all I've gotten done so far... hopefully I can at least jog my memory with a partial reread and take some part in the discussion, though ideally I'd be able to reread it all.... And, I'm sort of reading [i:1w9izvkc]Gates of Fire[/i:1w9izvkc] by Steven Pressfield, about the battle of Thermopylae. Read 5 pages of that one while eating my lunch today.... School sure does screw up my reading schedule :wink: Though, it does bring about the interesting experience of simultaneously reading [i:1w9izvkc]Ilium[/i:1w9izvkc] and the Iliad. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 22:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionMindless Amusement: Type your Username with your elbows by Taliesin, Peralogue

tqaLOPI9W3EWESAIHNB Wow.... view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 22:09 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by Taliesin, Peralogue

Pretty much copy and paste what Alric said, and you'd get a good approximation of my own views :wink: But yeah, the genre definition doesn't matter nearly as much as the quality of the writing, the experience that I get in reading the book. And, I like those books that push the boundaries in one way or another, rather than relying on convention, though of course there is also much to be said for utilizing the conventions in new and interesting ways.... view post


posted 21 Oct 2004, 04:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I continue to shock people with my veer towards liberalism... not that I was ever really conservative, just more undecided.... view post


posted 21 Oct 2004, 04:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionHerodotus' The History by Taliesin, Peralogue

Haven't read it yet, but I'm going to read some of it in Greek next semester. I'm excited... I've had enough of reading dramas for the moment. view post


posted 22 Oct 2004, 23:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Still reading Gates of Fire, as I was over a month ago.... silly school :wink: view post


posted 05 Nov 2004, 21:11 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Well, this was a rather disappointing first presidential election for me... I'm just starting to make it out of my post-election depression. But, at least now Bush will have the opportunity to get the blame for the mess he has created over the past four years, rather than pawning it off on Kerry. Of course, I'd also rather see someone in office who I think has a chance of starting to correct things, rather than going further in some very bad directions. I have a number of friends who voted for Bush, many because they are Republicans and there was never any questions, but also some who voted for him simply because they think he's a nicer person (an assessment which I would take issue with.) But then, there are people like my father who have always voted for Republicans for president, but this year voted Kerry, because of the disturbing domination of the Republican party and the president by the evangelical right. I think the real trouble with our country is that people are confusing morality with self-righteousness. view post


posted 15 Nov 2004, 05:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Finally reading [i:2w3o3p0h]The Warrior-Prophet[/i:2w3o3p0h], and loving every minute of it! Unfortunately, it's a bit too enjoyable, and is eating into my study time. Oh well! view post


posted 15 Nov 2004, 05:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Taliesin, Peralogue

syndrome view post


posted 02 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

The Dispossessed..... very interesting novel. view post


posted 08 Dec 2004, 18:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Finished The Dispossessed, and have now moved on to Ovid's Metamorphoses. view post


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