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Stonekettle Station

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ShinyTop, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Recently was told about a website, www.stonekettle.com. The gentleman who uses this site to present his views on many subjects lives with an hour of me. I have read several of his essays and like the way he thinks. I recommend this site.
     
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  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I'm reading his blog right now. It is very interesting. Thanks for the heads up, Shiny!
     
  3. Susan Addams

    Susan Addams Unregistered User

    I read "It's That Time Again" and I can see that Stonekettle does have writing talent. I don't agree that writing leads to being antisocial. I intend to write at some point and it's not all that different in my job since except when meetings require my presence. Otherwise I telecommute, which is more or less the same thing that Stonekettle does with his writing. Many of my friends work at odd hours as I do and my typical day involves many social interactions, and they feel like quality to me even if they are via phone, chat or text. I go out on dates, meet friends at the gym for Zumba, or invite a few BFFs over for movies or just nibbling and sipping. :) I even socialize with my colleagues from work, the nice ones, and most of them are nice. But I definitely spend 90% of my work time right in my den, and my work is not all that different than any other kind of writing in that I write code, but one day my English Lit degree will come in handy and when I go independent I won't need to beg for money. I think I'll be independent by 40 or shortly after, no more work colleagues (except the ones I keep). I don't believe the direction I'm headed is headed towards isolation. If Stonekettle thinks that's it, then I think he's either headed in the wrong direction or he's doing it wrong.

    But never the less even though I picked a poor post to base my opinion on I do believe he will be interesting to read particularly when I read some of his political posts.

    Just for the record, I'm a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. I did vote for Trump and for the same reasons I think most voted for him: (1) HRC is a crook, (2) Trump is not a politician, and (3) I believed Trump would and could turn our economy around. Just a few things I'm disappointed about: (1) that I didn't put my money where my mouth is as soon as he got elected, and (2) he's such an asshole and please, somebody, take his Tweeter away. Trump is a lout and a boor, but I gave up caring when I saw what the economy was doing! That's when I jumped into the market and my future is coming up $$$. (And you know my favorite color is gold! ;))

    I had some heavy convos with my sis (who lives on a different continent) and I've realized what a sham politics is, and I moved my interests over to Wall Street which has so far treated me very kindly. I watch the news more as a reality-comedy show now, Fox News playing on mute and good music playing on my sound system, as I type away my job. I presume Stonekettle is a conservative or we wouldn't be discussing him here, right? So right now I have to get back to a short spate of work before I settle into my evening and relax. (BTW I adjust my hours and turn in fewer hours than I actually worked, just because I'm honest and want to give my customer a honest deal.)

    I'll read a few of his future posts and see what his politics are like. I'm always interested in discussing the subject with intelligent people which is why I joined this forum. So far I am not disappointed. :)
     

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