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by Steve
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Sinead or ?
Replies: 103
Views: 264721

Re: Sinead or ?

Dennis, Back to the song in a second ( Thanks you're kind for what you said but I have to clear something up about it). But you hit the nail on the head: since the community--and world--IS directly AND indirectly affected by the damage people do to their children, the community and the world have th...
by Steve
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Sinead or ?
Replies: 103
Views: 264721

Re: Sinead or ?

If your mom had hit a stranger's kid on the head... Dennis , That would have been like you slashing the tires on a stranger's car. Slashing your own tires though is legal and no one else's business. Sometimes there might be a good reason to slash your tires, like for instance those times when you g...
by Steve
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Sinead or ?
Replies: 103
Views: 264721

Re: Sinead or ?

Karin, Parents have all the power. They control essentials like food and shelter. The only thing a kid--some of us anyway--can do is his best to keep believing in himself, not give in to the garbage reality that his parents try to feed him. During that period I spent a lot of time thinking of escape...
by Steve
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Sinead or ?
Replies: 103
Views: 264721

Re: Sinead or ?

Karin , "Hitting back" wasn't anything I ever considered. For a lot of reasons it was out of the question. I've heard of kids doing that, though it wasn't the way for me. But you have me thinking. I don't mean about 'revenge', I just mean thinking. Whoa. In another tab, I just now Googled "learned ...
by Steve
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Sinead or ?
Replies: 103
Views: 264721

Re: Sinead or ?

I'm adding to this thread only because this is where I mentioned my barbequed guitar (broken on my head in ~1968) (I THINK I've recovered...hard to tell from the inside looking out sometimes...)--didn't feel right to start a new one. Really the video is experimental--I've never uploaded anything to ...
by Steve
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Hi Karin, It was okay that I was left out, I got plenty of smiles like that later. I thought about that 'maturity' thing a lot today. Sometimes you'll hear someone say something about somebody's emotional reaction to one thing or another. That it was "mature" or "immature". But again, though there m...
by Steve
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Karin, I don't know the real name for them, but those first 'recognition-smile' moments like you had with your nephew are unforgettable. I've seen one: my son smiling and glittering like that at his mother. He was already at least six weeks old, had spent most of that time in the hospital--was born ...
by Steve
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Karin, The lost text was mainly about a flock of crows I'd watched Saturday evening. The harpies seemed a lot like that. Around here "second childhood" is meant to be kind of comically demeaning, is associated with older people doing foolish things. I more or less resolved early on to try hard not t...
by Steve
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Hi Karin, I just learned that "ctrl+w" instantly closes my browser. Had been finishing a reply and meant to push "ctrl+z" to undo a mistake. Went incredibly off the mark, some reason. Now I need to get off the machine so I'll have to write even worse. No, I missed Ronia altogether. My second childho...
by Steve
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Karin, Those were beautiful pictures! I'm stunned too that cell phones are delivering that kind of high quality. But thanks, was a very nice little trip. I liked the one too, you linked to the other day--one of a Viking boat with the bow scrolling back over it. So sorry about your friend's death. It...
by Steve
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

For a nickel I'd risk being hunted down and flogged by Random House for doing it, but I don't know how to set up a PayPal account. Anyhow, typing in pages 204-217 of The Discoverers ("The Wandering Vikings") is probably worth more than that and I shouldn't settle so cheap. Going quickly through part...
by Steve
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

I didn't realize there were so many ties in the list of 100 countries shown on WHO's page—reprinted at Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate (I thought there were only 95.) Sweden does make the top third, ranked 32nd. But again, as it says in the article: “Ev...
by Steve
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

the Norwegian doctor (and ACE-study) is pointing to connections between somatic ill-health to early experiences... (are we interested in hearing about them??) Yes? I believe strongly in corporal punishment bans! I admire and cheer those that aim for children's legal rights, but can't shed the suspi...
by Steve
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.
Replies: 35
Views: 76096

Re: The Swedish Corporal Punishment Ban and the Vikings.

Hi Karin, To the Vikings: as much as anything I was just playing to have brought them up. It does seem funny since Scandinavians today I think are thought of as mostly fun-loving bobsledders... I think your reference to large families is what made me think of the Vikings. They sure had no monopoly o...
by Steve
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Therapy & Healing
Topic: Reflections on therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 55294

Re: Reflections on therapy

D.R.B. You're right I think about feminism having taking a misstep or two along the way. Assertive feminine voices however I think are and will continue being indispensable when it comes to securing respect for kids. I don't think kids' rights could be happening without womens' rights happening firs...