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October 26, 2006

More pith from an unreliable source

Quote of the week:
I remember Grade 10 health class like it was yesterday. Most of us still hadn't been kissed or even winked at. Our entire lexicon of intimacy was having our bra straps snapped by other girls. We weren't sure what "petting" was but it sounded scary. We listened gravely as Miss Carmichael sketched a diagram labeled "the slippery funnel of promiscuity", which demonstrated how (unlike job experience) romantic experience builds momentum until everybody wants you. To avoid the promiscuity funnel, we had to remember that saying "yes" to anyone but the groom was a bad idea. But there are more ways to say yes than no, as I learned after fighting the funnel for a subsequent 20 years before the groom came along. Is it any wonder I got married 3 weeks after our first date? I'd had it with that funnel. – Mag Ruffman on intimacy at Home Envy.com


gary ezma' cherry

Dear Mag, I don't understand you. Actually what you've writen is clear enough. I just need more insight into a mentality for obvious reasons I can never have experienced. I can say, I'm not sure why the world works the way it does, but for a few people like you, it's worked a different way. Evolution I suppose. Good for you, grab life on your own terms.Oh, fooy, I totlally forgot my point...

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  • : We're All In This Together

    We're All In This Together
    Based on four years of interviews with Steve Smith, Mag's unconventional biography reveals the personal stories, sorrows and joys that continue to inspire the man behind the Red Green legacy.

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    How Hard Can It Be?
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Nota Bene

  • It’s never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot (1819-1880)
  • Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. - My fortune cookie