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    Re: Journaling

    My grandfather kept a journal of his experiences in the Pacific Theater in World War II that came to light after his death. It is a fascinating piece of work for us in the family, and it contains a lot of stuff he never spoke of even to my grandmother. I relied on it extensively for drafting his eulogy last summer.

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    Re: Journaling

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you wish to act like a girl then that is your business, just do not try to hide in the closet by slapping another label on it. Not everyone falls for something just because someone slaps another label on it, look its not used is pre-owned, look its not gay marriages its civil unions/domestic partnerships, look its not a Bong for smoking weed its a water pipe for smoking tobacco.
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    Re: Journaling

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    My grandfather, a poor farmboy and a real firebrand, kept a journal of all the women he dated in his youth. He evaluated each young lady based on intelligence, wit, appearance, and skill at dancing. He rounded each entry out with a letter grade overall.

    My grandmother was the final entry in the book, and he gave her an "A+."

    We found it after he passed away and we were cleaning out his house. My uncle found it first, and he blushed fire-engine red and tried to keep the rest of us from seeing it.


    Too funny!




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    The best part was that my now-wife, who was my then-girlfriend, was the one who caught my uncle reading the thing. She was all, "Hey, Doug, what's that" and he tried to shush her and tell her it was nothing, which of course got everybody else's attention.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Journaling

    I don't consistently keep a journal, but have at various times of my life, particularly during periods of depression (the real deep dark type). The primary reason is because during those times, my perceptions are "abnormal" in the usual sense of the word, and it helps me get in touch with subconscious and/or problematic issues that I am dealing with. These times are also the primary creative periods that I have, so I write poetry. It helps me later have more understanding of myself. I do keep a dream journal, because I have many strange dreams, and it has helped me gain insight that I needed.
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    Re: Journaling

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't consistently keep a journal, but have at various times of my life, particularly during periods of depression (the real deep dark type). The primary reason is because during those times, my perceptions are "abnormal" in the usual sense of the word, and it helps me get in touch with subconscious and/or problematic issues that I am dealing with. These times are also the primary creative periods that I have, so I write poetry. It helps me later have more understanding of myself. I do keep a dream journal, because I have many strange dreams, and it has helped me gain insight that I needed.
    That's interesting. I could've written this.
    The times I keep a journal are the times when I sense my perceptions are going askew.
    Reading through my entries later, when I'm feeling okay again, I'm able to recognize patterns and red flags, warning signs that I'm possibly going off the rails emotionally.
    It's helped me be a lot more self-aware.
    Last edited by 1069; 03-29-10 at 12:22 AM.

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    Re: Journaling

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you wish to act like a girl then that is your business, just do not try to hide in the closet by slapping another label on it. Not everyone falls for something just because someone slaps another label on it, look its not used is pre-owned, look its not gay marriages its civil unions/domestic partnerships, look its not a Bong for smoking weed its a water pipe for smoking tobacco.
    That's actually kind of discriminatory to guys, 'cause it says that guys are restricted from expression in a journal. Expression of feelings or writing in general has no gender or gender association, therefore saying that men who do it are girl is a pretty baseless argument.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Reading through my entries later, when I'm feeling okay again, I'm able to recognize patterns and red flags, warning signs that I'm possibly going off the rails emotionally.
    It's helped me be a lot more self-aware.
    Yeah, sometimes those things residing in the deep dark recesses are scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am a man so no I do not have a diary/journal. Writing dairies/journals is something only chicks do..
    Perhaps you need to get in touch with your feminine side. You know- balance you out a little. If I can be perceived as a man on internet discussion forums (which I often am), then you guys can fess up that you actually have emotions. (just kidding with you)
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    Re: Journaling

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yeah, sometimes those things residing in the deep dark recesses are scary.
    Indeed.


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