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Does that not Strike You as a Curious Thing?

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Did you happen to notice, girly, how I wrote that entry titled » When Justice Comes Out Perverted (March 19) where I write directly to Harvey Weinstein .. something I have never done before.

Harvey Weinstein's accusers tell their stories by Ronan Farrow Oct 23, 2017

Did you notice how that entry came directly after another entry titled » What's it Like to Lie with Hollywood's Hottest Starlet? (Feb 23) .. where I write to your young friend, Dove?

Dove Cameron catches the eye of Bella Thorne

I was thinking about this at the end of the theme where I share my experiences responding to a report of harassment from a pretty, young girl who had complained about her older, male boss.

I was surprised at the size of my own huevos rancheros .. for using such a title. (Of course, I always blame these kinds of things on you, girly.)

But you must admit that this is a ballsy title.

I can tell that me-the-writer has larger huevos rancheros than me-the-person. Because I would normally never pose such a question to a young, industrial-strength hottie.

I'm just being honest here .. about the obvious.

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[ Today's entry originated from the end of a page titled » Establishing the Pre-Conditions Necessary for a Trump to Rise (20.January.2017). ]

» The Endless Compromises that Christians Must Make to Continue Dealing with the Devil

Speaking of fake believers .. what do you think, George, about this interview that Chris Hayes did with Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins?

Where they are talking about McKay's new piece titled » God's Plan for Mike Pence.

God's Plan for Mike Pence by Atlantic writer McKay Coppins

I thought of you, George, when I heard McKay say about Pence (at t=2:45) that »

"He really is a man who believes that he has a sense of destiny about him .. that God wants him in the political realm. And when you think like that, it's easy to make a lot of compromises, and rationalize a lot of things."

Can you see why these statements about Mike Pence make me think of you? (I bet you can.)

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[ This entry continues from » Times are Changing (21.Nov.2017) .. or possibly from » Page One (21.Nov.2017). ]

» Do Women Enjoy Being Pursued by a Man?

Maybe I should start by saying that Charlie Rose seems like the most mild-mannered man .. does he not? He seems nothing like a Harvey Weinstein.

The reason why Charlie's statement struck me is because there is the idea out there that women WANT TO BE pursued .. that they LIKE to be pursued and perhaps NEED to be pursued .. in order to feel comfortable with a man, romantically speaking.

There is also the idea out there that women will even "play hard-to-get" .. in order to see just how much a man really wants her. How much he desires her.

» Acting Unfriendly

Notice the lyrics in Pink's new song, Beautiful Trauma » I made you chase me; I wasn't that friendly.

Pink | Beautiful Trauma

She makes my point for me. (Pink can really sing. She is a real no-shit singer. With the pipes to prove it. Much respect.)

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Times are Changing

[ This entry originated here » Aggressive and Predatory Approaches Toward Young, Sexually-Attractive Women - Page One (21.Nov.2017). ]

» Can You Feel It Coming?

On the subject of change .. have you seen Jared's video » Walk on Water (Nov 8, 2017) ?

We are all related

Because the lyrics scream » "Times. Are. Changing."

» Seemingly Separate Things are Actually Different Parts of the Same Thing

Did you know that .. as physicists learn more and more about the nature of our (physical) universe ..

.. they have discovered that what was once seen as being two separate things .. are actually different parts of the same thing? Such as is the case with » spacetime.

In other words, the more we come to know, the more we can see that things are more connected than we thought.

This is why I chose this particular image taken at 2:48 PM in South Dakota .. because this person says, "We are all related."

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[ Previous page » I Need to Know Right Away if You Come Across Anything that Smacks of Harassment (Oct 23, 2017). ]

» Male Pursuit

I noticed that Charlie Rose has been shit-canned from his positions at CBS and PBS for sexually harassing at least eight women. (Which is still less than the dozen women who have accused the President of sexually harassing them.)

Something that Charlie said in his statement struck me.

Charlie Rose says that he felt that he was pursuing shared feelings

Notice in particular how he says that he always felt that he was » "pursuing shared feelings." There is so much that I could say on this subject that I dont even know where to begin.

Gretchen knows what I am talking about here (at t=2:10).

Gretchen Calson was struck by what Charlie Rose said (t=2:10)

And how can you have a conversation about sexual harassment without the woman who drove a stake into the heart of Roger Ailes?

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[ This entry continues from » Page Two (23.Oct.2017). ]

» Better to Fail than Never to Try

This is one of the reasons why I pursued writing. I mean, I could have easily went to another nuclear plant .. if I wanted.

I was running the show there at the best-situated nuclear plant in the country .. making decent bank.

And I had a decent handle on this thing .. but I wasnt even challenged. I'm talking after several years of working out the kinks in the scope and parameters of this newly-created position.

» Challenge Thyself to Better Measure Thyself

There is a thing in the human heart that wants to measure itself .. not necessarily against others, but certainly against its own potential.

If it doesnt challenge you, it doesnt change you (at t=3:36)

I was already bored at what I considered the ultimate contractor position.

Better to fail at the bigger challenge .. my thinking at the time was .. than never to try. I bet that Roxane would agree with me here.

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[ This entry continues from » Page One (23.Oct.2017). ]

» Reactor Refueling Outage

Refueling outages are balls-to-the-wall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week .. for months at a time. Everybody is working 12-hour days, 6 days a week.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

It's a controlled chaos where nobody wants to look like they dont have their shit together. Anticipation and quick responses definitely play a part.

You cover your bases. You set your people up for success and you keep your bosses out of trouble .. by managing them.

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[ Previous page » Doing the Work (5.Oct.2017). ]

» The Nuclear Dudette

Back when I was running a complement of a hundred nuclear dudes, and even a handful of nuclear dudettes .. my boss let me run things in the plant.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station | Southern California

He was more of a business man than a technical type. Certainly I would keep him well-informed and even ask his opinion on things.

» Respecting Management's Values

I respected him .. the way he ran things. His managerial style with its values.

He told me how he had brought in contractors who had later joined the permanent utility staffing, where they eventually became bosses themselves.

"If they fuck-up," he told me, referring to our own people, "then we need to whack 'em. But otherwise .. we might be working for one of these assholes someday."

Before he bellowed, "I've seen it happen, sir .. I've seen it happen."

My point here is to say that he was not malicious. Being a contractor .. this helps keep you in check.

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Doing the Work

[ This entry originated » here. ]

» You Still Need to Continue to Do the Personal Work Toward Growth

One of the things that I caught myself thinking about .. regarding girls like you and Ariana .. is something that I found true in my own life.

Just because you have this thing .. doesnt mean that you dont need to continue to do the personal work involved in personal growth .. which includes (among other things) educating yourself, and becoming a student of what you do.

When you have the thing, then you can't help but think, "Oh, I have the thing .. I got it made. I got it made forever."

But in practice, it does not work that way. 'Fraid not.

[ One of my 'things' .. is that I experiment with such things. "I wonder what happens if I do this."?

Oh, I see .. I get this result. Very cool.

Joyce knows what I am talking about. ]

I mean, you certainly can avoid doing the work .. because sometimes it is not so much fun to do the work associated with personal growth. (More than just sometimes, actually.)

It requires that you take stock of yourself in an honest way. And some people would rather you stick needles into their eyes.

Everybody knows that the end of growth represents the beginning of death. So you either grow or die. Or at least continue to develop in some meaningful sort of way.

Artistically speaking, you eventually come to the end of the line .. if you just run with your thing .. without doing the personal work .. then you sort of come to the end.

I feel confident that you know exactly what I am talking about. There is an element of public-life vs private-life at play here. You need balance.

» Personal Growth is Non-Linear

I have found the growth thing tends to come in spurts. You do much work .. and then something happens that triggers the growth. It's not a linear thing.

But you can definitely feel all that work that you did coming into play .. when it is triggered. And, yes .. it is a very fucking cool feeling.

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[ This entry is continued from » Page One. ]

» Power = Energy Deposited Per Unit Time

In physics, ENERGY is defined as the » ability to do work .. to perform work (on something).

[ You know about energy .. I've been teaching you.

There are many kinds of energy .. but I like yours best. ]

More energy provides the ability to do more work. That work may or may not be performed using the energy, but without it, you cannot do the work.

In your case, you might say that the "work" you are performing in Manchester is of an emotional and psychic nature. Certainly your effort there is considered therapeutic.

Ariana back in Manchester ahead of tomorrow's emotional charity concert

[ Girly, I cant help but wonder why the folks at GMA chose this particular image of you. You look very self-possessed in this image. Very confident. You seem to be saying, "Do I look scared? I think not."

I remember when I first saw that performance .. I was all kinds of impressed. I could hear the clicking sound of your stilettos echoing quietly through the marble corridors of my soul.

I remember thinking, "Oh, this girl is so doing it for me." If I were there, you wouldve been cleaning pebbles out of your hair. It's not usually a good thing when girls make me feel aggressive.

Notice how the definition of the word 'concert' aptly applies here .. to your charity benefit there. ]

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