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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Sounds like a great group, all I know is that I didn't choose to be heterosexual. I believe the same for homosexuals.
    That's what I explainedto them. I asked them if they could choose to be attracted to anyone. I had to explain to them the difference between being sexually attracted to someone and finding someone attractive.
    I really miss working with adolescents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I thought you had written a book.

    Now I'm jealous.
    I wrote a book.. and to brag..... it's sold over 100,000 copies and is in two languages...(dumb luck) I think we should both be supportive of each other,not be jealous. I admire what you do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    That's what I explainedto them. I asked them if they could choose to be attracted to anyone. I had to explain to them the difference between being sexually attracted to someone and finding someone attractive.
    I really miss working with adolescents.
    Not I. During one of my ex's periods of unemployment, I registered as a substitute teacher because in that area, anyone with a Bachelor's degree could do. One 50 minute lunch period supervising the cafeteria and I decided I would sooner dig ditches.

    I just can't imagine how anyone teaches anything to people that excitable. More power to ya, dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    I wrote a book.. and to brag..... it's sold over 100,000 copies and is in two languages...(dumb luck) I think we should both be supportive of each other,not be jealous. I admire what you do....
    So, do we get to know how to order this book?

    I couldn't do it. Nonfiction or fiction; I can grind out a short story or article, but I can't produce a full-length book, which is a lasting sorrow to me.

    I'd be happier if I had a Great American Novel tucked away in a desk drawer somewhere, but I don't.

    I do admire teachers, Isalexi. Mine changed my life 180 degrees, and I have always been grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Not I. During one of my ex's periods of unemployment, I registered as a substitute teacher because in that area, anyone with a Bachelor's degree could do. One 50 minute lunch period supervising the cafeteria and I decided I would sooner dig ditches.

    I just can't imagine how anyone teaches anything to people that excitable. More power to ya, dear.
    Being a substitute is brutal....what was fun today was giving them a look and they all shut up. I was kidding with them and said when I glare at you I want you to be silent. I even videoed it because they did just that. When you have workshops on prejudice it is very emotional and everybody wants to talk at the same time so my glaring worked. Maybe I should be a glaring consultant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    So, do we get to know how to order this book?

    I couldn't do it. Nonfiction or fiction; I can grind out a short story or article, but I can't produce a full-length book, which is a lasting sorrow to me.

    I'd be happier if I had a Great American Novel tucked away in a desk drawer somewhere, but I don't.

    I do admire teachers, Isalexi. Mine changed my life 180 degrees, and I have always been grateful.
    I am not a writer. The last addition has 300 tips and each one is about a paragraph or two. I don't think I could write more than that. I am now writing two books and one is a funny book about aging and women. The other one is for parents with teenagers and then you flip it over and it's for teenagers with parents and I addressed both groups. But as I said I am not a creative writer but I do have a sense of humor. Everything is short and interjecting humor makes it more readable. One reader recently wrote to me and said that she brought it in the bathroom and came out with 10 great ideas. I yelled up to my husband, "I'm a success, I'm toilet reading"
    Teaching is difficult, especially in high poverty areas. I believe that it is a talent and some people just don't belong in the profession. I could never be a lawyer because I don't think I could get through law school
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    Being a substitute is brutal....what was fun today was giving them a look and they all shut up. I was kidding with them and said when I glare at you I want you to be silent. I even videoed it because they did just that. When you have workshops on prejudice it is very emotional and everybody wants to talk at the same time so my glaring worked. Maybe I should be a glaring consultant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    I am not a writer. The last addition has 300 tips and each one is about a paragraph or two. I don't think I could write more than that. I am now writing two books and one is a funny book about aging and women. The other one is for parents with teenagers and then you flip it over and it's for teenagers with parents and I addressed both groups. But as I said I am not a creative writer but I do have a sense of humor. Everything is short and interjecting humor makes it more readable. One reader recently wrote to me and said that she brought it in the bathroom and came out with 10 great ideas. I yelled up to my husband, "I'm a success, I'm toilet reading"
    Teaching is difficult, especially in high poverty areas. I believe that it is a talent and some people just don't belong in the profession. I could never be a lawyer because I don't think I could get through law school
    Lawyering can be a great career, but way too often it is a death of the soul sentence.

    Amazon has a new original series called "Goliath" that captures (and exaggerates) the essence of the kind of struggles I had. You won't know this at first, as the plot is cleverly developed, but the Evil Corporation has the Evil Law Firm doing Evil that is not random...it is concealer for the Big Evil they have been plotting for decades.

    And Billy Bob Thornton is great. He plays the heroic underdog and has the foulest mouth! He loses a motion he should have won, quite clearly because the fix is in with the judge, and he calls the judge a corrupt mofo on the record! In open court! Very cathartic -- I wanted to fling some curse words at corrupt judges myself over the years.



    When I first started practicing law, I had a tax degree on top of my law degree and I expected to be doing complex financial law, but I had neglected to notice that the clients who buy such services are somewhat nasty, and so are their lawyers. I will never forget the doctor client we met with who wanted to deprive his receptionist of her pension, because after having an affair with her, he wanted to fire her.

    IOW, wrong, wrong, wrong.....behavior only a sociopath would love.

    I was there to keep quiet and look sexually appealing, in case he needed a blow job or something. NO KIDDING; I was meant to try and entice this bastard into bed. (The stories I could tell you about lawyers back in the day.....OMG.)

    I told my supervising lawyer the next morning that we needed to part ways before there was a fight between us that left blood on the floor. I think he was a little shocked, as I did not mince my words.

    This is a VERY prestigious law firm in Florida and every word I wrote is true.

    I stumbled into government lawyering, because I was politically active and met the candidates and their senior staff.

    My boss was a Teddy Roosevelt type. He was a scion of one of the Great American Dynasties and he hated to see anyone use wealth to oppress vulnerable people. So he allowed me to conduct a few massive campaigns for Justice And The American Way that blazed through my corner of the financial sector like a falling star.

    I have been threatened, offered bribes, told I would never make any money acting like that (that part was accurate, but money does not motivate me), etc. etc. etc.

    It was special job and in a special place, and I doubt there are many like it. Even criminal defense/public defender jobs are not going to quench anyone's thirst for justice.

    I wanted to be a gladiator, and I was -- but I never could have done it for a repulsive client against some everyday person.

    I was the consigliere for the Gotham City's Justice League, and I had an absolute blast.

    I'm a hired gun, or I was, but not just anyone can buy my services. LOLOLOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    I'm not sure that is their agenda anymore, no. Plus, I'm not sure what law or stature they would be fighting to repeal that discriminates against women.
    The feminist movement seeks to change hearts and minds. To make mutual respect the norm.

    You cannot legislate respect, sir. You have to meet people where they are and hope to raise their sights.

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