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vertical line Posted on Sep.17.2007 @ 10:01AM EDT by stephen
What keeps us from working for the befit of others?
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.17.2007
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vertical line I am a nurse. What was the question?
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Sep.17.2007
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What keeps us from working for the befit of others?

Would you be a nurse for no pay, no positive stokes, no ego satisfaction or personal growth?

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Reply from Snibbler
Sep.17.2007
12:18PM EDT 
vertical line No, he`d probably spend his time playing Zenmaster on some obscure internet forum then. /:)
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Sep.17.2007
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Quote: "No, he`d probably spend his time playing Zenmaster on some obscure internet forum then. /:) "
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"If you agree with everyone, to what use art thou?"

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Sep.17.2007
02:11PM EDT 
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What keeps us from working for the befit of others?

Would you be a nurse for no pay, no positive stokes, no ego satisfaction or personal growth?


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If you crapped on me ,  I wood. That will be 3 more posts and a clean pair of, "coulds/shoulds/woods."
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.17.2007
02:40PM EDT 
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vertical line Cough on me and you get a cracker, or blister. I am the earth, wind, sky, and shrubbery.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.17.2007
02:49PM EDT 
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vertical line oh shit, here comes Rory...
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Sep.17.2007
03:07PM EDT 
vertical line It is the Others
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Sep.17.2007
09:12PM EDT 
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Hi Wood love'ya man your all right. For the love of others. I do it/ And I do it now in my life. Asking nothing in return. Think of the peace you get, the understanding of people. It's all in the mine. You well love you.

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Sep.17.2007
10:43PM EDT 
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vertical line Right here, for instance. I get no big ego brushing from this. I am being totally giving, kind, polite, honorable, cool, mean and ugly.... oops
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Reply from Snibbler
Sep.17.2007
10:57PM EDT 
vertical line uh?
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Sep.17.2007
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vertical line Remember, as a nursie, I get plenty of karmic stuff comin' my way, always. Don't under-value the real hard working, get your hands on, in, under, over, all-around dirty experiences. There are plenty of times that I'd like to drive right on past the old big house.  It's tough, and sad to see how lost people are when confined to a bed, and in pain. Money doesn't take away the stress of doing the grunt work. I gotta do somethin' to get me outta the woods. Too easy cuttin' down trees and stackin' wood. . . meditative. Don't even get me started with the "unusual" stuff that filters through each day. It's all connected, to Rory. If I say so. Unconditional positive regards, it's Buddhahood for all!
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Sep.17.2007
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vertical line what wood?
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Thank you Wood  i just wish I was working. But for now i do the eight fold past. love & compassion to all have a kind Tue.
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line I don't understand the work thing Rory. Are you disabled?
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Sep.18.2007
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nothing wood
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Sep.18.2007
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Quote: "Remember, as a nursie, I get plenty of karmic stuff comin' my way, always. Don't under-value the real hard working, get your hands on, in, under, over, all-around dirty experiences. There are plenty of times that I'd like to drive right on past the old big house.  It's tough, and sad to see how lost people are when confined to a bed, and in pain. Money doesn't take away the stress of doing the grunt work. I gotta do somethin' to get me outta the woods. Too easy cuttin' down trees and stackin' wood. . . meditative. Don't even get me started with the "unusual" stuff that filters through each day. It's all connected, to Rory. If I say so. Unconditional positive regards, it's Buddhahood for all! "
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What a fine reply. To do what you do because it is more beneficial to other sentimental beings than what you would like to do. Human interaction is so hard and stacking wood is tiring. Money offers no strength but compassion makes one mighty. I nominate you for Wooden-hood. MU

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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line I'm just a nurse. It's what I can tolerate that makes me what I am. But therein lies the balance. Recognition for a nurse may be getting a cookie, or free meal ticket, and I am learning just to value a cup of water over the abundance of distracting flavor. And I like quiet, so I work nights. People at work don't understand me, but seem to like me. If that matters, to you.
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Sounds like...a soupcon of megalomania with a dash of narcisissm to me. But like you said who cares?
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Quote: "Remember, as a nursie, I get plenty of karmic stuff comin' my way, always. Don't under-value the real hard working, get your hands on, in, under, over, all-around dirty experiences. There are plenty of times that I'd like to drive right on past the old big house.  It's tough, and sad to see how lost people are when confined to a bed, and in pain. Money doesn't take away the stress of doing the grunt work. I gotta do somethin' to get me outta the woods. Too easy cuttin' down trees and stackin' wood. . . meditative. Don't even get me started with the "unusual" stuff that filters through each day. It's all connected, to Rory. If I say so. Unconditional positive regards, it's Buddhahood for all! "
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What a fine reply. To do what you do because it is more beneficial to other sentimental beings than what you would like to do. Human interaction is so hard and stacking wood is tiring. Money offers no strength but compassion makes one mighty. I nominate you for Wooden-hood. MU

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What's a "sentimental being"?
Someone on a sentimental journey through DeadWood? Or someone with Wood?
Eugene, pass me my axe.
Or a chainsaw, and I want one that sounds like the voice of God.
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line There will always be sick people to see.
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Sep.18.2007
06:16PM EDT 
vertical line hmm...how profound.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Hi Wood, No I been out of work here in the San Francisco, bayarea for a very long time. But still looking. Free time I sit with elderly 80, 85, one the is great he is 94 and still with his mine at full understanding. It's others I see the true me. To give others what they lack and want nothing in return. For the LOVE of others. Only us as a wrold can make it work. KEEP IT SIMPLE
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Sep.18.2007
06:24PM EDT 
vertical line aahh...nostalgia ain't what it used to be...

Gonna take a Sentimental Journey,
Gonna set my heart at ease.
Gonna make a Sentimental Journey,
to renew old memories.

Got my bags, got my reservations,
Spent each dime I could afford.
Like a child in wild anticipation,
I Long to hear that, "All aboard!"

Seven...that's the time we leave at seven.
I'll be waitin' up at heaven,
Countin' every mile of railroad
track, that takes me back.

Never thought my heart could be so yearny.
Why did I decide to roam?
Gotta take that Sentimental Journey,
Sentimental Journey home.
Sentimental Journey.

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Sep.18.2007
06:29PM EDT 
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vertical line Stay on the rigth path.
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Sep.18.2007
06:33PM EDT 
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Sep.18.2007
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Quote: " People at work don't understand me, but seem to like me."

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maybe they can't understand the flower swaying the breeze but like the scent

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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Nobody understands him, or you, oh dear. No wait, I was wrong I am, someone will say they do, so there there.
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Rory, have you looked into nurse's aide work at nursing homes? Do you have any talents that may lend themselves to art or music venues? Are you physically fit or capable of manual labor? 
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Sep.18.2007
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vertical line Yeah, Chanel fart No. 5.
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Sep.18.2007
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Sep.18.2007
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Quote: "Nobody understands him, or you, oh dear. No wait, I was wrong I am, someone will say they do, so there there. "
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oh dear,

just the scent

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Sep.19.2007
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vertical line Oh dear, minimimicme. That's a nonscent. You off... the scent.
And how do you put food on your table? hmmm? Bet you won't say, maybe maybe not, eh Nursie? And this conceited practice of foregoing the usage of personal pronouns and prepositions in your attempts at written word communications - is it because you're just incapable scents-wise or is it a pathological fear thing?
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Sep.19.2007
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vertical line Another day begins, in silence.
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Sep.19.2007
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vertical line What happened to all the humourless jokes and the thongs in the bathroom?
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Sep.19.2007
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Quote: "Oh dear, minimimicme. That's a nonscent. You off... the scent.

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And how do you put food on your table? hmmm? Bet you won't say, maybe maybe not, eh Nursie? And this conceited practice of foregoing the usage of personal pronouns and prepositions in your attempts at written word communications - is it because you're just incapable scents-wise or is it a pathological fear thing? "
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And how do you put food on your table? hmmm? Bet you won't say, maybe maybe not, eh Nursie? And this conceited practice of foregoing the usage of personal pronouns and prepositions in your attempts at written word communications - is it because you're just incapable scents-wise or is it a pathological fear thing? "
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Sep.19.2007
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Quote: "Oh dear, minimimicme. That's a nonscent. You off... the scent.
And how do you put food on your table? hmmm? Bet you won't say, maybe maybe not, eh Nursie? And this conceited practice of foregoing the usage of personal pronouns and prepositions in your attempts at written word communications - is it because you're just incapable scents-wise or is it a pathological fear thing?
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Sep.19.2007
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vertical line eh? shorry...since the last time we spoked I builded and installet a shelf-unit. Looksh good too.
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Sep.19.2007
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hehe

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Sep.19.2007
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vertical line Hi Wood yes i have look  at all that they say i have a great resume. But I end up with out a job.. I guss I will work for free as i do now just sit with the old timers . what peace. And thank you for all your kindness. Buy the way what part of the world are all you in. Love RORY IN FOSTER CITY CA.
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Sep.20.2007
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vertical line Of course, I have never been a one for personal advancement, well maybe when I was a little boy. But last week it seemed to me that I had no option but to resign from my position as communications secretary for a vegetarian / vegan association / animal rights group, for reasons. Anyway, then almost immediately afterwards, the newsletter editor was sacked by the management. And now I'm being asked to be the new newsletter editor. Now, I wouldn't define myself in terms of either of those jobs and notwithstanding all the other jobs I do, but because they aren't me.
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Sep.20.2007
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vertical line Although I'm like the fully qualified pro, (I know, that looks bad in print), I received and will receive no monetary reward, no remuneration for doing those particular jobs. I don't want to go all mushy on ya but this kind of work allows me to freely give what I have freely and feely received with feelies.

Right, now I have other jobs. And I'm grateful. Thankful that I can find a home for some of my orphaned books.
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Sep.20.2007
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Sep.21.2007
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vertical line Ok, you're not interested in that one? hmmmm...so what part of the world is your evil bullshit shit all in? Any ideas?
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Sep.21.2007
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vertical line Pleasure centers of small talk.
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Sep.21.2007
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Sep.21.2007
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vertical line It's still the love for others with love, compassion, kindness, careing, honesty ,Being there for a person in life that is suffering. It's in others that we see are slef and life.Be one with them as they are with us. Love all  have a smooth Fri. RORY
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