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Archive for January, 2011

Remember this was your favorite song from Fiddler on the Roof? Loving someone else doesn’t mean I love you any less. I miss you!! How can I hope to make you understand Why I do what I do, Why I must travel to a distant land Far from the home I love? Once I was happily content to be As I was, where I was Close to the people who are close to me Here in the home I love… […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 29 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

I wasn’t originally planning on writing a Part 2. The previous post was intended to be a stand-alone. But it occurred to me…what is the difference between teaching and brainwashing? So I’ve been looking up methods of brainwashing, and felt the need to share. I was reading through stuff and going wow. I don’t know if my dad knew he was truly using mind control techniques, or if that’s just the way he thought necessary to get his point across. […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 26 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

Brainwashing Part 2 Brainwashing –noun a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, esp. through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, esp. one based on repetition or confusion: brainwashing by TV commercials. an instance of subjecting or being subjected to such techniques: efforts to halt the brainwashing of captive audiences. Is there such thing as “good” brainwashing? What about your kids. Is it good to “brainwash” them? […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 23 - 2011 16 Comments READ FULL POST

Sometimes I’m depressed, but sometimes happiness is crawling through me so much that I feel like I’m high on it, that I can hardly keep from wiggling. I am SO GLAD to be with Scottie, to have a future full of hope, some great inlaws, and freedom from the fear of death. Right now, I’m on top of the world. I’m learning to laugh at people who criticize me for no reason (and you know, sometimes it IS pretty funny!). […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 21 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Here’s a collection of posts that have been written recently that I think are worth taking note of or are just cool. Lewis writes about Bounded Choice, which is always a good one. Lewis gives this example: If someone kicks you out of an airplane at 10,000 feet, and you’re lucky enough to be wearing a parachute, you have two options: pull the rip cord or become a greasy spot on the ground. Now, make no mistake, the decision to […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 19 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

There’s a blog that plans to post every day for this year, and every day has a sort of writing prompt, and today’s is What are you looking forward to this year? So, without further ado, I’m looking forward to (in no particular order): Our first Valentine’s day really together!!

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

My parents bought the DVD Return of the Daughters and had us all watch it in an attempt to re-indoctrinate me I think. Here’s a review on it someone I know wrote and allowed me to post. *** Review and Analysis of “Return of the Daughters” Anna Sofia and Elizabeth, in their first real “documentary,” begin by discussing how “militant feminism” has destroyed America.  They state that if we follow Biblical principles, daughters will live at home until marriage under the […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 12 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

I dreamt of my family last night. They were at the airport, going to the same destination as Scottie and I. Elle had grown so much I couldn’t tell the difference between her and Abby hardly. Most of them ignored me, walking past me like I didn’t even exist, except Elle…she didn’t speak to me but she looked at me with a puzzled look, and almost spoke but passed on with the rest. I didn’t speak to them, but I […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jan - 10 - 2011 6 Comments READ FULL POST
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