I’m trying something new here at On the Other Hand. Once or twice a month lighthearted posts will appear on Wednesdays. Today I’ll be responding to questions and queries from the June search logs.
To what extent do you think that people should be skeptical in their life? To the extent that it prevents them from doing or believing something just because everyone else says it is good.
How to recharge your energy over the weekend? It depends on what recharges you. Solitude, quiet and time spent in nature are my biggest weapons.
What different forms of violence are at work in the song of solomon? It depends on whether you’re thinking about the Toni Morrison novel or the book of the Bible.
Name 5 reasons why writing and reading should be together?
1. Literacy is one of our greatest weapons against prejudice and ignorance.
2. You cannot fully understand someone else’s point of view until you can accurately repeat their beliefs back to them in your own words.
3. Reading great works sharpens your writing skills.
4. Writing can teach you to be compassionate when others make grammatical or stylistic errors. It’s so easy to overlook a mistake.
5. The knowledge needed for both of these things overlaps widely. Teaching one without the other would be like encouraging people who have two legs to walk on only one of them.
Why should you lurk? You don’t have anything valuable to say.
Do you know a negative person? Yes.
Can communist[s] wear makeup? Yes.
Do quiet people ever change to talkative person? Yes. Talkative people also sometimes change.
What body wash makes you feel fresh? Dear search engines: why would you ever direct people looking for body wash to the blog of someone who uses very few scented product? It doesn’t make sense!
Why do I take compliments too seriously? Maybe you put too much emphasis on what others think of you?
As a Christian should you keep company of negative people? Why would the answer to this be any different than it would be for people from any other set of beliefs?
Can you read quiet people with music or body language? Only if you take us out to dinner first. 😉
How to dump a negative person? Say “it’s not you, it’s me.”
I feel like I know what people are thinking. If I ever had this feeling it would be accompanied by an equally strong urge to find out if I was right.
Product placement in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’ve never noticed any.
I hope you will consider how your response can counter rather than reinforce the cycles of violence that spin around us. Excellent advice!
How characters came about. This is a great question to ask a writer. Sometimes there are fantastic stories behind a particular scene or character.
Just because you choose to no longer be friends doesn’t mean you need to be enemies. Agreed. There are many shades of grey between the two.
I want to have some enemies. Wow, I have no advice for you. I’ve never sought out this sort of relationship.
I want to eat free range products but can’t afford it. Teresa might be able to teach you how to grow your own.
There are quiet people watching you. Probably, yes.
Someone showing quiet hands. Dare I ask what quiet hands are or why one would show them?
Learn to be less irritated. Meditation.
The ethics of stealing from whole foods. Unethical.
Rhetorical answer for “what’s your religion?” Jedi.
How much more expensive is ethically raised meat? It depends on where you live and how much freezer space and spare cash you have available. Buying half or a quarter of a cow can be extremely economical over the course of a year.