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I am an ordained minister, published author, and editor of a local newspaper.

Where did you grow up?

Huron and Oxford Counties, Ontario Canada

Where do you live now?

Exeter Ontario Canada

What is the highest level of education you have attained?

Trade School Certificate

What subjects did/do you enjoy most at school?

Tech, and science

What's your favorite sport or sports?

Jousting

What kind of jobs have you held? Industries too!

Computer Tech, Factory worker, Fast food, Carpentry, Property Maintenance, Cabinet making, Minister, Author, Editor-in-Chief of newspaper

What hobbies are you into?

Tabletop RPG Gaming, Fishing, Camping

What causes are you concerned about today?

The future of the Royal Canadian Cadet Corps.

Which religion (if any) do you follow?

Universalism Christian

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So I've started writing a new thing...

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At least I have the idea, and have started to put the pen to paper... as it were.


So, I'm looking for an editor for my second book and I was wondering if someone here might be interested?

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My editor from my first book isn't able to take on the job for my second book, at least for a large and undetermined amount of time. She recommended that I look for someone else in the interim.


Until tonight I never truly understood how people could be awoken by anxiety...

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Though I'm not really anxious about work, because we are two weeks behind schedule my mind won't shut off about it.


My sister-in-law passed away early this morning.

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I honestly don't know what to do for my wife. I think that she is still in shock... even though she has helped make the funeral arrangements today.


My skills are failing me, and I know some of you are better at finding things than me...

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I'm looking for a map in Canada. Using the standards, the map is 040P05 Grand Bend.


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I think I'm in trouble.

My advice to you is to go and talk to your doctor right away.

Vomiting blood is never a good thing.

Please go and get checked out.

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Is emotional cheating just as bad as physical cheating or not as bad?

You should tell him how you feel. Good relationships are built on the trinity of: Trust, Communication, and Mutual Respect. This is true for all relationships whether romantic, professional, familial, fraternal, etc. And if one pillar is missing then the relationship is going to be miserable. If more than one is missing the relationship is almost guaranteed to fail

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So, I'm looking for an editor for my second book and I was wondering if someone here might be interested?

aeolians.revenge wrote:
Why use an editor when you already are an editor for a local paper??

As much as I can edit, you always need someone else to edit your own work. ๐Ÿ˜„

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I have autism (Aspergers) and dyspraxia and don't know what jobs I can do and feel like a drain to society.

I too am in the process of being diagnosed with Aspergers. And have gone through a similar struggle finding a job. I completely understand the frustrations you are feeling. I still feel them too to a certain extent.

Just because you are different, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' And it is very important to remember that. Difference, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' Normal is just the setting on a dryer.

For me, like yourself, I just had to keep looking for the job that fit for me. After many years of searching, I became the Editor of a newspaper. That was my perfect fit. It allowed me to be heard by the many without having to interact with the many, and it allowed me to put my mind to use.

Consider something similar. People like us who have Asperger's typically have high intellect, and find it hard to socialize. As such the jobs that we thrive in are the ones that let us use our strengths and keep us in the background away from people.
If you could find a job as an author, or journalist covering local events. Something where you don't have to interact socially and just report the facts could be ideal.
Or if you are not the one for writing, then look for something where you can use your strengths.

In my many year search to find a good fitting job for me... I got severe depression. I hope that you don't have the same thing happen to you.

You may not be the exact same as everyone else, but that doesn't mean that you deserve any different then they do. If everyone was the same then the world would be a very dull place.

As Music=Life said: Don't give up, even when things are hard. You don't have to struggle with this alone. ๐Ÿ˜„

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I can't bring myself to eat.

It seems like a long time, because in a crisis or even a difficult situation it is a long time. But that doesn't mean that it will be an insurmountable task to get to the appointment. :)

The BRAT diet might help, but that is more for easy digestion rather than the ability to get it down... That said it is probably a good place to start. If the bananas aren't doing the best then try applesauce. :)

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I'm not sure how many of you out there make your own wine or beer, so I am going to just put this out there.

I'm small time compared with you. ๐Ÿ˜‹ I only do 4 litres at a time.

With my second batch I used a balloon with a hole in it as an airlock and it worked great. If I were going to be doing more, I would look at getting a proper airlock, but for how small my batches are, the balloon works.

The recipe that I was following called for a second ferment... all the comments however agreed that a single ferment for a little longer would suffice. I now know that isn't the case. ๐Ÿ˜„

Live and learn.

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I'm not sure how many of you out there make your own wine or beer, so I am going to just put this out there.

TheClue wrote:

I use Potassium Bisulfite (Campden) It works really well and doesnt add any flavors to the mash. How did your first batch turn out?

I've been told that the Campden can cause the sulfer smell. Try making sure that the dosage is correct for your volume.

My first batch was of mixed results...
The recipe that I was following did not have it ferment in a sealed environment, and it had a lot of wild yeast in it. I thought that it still tasted not bad, and a lot of people agreed with me... But there were a lot of people that thought it tasted like dirt as well.

This batch that I just bottled (obviously needs to age) I think that it stalled out in fermentation. It is really really sweet. It tastes good, but very sweet. I'm hoping that in aging, the spices will even the flavour our some.

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I'm not sure how many of you out there make your own wine or beer, so I am going to just put this out there.

What sort of sterilizer do you use?

I know if you use the sulfates it can cause the smell. It could be that you are using too much.

I just finished my second batch of mead this week.

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A friend keeps overdozing on meds

Anon, if I contributed to you feeling attacked, that was not my intention, and I apologize for it.

I have been on lorazepan myself, and know the powers of it. If one were to take too much, you would be out before long. One pill helps to relax the body, and... muffle... the mind a bit, two or more will make you go to sleep. That said, unless you are specifically taking Multiple doses specifically for the purpose you won't overdose in a harmful way. This could be why the doctors are not as concerned as they might be with someone taking an opioid.

I would still recommend to her to try the blister packs, or pill containers. Lorazepan can be prescribed as a PRN (as needed) med, but care needs to be taken in this case. Her husband would likely be the best person to help with this.

All of that said, I think that DocteurRalph is right in one thing. She need help with her mental health. Which is more than just pills.

Pills are the means to the end, but they are not a cure/solution to the problem. My guess is that counseling is what is needed... or if she is already getting counseling then more or different counseling may be needed.

Given your distance, all you can really do, aside from taking a trip for an extended time, would be to support her as best you can. Call her daily, email, chat, whatever it takes. For her to be so in need of the meds, she is going to be going through a lot. All you can do is to try to be that shoulder to cry on, so to speak.

And at the same time, remember that you don't have to go through it alone either. I know how hard helping people can be. Make sure that at the same time that you are helping her, that you don't forget to help yourself.

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Do you know how I know there is no god?

I can see how you could come to that conclusion. However, God did that once, as you know ๐Ÿ˜Š, and said:

Genesis 9:11 NIV wrote:
I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.โ€

Now in this translation it states specifically by a flood... However, I believe that it can be interpreted that He will not destroy life for the sake of purification (the purpose of the flood).

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