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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23310 on: January 14, 2015, 01:01:40 AM »
DC is not the South.

It's in the South. Don't tell me the Maryland and Virginia flavors never seep past the Beltway.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23311 on: January 14, 2015, 01:01:51 AM »
The great thing about this forum is how all the sardonic, halfway interested "seekers", never-converting-but-fascinated-with-Orthodoxy heterodox, and barely-Orthodox-for-two-months converts always know better than everyone else (including our seasoned hierarchs and holy fathers) how the Church should be run and feel free to launch into haughty, scathing critiques of the Church all the time.  The only thing better is when the more timid, chickenhearted, Orthodox defer to these folks for fear of looking "pharisaical", "ethnocentric", "triumphalistic", or "judgmental".

I would love it if more Orthodox who are knowledgeable and can have a discussion would participate here. If you know of any, ask them to join.

Have you considered the possibility that you've defeated all of them, including the Great Mor Ephrem?

I don't understand ??? I would welcome such people so that I could have some theological conversations with them. The only things I wish to 'defeat' are silly statements like that one must be in communion with Constantinople to be Orthodox, or that Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, or that the Bible canon was settled in the 4th century.

I think all those questions are settled - what makes you think otherwise?  If you can't find the answers after 100,000 posts, what makes you think that the answers will be found after a googolplex of googolplexes number of posts?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23312 on: January 14, 2015, 01:02:35 AM »
DC is not the South.

It's in the South. Don't tell me the Maryland and Virginia flavors never seep past the Beltway.

DC has always been considered a southern city.

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« Reply #23313 on: January 14, 2015, 01:03:28 AM »
The great thing about this forum is how all the sardonic, halfway interested "seekers", never-converting-but-fascinated-with-Orthodoxy heterodox, and barely-Orthodox-for-two-months converts always know better than everyone else (including our seasoned hierarchs and holy fathers) how the Church should be run and feel free to launch into haughty, scathing critiques of the Church all the time.  The only thing better is when the more timid, chickenhearted, Orthodox defer to these folks for fear of looking "pharisaical", "ethnocentric", "triumphalistic", or "judgmental".

I would love it if more Orthodox who are knowledgeable and can have a discussion would participate here. If you know of any, ask them to join.

Have you considered the possibility that you've defeated all of them, including the Great Mor Ephrem?

I don't understand ??? I would welcome such people so that I could have some theological conversations with them. The only things I wish to 'defeat' are silly statements like that one must be in communion with Constantinople to be Orthodox, or that Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, or that the Bible canon was settled in the 4th century.

I think all those questions are settled - what makes you think otherwise?  If you can't find the answers after 100,000 posts, what makes you think that the answers will be found after a googolplex of googolplexes number of posts?

"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23314 on: January 14, 2015, 01:07:15 AM »
The great thing about this forum is how all the sardonic, halfway interested "seekers", never-converting-but-fascinated-with-Orthodoxy heterodox, and barely-Orthodox-for-two-months converts always know better than everyone else (including our seasoned hierarchs and holy fathers) how the Church should be run and feel free to launch into haughty, scathing critiques of the Church all the time.  The only thing better is when the more timid, chickenhearted, Orthodox defer to these folks for fear of looking "pharisaical", "ethnocentric", "triumphalistic", or "judgmental".

I would love it if more Orthodox who are knowledgeable and can have a discussion would participate here. If you know of any, ask them to join.

Have you considered the possibility that you've defeated all of them, including the Great Mor Ephrem?

I don't understand ??? I would welcome such people so that I could have some theological conversations with them. The only things I wish to 'defeat' are silly statements like that one must be in communion with Constantinople to be Orthodox, or that Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, or that the Bible canon was settled in the 4th century.

I think all those questions are settled - what makes you think otherwise?  If you can't find the answers after 100,000 posts, what makes you think that the answers will be found after a googolplex of googolplexes number of posts?


If I interpret that image literally, for every question that is answered, another one pops up - sometimes repeatedly?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23315 on: January 14, 2015, 01:10:35 AM »
DC is not the South.

It's in the South. Don't tell me the Maryland and Virginia flavors never seep past the Beltway.

Nope.  It's a twilight zone of nonsense that neither VA or MD claim.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23316 on: January 14, 2015, 01:24:41 AM »
DC is not the South.

It's in the South. Don't tell me the Maryland and Virginia flavors never seep past the Beltway.

Nope.  It's a twilight zone of nonsense that neither VA or MD claim.



As southern as a cup of boiled peanuts  ;)

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« Reply #23317 on: January 14, 2015, 01:26:25 AM »
oh goodie...more squabbling
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« Reply #23318 on: January 14, 2015, 01:36:07 AM »

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23319 on: January 14, 2015, 01:42:21 AM »
oh goodie...more squabbling



You wouldn't understand.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23320 on: January 14, 2015, 01:45:20 AM »
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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« Reply #23321 on: January 14, 2015, 01:46:24 AM »
Evidently its a Boy's who decorate thing....since thats some mighty fine wallpaper coordination you just picked out......







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« Reply #23322 on: January 14, 2015, 01:50:04 AM »
Evidently its a Boy's who decorate thing....since thats some mighty fine wallpaper coordination you just picked out......







;)

Come, it's not that fabulous.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23323 on: January 14, 2015, 09:11:52 AM »
The great thing about this forum is how all the sardonic, halfway interested "seekers", never-converting-but-fascinated-with-Orthodoxy heterodox, and barely-Orthodox-for-two-months converts always know better than everyone else (including our seasoned hierarchs and holy fathers) how the Church should be run and feel free to launch into haughty, scathing critiques of the Church all the time.  The only thing better is when the more timid, chickenhearted, Orthodox defer to these folks for fear of looking "pharisaical", "ethnocentric", "triumphalistic", or "judgmental".

I you


 :-*





Me too!!

AN, that should be declared Post of the Year, hands down.



I would love it if more Orthodox who are knowledgeable and can have a discussion would participate here. If you know of any, ask them to join.

As soon as I get a chance I'll invite all the knowledgeable Orthodox capable of having a discussion I know to come here and be second-guessed and mocked into oblivion by all of our ultra-witty heterodox and newly-christened regulars who've been emboldened by the Orthodox tendency towards self-deprecation.  Maybe I can even get the Witch of Endor to conjure Fr. John Romanides up for me like the Prophet Samuel, and I can talk him, Fr. Peter Jon Gilquist, Fr. Robert Arida, Professor Valerie Karras, and anyone else the peanut gallery here would like to take a whack at to offer up their services as human piñatas.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23324 on: January 14, 2015, 09:50:09 AM »
I'm sorry for my part in offending you so much, AN. I'm a fool who speaks too often from his emotions. :(
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« Reply #23325 on: January 14, 2015, 12:04:24 PM »
And since men hate taking technical direction from a woman, I will later hear that 'I was undiplomatic again and should learn to temper my opinions so as to make things harmonious '


Go me

Wow. You really need a better boss.


Welcome to being a female in the tech industry. I don't really recommend it. ;)

You also get people asking you if you 'really want to do this job, just becaus you like Star Trek that doesn't make you geeky enough for sysadmin'

( and yes. That's a quote)

Again, wow. I worked in IT for quite a while, and we worked with plenty of women (including women managers -- in fact, our VP was a woman), and I still say that you need to find other employment or maybe another part of the country -- cause that's just not how it has to be and it's not right.


It's actually where the team is from more then where I am


Sorry. But WA D.C. Is the the land of non enlightenment as far as I can tell

Ouch the South. If not that, then the infamously-surreal Beltway culture. Regardless, move on. :) Lots of businesses in the Northwest are nice.

DC is not the South.

On the contrary, DC begins the south, starting with VA as well

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23326 on: January 14, 2015, 12:50:35 PM »
The great thing about this forum is how all the sardonic, halfway interested "seekers", never-converting-but-fascinated-with-Orthodoxy heterodox, and barely-Orthodox-for-two-months converts always know better than everyone else (including our seasoned hierarchs and holy fathers) how the Church should be run and feel free to launch into haughty, scathing critiques of the Church all the time.  The only thing better is when the more timid, chickenhearted, Orthodox defer to these folks for fear of looking "pharisaical", "ethnocentric", "triumphalistic", or "judgmental".

I would love it if more Orthodox who are knowledgeable and can have a discussion would participate here. If you know of any, ask them to join.

I'd assumed they'd been and fled.

No need to assume, I'm afraid.  :P  :(

Someone referred the other day to a thread from five or six years ago and I was sad when I remembered all of the really interesting posters who have left over the years....
but if you pick and choose what topics you follow or discussions that are of interest there is still a lot of good talk going on today....

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« Reply #23327 on: January 14, 2015, 12:52:34 PM »
oh goodie...more squabbling



You wouldn't understand.

How patronizing.  ::) ::)

I understand all right...doesnt mean I agree though....

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« Reply #23328 on: January 14, 2015, 01:40:14 PM »
I am partial to the dinosaur wallpaper, FWIW.
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« Reply #23329 on: January 14, 2015, 03:06:43 PM »
As soon as I get a chance I'll invite all the knowledgeable Orthodox capable of having a discussion I know to come here

Much appreciated! :)

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« Reply #23330 on: January 14, 2015, 03:29:08 PM »
I'm sorry for my part in offending you so much, AN. I'm a fool who speaks too often from his emotions. :(

It's cool.  It probably comes from watching so much MST3K. You don't know when to turn it off.  ;)

Much appreciated! :)

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I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23331 on: January 14, 2015, 05:03:18 PM »
I am seriously considering going to Australia to teach, for a year perhaps

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« Reply #23332 on: January 14, 2015, 05:05:18 PM »
I'm sorry for my part in offending you so much, AN. I'm a fool who speaks too often from his emotions. :(

It's cool.  It probably comes from watching so much MST3K. You don't know when to turn it off.  ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23333 on: January 15, 2015, 01:55:15 AM »
And since men hate taking technical direction from a woman, I will later hear that 'I was undiplomatic again and should learn to temper my opinions so as to make things harmonious '


Go me

Wow. You really need a better boss.


Welcome to being a female in the tech industry. I don't really recommend it. ;)

You also get people asking you if you 'really want to do this job, just becaus you like Star Trek that doesn't make you geeky enough for sysadmin'

( and yes. That's a quote)

Again, wow. I worked in IT for quite a while, and we worked with plenty of women (including women managers -- in fact, our VP was a woman), and I still say that you need to find other employment or maybe another part of the country -- cause that's just not how it has to be and it's not right.


It's actually where the team is from more then where I am


Sorry. But WA D.C. Is the the land of non enlightenment as far as I can tell

Ouch the South. If not that, then the infamously-surreal Beltway culture. Regardless, move on. :) Lots of businesses in the Northwest are nice.

DC is not the South.

On the contrary, DC begins the south, starting with VA as well

No.  DC is a void where there is no Southern charm or Yankee thrift.
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« Reply #23334 on: January 15, 2015, 04:52:32 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.
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« Reply #23335 on: January 15, 2015, 05:00:18 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?
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« Reply #23336 on: January 15, 2015, 05:04:16 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

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« Reply #23337 on: January 15, 2015, 05:04:31 PM »
I saw a family of seven ducks in front of a house down the street.

I love them! :)
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« Reply #23338 on: January 15, 2015, 05:05:35 PM »
My Dad had a classmate named Virmadel.  For Virginia/Maryland/Delaware.  Maybe they mean Arizona, USA.

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« Reply #23339 on: January 15, 2015, 05:05:53 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?
I need to be chrismated with the name Nicholas first.  :P
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« Reply #23340 on: January 15, 2015, 05:06:15 PM »
I saw a family of seven ducks in front of a house down the street.

I love them! :)

:D

Think they're passing thru or there to stay?
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« Reply #23341 on: January 15, 2015, 05:06:38 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

Quote from: Apostolic Canon 27
If a bishop, presbyter, or deacon shall strike any of the faithful who have sinned, or of the unbelievers who have done wrong, with the intention of frightening them, we command that he be deposed. For our Lord has by no means taught us to do so, but, on the contrary, when he was smitten he smote not again, when he was reviled he reviled not again, when he suffered he threatened not.

Tris is not in the priesthood.....and St. Nicholas was forgiven.  What's your point?
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« Reply #23342 on: January 15, 2015, 05:07:37 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

I think I've heard it used for a fiction character too.
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« Reply #23343 on: January 15, 2015, 05:07:48 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

Quote from: Apostolic Canon 27
If a bishop, presbyter, or deacon shall strike any of the faithful who have sinned, or of the unbelievers who have done wrong, with the intention of frightening them, we command that he be deposed. For our Lord has by no means taught us to do so, but, on the contrary, when he was smitten he smote not again, when he was reviled he reviled not again, when he suffered he threatened not.

Tris is not in the priesthood.....and St. Nicholas was forgiven.  What's your point?

What's your point?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23344 on: January 15, 2015, 05:09:35 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

Quote from: Apostolic Canon 27
If a bishop, presbyter, or deacon shall strike any of the faithful who have sinned, or of the unbelievers who have done wrong, with the intention of frightening them, we command that he be deposed. For our Lord has by no means taught us to do so, but, on the contrary, when he was smitten he smote not again, when he was reviled he reviled not again, when he suffered he threatened not.

Tris is not in the priesthood.....and St. Nicholas was forgiven.  What's your point?

What's your point?

You quoted canon.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23345 on: January 15, 2015, 05:11:50 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

Quote from: Apostolic Canon 27
If a bishop, presbyter, or deacon shall strike any of the faithful who have sinned, or of the unbelievers who have done wrong, with the intention of frightening them, we command that he be deposed. For our Lord has by no means taught us to do so, but, on the contrary, when he was smitten he smote not again, when he was reviled he reviled not again, when he suffered he threatened not.

Tris is not in the priesthood.....and St. Nicholas was forgiven.  What's your point?

What's your point?

You quoted canon.

You objected.

"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23346 on: January 15, 2015, 05:15:26 PM »
The more I spend time here, the more I feel that quoting canons should be an offence for which one must undergo penance unless you can prove you have at least a seminary degree or equivalent training and/or an episcopal endorsement. 
Please don't project meta-debates onto me.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23347 on: January 15, 2015, 05:25:38 PM »
The more I spend time here, the more I feel that quoting canons should be an offence for which one must undergo penance unless you can prove you have at least a seminary degree or equivalent training and/or an episcopal endorsement. 

And citing anecdotes about saints?
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23348 on: January 15, 2015, 05:28:44 PM »
The more I spend time here, the more I feel that quoting canons should be an offence for which one must undergo penance unless you can prove you have at least a seminary degree or equivalent training and/or an episcopal endorsement. 
The laity is obligated to quote canon law at one another and hurl anathemas until all are excommunicated from the Church. Any interference will result in in the title arch-heretic, for this is the faith of our Holy Fathers.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23349 on: January 15, 2015, 05:29:07 PM »
The more I spend time here, the more I feel that quoting canons should be an offence for which one must undergo penance unless you can prove you have at least a seminary degree or equivalent training and/or an episcopal endorsement. 

And citing anecdotes about saints?

Lots of kids play with sticks, but bad stuff happens when they play with guns.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23350 on: January 15, 2015, 05:33:03 PM »
I agree with what you said actually (and would even go farther and say the lives of the Saints are perhaps the thing most suited to lay understanding) -- but I get pretty sick of the constant puerile references to St. Nicholas.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23351 on: January 15, 2015, 05:37:58 PM »
I agree with what you said actually (and would even go farther and say the lives of the Saints are perhaps the thing most suited to lay understanding) -- but I get pretty sick of the constant puerile references to St. Nicholas.

Thank God, St. Nicholas has a stay at home martyr to defend him!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23352 on: January 15, 2015, 05:49:24 PM »
I agree with what you said actually (and would even go farther and say the lives of the Saints are perhaps the thing most suited to lay understanding) -- but I get pretty sick of the constant puerile references to St. Nicholas.

Thank God, St. Nicholas has a stay at home martyr to defend him!

No need. He's under no attack from me, just commentary on the way he's abused by American boys lately.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23353 on: January 15, 2015, 08:59:17 PM »
I just spoke a guy on the phone named Arius.  Who names their kid Arius?  :o

I even confirmed the spelling just because I had a hard time believing that someone actually had the name Arius.

Did you slap him?

Quote from: Apostolic Canon 27
If a bishop, presbyter, or deacon shall strike any of the faithful who have sinned, or of the unbelievers who have done wrong, with the intention of frightening them, we command that he be deposed. For our Lord has by no means taught us to do so, but, on the contrary, when he was smitten he smote not again, when he was reviled he reviled not again, when he suffered he threatened not.

Tris is not in the priesthood.....and St. Nicholas was forgiven.  What's your point?

What's your point?

You quoted canon.

You objected.



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23354 on: January 15, 2015, 09:45:59 PM »
I saw a family of seven ducks in front of a house down the street.

I love them! :)

Just for you, Biro:



.... and the story behind the photo:

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Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?