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by Andreth
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Swine flu
Replies: 131
Views: 31034

Anthriel, we are doing nasal swabs and sending them off. We ran out of rapid tests a while ago. And I'm with you, I'm not sure how accurate those things are anyway. I have also been getting a complete blood count on some.

It's just a mess and the media is not helping at all.
by Andreth
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Swine flu
Replies: 131
Views: 31034

A flu bug is runing through the county (TN) I work in. (I'm a NP). About 1/2-2/3 the kids have been out of school at some point in the last week. We can only test for influenza A and B. We've gotten a few positives but we also have a stomach bug and the usual seasonal allergy flare-up going on as we...
by Andreth
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646550

I didn't mean to start a separate discussion on right to die per say. I was just indicating some parts of the bills that are to me, personally troubling.

I'm still not sold on the need for a complete overhaul right this minute especially when the overhaul is badly written and expensive.
by Andreth
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646550

There are some troubling parts in one of the bills specifically regarding end of life care which might be read as endorsing euthansia. I am also concerned about the lack of concience protections. And the overall emphasis on govt input, mandates and orders is a wee bit disturbing. As I said before, t...
by Andreth
Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646550

I have a couple of quick comments. I understand the system is broke. I work in it. However, I don't like a plan being rammed through just to do something. The folks in Washington are taking a sledgehammer approach instead trying to work on one area at a time. I see a plan that will be expensive, ine...
by Andreth
Sat May 09, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: New Tolkien Book Coming Soon: Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
Replies: 43
Views: 55585

I gots it!
by Andreth
Thu May 07, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: New Tolkien Book Coming Soon: Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
Replies: 43
Views: 55585

I also ordered a collection edited by Jane Chance as well to get the free shipping.
by Andreth
Wed May 06, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: New Tolkien Book Coming Soon: Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
Replies: 43
Views: 55585

Mine has shipped!
by Andreth
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Gospel for Holy Week
Replies: 68
Views: 23357

Just a little Tolkien for the day... "Sing now, ye people of the Tower of Anor for the realm of Sauron is ended forever, and the Dark Tower thrown down. Sing and rejoice, ye people of the Tower of Guard, for your watch hath not been in vain, and the Black Gate is broken, and your King has passe...
by Andreth
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Gospel for Holy Week
Replies: 68
Views: 23357

A novena is a period of nine days of public or private prayer for a specific saint or holy day. It usually preceeds the saint's day or holy day. The one Lurker is refering to is the one leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday which is the second Sunday of Easter. Participants are granted special graces fo...
by Andreth
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Gospel for Holy Week
Replies: 68
Views: 23357

Missed Holy Thursday Mass but was in time for the Adoration. Made it to Good Friday service tonite. The weather was quite violent today (tornados etc) which seemed to fit the day. We had 3 cantors chant John's passion account. It felt odd not to speak the crowd parts though. I will get to Mass on Su...
by Andreth
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Evolution of Tolkiens Mythology: A Study of the History ofME
Replies: 13
Views: 9565

I meant the Legendarium book she helped edited. I have read "Splintered Light" and "Interuppted Music". And I will be able read your book as soon as my mum gets done with it. Which may be a while... :D
by Andreth
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Evolution of Tolkiens Mythology: A Study of the History ofME
Replies: 13
Views: 9565

I found it to be an excellent overview of the thematic/stylistic changes the legendarium went through. I also have but not read the Flieger essay book. That will be next either before or after Voronwë's book.
by Andreth
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Arda Reconstructed
Topic: Edits to female characters
Replies: 131
Views: 173892

Quality versus quantity

I wonder if the issue isn't really the quantitative changes so much as the qualitative changes. Word counts might help but I think what Voronwë was trying to get at was that the changes CT made to the female characters appear to diminish their importance on a qualitative level. And as Primula might ...
by Andreth
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Arda Reconstructed
Topic: Share Your Thoughts About AR (for the Average Tolkien Fan)
Replies: 71
Views: 103602

My mom has her copy and is purusing now. I get it after she is done.
by Andreth
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Moral Dilemna - how to solve it
Replies: 120
Views: 36980

I'm passing through but have to compliment Mith on bringing up the Dark Knight. That movie was a facinating study in humanity. What I thought the most interesting about the "ferry scene" was that the criminals refused to use the detanator first. Must see it again...
by Andreth
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: The LOTR Discussion
Topic: Book 1, Chap. 8: Fog on the Barrow-Downs
Replies: 44
Views: 55314

Just passing through. Though I know the movies are a sore point, they did use part of the barrow wight's poem in TTT. Gollum recites part of it when he is talking to Frodo. Shocked me when I recognized it.

This chapter also conveys that sense of a larger and older world than that of the hobbits.
by Andreth
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 31
Views: 39605

I find international standard sabre fencing less interesting to watch: two opponents dance in at the same time and one is just faster. There's little sword play. It's far more fun at club level. Far more fencing of blades occurs in foil (my favourite) and epee. Hey, I fence too! Not competitively b...
by Andreth
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Tolkien Studies
Replies: 13
Views: 15819

I signed up for a subscription in 2006. They were promoting at the Gathering of the Fellowship in Toronto. I think I got the first 3 volumes at a discount. I loved them and continued to subscribe every since. There is just so much good stuff in them. The book reviews and year in review are particula...
by Andreth
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 31
Views: 39605

I've been watching what I can. Love the fencing since I fence myself. Though the action is so fast, it's hard to tell what's happening sometimes. Bronze in team sabre and silver in team foil for our ladies. Well done. I am a former rower so I'm keeping up with that as well. Silver for the US women's...