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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby Baker » 21 Sep 2015, 07:30

Exactly.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities ~ Voltaire
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Postby Proofrdr » 13 Feb 2016, 09:03

As I move deeper into my seventies, I think this is great:

Researchers at England's Coventry University studied 6,800 men and women 50 and older and found that those who were sexually active scored higher on cognitive tests than those who were not. (Sexual activity included intercourse, masturbation, petting or fondling.)

The speculation is that sex increases levels of the hormones dopamine and oxytocin in the brain and, while an intricate part of feelings of love and lust, they may also be important to brain function.

The findings might help explain why those in loving relationships tend to have better brain health.
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Postby Proofrdr » 09 Mar 2016, 00:56

Today, March 8th = International Women's Day

Check out the Google homepage for a wonderful video of girls and women around the world.
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Postby Proofrdr » 11 Jul 2016, 10:17

Congrats to Sacchi and Elaine for their wins at this year's GCLS conference!

Sacchi won for Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romance.

Elaine won for her debut novel, Wishbone.
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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby ElaineB » 11 Jul 2016, 12:03

Thanks, Proof.
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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby wildlx » 28 Jul 2016, 21:41

Finished yesterday a brilliant poetry book by the British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy - Rapture - which is about her relationship with the poet Jackie Kay. 5stars

Just an example:
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A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. “The Woman-Identified Woman” Radicalesbians (1970)
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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby Proofrdr » 29 Jul 2016, 00:25

Hi, Wildlx, good to see you again!

I read through some of the poems. When I came to Rain, that sealed the deal and I bought the book. Beautiful imagery and interesting cadences.
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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby wildlx » 29 Jul 2016, 09:25

Thanks Proof :). The book is brilliant and I was thinking of you when I made the post, since I know you love poetry ;).
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Re: Hey, That's Great!

Postby Proofrdr » 29 Jul 2016, 11:10

The thanks go to you. She' wonderful! After I got the book, I looked her up on Wikipedia and found this:
She was a passionate reader from an early age, and always wanted to be a writer, producing poems from the age of 11. When one of her English teachers died, she wrote:

You sat on your desk,
swinging your legs,
reading a poem by Yeats
to the bored girls,
except my heart stumbled and blushed
as it fell in love with the words and I saw the tree
in the scratched old desk under my hands,
heard the bird in the oak outside scribble itself on the air.

She had that kind of depth and control as a kid! Truly amazing.
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