Sep 7th 2011 8:50AM Exactly! Ben Franklin said it best: "Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead."
Jun 17th 2011 8:30AM If OJ did confess, he couldn't be retried for the murder because that is double jeopardy in the court system. What would he have to lose at this point?
Jan 31st 2011 8:48AM Stephanie,
In a case like emotional vampirism you cannot fight fire with fire and give them back their own medicine. First of all they would not see your point. Secondly, you would be feeding them exactly what they are after...your energy. They are literally sucking your energy out of YOUR body thru a straw, and when you respond in the same way, they are succeeding. You, in effect, become a puppet on a string. The author is right. You have to let the EV know they cannot and will not affect you like that anymore, and you have to take back control. The best attitude to adopt is based on an child's rhyme: "I'm rubber, you're glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you".
Jan 27th 2011 9:13AM Conditional? Bill? Whoa, I don't think you know what marriage is all about. That said, I'm glad I'm not married to you. Sounds like you'd be a terror to live with. I'd move out with my dog in a heartbeat, IF I were fooled into moving in with you in the first place.
Sep 26th 2010 8:45AM Nuringishonor said , "serial polygamy" (marriage, divorce, remarriage, divorce, etc". That is actually serial monogamy which is the marriage, divorce and remarriage of ONE spouse. Serial polygamy would be the marriage, divorce and remarriage of multiple spouses at the same time, and I seriously doubt many people could afford that. It's hard enough to afford the maintenance/child support of one spouse and 2 plus children, never mind multiple wives and children and repeating that scenario over and over again.
Jul 12th 2010 11:56AM I took my dog to puppy kindergarden class where I was taught that having the dog on a leash and stepping on the leash at a point where the dog could not jump and "making like a tree"' (owner doesn't move) would be effective. It worked and I recommend that to anyone, including older dogs.
Jul 9th 2010 9:23AM I agree that 6 months at a time is way too long. Yes, the dog will remember the other owner during that time but each person needs to watch out for signs of lethargy, lack of appetite and other general signs of depression. Yes, dogs and cats can become depressed as well. In this case the dog would be missing the other party, which doesn't mean he loves one more than the other. And what about health care, do they share that or are they only responsible for what happens while they have the dog in their home?
Jun 15th 2010 10:58PM I totally agree that it is a shame the collection is being sold. The sad thing is, it'll probably get sold to some foreign collector from Japan or someplace similar. That is what happened when the 75,000 or so artifacts at the Wells Fargo Museum in Tombstone, AZ were sold back in 1983. And we Americans only heard about it from a very small innocuous place in the local newspaper AFTER the fact!! Think about it, American History of any kind or form being sold to someone who can't possibly appreciate its true value, and I'm not talking monetary value. It's a sad, sad day:(
Mar 8th 2010 10:11AM Best recommendation for training a dog not to jump came to me from a trainer I had when I took my puppy to puppy kindergarden. You already have a leash for the dog so let the leash drag on the ground, step on the leash at a point where there will not be much give from the dog's neck to the ground and "make like a tree". When the dog attempts to jump, he will not be able to. I've seen dogs cured of jumping after 3 attempts. Good luck.
Jan 19th 2010 11:04PM I was first introduced to Mr. Parker when Spenser for Hire aired. Loved the T.V. series and then started reading the books more recently. I have only read half of what he wrote but have enjoyed them immensely as has my mom who I got to read them as well. I will miss his wit, rest in peace Mr Parker, job well done:)