About Dancewithme

While I am a self-made man, I approach everything with humility and a child-like heart.
I see loving life and a caring authentic woman as primary. Life, I think, is serious play like a child making sand castles at the beach.
Approach me with respect as I will respect you implicitly. I am a very playful, caring guy. Try me, but don't play games. You will find I am fun to be around if you play fair.
A writer now by trade. History.
My style is vanilla and romantic though I can be "rough" when it is time for me to be.
I no longer indulge in pure BDSM.
The kind of human being you are, matters most to me, not just your looks or bust size.

Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Reading, writing, music: singing and listening, SUDOKU, Logic puzzles, Sabrmetrics, art, science, sports, going to the beach, swimming, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong, world cultures and history, and many, many more.
Favorite Books:
Most of the great classics of world literature in English or often in their original languages.
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays, especially Hamlet, MacBeth, Othello, Lear, etc.; The collected works of William Butler Yeats; Friedrich Hoelderlin's Hyperion; and so on.
In English: Shakespeare, Yeats, Emerson, Dickinson, Twain; in Russian: Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin; Chinese: Laozi, Chuangzi, Confucious; Spanish: Cervantes, Neruda; Portuguese: Coehlo, Camoes; Greek: Plato, Homer, Aristotle; Latin: Cicero, Virgil; etc.Levinas, "Otherwise than Being." Locke, "Second Treatise of Government." Shakespeare, anything.
Favorite Authors:
So many I could list them by language. See above.
Favorite Movies:
Far too many to list.
Favourite TV Shows:
X-Files (Gilian), Elementary (Lucy Liu) and Ellen DeGeneres Show. Charlie Rose Interviews. I watch very little TV. Very little.
I am much more into the performing arts than TV. Sports I prefer to see in person, especially with a friend.
Favorite Music:
Classical, jazz, Latin, gypsy, folk, ballet, international (any culture or language), no borders in musical taste.
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Topic: The Rage Cage
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 04:30

Yeah, a two game suspension for a bench player is perfectly equal to SLIDING INTO OUR FUCKING SHORTSTOP AND BREAKING HIS FUCKING LEG!!! And he was called safe, even though he NEVER EVEN TOUCHED THE FUCKING BASE!!!

You stole that game. And possibly ended a shortstop's career.

No matter. You are playing in OUR house tomorrow. Payback.

I agree.

Topic: What is your favorite Beatles song?
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 23:40

Impossible to name just one. I have always loved "If I Fell."

Topic: Why do you come to Lush...?
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 23:38

I would say "came for the stories, stayed for the people " sums it up nicely

Amen! It can be therapeutic.

Topic: Yogi Berra, loveable American icon passed away.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 23:25

The great Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Famer and one of America's most loved personalities has passed away at age 90. While in the US Navy, Yogi Berra was awarded a Purple Heart for action at the Normandy Invasion. After WWII, he went on to become one of the greatest and most loved professional baseball players, playing his career for the New York Yankees and playing in more World Series than any other player ever. We especially loved him for his down home quotes. He once said, "I never said most of the things I said."

After his playing and managing days in baseball was over he went on to make himself known to younger generation in TV commercials as a very popular product spokesperson and TV commercial personality. And he wrote books about baseball.


Yogi Berra quotes:

"It ain't over till it's over."

"It's deja-vu all over again."

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

"Even Napoleon had his Watergate."

"You can observe a lot by just watching."

"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

"You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you."

"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

"The future ain't what it used to be."

"Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."

"You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours."

"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."

"It gets late early out there."

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

"Pair up in threes."

"There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em."

"I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question."

Thanks Yogi!

BUZ, I grew up a Red Sox fan when Yogi Berra played. Casey Stengel used to say that Yogi was the man he built his teams around. That is a major statement considering who he managed.
I honestly have never seen a man who influenced the outcome of a game more than Yogi, including, the great David Ortiz, the matchless Roberto Clemente, Teddy ballgame. He was at the core of the greatest team that perhaps ever played the game, the New York Yankees under Casey.
You just had so see as many of his games as I did with him in it to know all the little things he did that turned losses into victories. Yes, I was a Red Sox fan, so I did not like the Yankees, yet we always loved and respected Yogi Berra.
Yogi showed us how to do it in everything he did. He was a great man and I shall miss him dearly.

Topic: Name a theme song for the avatar above yours.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 23:11

Surfin USA---The Beach Boys

Topic: Cravings
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 18:24

Why I can drink water!!!!!!!! I'm now wondering how to afford all the Depends!!

Topic: If you could only eat one candy for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 18:15

Candy? What's a candy? Embarassed Embarassed

Topic: American Psychological Association Classifies Belief in “God” As Mental Illness
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 10:48

Just A Guy I am very pleased NOW with the fairness of your statements. Yes,l we are very much on the same page as we have worked out here.

Now here are two points I think need further clarity so we can both be totally on the same page:

You said and I totally agree with this and it has been in my mind all along:

By all means, taking a critical and skeptical perspective of research is not just a good idea, it's an integral part of the scientific disposition. But that requires questioning, coming up with alternate hypotheses which can be tested, and finding support for those ideas through more research and logical reasoning. What it doesn't mean is that you simply dismiss an entire field out of hand because it doesn't agree with your preconceived notions about the world. As you say, the world is round - that's a fact. Your choice to believe one way or another about it doesn't change it.

I might add: You have no idea how much I appreciated your statement about the need, not only to recognize when a paradeigm is failing but that a new one is need to replace it or it remain the "explanation" we have!

I asked: If you ask people outside the field to review that research, are they going to be of the same opinion?

You: Why would you? What value is there in the uninformed opinions of people who are totally unqualified to comment? This is my point. You've got people who have been doing research, who are immersed in the field, and have gained an expertise that most people don't possess. They're knowledgeable about what's going on, based on all the other research that's available. Why would I choose to listen to some random dude on the street's opinion over that of a qualified expert? Wouldn't you place more stock in the well-reasoned and scientifically supported position of someone who actually knows what they're talking about? For example, I've read the DSM-V and there's no mention of classifying religion as a mental disorder in there. Now, you could take my word for that, you could go check for yourself, or you could stubbornly insist without actually reading the DSM, that what I'm saying is untrue, and that there's a conspiracy by the mental health community to forcibly treat church-goers for their religiosity.

Me: I am not saying people unfamiliar with the research should judge it. But in time, people in related fields or in the discipline itself may, upon doing further research have to change the their assessment. Other people outside the field may be philosophers, chemists, physicists, biologists, etc. We have a need not only to judge what the research says internally, but also what its implications are.

May I give the example of the creation of the atomic bomb. When the Manhattan Project created the bomb, we used it. One prominent scientist involved regretted telling the government about it later. We now do all we can to keep that knowledge and potential use from spreading. Yet there are some things that nuclear research has found that have been of great benefit to humanity. So someone outside the field has to have some awareness of what is going on to help make those excruciating decisions.
We have another one now. If we go full speed ahead with our genetic research we are going to learn about phenomena long before we have the capacity to decide the benefits and detriments of such research. Yes, we could find more cures in all likelihood BUT we will also show megalomaniacs how to create "human-like creatures" who do nothing but kill, fight, and do other despicable things with this information. Science itself says it is not responsible for such decision making. Then someone has to be. How do we make such decisions.
I remember the decision on what constitutes death: the cessation of vital fluid flow, or the cessation of brain function? We decided on the latter. The Hastings Center made such a report:

So we do need outside supervision as much as I do not want to see it, we humans are too unstable to be fully trusted on all matters.

Topic: American Psychological Association Classifies Belief in “God” As Mental Illness
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 02:47

Well, they've got thousands of intelligent people conducting empirical psychological research through rigorously designed studies to back up their positions, which are then reviewed by other intelligent experts in the field for quality control. They've built an entire self-correcting system to develop a reliable body of knowledge. It's not a perfect system by any means, but in comparison, what have you got? Fake news stories and your opinion?

What specifically is their empirical evidence that "God" not only does not "exist," but that "belief" in such a phenomenon is a "mental illness?"
Ever hear of Thomas Kuehn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Werner Heisenberg's "Physics and Philosophy?"
My point is simply that if one is to be said to have blind faith in one phenomenon, then why do we put blind faith in another "psychological research?"
Further, to say someone has "other experts in the field" to back up their opinion is self-serving.
If you ask people outside the field to review that research, are they going to be of the same opinion?
(I am not saying their opinions are not valid, they well maybe. I am questioning whether they are true with apodictic certainty, and whether the journals and magazines reporting their results is accurate..
Remember thousands of intelligent people, backed up by thousands of other people that the earth is flat, and recently, that there is no climate change.
So it is not just MY opinion but that of a huge and growing number of people who are beginning to question the opinions of the popular dissemination of scientific research. It gets distorted in the translation.
I offer what I am saying as a possible alternative to what you are claiming. I have taught the scientific method many times, and know its strengths and weaknesses. It is not a perfect system.
You have asked a question assuming we will accept it without reservations, implying "how dare we doubt it," when there is room to doubt anything but our own ignorance as a species.
As a species, the human race, could be totally lost in a fog for all we know. So we must treat all absolute pronouncements with a grain of salt . That is precisely what I did in offering a comic take on what you said. Chill out man. You asked for opinions didn't you? I just gave mine.
No hard feelings.

Topic: Washington Redskins: Time to change the name?
Posted: 23 Sep 2015 21:06

Here in America---we have been racist toward every race in the world. No exaggeration or joke. It has become a way of life for us.

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If thou would be here with me

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