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    #5035 - 11/30/07 09:16 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
    Grinity Offline
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    Registered: 12/13/05
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    As for Sophia, I just finished reading a fun link about one of my sheros - http://jwa.org/discover/infocus/comedy/tucker.html
    Sophie Tucker!
    Sophia
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    #5037 - 11/30/07 09:30 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
    EandCmom Offline
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    Registered: 11/09/07
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    Trinity, I obviously didn't get the "Sophia" reference either. I guess my FOK is decidedly lacking!!! LOL!! Does that mean I lose a few IQ points??? (((giggling)))

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    #5038 - 11/30/07 09:30 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
    Grinity Offline
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    Registered: 12/13/05
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    And Kriston - as to online predators, well, I can say that last night DS was talking about his online team at his favorite online game.

    "I made a pledge to use only correct english words with proper spelling for 24 hours."
    Oh, did someone dare you?
    "No I made it up myself."
    I'm suprised, I thought your spelling was pretty good. It must be hard to mouse click and type at the same time.
    "It sure is!"
    They other players are probably much older. I've heard that the average age is 34. Do they know you are 11?
    "Oh no. I only tell my state. Did you know that some of my Team Members are from Alaska?"
    DH - Oh sure they are from Alaska! They are probably just from down the block.
    "Yes, two are from Alaska, and one is an English Major in College, and one has been in jail the last 4 months, so he hasn't been able to participate much."

    Well, Kriston, I read "Protecting the Gift" and usually take your position, but my heart definitly skipped a beat here.

    ((Prayers)) O brave new world, That has such people in't! — The Tempest, Act V, sc. i.

    ((shrugs))
    Trinity


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    #5043 - 11/30/07 09:58 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
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    Originally Posted By: Trinity

    "Yes, two are from Alaska, and one is an English Major in College, and one has been in jail the last 4 months, so he hasn't been able to participate much."

    Well, Kriston, I read "Protecting the Gift" and usually take your position, but my heart definitly skipped a beat here.

    Ouch!!!! Scary.

    I'm with both of you on the general point and I've read "Protecting the Gift" too. Sometimes I feel like the folks around me think I'm a crazy mom who gives her kids way too much independence. On the real name thing though - thanks to ethnicity and my parents misspelling a traditional family name (what is with that?) - I can easily be located in a search on first name alone. crazy

    Anyway, I like your spelling, Trinity. Makes the place more homey, not too scary.

    -k
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    #5054 - 11/30/07 10:36 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Dottie]
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    I am a bit embarrassed with being included in the big three talk! I've known Trinity and Dot for ages, but I am still a relative newbie on this site. Kind of makes me feel like Uhura elbowing her way into the original Star Trek frontline as "one of the big four". Can't she see she's just a minor character?

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    #5058 - 11/30/07 10:41 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Dottie]
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    Registered: 11/25/07
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    I don't post on many boards, only lurk. Because my spelling and grammer can often contain errors. But if i did editing it would take me an hour to proofread and decide its ok enough. Some boards make fun of poor spelling and grammer, but not here. it seems safe to be a gifted adult who can't or doesn't have time to spell correctly.


    Of course if i edited more I wouldn't have so many run on sentences.

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    #5079 - 11/30/07 01:47 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Dottie]
    Lorel Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/07
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    Loc: New England
    Well, Dot, my oldest is a bit older than your kids, but I didn't really get heavy into the research on g-ness until seven + years ago when looking for options for my 2nd child. The whole concept of levels was new to me, and I jumped in with both feet! It is so lonely to have a PG kid and not only not have the language for that sort of difference, but also to feel unable to discuss the trials and triumphs of every day life with people who will believe you and "get" it. The internet is such a blessing in this way.


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    #5084 - 11/30/07 04:40 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Lorel]
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    Registered: 10/25/07
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    Hi all,

    Before now, I have never joined or participated in any online community in any way. I almost bypassed this one, except, I liked Trinity's screen name and immediately thought of the Matrix.

    It felt a little unusual for me, starting to post and read replies. It has been immensely helpful to read all the posts, stories, advice and references.

    So, thanks, Trinity, for your kind replies and support. It helped me overcome some of my cybershyness.

    Thanks all for your kindness and wealth of knowlege.

    Incog

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    #5097 - 11/30/07 09:52 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Originally Posted By: Trinity
    "Yes, two are from Alaska, and one is an English Major in College, and one has been in jail the last 4 months, so he hasn't been able to participate much."

    Well, Kriston, I read "Protecting the Gift" and usually take your position, but my heart definitly skipped a beat here.


    Eeek! Yes, I'd be pretty nervous there, too. My kids are still too young for that kind of online interaction, so that may explain some of my attitude. When they get into interactive game playing and MySpace and such, I'll definitely be more...<ahem>...concerned... eek

    I just see other moms at the park hovering, and I think, "Really, nobody wants your kid. And if someone did, there are 20 of us moms nearby ready to jump the guy and call 911. Sit down and relax, would you?"

    Once there was a <gasp> dad <gasp> playing "good guy, bad guy" with his son, and all the other boys at the park joined in. The other moms heard "bad guy" and saw the running (never mind that the kids were chasing the man, not the other way around...) and FREAKED OUT. Seriously, it was like all reason had left their heads and they went into full-on child protection mode!

    I tried to reason with them: he's being pretty obvious, what with all the running around DIRECTLY in front of us...don't you think he's just playing with the kids? They're laughing and chasing him...don't you think it's a game? etc. But until they had confirmation that one of the kids was his, all the moms were just nuts about him. It was the craziest thing. shocked crazy eek

    Can you imagine a predator galloping around at full tilt like that? I still think it was completely ludicrous! And that seems to be the dominant mentality in this area at least: panic about kids' safety first; think...never!

    Sorry. I won't keep posting about this. I know it's totally OT! It's just one of my personal issues.

    I've never heard of "Protecting the Gift." What is it?
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    #5098 - 11/30/07 10:01 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Lorel]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
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    Loc: Midwest
    Oh, and Lorel:

    I think it's less about how long you've been here than it is about how much "sophia" you have to share with us. Some of us mostly ask questions, others mostly answer them. The big three of answers are pretty clearly Trinity, Dottie and you.

    That's not to say that others' contributions, suggestions and answers are less valuable or whatever. Not at all! I've personally gotten a lot of help here from a wide variety of people. But if the three of you took a powder from the site, we'd all suffer. I think that's pretty clear.

    Uhura was one of my favorite Star Trek characters, right after Spock. And Scottie...I've always had a soft spot for engineers, since my dad, best friend through school and now my DH are all engineers... I wanted Uhura's skirts to be a bit longer than they were since she had to sit in them. But I always really liked her! wink


    Edited by Kriston (11/30/07 10:04 PM)
    Edit Reason: P.S. Glad you're here, Incogneato! :)
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