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BarkellWH

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Richard,

Are you limiting your visit to Thailand, or do you plan to visit other Southeast Asian countries as well?

Cheers,

Bill

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RTC

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Richard:
I appreciate your insights.
I always believe the best answers come from within, the problem usually is that we do not ask our self's the right questions.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2013 17:35:40
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to estebanana

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I'm going to dump everything I own, give my truck to one of the family members, stick a few boxes of tools on a slow boat, get on a plane, go to another country and start over.


Just what the doctor ordered, Stephen. Allow me a very unprofessional stab at a diagnosis of what is ailing you. I may be completely off-base, but you might be suffering from a severe case of ennui. Perhaps life has become too repetitive and, thus, uninteresting. Too long living in the same place and in the same rut. If that's the case, your move to Japan should break that mold, and the new environment, language, sights, smells, etc. might just stimulate and reinvigorate you, not only in your luthiery endeavors, but perhaps in ways currently unforeseen.

My wife Marta and I sometimes feel like living in Washington, DC has become too much of a habit. It's a comfortable habit, but a habit nevertheless. We certainly don't face the existential crisis you seem to be experiencing, but we have based ourselves in Washington since I entered the Foreign Service in 1974. Of course, much of my career was spent overseas, but we have lived continuously in Washington since I retired. We are giving serious thought to making a move, possibly to Arizona. We feel like we need a change. I could still do my consulting gigs with the State Department and other elements, no matter where we live. We both think a move may open up new experiences and make life more exciting and stimulating. Your move to Japan just may do that for you.

Cheers,

Bill

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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

We both think a move may open up new experiences and make life more exciting and stimulating. Your move to Japan just may do that for you.

Cheers,

Bill


Moving does not necessarily make a break from monotony. Seriously, it is a state of mind whether you can enjoy life in your present situation or draw with-in yourself to let evil flow into your psyche. Complaints never prove a thing toward getting better until we open up and get involved with thinking about good for others. All of this negative talk is beneath the character of the art, imo.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2013 19:46:04
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Tom Blackshear

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Seriously, it is a state of mind whether you can enjoy life in your present situation or draw with-in yourself to let evil flow into your psyche.


I cannot speak for Stephen. I simply offered a possible explanation for his current mood. If your comment was meant for me, because I mentioned that my wife and I are thinking of making a move because Washington has become a habit, you have made a wildly inaccurate assumption. We are happy, and no "evil is flowing into our psyche." (Where did you come up with that phrase?) Marta and I have always thrived on new adventures that complement our ongoing interests. It's as simple as that.

Cheers,

Bill

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And the epitaph drear, "A fool lies here,
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2013 21:29:36
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

quote:

Seriously, it is a state of mind whether you can enjoy life in your present situation or draw with-in yourself to let evil flow into your psyche.


I cannot speak for Stephen. I simply offered a possible explanation for his current mood.


So did I........

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Ricardo

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

Bill since you are the first poster on the page, any one who responds randomly (with out clicking a specific post to reply to or make quotes) will "seem" to be responding to you on this page. I think it's clear Blackshear is talking to estebanana (which i think is great since they are like best buddies).

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2013 22:35:41
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Ricardo

Ricardo,

Thanks for clarifying. I thought that might be the case, but sometimes I'm unsure.

Cheers,

Bill

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With the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear, "A fool lies here,
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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

Richard,

Are you limiting your visit to Thailand, or do you plan to visit other Southeast Asian countries as well?

Cheers,

Bill


I'm headed to Siem Reap in Cambodia for the third time. I'm so impressed with my new camera that I want to re-shoot the tremendously impressive hundred square miles of ruins at Angkor. And I've never managed to get the classic sunset shot of Angkor Wat from the balloon just right.

An old dive buddy from Kwajalein is a master electrician working on a US Embassy project in Vientiane. I've been to Luang Prabang, but never to the capital of Laos. I just put in a booking request to a hotel he recommends. We may take a weekend jaunt somewhere interesting.

Then it's back to Bangkok for a few days, and returning to Texas at the end of January.

RNJ
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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Miguel de Maria

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ORIGINAL: Miguel de Maria

Richard, are you saying you are going to pick up some chicks because your girlfriend left town!?


The day before Christmas was my 75th birthday. To my surprise, I am a little less inclined to wander than I was in my youthful and impulsive 60s.

RNJ
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Ricardo

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Richard Jernigan

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ORIGINAL: Richard Jernigan

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miguel de Maria

Richard, are you saying you are going to pick up some chicks because your girlfriend left town!?


The day before Christmas was my 75th birthday. To my surprise, I am a little less inclined to wander than I was in my youthful and impulsive 60s.

RNJ


Poor guy gets the B day and the Xmas gifts all at once. But be honest... Larisa is pretty darn hot .... ain't it the reason you would be less inclined?? Simple fact you need to mention her by name all the time says it all señior.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2013 7:02:41
 
Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

Is this a depressing place?

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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Is this a depressing place?


Yes, I think so

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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quote:

Is this a depressing place?



Yes, I think so


Why?

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

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quote:



quote:

Is this a depressing place?



Yes, I think so



Why?


Because I get depressed when I come here. But maybe its just me and thats why I asked. Thanks for the answers

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Escribano

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Anders Eliasson

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Because I get depressed when I come here. But maybe its just me and thats why I asked.


When you criticise this place, you kind of criticise me. At least, I always take it personally.

Do you have any specifics about what depresses you and some suggestions as to what we might do about it?

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to BarkellWH

I´m not criticising you Simon. Not at all. It has nothing to do with you. Believe me!
And I have no suggestions. Its something to do with the air and it has been the reason for many members to leave over the years. Maybe it was just a mirror of themselves and maybe its just a mirror of me. I dont know.

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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

Bill since you are the first poster on the page, any one who responds randomly (with out clicking a specific post to reply to or make quotes) will "seem" to be responding to you on this page. I think it's clear Blackshear is talking to estebanana (which i think is great since they are like best buddies).


Hey, I respect Steve for his art and feel that he is struggling through some tough times, but it does him no good to hold all this negative stuff in his mind that has no value to bring him out of depression. I had clinical depression but I cleaned it up with diet and exercise, and as long as I continue this routine I have no problem with it.

Also, I got my mind off the fact that I haven't had a true vacation for over 25 years and started putting my attention on the needs of others. This is one reason I share my guitar making knowledge with other builders.

I don't smoke or drink alcohol, and I try to eat organic foods when possible. This plays an important role in keeping depression away. And it works for me. And Steve might try and understand that if others were not willing to share their knowledge, he would probably not be building guitars in the first place.

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Tom Blackshear

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Also, I got my mind off the fact that I haven't had a true vacation for over 25 years and started putting my attention on the needs of others. This is one reason I share my guitar making knowledge with other builders.

I don't smoke or drink alcohol, and I try to eat organic foods when possible. This plays an important role in keeping depression away. And it works for me. And Steve might try and understand that if others were not willing to share their knowledge, he would probably not be building guitars in the first place.


Oh my... You´re so pathetic.

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Escribano

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RE: Guitar making is becoming a racket. (in reply to Anders Eliasson

I am not going to see another thread along the same old lines. This is locked before it gets personal again.

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