Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Anonymous' question

It is basically impossible to become a fully functional adult without talking back to one's parents as you grow---and ultimately, this situation is one for which your mother is responsible.

Call the police next time---your mother is physically abusing you.  They will figure out what is really going on.

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Tom Jackson answered The Z.'s question

"Disgusted" is the word that comes to mind.

If there is any silver lining, perhaps the electorate will realize that regardless of how much your chosen candidate wants to implement your ideas when in office, the integrity, values, and ethics of the person elected will ultimately determine whether you have elected the right one for the … Read more

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Tom Jackson answered Otis Campbell's question

National Pennsylvania Day on July 20 recognizes the second state to join the Union.

National Moon Day is observed annually on July 20 and commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.

July 20th, National Lollipop Day, is an annual observation of this popular and flavorful treat.

Pretty good day, Otis.

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Tom Jackson commented
I was going to include the comment that our youngest son does have multiple degrees and that he actually does get out a lot but I decided to temper it with the suggestion that affection was part of his evaluation. But since you have the same situation, I think we can agree that their evaluations … Read more
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Tom Jackson answered Anonymous' question

Is it possible he didn't get your text?---mine sometimes don't show up until months later.  Or perhaps you did not get his response.

I'd bring up the subject again.  If you don't get a response this time, I say he's not interested in pursuing a diffferent type of relationship with you at this time.

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Otis Campbell's question

I had already decided to have a hot dog for lunch (and I will also prep a Boars Head all beef frank for each of my 2 dogs).  Bun and mustard for me, not for the dogs.

It has been 50 years since I have had a Daiquiri---never was much of a rum drinker.  (I actually … Read more

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Tom Jackson answered The Z.'s question

I think the comment you made to one of the responses to this question provides one of the more useful descriptions what what we generally refer to as "smart," to wit: ..."intelligence...based on two primary qualities: The ability to effectively process thought, and the accumulation of knowledge through experiences."

The … Read more

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Tom Jackson answered Roy Roy's question

Pretty good summary about the dream catcher:

Ojibwa Legend & Story of the Dream catcher

Ancient legends about the history and origin of the dreamcatcher exist among several Native American tribes, but chiefly through the Ojibwe and Lakota nations. While many cultures find spiders to be creepy crawlers, the Ojibwe people found them to be aRead more