Into the forums

We start this week’s roundup with a light-hearted look at the ever-present confusion of the multigenerational gap in Let’s List Things The Elderly Like, Yet We Can’t Figure Out Why. It’s a search for context about the merits of white shoes, home-preserved foods and Matlock.

Over in the Spirituality subforum, moderator The (PFKaP) asks, Ever had a profound, life changing experience? The thread also asks how that particular experience shaped your current spiritual/philosophical worldview, which is in itself an interesting topic.

A recent addition to the Parenting subforum asks about the long-term effect of Mistakes in raising a kid. How much of an impact do parental missteps actually have?

For those of you who both love food and love sharing, there’s plenty of untapped potential in the What’s your best recipe? thread. Special bonus: A video of forum regular and local blogger Jason Bugg making enchiladas.

In the General Discussion forum, Xpress regulars answer the question “What is scary to you?” The collective answer runs something along the lines of “An extra-dimensional little girl in a nice dress that gives you cancer unless you feed your hand to a grizzly bear.”

Other interesting topics this week include: An open question about whether the forums are growing stale in the “Boring” thread; a discussion of whether or not local musicians should collectively organize to get fair pay at local clubs; cautious comic-geek optimism turned into frustrated disappointment at Hollywood’s treatment of the classic graphic novel Watchmen; a highly promising seed of a discussion about local flea markets; and a variety of interesting topics ripped from both national and local headlines over in the News forum.

Don’t see a discussion about that burning topic you’d like to talk about? Why not start your own? All registered members of have forum accounts, and if you aren’t a member, joining is easy — just click here.

Steve Shanafelt


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