It was Judy who brought that phrase about being open minded, attributed to her dad, after I accused her of being close minded on a topic.

What is happening to FFL is we are getting old and cranky. Some of us are approaching our 70s and some are already there. And we have some that are a generation younger (apparently Salyavin and MJ).

It is kinda unusual to watch a group fly this out of control. Usually moderators will keep things civil but then there's nothing like a "free for all" either. Some of us like to keep our anonymity because we don't want (having been TM teachers) unwarranted reprisals from the TMO. Even Judy recommended it.

But anyway the places also has to keep up it's appearances as a "loony bin" which doesn't seem to hard to do. :-D

On 11/29/2014 09:33 AM, [FairfieldLife] wrote:

I am just trying to keep from being so "open minded" that my brains fall out!

Glad it made you laugh.

---In, <sharelong60@...> wrote :

Curtis, I'm still LOLing as I reply. What got me laughing was your comment about what is overrated at this stage of life. Being vague so others can enjoy it for themselves...
Have fun tomorrow and I look forward to your report.

*From:* "curtisdeltablues@... [FairfieldLife]" <>
*Sent:* Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:47 AM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Apologies...

I've watched this will some alarm because last time I was posting here I had to try to back down Jim and Nabby from creating fantasy ill-will scenarios about my personal life in response to me posting my opinions about Maharishi's teaching. It was an escalation of their MO since I began posting here. I am happy to see it resolved with Jim creating his own page while hilariously claiming that it was because OTHER people were not being civil here! I do not believe it will last any more than his participation on then other "enlightened" forum, but hope to be proven wrong.

I think you were right to go the legal route because they were crossing a weird and disturbing line Barry. There is no parity between how you post here and what those guys were up to.

FFL has gone through many different incarnations as strongly influential posters come and go. I viewed the end of the Judy era as a positive thing, but was disturbed to see how others escalated to fill the gap. Judy ran her routine in a much more interesting way IMO, so despite strongly dissagreing with her most of the time, I was entertained and prompted to write more many times because of her participation. That degraded in the era of the clique she led that involved the Share bashing era in the girl's locker room. Shit got weird and unpleasant, but worst of all boring.

I don't know where FFL is headed now but I am an optimist. I intend to report on my experiences tomorrow at the "event" in Alexandria. Last I checked almost 800 people had reserved a seat. I had some contact with people from the old days who were kind enough to share their perspective. Although I remain a skeptic and am not really going with anything close to an "open" mind (overrated at this stage of my life I believe) I will go for the many layers of entertainment. One of the greatest aspects of the entertainment will be posting here about it. FFL has been a great resource for my thinking and writing. It has been so useful that I have put up with some people with unfriendly agendas against me here. It was the ticket for admission.

Sorry to see things spiral out so far here but I am encouraged to see the changes.

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