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Old January 5th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I am a former serving policeman and, having decided that 25 years devoted to one job is probably enough for any man, I quit and am currently a self employed potter, something of a sea change.

I am interested in history, especially Ancient Egyptian History and New Testament History.

I am an agnostic, which I take to mean, in the simplest of terms, "I don't know." This both in relation to the existence or non-existence of higher spirits and/or forces, and also, more generally speaking - and in line with Socrates - knowing the more I know the less I'm knowing.... And, frankly, while loving to speculate wildly on all things historical, I admit I don't "know" anything, no matter how hard I speculate. And when it comes to knowing what can be known about ancient history, I admit I'm an incorrigible "guesser", and feel this is a very sensible response; though, without "knowing", I can't be sure about that...

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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:43 PM   #2

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Hi all.

I am a former serving policeman and, having decided that 25 years devoted to one job is probably enough for any man, I quit and am currently a self employed potter, something of a sea change.

I am interested in history, especially Ancient Egyptian History and New Testament History.

I am an agnostic, which I take to mean, in the simplest of terms, "I don't know." This both in relation to the existence or non-existence of higher spirits and/or forces, and also, more generally speaking - and in line with Socrates - knowing the more I know the less I'm knowing.... And, frankly, while loving to speculate wildly on all things historical, I admit I don't "know" anything, no matter how hard I speculate. And when it comes to knowing what can be known about ancient history, I admit I'm an incorrigible "guesser", and feel this is a very sensible response; though, without "knowing", I can't be sure about that...

Cheers.


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Old January 5th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #3

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Old January 5th, 2017, 08:26 PM   #4

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Hi all.

I am a former serving policeman and, having decided that 25 years devoted to one job is probably enough for any man, I quit and am currently a self employed potter, something of a sea change.

I am interested in history, especially Ancient Egyptian History and New Testament History.

Cheers.
Quite a career Change!
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Old January 6th, 2017, 01:38 AM   #5
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I have gone from doing what other people were telling me to do - or, more so, telling me how to do things that needed to be done - to doing exactly what I want to do, and how. Bigger challenge being self-employed, but, in the end, less stressful. I'm seeing eye to eye with the manager nowadays... and, thank goodness, there is only one of him.

Cheers all. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:55 AM   #6

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Old January 6th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #7

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Welcome! That must have been quite the lifestyle change to go from being a cop to potting. What styles do you create?
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Old January 6th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #8

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Best and most satisfying job I ever had was with a large municipal police force. I can see how pottery could win your heart. It is elemental, and something our whole species has been almost obsessed with for thousands of years. To create out of mud an object of utility and beauty has to be one of the better occupations of a mature adult.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #9

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Best and most satisfying job I ever had was with a large municipal police force. I can see how pottery could win your heart. It is elemental, and something our whole species has been almost obsessed with for thousands of years. To create out of mud an object of utility and beauty has to be one of the better occupations of a mature adult.

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I didn't know you were also police, Asherman! Was that before or after you started doing the Buddhist training?
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