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Stargazer Checking In
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:26:27 pm »
I'm a regular at MormonDialogue.org and someone there posted a link to this place, so I thought I would have a look.  Since it appears quite interesting, I thought I would sign up here, too.  My user name there is the same as here.  I just got done posting in the getting acquainted with the neighbors thread in Introductions, but it seemed to be a good idea to post some detail here about me.

General info: I was born in 1951, and will soon be 68 years old.  I was born in Los Angeles, California, but mostly grew up in Orange County, California until 1967 when my family moved to Toronto, Canada for my father's work, and 2 years later to Cheltenham, England.  After my mission (1972-74) I came back to southern California until I moved to Utah for a short time before joining the US Army, where I served for 8 years.  After basic training at Ft. Knox, KY and Ft. Polk, LA, I was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA, then Ft. Gordon, GA and then Ulm, Germany.  After leaving the Army, we settled in Olympia, WA, where we lived from 1984 to 2015, when my wife passed away.  I remarried in 2016 and in that same year relocated to live with my new wife in England. From 1987 until my retirement in 2016 I worked as a computer programmer for the State of Washington.

I'm a convert since 1966, and was the only member in my family until my brother joined in 1971.  I served a full-time mission in the Germany Düsseldorf Mission. I would characterize myself as a believing and active member of the Church.  I've served in many different callings in my 50+ years of membership.

My interests are varied, but among my hobbies are: flying drones; reading; science, especially astronomy; history; theology; computers; and ham radio.

I recently started a YouTube channel where I show and tell about the interesting and beautiful places I am encountering in southern England: A Yank In Sussex.
 
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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 10:03:51 pm »
Thank you for the introduction, Stargazer. We have many members who have things in common with you--such as locations where you have lived, military service, employment, and hobbies. I think you'll like it here. Welcome to Nauvoo!
 

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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 11:02:41 pm »
Welcome to the neighborhood, Stargazer. You'll find the neighbors & the animals congenial (mostly  ;D)
 

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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 07:19:37 am »
Welcome, this is a nice place to be.
 

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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 08:47:50 am »
So, if I read that right you are in England - care to be more specific?
Don't ask me, I only live here.
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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 11:42:54 am »
Howdy and welcome!  I've been on Mormondialogue for probably 20 years now, long before it's current name.
What-about-ism is pointless. I like to think most people's responses to such arguments would be, "Yup. That person, who happened to wear the same political jersey I do/did, was totally wrong on that, too."
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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 05:50:57 pm »
I was on MD&D what seems like aeons ago, too. Joined in 2006. It's been several years since I last participated there in any capacity (around 2014), because I found the culture there waaaaay too toxic, and becoming far too polarized with any nuance getting bowled over from all corners. Used to be VERY prolific there. But now? I pop in every now and then to see if there's anything new under the sun, and there very, very rarely is. It was taxing just to be there.

Welcome to Nauvoo.
 

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Re: Stargazer Checking In
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 09:42:16 am »
Stargazer, herzlich wilkommen! 
 

 

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