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    • Originally posted by Scona Brat View Post
      Hi There:

      I was searching for information when I stumbled across the "I Remember When" thread. I started remembering so much about growing up in Old Scona before it became "the place to go", that I felt I needed to join to share some of my memories. I lived in the area in the between the 60s and 90s, then moved to another part of Edmonton and have a lot of information/memories about Edmonton in that era.

      I hope that I am made to feel that I belong here. I have been ignored on other (sports) forums, and hope you are more welcoming.

      Excellent. Welcome to c2e. I hope you post a lot of information and forward the site link to anyone and everyone that could do the same!!!! Looking forward to learning more, and more, and more.

      As for feeling welcome. Well... Life is far too short to stick with anything you don't like - especially in your spare, unpaid time. So just try c2e for the fun of it - literally - the fun of it.

      Ten Things I have Learned by Milton Glaser




      This is a subtext of number one. There was in the sixties a man named Fritz Perls who was a gestalt therapist. Gestalt therapy derives from art history, it proposes you must the ‘whole’ before you can understand the details. What you have to look at is the entire culture, the entire family and community and so on. Perls proposed that in all relationships people could be either toxic or nourishing towards one another. it is not necessarily true that the same person will be toxic or nourishing in every relationship, but the combination of any two people in a relationship produces toxic or nourishing consequences. And the important thing that I can tell you is that there is a test to determine whether someone is toxic or nourishing in your relationship with them. Here is the test: You have spent some time with this person, either you have a drink or go for dinner or you go to a ball game. It doesn’t matter very much but at the end of that time you observe whether you are more energized or less energized. Whether you are tired or whether you are exhilarated. If you are more tired then you have been poisoned. If you have more energy you have been nourished. The test is almost infallible and I suggest that you use it for the rest of your life.
      Bolding was mine
      Last edited by KC; 11-06-2017, 10:24 PM.


      • What a great post and message KC.

        You really use quotes about as effective as anybody I have encountered. What I like most is you use them for the reason they were made and a deep understanding of it. Thank you for your wisdom and contributions if this doesn't get stated enough.

        I don't often come on this thread, or comment, but wow, what a post for a Monday morning. One we can all reflect on. I know myself I can be toxic with some people, on some topics. I can be refreshing with other people, on other topics. The thing is, and that we can spend our whole lives not fully comprehending, is that people are different and that not all people are meant to be friends. With some friends and extended family sometimes we try to force things to work, that aren't working. When this occurs to me, and I feel something like this incompatibility I just feel sad. Eventually I learn. Other people do to when they need to cut away from me.

        The worst thing, and most dangerous thing are the people that can't let go and that hate, and stalk. That's a whole other topic albeit not OT this being online.

        Anyway welcome to Scona Brat as well and take what you can from this site. I too remember Whyte Avenue before the days of Fringe and revival and welcome those comments and memories.

        As far as feeling ignored not every post gets responded to, not every thought expressed online engaged. Especially with newer posters. Sometimes it takes some time and you develop some posters that converse back and forth. In anycase even if theres no responses people read your posts. That theres a reaction is not always evident although I modeled visible reaction and acknowledgement in this post, because of KC's contributions here.
        "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"