Hi from "Edzell" in Port Alberni, BC

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Hi from "Edzell" in Port Alberni, BC

Hello.

I've looked at a few forum sites and so far this is one of  the most civil ones I've found (with the exception of some devoted to gardening :).)

I hope for very open-minded civil discourse on a wide range of subjects, emphasising curiosity & exploration of ideas rather than debating fixed positions & polarised ideologies, with which I'm thoroughly fed up. Not too keen on the use of labels although they have some convenience if their meaning is clearly defined/undrestood. Interested in philosophical discussion & amateur psycholgy but not as academic disciplines - "homespun", even a bit naive, is good.

My user name - Edzell  - has nothing to do with an unsuccessful Ford automobile. It's a nostalgicre reference to the Scottish village where I first went to school during the war. Spelled with a zed, not an ess (or a zee!)

I believe I have a keen sense of humour and of irony, which can backfire when people don't "get it" and feel insulted. Wish the forums supported vocal inflecion and facial expressions.

I can get pretty voluble as you see. So I'll quit now and hope to find some convivial but thought-provoking conversations here.

NorthReport

Welcome amigo, that's a great place to be from, as you are almost in Tofino, one of my very favourite places on the planet.

If you can put up with a few broken records you will enjoy it here.  

lagatta4

Welcome to babble (and rabble), Edzell! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edzell

"Zee" is USian, unless it is Dutch...

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lagatta4 wrote:

Welcome to babble (and rabble), Edzell!

">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edzell

Thanks, lagatta

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"Zee" is USian, unless it is Dutch...

Or a roll of toilet paper!

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lagatta4 wrote:
Welcome to babble (and rabble), Edzell!
">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edzell

Thanks for the welcome and the link re. Edzell (some locals still called it "Aigle.") As you can guess it was great place for a city kid to spend a few of his early years, especially in wartime. My Dad was posted to RAF Edzell.