Ask @Hadacol:

I hope you’re well and having a good week! Over the past month, what’s been ... - one hindrance to you? - one help to you ?

Doug
Technology failures have been the biggest hindrance, I bought the tickets for my trip online
http://dry-valleys.tumblr.com/post/173300304759/this-is-the-most-interesting-place-in-the-world
And a terrific trip with a film festival and other things I'll blog about later.
Unfortunately when I went to my nearest railway station on Saturday to get the tickets, their ticket machine was bust so I had to go to Crewe, on a Saturday evening, with all the drunks & get my ticket from there!
But I suppose this in itself shows the dangers of overreliance on technology, when if used properly it can be a help?

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What place on earth would you like to live?

Richmond on Thames!
I'd live in a big dockoff Georgian house and spend my time in the museums & art galleries of London, evenings in Richmond Park.
Blogging & travelling would be my activities, I certainly wouldn't lounge round doing nothing but of course I'd be able to quit my job in this imaginary world.

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[REGARDLESS of your religion/beliefs/faith/spirituality ~ or ABSENCE of] ~ Do you know 'THE LORD'S PRAYER' , without checking? ~ Write it spontaneously as you think, HERE!! ~ What does each component mean? To YOU? ~ / / ~ What about : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANQspcmfhJU ~ your thoughts & ?

~written~IN~chrome~
I know the words but unlike Bowie I wouldn't tag those three lines on at the end as I'm not a heretic :)

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What is one lesson you have learnt from life that completely changed and transformed you?

I'm afraid I've never learned any lessons :)
Do you like Douglas Adams? (the only wise advice I can give is to read him). Well, Arthur Dent goes to a woman in a cave for advice & this happens.
"It's the story of my life. You see, the quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.
Now, as you look through this document you'll see that I've underlined all the major decisions I ever made to make the stand out. They're all indexed and cross-referenced. See?
All I can suggest is that if you take decisions that are exactly opposite to the sort of decisions that I've taken, then maybe you won't finish up at the end of your life" --she paused, and filled her lungs for a good shout--"in a smelly old cave like this!”

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Are there any rhymes, poetry or limericks you learned as a kid that you can still recite? Do share! *Probably should refrain from rhymes that contain the word Nantucket.

Grace
I don't know if this counts but I can recite the Nicene Creed from memory from attending mass as a child, although I'm now an agnostic in religion I often attend church services especially traditional evensong in an Anglican church with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Although it may not show in the pictures, this walk.
http://dry-valleys.tumblr.com/post/172565401829/samuel-johnson-grew-so-outrageous-that-to
was an extremely hard & punishing one, and I relaxed at Derby Cathedral at the evensong afterwards, then ate a Chinese meal which was terrific.
It was so warm and relaxing, like being in the tropical heat & then getting into an ocean.
So I'm all for repetition, it seems meaningless mumbo-jumbo for some but to others it is familiar and comforting.

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What's better, the cake or the frosting?

Allison Campbell
Do you mean as in what's called icing in British English?
I like icing more so I eat half the cake, just cake, then I eat the other half with some cake and a lot of icing as I like to eat my favourite things at the end of a meal.
Sorry if this is some deep profound metaphor, but I've answered it literally :)
It's interesting though, is there some kind of difference between those who eat the favourite part first and those who, like me, first eat the things they like least and save the best for last?
Are there two different sorts of people and eating reveals the difference between people's wordview and actions? :)

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What music do you listen to when you need to concentrate on work?

When reading deeply for research I do it in silence.
When making and editing posts I listen to what I'm always listening to, I go through my record collection A-Z and then go back round!
http://dry-valleys.tumblr.com/tagged/music
But at the time of an especially complex post I might be listening to this!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pabmB-2SFsA
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY77zDzNmYw

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Is math something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?

Thank you for following me & asking :)
I think mathematics is, like language, created, as different cultures have different concepts; for instance, zero seems like an obvious idea to us but this is only becuase it has been taught in schools and is generally part of the culture.
Various people discuss the idea here.
https://www.quora.com/Who-discovered-zero-0

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Is the concept of “you” continuous or does past “you” continually fade into present and future “you”? In other words, what part of “you” sticks around over time considering that the atoms that make up your body are constantly being replaced and your memories are always changing?

That is a fascinating question, I think it lies in memory as the cells may be replaced but "I" know who "i" am as an entity distinct from "you" or "that" out there.
Have you read The Perpetual Philosophy by Aldous Huxley? It explores these themes better than I could, it's a good question to ask but I don't know.
https://www.thecontemplativelife.org/blog/2016/6/24/perennial-philosophy-review
And George Orwell had this to say about "we".
“What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840? But then, what have you in common with the child of five whose photograph your mother keeps on the mantelpiece? Nothing, except that you happen to be the same person".

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