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    No news yet. It was 2 weeks yesterday. We have a friend in that hospital, so she is trying to get some information. He also has a few other leads.
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    I bought a piece of tripe. I'm going to make Pepper Pot soup tomorrow.

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    Mmmm... post your recipe if it turns out!
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    Keep us posted on any progress with the job Sabine. Delighted to hear your tough day is paying off now - keep your momentum going now ok! I am kind of in the same boat - that darn chocolate keeps calling to me from the kitchen cupboard. Tomorrow will have to be a no chocolate day again.
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    Wandering into a serious subject- how did that happen?

    Yesterday went well. Only good food eaten. I was hungry late in the night, but it was True Hunger, so I just told it to go away until morning and it did.

    Was hungry upon awakening, and made a plate of fried ground beef, onions, mushrooms, cheese, and avocado. I have had that several times in the past few days. Something about it is just very appealing right now.

    I was looking through the nutrition threads this morning, and a strange thought popped into my head.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not saying trolls are incipient terrorists. I am just musing.

    A troll(or a reasonable facsimile thereof) dropped into a thread I have been reading. It made me wonder, not for the first time, what do trolls get out of it? I tried to put myself in the mindset of someone dropping a comment just to get negative reaction. What does that feel like? What could be the pleasurable aspects of the activity, and what kind of personality enjoys that?

    The image that came to my mind was someone stirring an ant pile, and reveling in the commotion. Lack of empathy seems necessary to find that fun.

    Not many of us empathize (fully) with ants, and I don't think it is needed to be a caring person. But empathy for our own species (at a minimum) I think IS needed.

    Will anyone's life be ruined because they were baited by a troll? Likely not. (That would be some troll!) But just as torturing has an effect on the torturer, and not just the victim, what does it do to your psyche and soul, to aggravate people? To enjoy setting them off?

    Right after the ant pile image, I thought of that Norwegian shooter. And the Oklahoma bomber. And...well, there are too many images that came to mind. Horrible ones, and yet many of these people got satisfaction from committing these awful acts. They enjoyed seeing people put into turmoil.

    I think I will be looking at trolls differently now.

    It made me sad to think of.

    And I was just looking for some light-hearted fasting info.

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    On a lighter note

    I now have 12 cups of jiggly bone broth goodness in my fridge!

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    I gave the dogs a scrap of tripe as I was making the pepper pot. They found it...puzzling. But they ate it. Eventually.

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    I've often wondered about it too. I did have an experience with a troll some years ago. I was a member of an Artist's website where there were discussion boards and you would post recent work and members would critique the work. Generally the criticism was constructive and supportive, but it sometimes got ugly and personal. Then there were the trolls. Mean-spirited people who never posted their own work, but claimed to be very accomplished, and left withering comments about other's artwork, particularly those of newbies to the site.

    This one particular troll was very peculiar, he was clearly intelligent and left really mean comments, sometimes he was right, but without any diplomacy or grace. Sometimes he just acted crazy. There were regular complaints and his account was cancelled several times only to have him get a new user ID and come back.

    I was one of his targets and I would "feed the troll" against the recommendations of others. I took the position that he should participate in the site and post some of the work he was claiming to do. We went back and forth and it became clear that he was lying about his work, posting the work of others as his own. He and I eventually did come to an understanding. He was really very smart, but such a rude, antisocial type that he thrived on the negative attention he got by being a troll. I think maybe he didn't have friends, and his entire social world involved being on these BBs and his know-it-all self image was fed by argument. He had no concern for the feelings of others at all. I always wondered what he looked like, how he lived and if he really did draw or paint.

    I'm sure there is a story behind every troll and I can't believe there are many happy ones.
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    In the commentary section for 'The Fellowship of the Rings' movie, Peter Walsh is commenting on the cave troll- how he imagines the troll's mother waiting for him to come home, and how he probably just got in with the wrong crowd. Now when I watch the scene, I can't help but feel sorry for the troll. Maybe I need to think of internet trolls in the same way. It would probably boost MY empathy level.
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    Recrafting your image of who you want to be... What an interesting thought. I'm a little at a loss in that department, to be quite honest. My health problems have taken away virtually every goal that involved activity on my part. I am hoping to start getting some of those back soon.

    In the meanwhile, I am at least trying to be good at my relationships. To go deeper with God.

    And I'm having to recalibrate my body image. I almost feel like a teenager, in that my body is changing constantly, and I'm having to readjust my own mental image of what my normal is. Which leaves me feeling a little off-balance. It's a rather weird experience to be going through in your 50's, quite honestly. Although I suppose more people have to do it than we would think, for many different reasons.
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