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by bella
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 25052

Why is it hypocritical to eat whatever's offered on residential, and eat something else when you're at home? Or do you mean that the people determining what's on offer at residential eat otherwise at home? Not being facetious, Free - just a bit confused.
by bella
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 36334

Women and Self-Realisation in the School

"The best women can hope for is to work off some sanskara so they come back as a male and have a real shot at enlightenment." I've seen this bandied about here a few times, and I was wondering what people's understanding of it was, and where it came from. Since it appears that HH Shantananda Saraswa...
by bella
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 25052

Yeah, the idea is that you wait to be offered, but it's kind of hard when you're supposed to take the first course in silence, and quite a few people haven't been served by the time JJ starts the meal. I don't know...if I want something and nobody's offering after a decent interval, I'll ask them fo...
by bella
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 38049

A letter marked "private and confidential" being discussed with people it was not adressed to is unacceptable. That's the bottom line, and I am at a loss as to why the Governors or folks in charge of correspondence for them thought it was acceptable. Did they think the people named in the letter des...
by bella
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 25052

Yeah, the 4 or 5 foods thing just sounds silly. Fair enough, savour your flavours, but an edict prescribing 4 or 5 on one plate would have been fine, not 4 or 5 in a meal. It was in a meal, wasn't it? Anyway, there are no such prescriptions here on what you can or can't take in a meal. You can take ...
by bella
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 25052

MM, why does your girl not eat vegetables (apart from potato)? I dunno - I was usually ordered to "eat my vegetables", and my son doesn't have much choice on the matter either, unless he wants to go to bed hungry. He doesn't go to a philosophy school, and hasn't really had any "vegetarian teaching",...
by bella
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 12142

I haven't experienced the hushed tones thing when people leave. It's not spoken about in any great detail or anything, but people ask after each other, and pass on info about new life directions, babies, jobs, etc. The school here recently set up a meditation group on a Friday afternoon/evening for ...
by bella
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 71488

It's unfortunate that you're unable to write more specifically about the circumstances and context, Anton, but understandable. Thanks for what you did offer, though.
by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 25052

Dr...Ratsy? How unfortunate.
by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 28210

by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'Girlie bars'
Replies: 23
Views: 14744

So what happened then? I'm not up on current RAF equipment.
by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 71488

Yeah, I'm certainly not precluding the possibility. It seems clear that the abuse some people endured took its toll on their mental health - it's natural that it would. My concern was that some stereotypes and blanket assumptions were being perpetuated without properly examining the circumstances.
by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 71488

MM-, I don't think you misread the post, but I think maybe you over-read the post. I agree that Anton appears to be saying he's a mental health professional, and was called upon to attend to one of the SOP members in particular, as well as others. What's not clear to me is whether this SOP member is...
by bella
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 71488

I have read with dismay AntonR post this morning. I can only imagine the true horror of looking at someone that is effectively locked in their own body, unable to communicate with the outside world because of their participation in the SOP. It must be truly horrifying. If just one person is affecte...
by bella
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 54043

That's pretty much what I thought to myself when you asked me the same question. I guess if you're asking me if I believe women should be on the lookout for scraps of paper while men natter about the state of the world, or if epileptics who have fits in philosophy groups are "blinded to the truth", ...

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