Entertainer’s dream in excellent city location

first_imgThe kitchen is part of an open plan hub.A formal entry on the lower level of the 387sq m home leads into the open-plan living and dining area, which opens to the back undercover patio. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The sleek kitchen has striking red splashbacks, white cabinetry, quality appliances and a servery. Polished spotted northern gum timber floors extend from the entryway through to the living space and kitchen. The in-ground pool has landscaped gardens.Also on this level, there is a bathroom with shower and toilet, a laundry with external access, and a guest bedroom that could be used as study or gym.Internal stairs lead up to a carpeted sitting room with direct access to the front balcony. The spacious master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The home at 40 Stimpson St, Fairfield is close to Brisbane Corso Reserve.A PROPERTY built for entertaining is on the market in Fairfield.McGrath Annerley and Yeronga marketing agent, Kristy Noble said 40 Stimpson St was an entertainer’s dream in a great location. “This really is a rare opportunity. The home offers tranquillity and privacy nestled in one of the inner-city south’s finest riverside enclaves,” Ms Noble said. The two-storey home is within walking distance to the Brisbane Corso Reserve and is close to parks, public transport, schools and amenities.center_img The master bedroom is spacious and bright.Outside, the patio overlooks the in-ground swimming pool with paved surrounds and landscaped gardens. Ms Noble said the home had extensive storage space along with Crimsafe screens, monitored security with multiple settings and a 5kw solar power system. Ms Noble said the water did not enter the property during the 2011 floods.last_img read more

Polyamory Isn’t Good for Children: My Story

first_imgPublic Discourse 11 May 2015Recently, I had a discussion about marriage with someone who calls herself a “Darwinian gay feminist.” I asked her, “Is there any principled reason that marriage should be limited to only two people? There is now such a thing as a ‘throuple’—a three-way relationship. Should they have a right to marry?” She replied, “A union between three consenting adults? I see nothing wrong with it. The same goes for incest. It’s none of my business.”I take it that she was serious in her response. Given that she believes marriage should be redefined to include same-sex couples, I suppose that makes sense. If marriage is just an emotional and loving union focused on satisfying the desires of adults, then including three or more members in this union is only logical. But her position seems to discount the fact that there might be more than just consenting adults involved. What about children who are raised by three- or four-person groups?This isn’t just a hypothetical question. Last April, the New York Post published a story with this headline: “Married lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting first child.” The youngest member of the throuple and the biological mother, Kitten, said, “The three of us have always wanted kids and wanted to grow our family.” This might be their desire, but is this right for children? Is being raised by a throuple good for children?I am particularly sensitive to this question, because my own childhood gave me a glimpse of what it is like to be raised in such a household.Let me explain.My StoryI grew up in a household living with not only my mother and father, but also my half-brother and his mother. My father had two kids: one with my mom (me) and one with another woman (my half-brother, who was three months older than I). When my mother was not there, I would see my father and my half-brother’s mother kiss and cuddle. When my half-brother’s mom wasn’t there, I would see my mother and my father kiss and cuddle. Although I was very young, these images still remain with me.My mother and the mother of my half-brother were best friends. When they were in their late teenage years, they came from Guatemala together to the United States and developed a bond on their journey. My half-brother and I got along very well, but having the same father yet different moms in the household was confusing and troubling. It was confusing and troubling for me because I was never the center of my father’s attention, especially when he would mistreat my mom and when he would show affection to my half-brother’s mom. I hated seeing my father show affection to another woman who was not my mom.When I was six years old, my father broke off ties with all of us and started a new family with a third woman. It was at this point that my half-brother’s mother and my mother went their separate ways. From that point onward, my mother raised me by herself.Although this complicated romantic situation was not technically a “throuple,” because the adults each had their own beds and did not engage in three-person sexual acts, it gives a glimpse of what children would experience in such a household. I grew up seeing my father kiss and cuddle with two different women in front of me. This was the life I was exposed to until the age of six.As a teenager, I found myself following the relationship patterns my father had modeled, even though he had not been part of my life for over ten years. I would always have two or more girlfriends at the same time.What exactly explains this behavior? I am not sure, but I have a hunch that my childhood experiences played a major role. As an adult, I look back to my childhood and wonder: in all the turmoil and the romantic entanglements of my parents’ lives, where was the concern for my well-being? In our debates about the social and legal acceptance of polyamory, I fear that we are not sufficiently considering the children who might end up being raised by throuples. How will their future behavior be shaped by their upbringing?Is Polyamory Empowering?Some scholars argue that polyamory is a good thing—that it is empowering for women and helps children to be more tolerant of others. According to Elisabeth Sheff, “Polyamorous relationships provide women with more power in their relationships, allows some women to reject sexual and gender roles, allows sexuality to be viewed as a source of unity among some women, and empowers women’s high sexual drive.”But what about the children? Deborah Anapol, a clinical psychologist, interviewed adults in multi-adult relationships as well as children reared in those contexts. In her view,Polyamory breaks down cultural patterns of control as well as ownership and property rights between persons and, by replacing them with a family milieu of unconditional love, trust, and respect, provides an avenue to the creation of a more just and peaceful world. By changing the size, structure, and emotional context of the family, the personalities of the children developing in these families naturally change. Children learn by example.The unspoken—and untrue—premise implicit in this argument is that permanent, exclusive, faithful heterosexual marriages are based on nothing but a masked urge to “own” another human being, as if he or she were an object. Ironically, such objectification is actually more in line with the nature of polyamorous relationships, in which a partner is used to fulfill certain emotional needs but is supplemented by one or more others. Rather than committing to a single person in all of his or her complexity, weakness, and strength, those who choose polyamory try to acquire a collection of attributes that will contribute to their own enjoyment and perceived well-being.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/05/14780/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=4b90b65d32-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-4b90b65d32-84094405last_img read more

Southeastern Louisiana’s Ray, Sam Houston State’s Wesneski Named Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Nick Ray is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Sam Houston State hurler Hayden Wesneski earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Noah Cameron, Central Arkansas; Noah Sills, Lamar; Luke Taggart, Incarnate Word. The Bearkats (15-6, 7-2 SLC) face a road test against Houston at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before hosting McNeese for a three-game weekend slate, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Ray went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and RBI, along with a stolen base, in the middle game of the series before delivering another three-hit outing in the series finale, going 3-for-4 with three runs driven in, a triple and a stolen base. SLU opens a five-game roadtrip against South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday before travelling to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a weekend series against Stephen F. Austin, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch Friday. Hitter of the Week – Nick Ray, Southeastern Louisiana – Redshirt Freshman – Outfielder – Jefferson, La.In the series opener against ACU, Ray blasted three home runs, becoming the first Southeastern Louisiana student-athlete to do so since Justin Boudreaux on March 21, 2010. The Jefferson, La., native finished with five RBI in a 14-1 win. Pitcher of the Week – Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – Junior – Pitcher – Cypress, TexasThe junior righty needed just 107 pitches to navigate all nine frames of Friday’s 6-2 win over the Privateers and had a no-hit broken up in the seventh inning. Wesneski, who hadn’t tallied double-digit strikeouts in a start in his first two years in Huntsville, has sat down 10 or more batters in four of his six starts this season after punching out 13 UNO batters. Wesneski posted his first complete game of the season to lead the Bearkats to a series-opening win at New Orleans and improved to 4-0 on the year with a Southland-best 55 strikeouts, opposite just six walks. Sam Houston State went on to take two-of-three in the series and also picked up an 8-7 win over then-No. 26 Baylor on Tuesday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Ray posted a slash line of .727/.786/1.727 during the Lions’ series sweep of Abilene Christian, going 8-for-11 with four extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Southeastern Louisiana (11-12, 4-2 SLC) began the week with a 13-3 victory Wednesday over Alcorn State before taking all three weekend contests against the Wildcats, extending the Lions’ win streak to five. Honorable Mention: Ryan Flores, Incarnate Word; Josh Ragan, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

Rock Crusher, 36, Wants Trade Mechanized

first_imgAbraham Jarque, 36, who lives in the Zinnah Hill Community, where he ekes a living from rock-crushing, has appealed to government to create job opportunities for many other young people by introducing mechanized rock-crushing.Mr. Jarque has been in the rock crushing business for the past 10 years. He told the Daily Observer yesterday at his rock-crushing site on the GSA Road that if government should bring in rock-crushing machines, many of the youth, who he said are loitering for no reason, would at least gain employment. According to him, crushing rocks is a difficult work, which he thinks should be done by rock-crushing machines instead of doing so with human hands.With that belief, Mr. Jarque has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to encourage investors who would venture into rock-crushing through which many hard-working Liberians will find work. Mr. Jarque added that crushing rocks was not part of his plans while growing up as a youth, “but since I now find myself doing the trade, all I ask is for the government to introduce mechanized rock-crushing to attract other lazy and unwilling youth to work the trade.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more