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Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius yesterday. 24 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Nick Bottom on Thursday. 25 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

Tags: blu, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 1, 2013 at 11:09am

Good morning, Steph, and all others here.  Glad to hear you're having a nice sunny Friday.  It's sunny here in Chicago as well with one significant caveat:  it's a very chilly 5-degrees!  Brrrrrrrr.  I'm home cocooning and catching up on my atheist podcasts.   

Comment by Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 10:53am

oh how cute booklover - love that kitty.

How are you all doing today?

It's a nice sunny day outside. A wonderful Friday.

Comment by booklover on February 1, 2013 at 8:08am

Comment by booklover on February 1, 2013 at 8:07am

Joan, I LOVE the article by Deborah Mitchell.  Did you read how they had to tell people to stop flagging the article as "inappropriate?"  Inappropriate in what manner?  Because it makes people uncomfortable! Thank you for posting it!

My daughter is coming home for the weekend, so I am a happy camper!  Have a good Friday everyone. :)

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2013 at 2:19am

Unbelievable what they can do with their voices, Joan! I only wish the audience soundtrack was left out...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 6:58pm
Deborah Mitchell, Why I Raise My Children Without God.
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-910282

This woman's one statement makes more sense than all the sermons, scriptures, and songs in praise of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent god. Deborah Mitchell, thank you!
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:04pm

Love all the posts from everyone - I got behind here - reading back a few pages now.

Hope everyone had a good day.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:03pm

Booklover I love that cat in the couch.

Ruth that lolcat about the sandbox is funny.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:01pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:48pm

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief!"

Dave Varabioff

 

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