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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

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Comment by booklover on January 18, 2014 at 11:13pm
Really cool video Felaine! Interesting!
Steph, cute cat picture!
Comment by Steph S. on January 18, 2014 at 10:26pm

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 18, 2014 at 8:33pm

Okayyyy.  Somebody posted a link to "space music."  Now...here's how a wet washcloth behaves in zero-gee (Inside the space station):

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130424.html

Comment by booklover on January 18, 2014 at 4:06pm
Chris, our family is slightly bigger than yours, but still small. There is my sister and I, each with a husband and each a daughter and a son, and then our mom. My sister lives in Green Bay, so it is up to me to take care of our Mom. My mom is okay for now, but I can tell she's starting to need more help.
It's weird to remember feeling secure with a bunch of relatives, etc. and then realizing how few relatives are left now. My daughter doesn't want to have children, and I don't know if she'll want to even marry. My son is in no hurry, and I'm glad! We will always have a lot of cats though!
Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 11:58am

Thank you all, and I do remember to take care of myself - or I wouldn't hang out here! We begin to learn what it is to belong to an almost extinct family; it's funny. There's husband and me (both with healthproblems), brother-in-law (brain damage), his cat (scaredy)  and aunt (Alzheimer's). Our own two cats are the most normal characters in the group! No way to shift the responsibility to someone else, so I work on, but slowly, so I can manage.

Comment by booklover on January 18, 2014 at 8:44am

Chris you are doing so much!  I'm glad your Brother-in-law is out of the coma. Still remember to take care of yourself also.  We'll be here whenever you need us! ~ Mindy

Comment by Ian Mason on January 18, 2014 at 4:50am

That's a lot to do, Chris. Take care of yourself.

Meanwhile, a little music from space.

http://prediccs.sr.unh.edu/craterweb/craterliveradio.html

Comment by Patricia on January 18, 2014 at 1:50am

Hope you find time for a little stress relief Chris.

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 1:13am

Short update. Brother-in-law is out of the coma and unilateral paralized. I travel to his apartment every day to feed the cat (who refuses to see me) and to attack the mountains of rubbish and dirt. To the hospital to talk to the patient, then home for my own chores and to prepare lessons. No time left.

Thanks for your support!

Comment by Patricia on January 18, 2014 at 1:03am

That is the type of area we used to find to camp (tent) in....away from the beaten track where we were alone or around just a few other people who liked peace & quiet too. We never had anything but the noise of campfires & nature around us. We could never stand being in campgrounds where people have the trailers with cable tv, stereo, radio, etc., & as much of a music freak I am, it didn't belong in our camping life. 

 

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