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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 13 hours ago. 4 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

The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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

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

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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 Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:46pm

Loren, I am about half way through "Stranger in a Strange Land". Just to let you know I am on task! HEHEHEHE

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:44pm

Mindy, your daughter has a dilemma, for sure. I wonder how she will choose to resolve it? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:43pm

A slight adjustment in naming:

December 21-22 Winter Solstice Shortest day of the year 

February 5 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-winter's Day 

March 19-21 Spring Equinox Equal day and night 

May 5 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-spring's Day  

June 20-22  Summer Solstice Longest day of the year 

August 7 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-summer's Day  

September 21-24  Autumn Equinox Equal day and night 

November 7 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-autumn's Day 

 

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 14, 2014 at 5:32pm



 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:18pm

As to valentines day ... I agree wholeheartedly! How else will candy makers and flower growers make a living if it were not for weddings, funerals, and celebrations such as valentines day. 

On the other hand, I love mileposts in my life. Simple things like the day I plant cabbage seeds knowing they will be sauerkraut in a crock to be opened on Dec. 21 or 22, whichever is the winter solstice.  

We celebrate all four season changes as well as the cross days.

­­­­­­Solar Wheel of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere:

December 21-22 Winter Solstice Shortest day of the year 

February 5 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

March 19-21 Spring Equinox Equal day and night 

May 5 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

June 20-22  Summer Solstice Longest day of the year 

August 7 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

September 21-24  Autumn Equinox Equal day and night 

November 7 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

These have nothing to do with pre-historic traditions or religious customs, and yet all the major early and recent holidays follow very closely to these dates. They are the ways time is tracked from :

Solstice, Equinox. and Cross-Quarter Days  

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit2/time.html

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 14, 2014 at 3:17pm

Le Tueur de la saint Valentin

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 3:07pm

Loren, your wife is a jewel! What a wonderful gift! What all does that timepiece do? I don't suppose they manufacture such a timepiece that is affordable? Well, I love things that measure. And I guess you do too. 

Give your wife a big hug from me and tell her I think she is a most caring woman I know ...  partly because you love her so much, she must be a very special. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2014 at 3:05pm

I've never celebrated valentines day either. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2014 at 3:00pm

Diamonds is one of my pet peeves.  The companies that control them only let a few on the market at a time to keep the price high.  At least they did in the past.  Don't know about today.

Plus, I just don't see the attraction.  I find colored glass "gems" far more beautiful. 

Comment by Patricia on February 14, 2014 at 2:43pm

I always thought valentines, halloween, etc., were a kid thing to be eventually ''outgrown''.

Needless to say, advertising to sell things to make more, & more, & more money has changed all that.

Here Chris, they want you to buy candy, flowers.........& DIAMONDS!!!! 

 

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