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Surreal, I haz it

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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.

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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

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

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Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on August 2, 2013 at 12:27am

Good morning! 7.30 and it's already 30° (85°F) in here, so I started my rain/storm/thunder dance all over again.

It seems god has taken the shape of a deer this time - I think he was after interesting smells.

Comment by Patricia on August 2, 2013 at 12:09am

I've had too many cats run over & killed on the streets, so I have kept indoor cats for years now.

Comment by Patricia on August 2, 2013 at 12:07am

My Femara was finished 2 years ago, Ruth, but some side effects are permanent. I don't use the humidifier when I'm up as I have a glass of water, green tea, coffee beside me at all times.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2013 at 11:39pm

Oops, I forgot to mention the image source.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2013 at 11:37pm

Femara’s side effects sound terrible, Patricia. I had no idea you were coping will all of that. The humidifier sounds like a good idea, but why not run one downstairs during the day too? What, you’re an indoor cat too? That’s an amazing deer video!

Joan, I don’t have an excuse for low energy from chemo, but just age related lack of get up and go. I identify with your weeds growing into giants and dust accumulating. I’ve been staring at a duct tape smudge on the window by my recliner for a couple of months, but never seem to get around to it. My back garden is really overgrown, but I’m too afraid of ticks to deal with it till after a hard frost. We’ve had a mild winter and tons of rain the past month. I had a tick ride in on my shoes just from walking across the grass from the parking lot to our front sidewalk (a few feet). I pulled it off one of my cats who likes to snuggle with the shoes in our foyer. Did I mention I especially loathe disease-carrying blood sucking insects, since childhood. So I watch my weeds grow every day.

If the weeds start watching you back, call a landscaper.

Comment by Patricia on August 1, 2013 at 9:17pm

This was on the news & the place is close to my daughter's city.....

It’s not something you see everyday.

An inquisitive and friendly deer decided to make a new friend on Wednesday afternoon, much to the delight of the teenager’s mother.

Maegan Higgins was sitting on a Vernon beach with her teenage son, Miles, when a deer appeared and started rubbing its head around Miles’s head and body.

She said she couldn’t believe what she was seeing.

The deer continued to follow them for a while and Higgins said it was never aggressive towards them.

We have reached out to the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. to ask them what this behaviour means.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 1, 2013 at 7:55pm

LOL  That's a belly laugh, Patricia.  Thanks!

Comment by Patricia on August 1, 2013 at 7:41pm

I know what you mean, I'm not allowed off the porch, & I can only be on the porch when I hang laundry.....hahaha!!!!! Bossy!!!!

Comment by booklover on August 1, 2013 at 7:34pm
My husband and I are sitting in our backyard with our Labradork Molly. It's such a nice evening! Our cat Dora is yelling at us from the kitchen window that she wants to come outside too! No such luck, she's an indoor cat. :)
Comment by Patricia on August 1, 2013 at 4:07pm

Well Joan, I sleep whenever I can, not by what time it is, I keep a humidifier on my bedside table for my nose/throat, & I keep saying that I keep the skin moisturizer makers in business.....hahahaha!!!!

Risk & Trivia were good games too.

 

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