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Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

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Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

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Comment by booklover on July 1, 2013 at 4:11pm

Happy Anniversary Patricia, and awesome Group Hug picture Carl! I don't know what advice to give you about your friend Patricia!  I don't think being concerned is over-stepping!  Lovely picture of the Lilacs!  They are my favorite. :)

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2013 at 3:48pm

Thanks guys! I'm just grateful my husband is still on the right side of the grass!!!!

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2013 at 3:40pm

I want to run something by you guys as I'm getting rather bent out of shape about it......

Friends of ours moved to England in 1995 when her husband retired, as that's where he was born. He knew his dad but not his birth mother & was mostly raised in boarding schools. He came to Canada in 1959 while in the RAF, so he was pretty much Canadian. They located his mother & 2 sisters & got to know them some, but wanted to return to Canada as things weren't all that hunky dory.

He suddenly died almost 2 years ago of pancreatic cancer, so since then she has been getting things settled to move back here because  she was born & raised Canadian.....all their kids are here, etc.

Her son went over to England to help finish things up & fly back with her & her cat, June 18th. I got her last email on June 16th so she could pack up the pc. She gave me her son's email address as she'd be staying with him in Alberta until she decides to buy a home or whatever. 

That's the last I heard from her. I waited awhile of course to allow for jet lag, & settling her cat etc. but thought I'd get some sort of note to say she'd arrived safely. Nothing....nada....

I emailed her sister, but she's heard nothing either, & of course no answer to the emails I sent to her son's address. I got an email address for her daughter & just sent a note to her, but I don't know quite how far to go without over-stepping......

This dead silence is just NOT her.......

Comment by Ian Mason on July 1, 2013 at 3:39pm

Happy anniversary Patricia.

Smashing pic, Carl. Yes, a big hug to Felaine.

Joan, I hope the after/side effects of the chemo are  tolerable and that you can enjoy the view from your window.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 1, 2013 at 3:39pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 1, 2013 at 3:38pm

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Patricia.  And I hope you are also enjoying your holiday.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 1, 2013 at 1:58pm

Patricia, I think (I HOPE) that today's weather forecast is WAY wrong.  By this time yesterday we had the house closed up and  the A/C running full blast.  Today we still have the windows open and one small fan blowing in my bedroom only.  It's overcast, breezy, and slightly muggy, but nowhere near as unbearable as it was yesterday.

Mayybe Joan forwarded some of her weather down here.  ;>)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 1, 2013 at 1:52pm

FA...I love that hug!  So I'm giving one right back atcha!

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2013 at 1:24pm

I wondered how you were doing Felaine, outside of your wound. Your heat wave is on our news daily.

Cute hug photo, FA!

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2013 at 1:15pm

It's our 47th anniversary, & Canada Day today!

 

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