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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 7 hours ago. 21 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2013 at 8:11pm

Ruth, I have that “why did I come into this room?” experience about 7 times a week!
About 4 times in the last 20 years I've had an experience where I don't recognize the room I'm in, even though I've been there many times. It's a little scary, but I just turn around and go back out, and I remember. I don't get too upset with it. My other memory problems don't bother me at all. I just laugh at them.
I stress at many things, but memory isn't one of them.

Comment by Steph S. on December 9, 2013 at 7:19pm

Good pictures Flying Atheist and Booklover - really makes you think.

How is everyone today?

Comment by Steph S. on December 9, 2013 at 7:17pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 9, 2013 at 6:32pm

Cute motivational LOL, Joan.

Sk8eycat, I have that “why did I come into this room?” experience about twice a week. BTW, I just read that omega-3s cross the blood-brain barrier and help to prevent Alzheimer’s. I loathe crosswords.

Flying Atheist, your washing machine story is funny. A couple of days ago I forgot to put something back into the freezer after taking out one portion, till several hours later. *groan*

Comment by sk8eycat on December 9, 2013 at 4:58pm

I am constantly stresses...trying to stay out of debt on nothing but Social InSecurity.  I just paid my property taxes online, and am wondering how much longer I can keep my house (and fuerte' avocado tree).

California used to have a law that allowed seniors and low income homeowners to postpone the annual taxes until the property was sold, but Der Governator did away with it after he ruined our economy by giving tax breaks to all his wealthy friends.  

I would go back to work if I could...even part time...but I quit driving 2 years ago, and public transportation around here sux.

Everyone I know who is my age or older complains of memory problem...not big ones, like forgetting where you live, or who you are.  Just the occasional word or two.  I have read that things like crossword puzzles help keep the brain active, and I am a Constant Reader. I can't function without a book nearby.

But, yes...getting too old to be productive is a constant source of stress.  I should have planned better, but I honestly didn't think I would live this long...or be physically disabled as a result of injuries from ballet and skating, which I loved. I thought I was a tough kid...I was mistaken.

Comment by booklover on December 9, 2013 at 4:52pm

I amuse people like that too Spud! lol.  I know what you mean Patricia!

There is a plant, Hosta, that I SWEAR I could not remember the name of no matter what, for like a decade!  My mind would JUST NOT remember the word Hosta!!!!  So I never planted any. LOL

Eeeww Carl, being born once was enough for me! ha ha ha  Also GIVING birth is not pleasant. ;)

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2013 at 4:33pm

I forget words too Mindy.  I'll be talking and want to say for example "fingernail clippers", but can't remember it, so I'll say "that tool that snips your fingernails off", and continue speaking.  It seems to amuse people.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 9, 2013 at 4:15pm

Comment by booklover on December 9, 2013 at 4:13pm

Joan, here is to add to what you and Felaine are talking about.

Comment by booklover on December 9, 2013 at 4:11pm

lol Spud!  I'm 46 and for the life of me I can't remember... words!  I'm talking, and then I just stop and stare and say "What's that word for, you know..."  I think everyone who knows me is used to it by now.  Then all of a sudden I remember it , usually, and I just keep talking.  Frustrating!

 

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