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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2012 at 12:31am

I drink coffee and tea, but not very much as I have to mind my heartrate. A wonderful tea is Lapsang Souchong, a real pick-me-up I  think they call it.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on June 1, 2012 at 11:24pm

I'm a fellow tea-lover! I like all kinds of real tea, but not tisanes, and a lot of people don't seem to know the difference. If it's made from herbs, it's NOT tea! My favorites are chai (and the Stash brand is pretty good), and genmaicha, which is a Japanese tea made with popped rice. And as far as the tea you find in supermarkets, nothing can compare with Red Rose tea -- Lipton sucks, bigtime, and I've never actually seen any other brands in my store except for Tetley, which is OK, but not spectacular. I might just look up the Stash site, because I'm quite willing to be experimental with tea! :-)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2012 at 11:12pm

@Write4U: I think there are slight differences in where the tea plants are grown, and what season the leaves are picked, etc & so forth.  Soil and altitude seem to affect the flavor...slightly.  Another difference is which leaves are picked...the tiny tender tips, or the larger leaves ("White" teas are a big deal now, but I think they are flavorless.  Might as well drink a cup of hot water.)

I have learned a lot by reading the articles on the Stash Tea web site, http://www.stashtea.com/  and by trying different types..I've found like bold, or "hearty" flavors like malty Assam.  But my all-time favorite is the Stash House Blend (loose leaf tea only)...a little bit of everything, including a hint of jasmine.  I'm not crazy about "straight" jasmine-flavored teas, but in a blend, it's kinda nice.  Beats the *bleep!* out of supermarket tea bags, which contain the crumbly leftovers after loose leaf processing.

So, brew a cuppa, grab a good book, and a warm cat, curl up and relax.

I think I'll take my own advice...BRB

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2012 at 8:45pm

Why is it that I love the aroma of coffee brewing (makes me hungry...for breakfast), and enjoy coffee ice cream and frozen yogurt, but I don't like coffee as a drink...not even the chilled, sweet, creamy stuff?

I love tea, all sorts, and I grit my teeth (or say something rude) when certain hyper-conservatives refer to themselves as the Tea Party.  I call them the Pee Tarts.  And I hope they fail so badly this November that they just fade away...or implode.

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 6:41pm
You guys should be a member of the "Useless Without Coffee" group here on the site. I'm a member and I have a discussion on different coffee roasts and the flavors they yield. Dark Roast and Expresso are my favorites. But I love all types of coffee.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 5:18pm

I am looking for a place to buy different brands in sample sizes, any ideas guys? I haven't yet met a coffee I didn't like!

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 5:02pm
Sounds like a great cup of coffee Write4U I will have to try that. I love trying new coffee.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 2:15pm

Warning: It will make you crave sweets!

Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 2:08pm
Hey Tammy I haven't tried Macadamia Nut Creme but now I think I will. Sounds delicious.
Comment by Tammy S on June 1, 2012 at 12:56pm

LOL my mom has started to have that problem with coffee and switched up to mixing it half and half they seem to think she was getting too much caffeine so she drinks decaf tea and mixes her coffee, seems to be working a little better.

As for the Kona coffees Ohhh Mai... Steph have you tried the Macadamia Nut Creme? So fabulous!

Some people have a dangerous blood/alcohol level, I have a high strung blood/coffee level! 

 

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