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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat on Wednesday. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia on Wednesday. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 10, 2014 at 6:15am

Sk8eycat,  I just stumbled across this documentary on Netflix.  I haven't watched it yet (plan to) but wanted to make sure you were aware of it. 

http://fabulousiceage.com/

"The Fabulous Ice Age"  When The Stage Was Frozen And Ice Was Hot!

The Fabulous Ice Age, When the stage was frozen and ice was hot. from Keri Pickett on Vimeo.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2014 at 1:07am

What a lovely start, Chris. I'm sure you deserve it.

Electronic devices, Spud! They've always had instructions resembling a Google translate version of something Asian or the work of a first-year student with a cheap dictionary.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 11:03pm

Famous Sisters Struggled With Mental Illness. 1 Survived. Here's How.

Comment by booklover on September 9, 2014 at 3:13pm
Your husband sounds like a real fighter! That's so important.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 3:03pm

What a challenge you both face, Patricia. Your husband does sound like a survivor / thriver! You are too. You make a great team. 

My pacemaker prevented one of the procedures, but I can't remember which one. They had an alternative ... sorry, I don't remember which one that was, either. Bummer

Thankfully, our brains are very plastic and make adjustments that need to be made as life's circumstances change.

Thinking of you both.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2014 at 2:28pm

Wow!  What a survivor.  30% doesn't sound good, but much better than 19%.  

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2014 at 2:23pm

So far good news, Patricia! I'm glad!

Comment by booklover on September 9, 2014 at 12:35pm

Chris, that's wonderful!  I'm so happy for you that you have students who appreciate you, and they should!  You're a terrific person! <3

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:40am

Patricia, looking forward to learning the outcome of your husband's tests. How are you doing? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:38am

Chris, your students clearly are fond of you and show their appreciation in such lovely ways! Your kindness, humor and good teaching technique have an impact on your students. 

 

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