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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

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 Patricia on December 9, 2013 at 7:43pm
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 Patricia on December 9, 2013 at 6:57pm

Or.....changing the bed & getting things tidy.....but forgot to put the clean sheets on it.......

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 Patricia on December 9, 2013 at 4:38pm

That word thing is 'apnea' & I do that all the time! I'll eventually remember but it is annoying while at the drs office & trying not to waste my time, or his!!!

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

 

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