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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 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 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

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 3, 2013 at 1:45pm
10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash... 
Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.
Comment by Loren Miller on December 3, 2013 at 12:03pm

Comment by Patricia on December 2, 2013 at 11:03pm

Yes Joan, the Dr. J. Thompson ones are 2 of which I've purchased so far & 2 more are on the way. I also have 4 or 5 others as well as some free downloads. I have years of sleep deprivation to recover from so it's going to take awhile to feel better, but I am getting some sleep nearly every night now. It's not yet good quality sleep, but sleep it is, which is great.

My biggest issue is the fact that I was born a night person & was always a night person, so normal sleep time for me was from about 4 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is when I felt rested. 

The cancer meds & fibromyalgia messed things badly because I can't even nap, day, night, or otherwise, & bed sleeping has been reduced to 2-3 hours which has gone on now for about 10 years. The odd sleeping med I may take will only give me maybe another hour, & to me it's not worth the hangover, & some I can't take at all without bad side effects. Not fun.

With the delta, theta cds, I am getting about 6 hours which is broken 2 or 3 times, but at least seem able to get back to sleep. My energy level is slightly better, & the intense late afternoon zombie fatigue has improved some too, so anything is better than nothing. I'm still clumsy & awkward, but hopefully that will get better too.

Comment by Patricia on December 2, 2013 at 10:56pm

Lost My

Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me
again asking why I didn't do something useful with my time, like sitting around
the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing. Talking about my "doing
something useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only
thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with
the guys.

I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach
her a lesson about staying out of my business. I e-mailed her and told her that
I had joined a Parachute Club.


She replied, "Are you nuts? You
are about 76 years old, and now you're going to start jumping out of

I told her that I even got a membership card and e-mailed a
copy to her. She immediately telephoned me, "Good grief, where are your glasses!
This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute


"Oh man, I'm in trouble again; I really don't know what
to do, I signed up for five jumps a week."


The line went quiet
and her friend picked up the phone and said that she had fainted. Life as a
senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it can be fun.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 2, 2013 at 9:59pm

Patricia, delta & theta brain wave cd music for sleep works for me and hopefully for you. There are many pieces from which to choose on the internet. For example:

Loved the humpback video. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 2, 2013 at 6:35pm

Awwww.  SQUEE, indeed!  Gimme one, or six.

Comment by booklover on December 2, 2013 at 3:55pm

Awwww Ian, that's sweet!   All my friends here matter to me too!

Ruth, that is definitely a handful of happy!

Comment by Patricia on December 2, 2013 at 3:00pm


This has a good map which can be clicked on to enlarge in a pdf.....



    CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST. The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region is a diverse landscape reaching from the temperate rainforest of Bella Coola, across the Chilcotins to the ...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 2, 2013 at 2:10pm

Booklover, that Salvdor Dali Coffee is fantastic!
Thanks for the information about The CAriboo & The Chilcotins, Patricia. It sounds huge and beautiful, and clean.
Sorry about rampant greed Friday getting you down, sk8eycat.

We just ignore the whole hyperconsumerist mess. This holiday my combined birthday/Humanlight gift will be a donation to
Thanks for the cheery comic strip, Ian.

Comment by Plinius on December 2, 2013 at 1:24pm

Thanks Ian! :-D And I sent some smattering back to you!


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