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Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Idaho Spud 7 minutes ago. 1 Reply

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 Grinning Cat yesterday. 38 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 yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 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 on Thursday. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2014 at 8:34pm

In the spirit of the day: 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2014 at 8:27pm

My granddaughter has a chihuahua/pomeranian mix and he acts as though he is lord of all he surveys. They live in the forest in NE WA state and he isn't afraid of anything. One night he didn't come home and they found him the next morning at the door, all bloody and badly chewed up. A trip to the vet, some stitches, no broken bones, but returned with a big part of his body shaved, wearing one of those cones. Oh! how he hated that thing. He is fully recovered, still out looking for wildlife and seems to believe he conquered his enemy. Spaz and Dominic, the black Lab, play as though they were equals. Every once in a while, when Spaz gets too rough, Dominic will put his paw on Spaz and hold him down unable to move, until Spaz calms down. 

I would hate to see a pack of chihuahuas taking on a town. 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 24, 2014 at 7:34pm

Long pig?

Comment by Loren Miller on June 24, 2014 at 7:11pm

If you don't get a chuckle outta that, I can't help ya!

Comment by Ian Mason on June 24, 2014 at 3:58pm

There's danger everywhere. Be careful you don't trip.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 24, 2014 at 3:05pm

I wondered why no one had posted anything here for several days, and sure enough, I was unsubscribed. 

I wish they would put the unsubscribe at the end of the email where it’s more difficult to hit by mistake, or better yet, leave it out of the email entirely.  So now I’m reading 11 pages.

Plinius, it sounds like you have nice students responding to a nice teacher.  

Mindy, I like your Huxley post about the deepest sin against the mind.

Patricial, nice No religious solicitation sign.

Comment by booklover on June 24, 2014 at 8:42am

Good things on here people!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2014 at 2:38am

I love that dog video. So clever. 

Ian, looks like Aran Island sweaters! Even the ponies need warm sweaters there.

 

Comment by Ian Mason on June 23, 2014 at 2:02pm

"Aunty always knits our Xmas presents"

Comment by Ian Mason on June 23, 2014 at 2:01pm

Good one, Carl :-D

 

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