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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 3 hours ago. 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 7 hours ago. 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 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 Nov 20. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on June 12, 2014 at 7:26am

Mindy, reading about your Molly makes me want to love my Molly more. She's a one year old mastiff (mostly). Loves to chase butterflies. Sure am sorry about your dog and your sadness.

Comment by booklover on June 12, 2014 at 5:32am

Thanks Chris. :)  She's been spoiled rotten since the day she was born, so we know she's had the best life a dog could have.  We're doing our best to make every day count now, but I know one day very soon it won't be in her best interest to keep her here.  I don't want her to suffer.  She does have some pretty good times during the day.  It's a fine line to walk.  I don't want to be selfish or see her suffer. :*(

Comment by Plinius on June 12, 2014 at 1:06am

Poor Molly! I hope you can give her some good times while saying good-bye.

Comment by booklover on June 11, 2014 at 6:43pm
Yes, we knew she wasn't herself, but had no clue she had cancer until today.
I'm sorry about your Purr-Dee.
Comment by booklover on June 11, 2014 at 6:06pm
Thanks Patricia, it's hard, but I think I accepted it a few months ago. She hasn't been herself since before xmas.
Comment by booklover on June 11, 2014 at 4:46pm
The mobile vet just left, and our dog Molly has jaw cancer, and has lost 12 lbs.:(. She hasn't been herself for 6 months. Just going to keep her as comfortable as possible until she has more bad than good times. This is the first dog we have ever had, and it will be our last. She's a Black Lab, and Labs are such sweethearts. <3
Comment by booklover on June 11, 2014 at 11:15am

Lol, we must have been posting at the same time! :)

Comment by booklover on June 11, 2014 at 11:14am

I could ask them Joan, but it's been 33 years since they lived in that house.  It's considered a bad area of town now.  Still I could drive by and see if they still have the flowers in their backyard.  I will think about that!

The thing that didn't come through was just a picture of the "trinity."  The Father shows Carl Sagan, The Son shows Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and The Spirit of Science shows Bill Nye!  A much better trinity! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 11:11am

Oh, yes! I found it: 

Perfect! Father, Son, Spirit. Now, this makes sense. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 11:08am

Mindy, I had to ask permission from present owners of the homes my grandparents lived in to get root cuttings or seeds, starts of one kind or another. Could you get some starts by going to your grandparents' former homes and asking for permission? Everyone seemed very willing and even happy to share. One family even let me dig up some bulbs. 

I just figured out that Laura's Generations Garden involves seven generations. That is some kind of dynasty! 

I should have brought back root stock from the ancestor's places I visited in Plymouth Massachusets and England. What a heritage that would be. 

Mindy, your second comment 9 minutes ago did not come through. 

 

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