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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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

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 sk8eycat on March 14, 2014 at 12:11pm

I LOVE crossword puzzles!  When I worked a few years in an advertising office in downtown Los Angeles, there was always a mad rush when our copy of the Sunday NY Times arrived.  We Xeroxed the crossword, and then everybody spent their lunch hour doing the puzzle.  I have found several sites that offer free printable puzzles, but I've never found the Sunday NY Times one. Anyroad, it requires larger paper than my printer can use (IF you want to be able to  read the clues.)  But it's always been the best, and hardest, puzzle published in the US.

British-style Cryptic Crosswords can fry your brain, but they're fun...even if you only get a few words right.

http://www.poinscrosswords.com/

Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2014 at 10:59am

But shrinking starts early! I know, because I wanted to be tall and I kept track of my height.

I was 1.62 m. when I was 18, but only five years later I was back below 1.60 m. Now at 60 I'm 1.57 m.

And now how to convert that to inches... 61 inches, but I can't find the feet.

Comment by booklover on March 14, 2014 at 9:59am

I know Carl, I'm going to be 47 next month and it seems to soon to start shrinking.  My husband has shrunk a couple of inches due to the physicality (sp?) of his job.  It has been REALLY rough on his body, except probably very good for his heart.

My son, who is just over 5' 11", and who is a jokester, tells people it is his "goal" in life to be 6 feet tall. ;)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 9:40am
Mindy, I think I've shrunk in height also. For years and years, ever since 8th grade, my height was measured at exactly 6 feet. Several years ago I had a work-related physical and they measured me at 5'10". I was really surprised. Then my own doctor confirmed that measurement as well. It seems very strange, since I'm only approaching my 50th birthday this year.
Comment by booklover on March 14, 2014 at 8:59am

Love hearing cat stories!  Your cats are beautiful Patricia.  My Mom used to have a Tortoise Shell cat named Florence (after Florence Nightengale, because she stayed ON my sister for an entire week when my sister was sick.)

Sorry Randall, I wish I could do crosswords, but I'm not good at them.

Happy Pi Day Grinning. LOL Pie Rat.  Cute!

My sister and her daughter are going to a concert in Chicago tonight, then driving to my mom's to sleep instead of back to Green Bay.  My mom is taking us all out for brunch tomorrow.  I'm happy to see my sister and niece! :)  My niece is 14 and just reached 5'9".  I used to be the tallest woman in the family.  My sister and my daughter are both 5'4 1/2".  The nurse just told me I shrunk to 5' 71/4".  How did I get on this subject? lol.

Have a Happy Friday everyone. :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 8:56am
I'm sorry, Randall, but changing the subject away from cats is not acceptable. But we'll make an exception for you this one time since you offered some good advice about crossword puzzles.
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2014 at 8:34am

As Loren reminded us, Happy Pi Day, everyone! (3/14)

instructables.com has a cute pirate pie rat (pi rat) pie:

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2014 at 7:35am

Not to change the subject (from cats), but does anyone work crosswords? I kept up my newspaper subscription for the daily, but cancelled when I discovered a good crossword--free, I might add--over the internet. For my intellect, it's the perfect difficulty. FreeDailyCrosswords.com. Printers ink is cheaper than a newspaper. I work on a puzzle while eating meals. Not only does it sharpen my mind, but it slows me down. Double win.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 11:34pm

"Tortoise Shell" I like the sound of that. 

Carl, love you cat who gives baths. Nice way to earn one's keep. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 11:21pm
Joan, I'm glad you liked the comic.  See!!  You DO have a sense of humor!  :)
 

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