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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

Tags: poem

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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by booklover on July 14, 2013 at 4:36pm

Thanks Ruth, I really did LOL at some of those adorable cats and kittens!

Our daughter left today for the week, to work as a counselor at an art camp at a University close to us.  It is run by her wonderful high school art teacher, and Shauna LOVES doing it.  She was first an art-camper, and for the last 3 years she's been a counselor.  I think she'll do this job (one week a year!) for as long as her teacher does the camp.  They live in the dorms, meals are provided, and she's in charge of her own group all week.  She'd do it for free she loves it so much, but I'm glad she gets paid! lol.  I wish it was a full-time job.  She would be in her glory.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 14, 2013 at 4:23pm

They're a lot of fun, Ruth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 14, 2013 at 1:53pm

Happy Sunday, all! Here's a cat video to lighten your afternoon. YouTube

(I couldn't get the embed code to work.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 14, 2013 at 12:07am

The  - Employees must "wash hands"- sign gets me the worst, as it implies the management condones pretend hygiene.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2013 at 2:20pm

Århus Jazz Festival in full swing (he-he) Saw 2 good bands today. One with unusual line-up of electric guitar, clarinet, drums and tuba! The other, Wonder Brazz, (horns, Hammond, percussion and rubber duck) included versions of Sabbath's "Iron Man" and the C&W classic "Tennessee Stud" in their set. Really good musicians with a flair for entertainment too. Other sources of pleasure: lots of coffee and LOTS of ice-cream. A very good day.

Comment by booklover on July 12, 2013 at 7:52pm
Lol, that's funny Ruth! You had better go in the fresh entrance just to be sure!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 12, 2013 at 1:45pm

LOL, right you are, Mindy. Our supermarket just did a makeover, adding a sign over one of two entrances "fresh food". It makes us think, every time, if the other entrance is for the stale food section.

 

Comment by booklover on July 11, 2013 at 7:03pm

Cute Carl!  My mom, sister, and I are Grover fans. lol.  I love Sesame Street! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 11, 2013 at 12:19pm

When I was a little kid a good family friend of my parents used to call me The Cookie Monster. 

Comment by booklover on July 11, 2013 at 10:50am

Good Morning Steph and Carl!  It's beautiful outside here too Carl.  I love your coffee cat picture. :)  I've already been to the dentist for a cleaning. ugh.  I have to have 2 fillings replaced.  It's always something! 

 

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