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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 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

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 3 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

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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 Discovermagazine.com 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 Patricia on July 18, 2013 at 10:28pm

Isabel is annoyed, & doesn't understand why none of her other kids answered any of my messages, but what's done is done.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2013 at 10:15pm

That's great news, Patricia.  I'm glad all turned out well and that you now know that you weren't intentionally left out of the loop or ignored.  I'm sure you're breathing a big sigh of relief. 

Comment by Patricia on July 18, 2013 at 10:07pm

I also have lots of 'dots' between words in my address, so it made it hard to guess.

Comment by Patricia on July 18, 2013 at 10:05pm

Isabel is ok & her sister exaggerated the doctor's care thing. She saw a doctor right away to get her medical stuff in place & to get her disability badge.

She wondered why I hadn't emailed her until she discovered she'd left out a couple of letters in her son's email address so everything I sent wasn't getting there. She had also printed out everyone else's email addresses before she left England but in the packing, the ink blurred so she couldn't make out most of them. She emailed me 4 times but of course I didn't get any of them with her not able to read her list & was guessing.

Isabel finally gave up & phoned here today, but I was out so she spoke to my husband about what all went on. They had a lot of delay due to extreme weather in Calgary & backed up planes, customs, etc. Her poor kitty was caged for over 20 hours waiting to get though everything, but he's ok now apparently.

I'm just glad this is finally over!!! Thanks, to all for putting up with me.

Comment by booklover on July 18, 2013 at 8:52pm
Lol Carl, you too!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2013 at 7:32pm

Mindy......and may you live long and purrrrosper.

Comment by booklover on July 18, 2013 at 4:26pm

Comment by booklover on July 18, 2013 at 4:24pm

I plan on being an old lady with a house full of cats! :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 18, 2013 at 2:03pm

Thanks for the update on the cats house, Lillie. I often fantasize about adding cat ramps to our main floor, with holes punched into wasted wall space for nests. But our house is large enough for two cats, so there's no excuse. I like ramps and stairs covered with material that gives them a secure foothold more than the smooth slippery-looking painted surfaces though.

Some people use carpeting.

But I've seen an open weave matting used too, which seems as if it would give a better purchase. I don't like this method of separated shelves because as cats age they have more difficulty successfully jumping. An elderly cat can fall when trying to jump up on  a chair from the floor. This would be far worse.

As you can tell, I've spent lots of time thinking about making over my house. Perhaps if I become a lonely cat lady in my later years I'll do it.

Comment by Lillie on July 18, 2013 at 10:52am
 

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