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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

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

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 Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:07am

Another treasure, this time a car tunnel between Sweden and Norway. 

We could have well trained engineers who could build bridges  and not have them fall in the rivers of the USA. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:02am

Patricia, I appreciate your expression of how you felt ... there is no bogeyman man picking on me. Cancer treatment is what it is. I slept virtually all day today with no appetite. I feel no pain, and have good cheer, just my body feels like limp celery. 

Ruth, thanks for the celery and parsley clue. Cary cleaned out the parsley bed for me today, and we will be able to harvest it without bringing in a lot of weeds.

All-in-all, it is a good day.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2013 at 11:58pm

Ruth, I an glad to see another photo of the bridge. I wonder how they keep it from overflowing, as well.

Here is another Netherlands car tunnel under the sea. Very creative folks. I hope Chris will help us know more. 

Comment by Loren Miller on May 26, 2013 at 10:17pm

I'll be honest ... that stupid cat is beginning to get on my nerves.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2013 at 8:42pm

Sorry to hear you're feeling punky, Joan. Ant-creepy bones, *cringe*.

The Moses brideg is interesting, but wouldn't it be easily flooded?

Comment by Steph S. on May 26, 2013 at 7:27pm

Comment by Loren Miller on May 26, 2013 at 2:44pm

Comment by Patricia on May 26, 2013 at 1:56pm

I'm re-living the process Joan. I know exactly what you're feeling, but with constipation rather than diarrhea. My punky lasted about 6 days following treatments.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2013 at 11:17am

Although my nausea and diarrhea Rx work, I feel punky. I'll be in bed or in the garden, just observing my body as it processes the chemicals. The bone marrow shot made an odd feeling in my arms and legs, my shoulder blades, and it felt a little like ants running up and down inside my bones. Talked to the staff, it is a normal feeling. OK, so a new normal is being established. 

Cary cooked a delicious meal last night, and I enjoyed it. Food has lost its appeal, however.

Comment by booklover on May 26, 2013 at 9:33am

Cool bridge Joan!  I've never seen anything like that.  Thanks for posting it. :)

Going to a Memorial Day party at my husband's friend's fiancee's house.  Our son is coming with us.  Our daughter is going to a friends, and their group of friends is watching an "Arrested Development" marathon.  I've never seen the show, but my daughter said it's really funny. 

It is cold and gloomy here! :( Have a good weekend everyone!~ Mindy

 

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