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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"?

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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

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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 booklover on May 27, 2013 at 9:33am

Sounds like a really nice trip Chris!  I'm glad you had a good time!  That bridge between Sweden and Norway is amazing!  I showed my husband.

Comment by booklover on May 27, 2013 at 9:26am

Ha ha about the cat Loren, but I think the saying is funny Steph. :)

I wondered that about the bridge too Ruth.

Thank you for sharing what you are going through with us Joan.  It is interesting to know.  Of course I wish you did not have to know  it at all!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 9:22am

 sk8eycat, I didn't know the history of this cat, and shame on breeders for too much inbreeding. 

Now, here is a new low in "reporting"

Grumpy Cat Has Died. :(

Only at the end do they reveal April Fools. I hate this!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 8:56am

Oh my goodness, Ian, you must not have had the delicious celery that sometimes comes on the market. Fresh, crisp, the taste of green, and so sweet. Not like the bitter stuff that arrives occasionally. Celery doesn't do well in my garden, so I am a green grocer shopper. 

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 6:25am

Loren, I feel sorry for that cat; she's has several genetic defects...she doesn't walk well...a victim of to much inbreeding, because Snowshoe and Siamese variations have become so popular. I just hope her humans don't try to breed her!

(I would also like to slap the people who breed "Munchkin" cats, Sphinx [hairless] cats, and several other freak breeds.)

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Comment by Plinius on May 27, 2013 at 2:32am

Hi all, just reading everything I missed in my holiday. We arrived last night, after a beautiful flight from Naples. We could even make pictures of the Alps from 11 km. high. Naples is wonderful, but much poorer than we thought. We spent our five days in Pompei, museums, seeing the sights and a bustrip up the Vesuvius, to the point where it is only a short walk to the crater rim. Really fantastic to do, but very unusual for flatlanders!

Among the souvenirs Mortality by Christopher Hitchens; I had missed that book here. And a  holiday is not complete without a stack of books!

I'm so glad Joan is doing as well as possible!

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 1:14am

Ian, I think chemo gave me adrenaline and cancer gave me a sense that I have to speak and act now because I won't always have a voice with which to speak.  

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 1:01am

I agree with Loren. Enough is enough with that moggy.

Hope your usual vitality returns soon, Joan. You still have energy enough to take an interest in the world and to post her so it can't be far away.

My impending doom would probably be the only thing that would make me eat celery but I would probaby need something for the nausea afterwards. I think it tastes like dirty water.

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 12:42am
Awwww but look at face Loren!!
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. 

 

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