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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 11 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 11 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 Ian Mason on April 9, 2013 at 12:16am

My instinctive reaction to the death of Thatcher.http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jn8K8EA7-Q

Comment by Ian Mason on April 9, 2013 at 12:14am

That's the one, Joan, with Atkinson playing the part of St John, a rather sad and lonely man who tries to be nice to everyone but just gets ignored or trampled on. One of the great comic talents.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 8, 2013 at 11:37pm

Joan, I love Rowan Atkinson also. Here is one of my favs, 'A Warm Welcome'.

Comment by Steph S. on April 8, 2013 at 10:34pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 9:49pm

I am not familiar with this play, however I am a great fan of Rowan Atkinson, for example:  Rowan Atkinson Amazing Jesus

I did find:

Quartermaine's Terms, With Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Eleanor Bron, Peter Jeffrey, Clive Francis, Paul Jesson and Tessa Peake-Jones.

Quartermaine's Terms


Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 9:21pm

Oh! the treasures of spring! 

William Wordsworth:
"The Tables Turned"
Up! up! my friend, and quit your books,
Or surely you'll grow double.
Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks;
Why all this toil and trouble. . . .
Books! 'tis a dull and endless trifle: 5
Come, hear the woodland linnet,
How sweet his music! on my life,
There's more of wisdom in it. . . .
One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man, 10
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 8, 2013 at 8:03pm
Comment by booklover on April 8, 2013 at 7:23pm

Ha ha Carl, that's exactly me!  You know, I'm really scared I'm losing it!  Now that I think about it, I DID get a form asking IF I got called for jury duty, when would be a good time.  I did say April.  I think it may have had a place to put if you had a reason you couldn't serve.  I remember thinking at the time that what I have wouldn't be a legitimate reason not to serve.  DUH!!! Well, it obviously was! I am on quite a few meds, and I think they cause me to not remember things.  Or forget things like names!  My daughter is on meds and says she has the same problem.  It's not enough of a problem to quit the meds that help me though.  It just makes me feel stupid! Oh well, I learned something today and made $10. lol.

Ian, I'm really happy for you and your daughter!  That's great!  Nothing better than laughing! :)

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2013 at 4:25pm

Love the leaping cat :-)

An interesting and slightly profitable experience, Melinda. Hope you enjoyed the lunch.

Have had a couple of good evenings out with my daughter. First Rowan Atkinson in the tragi-comedy "Quartermaine's Terms" in London and then Eddie Izzard's one-man show in Århus. Our laughing muscles have had some good exercise.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2013 at 1:38pm

Melinda at the jury duty after-party:

 

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