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Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Joan Denoo 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 36 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 5 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Thursday. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Nov 11. 37 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on June 30, 2013 at 1:20am

Good morning! I'm early for a weekend day, got up at 6.30 to take care of the neighbour's cats, then my own cats, made breakfast, drank coffee while reading what you did while I slept - I hope this group never stops! In another hour I'm off to a bookcross meeting, to see friends there and find new books. Anyone who wants to join is welcome at strandpaviljoen Zoomers, Castricum, the Netherlands. Have a nice day!

Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 9:32pm
I don't think it's possible to grow out of type 1 diabetes. There are no insulin-producing cells left. Whatever he had, I'm very glad it's gone! Joan, don't worry about the article! I was interested in it because I have been on anti- depressants for over 20 years! Patricia, you are right about the no miracles!!! I hope everyone is having as relaxing evening as I am. Just me, my animals, a good book, and a cool evening breeze!
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:06pm

Patricia, Thanks for you valuable information. It appears there are no certainties in diagnosis and treatment. We have to remain flexible. I am very glad your son grew out of his diabetes and is living a life without having to take shots. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:03pm

You might want to check out my discussion:

I do not honor people who stop thinking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:01pm
I have a lovely young squirrel visiting my feeders, and it has no tail. I haven't seen "Notched tail" yet, nor "Fluffy tail".
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:00pm
Mindy, I apologize for not reading further into the article to realize it was about Diabetes II. I do hope breakthroughs come for Type I.
About anti-depressants, there are far too many unknowns to make any good judgments as a non-professional. We have to put our faith in medical experts, ask a lot of questions, talk to others, and go from there.
The great value of this kind of site is the ability to compare experiences, even as they may mislead. But then, so does medical opinion sometimes mislead. Sho knows? We have to do our homework.
Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 6:09pm

Hi Patricia!  I would think your son was misdiagnosed because with Type 1 their bodies actually attack the insulin-producing cells and kill them.  The cells can't regenerate.  Maybe he had Type 2?  Hmmm.  No, the journalists are NOT responsible about differentiating. I have left so many messages on the local news' websites when they do stories, but no answer!

Glad you and Steph enjoyed the squirrel picture!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on June 29, 2013 at 1:09pm

Melinda that squirrel is so cute  - I love it !!

Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 9:04am

I just thought this squirrel, who looks like he's punching, was funny. :)

Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 9:01am

 

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