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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 2 hours ago. 41 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 4 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 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 Nov 20. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by Plinius on May 21, 2013 at 7:42am
Are you all in one piece? The tornado news is horrible!
Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:52pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:50pm

Wow - those are beautiful flower Spud and Tony. WOW

Comment by booklover on May 20, 2013 at 7:09pm
Spud and Tony, absolutely gorgeous flowers! Love the cat pics Steph and Carl. I had a nice, uneventful day. That poor city of Moore, Oklahoma! So heartbreaking watching parents trying to find their children. How can there possibly be any climate-change deniers out there with all this extreme weather?!!! Goodnight to Joan and to Team Joan, us!!!! We need a more creative name for Joan's team! Anyone think of a good one?~Mindy
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:58pm
When we lived at Ft. Hood, the roadsides turned so many wonderful colors. This was just after Lady Bird started her campaign for roadside flowers. She scolded a highway worker who mowed the flowers before seeds set, and I am sure that mistake was never made again. She had a way of getting things done. And I am very glad she did the highway program. thanks Tony
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 20, 2013 at 6:53pm

 This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Bluebonnets alongside the road in rural Texas. For all of you, but especially you, Joan. Wild flowers seem appropriate.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 20, 2013 at 6:51pm

sk8eycat, if you draw an accurate copy of MoBombHead and get it published, you win a place on a Middle Eastern "Wanted Dead or Alive but Preferably Dead" list.

And people say Germans overreact to German jokes, like in 1914 somebody told a German joke and in 1937 somebody told another one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:31pm
Mindy, the dog and kitty tucked safely in is a good metaphor for how I feel. Nicely tucked in the embracing arms of each one of you.
Carl, nothing more needs to be said. I am ready, willing and able to get on with life. Your incarcerated-cats look ready to get out and roll, too.
Steph, the slinky-cat and bacon-cat are fun!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
Spud, thy are lovely! So pretty and fresh. Thank you Team Member.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 20, 2013 at 6:16pm

Joan, I may be late, but I too hope you get well soon and here are some wildflowers from me:

 

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