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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

Tags: surreal

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 Tony Carroll on November 30, 2012 at 11:20pm

This doesn't require an explanation.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 30, 2012 at 8:04pm

Joan, I couldn't open the Jelly Roll Morton link. Thanks booklover, lauren, Ian and tony. Great stuff.

My brain took a vacation today. Not productive at all.

The Doha negotiations aren't going well.

Democrats finally attacked climate change deniers.

Talk of 6°C rise in temp by the end of the century is more common, that's the temperature of the Permian extinction (worst ever).

So your images and music were welcome indeed.

Hugs

Comment by Patricia on November 30, 2012 at 5:55pm

Well yeah, we're looking forward to our first fire in years for solstice evening, & through the season. Our lovely neighbors have chosen to keep us in firewood, & they've delivered on the promise already! At least some people follow through with what they say.

Comment by booklover on November 30, 2012 at 4:25pm

Yes Patricia, I hope your renovations get done and you can enjoy your Winter Solstice and 2013 in peace, in your renovated home!!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2012 at 3:01pm

Hoping the best for you, Patricia.

Just been to see a film, "Searching for Sugar Man". For those who don't know, it's about an American singer-songwriter called Rodrigez who made 2 albums in the early 70s that flopped - except in South Africa where they sold about ½ a million and his songs became anthems for rebellious, white youth. He never knew that and the record company pocketed the money. Interesting film and worth seeing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 2:29pm

Patricia, here's hoping that nonsense will definitely end.

Comment by Patricia on November 30, 2012 at 2:12pm

Update on renovations........the ''boss'' came over 3 weeks ago to look at the fireplace mess that was left, & he said he'd make it right.

We also said it had to be him as we didn't want the other guy in here again.....EVER!!!!!

He came Monday a.m. to do the job but found it so out of level, he decided to re-do the whole thing. He had to order more brick as he's not sure how much of the existing brick will be re-usable, & will apparently be here this coming Monday.

For all the troubles over the last 3 months trying to get this job done, & done properly, he also offered us a choice of a high end fireplace screen at no charge instead of installing the piece of junk the other guy said we had no choice about. He left us a catalogue to look through. We chose one & I emailed him right away so he could order it along with the extra brick.

I hope this will be the end of this nonsense!!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 1:07pm

Ha!  That's how I feel about work these days booklover.

Comment by booklover on November 30, 2012 at 12:17pm

Thanks Steph!  She and I are both extremely liberal as well, so we never argue about religion or politics.  We just bitch about them. LOL.  Love your LOL Cat! :)  Have a great Friday my friend!

Comment by Steph S. on November 30, 2012 at 11:15am

 

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