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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

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 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 August 27, 2012 at 10:11pm

Hey everyone. Finally back home. Hope everyone is doing great. Am loving the teapot pics. They're great.

Joan, great story. My Grams, mothers mother, had one of those skillets, that my mother got, and now my sister Patty has it. You can cook anything in that skillet.

Melinda, hope your little vacation was great.

Steph, always my greatest pleasure to hear from you. I will be catching up the next couple of days. Have a good one everybody. Just glad to have you all here. Really look forward to these  posts when I get home from work, even if too tired to respond right away. Thanks for being my friends. Be well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 9:37pm

Steph, I was a very little girl when my grandmothers had chickens and we loved having them in the gardens. They performed important tasks of eating slugs and bugs, scratching the ground for worms or whatever chickens scratch the ground for, their feathers made wonderful pillows and of course Grandma Whitehead made the best fried chicken ever, in a cast iron skillet on a wood burning stove. Awe! the memories.  

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 8:59pm

Booklover (Melinda) I love that teapot you posted - the little kitty is just too cute!

Cozy chair and cat - yay! I love that too.

How was your day today?

Grinning Cat - I'll check out your link to your discussion.

Joan that's so awesome that you have (had) chickens.

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 8:57pm

Thank you booklover! You are so kind.

Anyway - was a very long day.

Nice to come here and spend time with all of you.

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 8:56pm

Hey Tony I love the Blue Morning Glories picture!

Thanks. They are lovely.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 27, 2012 at 4:40pm

Love those Blue Morning Glories.

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 4:33pm

Thanks Joan. :)  Yes, it has 2 of my favorite things; a cozy chair, and a cat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 4:19pm

Melinda, delightful tea pot. That should spark one to life walking into the kitchen after a good night's sleep and seeing that cheery pot. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 4:18pm

Tony, when I see Heavenly Blue morning glories I think of my grandmother Denoo and her chicken pen, kept so beautifully fertilized by all the chickens that wandered in and out of the patch. Thanks for the memories. 

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thanks Ian!  Ann Coulter is a repulsive, low-class, fear-mongering, hateful, mean-spirited, bitch.  Just to put it mildly. :)

 

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