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Comment by Ian Mason on December 6, 2012 at 11:38am

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 11:21am

Sk8eycat, I like your story about Cosmos.  I also loved it, even as a believer in mormonism.

Comment by booklover on December 6, 2012 at 7:08am

Good Morning All!  Bonjour Napoleon!  Patricia, that is one of the cutest videos I have ever seen!  Thanks so much for posting it!  I shared it with a bunch of people.  Seeing animals do such amazing things makes me really happy.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Comment by booklover on December 6, 2012 at 7:00am

Joan, thank you for that post.  Your outlook on life is positively WONDERFUL and so are YOU!  I'm grateful you're my friend, and I love to read your posts!  I never had to go what you went through, but reading the things you write makes me appreciate life and love and nature even more because of the way you describe it!  I do get to be with my son also, but he lives here while he goes to school, so I do get to experience a having a daughter and a son.  They don't have spouses yet, or children, so I still get them pretty to myself (well, I do have to share them with my husband, lol.)  I cared SO MUCH about what others thought of me when I was younger, I think I got cared-out! lol.  It IS freeing to not care what others think.  I love to just be who I am.  I agree animals make the world happier and better, and it IS awesome that someday we will just go back to the elements we came from, and particles of us will become something else.  You are so kind and I learn so much from you.  All of us here do.  Love you.  Your friend, Melinda

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2012 at 1:26am

It must be fear, Sk8eycat, because the believers have taken an unseemly advantage of other lifeforms, by claiming to be better or more important. But the effect is bad, as I found out when growing up fundie: it isolates you from everything, even from yourself. I really came into my own when I discovered that we're all stardust - it's a source of happiness to me.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 6, 2012 at 12:19am

That's a very charming video, Patricia. Sort of says "it's natural to be nice".

Bonjour, monsieur. Vive la Marianne!

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on December 5, 2012 at 9:38pm
Comment by sk8eycat on December 5, 2012 at 6:25pm

Joan, I was SO proud to be working at KCET when Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" was in production there; I got chills sneaking onto the sets when they weren't in use. 

But the biggest thrill of all was when the series finally aired, and Sagan explained so clearly about supernovae and how "We are ALL made of star stuff."  And on another episode, when he looked right into the camera and said, "Evolution is a fact," I jumped up, cheered, and clapped my hands. (I was watching it alone at home.)

I do not understand why so many people have a problem with the fact that we are descended from blue-green algae and other life forms.  Even the buybull says Adam was made out of dirt, so what's the diff? ("Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."  That's their dogma, so what are they whining about?)

Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2012 at 4:38pm
Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2012 at 4:10pm

My pal & her husband retired to England in 1995 so he could search for his parents. He found them but died last year & my pal is packing up to return to Canada. She sent plenty of emails about how the whole country seems to freak totally at the first flake of snow or a temperature dip.

The neighbors have already supplied us with firewood so all we need now is a finished place to burn it! We even have a new set of accessory tools due to arrive any day now from Home Depot, which I found online for half price. 

 

 

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