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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat on Wednesday. 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 on Wednesday. 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 Nov 22. 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 Nov 21. 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 booklover on October 25, 2012 at 7:39am

Much better this a.m., thanks everyone.  Hope your bill isn't too high Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 25, 2012 at 4:24am

I hope things get better for you Melinda. And "get well soon" to your pc Chris.

Comment by Plinius on October 25, 2012 at 1:40am

I love your Meow Mix picture, Melinda! I hope tomorrow will be a better day for you!

But I won't be here for some days. The RAID-0 of my pc crashed and today they will collect it and reprogram. I hope they don't find anything to up the bill...

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2012 at 10:27pm

Melinda, sorry to learn you have a bad day. Take good care. 

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2012 at 9:16pm

Thanks Carl!  The Meow Mix cat isn't mine, but I do have 3!  I am feeling better than I did earlier today.  :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2012 at 9:04pm

Melinda, sorry you're not feeling well.  I hope the continuation of your meds and a good night's sleep help you to feel better in the morning.  BTW, that Meow Mix photo is hilarious.  I'm SO jealous of all the people in this group who have cats!  I have fond and funny memories of the two cats a roommate of mine had years ago.

Good night to you as well.  --Carl  

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2012 at 8:53pm

I had one of my not-feeling-well days, even though the Dr. upped my meds. Damn!  I was hoping that would do it.  Oh well, it'll be better tomorrow!!!!!  Hope everyone has a good night~ Melinda

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2012 at 2:57pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2012 at 9:42am
Oh I love that Ian! More pics for my collection : )
Comment by booklover on October 24, 2012 at 8:41am

Ian,that's hysterical!

 

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