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Openly Secular - Short Teaser

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 on Thursday. 4 Replies

I am openly secular, actually, I am an atheist.Continue

A Christian Nation? Since When?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 20. 8 Replies

A Christian Nation? Since When?"the founding fathers didn’t create the…Continue

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Joan Denoo added a discussion to the group Godless in the garden
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How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

How to Make a Food Forest SuburbIf I had a dream, it would be to walk around my little neighborhood with sidewalks like with fruit trees of all kinds, berries, vegetables, and herbs. As I walk, I would like to stop and chat, get caught up in family events. I could keep an eye open for mischief, of the childish kind or the thievery kind, and snack off the of the edible as we prattle. I would like the dogs to get to know each…See More
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Daniel W commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"We do pay a lot for those comforts.  Work hours in the corporate world are long, and commute time is long.  Many people are less healthy.  I would never propose going back to the terrible hardships of the past, especially arms rough…"
3 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"Clothes, towels, washcloths, blankets, sheets, and hankerchiefs, like cardboard is the reason I don't hang them outside.  My skin is way too sensitive to put-up with that. Now that you mentioned a washboard, I do remember my mother using…"
4 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Life is a merry-go-round.
"Oh! Ya! I remember! made of wood, had two doors with ice in the top where we kept the homemade ice cream that we cranked. The lower one held dairy products, and potato salads, homemade mayonnaise. When we wanted ice in our lemonade, we used an…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"The Ice Man Cometh, in our case, my paternal grandfather owned the meat market, slaughter house, and ice house. My Dad delivered ice to my maternal grandparents when my mother was little. They married when Mom was 17 and Dad was 26.  Dad…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"Daniel, do you remember how nice the sheet smelled after coming off the clothesline? The clothes were like cardboard. Using the dryer less would save energy; it would be a difficult appliance to give up. We did have a washboard we used in the summer…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"It is hard to remember how difficult their lives were. Add on to that, no contraceptives other than withdrawal, an imperative to have children. Then, along came the 1918 flu that killed so many young adults leaving orphaned children. Each of my…"
5 hours ago
Daniel W commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"I would like to use the drier less. it's not that hard to hang clothes on the line, and the energy savings is substantial. They do not come off the line soft and free of wrinkles, but for many items that's OK. I would not like to go back…"
5 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel W's discussion Indiana's new religious freedom law
"One of my irritations is hearing beloved family and friends say they don't read the news because it is bad. Well, I don't read corporate news because it is a propaganda device for corporations. I ask if they read any of the alternative…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
"My mother used a stove like that one, except not as fancy.  I know she heated water on it to wash clothing and bath ourselves.  I don't remember how she washed clothing when I was young, but I remember a washer like this one when I…"
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's blog post A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house
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Michael Penn commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Life is a merry-go-round.
"My grandmother's kitchen stove looked like that one. She did a lot of good cooking on it. They also had the old timey ice box that they brought with them from St. Louis but there was nowhere to get ice for it out in the boonies. They used it…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Life is a merry-go-round.
"I love your stories about living frugally, Patricia and with grandparents, Mike, with the technologies of those long ago days. We do have memories that feed our perceptions.  Here is a wood burning kitchen stove, much as my…"
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Joan Denoo liked Billie Culver's discussion Choir singing hymns in public school performance
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Michael Penn commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Life is a merry-go-round.
"I lived with my grandparents and remember the old washer. It was a Maytag and all by hand. You had 2 rinse tubs with it and picked up the clothes with a stick and poked them in the wringer. Once electricity came to our area grandpa ordered an…"
22 hours ago

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About Me:
I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:04am 7 Comments

 Here is a wood burning kitchen stove, much as my grandmother's. 

A washtub on the wood burning stove boiled dirty clothes. She used a hand-cranked wringer to move the boiled clothes to the rinse tubs. A piece of kindling wood snatch the clothes out of the boiling water and got them started in the wringer. I have the wooden stick in my basement laundry room. …

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Life is a merry-go-round.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:12pm 5 Comments

Thrift is what my grandparents had to learn after tremendous loss of income during the Great Depression. My mother's generation had to be thrifty as they worked hard and planned for big purchases. Coming out of WW II was a very prosperous time for more products to replace food gardens and homemade clothes. My generation learned by watching as children, then buying clothes, food and whatever we wanted. Some of us put high value in education. My daughter's generation shunned higher education…

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The Battered Child Syndrome, Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, Silver, JAMA 1962

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:08pm 4 Comments

In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants," 

In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…

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Religion inhibits healthy functioning

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

Abrahamic faiths, based on domination, reveal underlying principles that an angry, vengeful, mean-spirited god hangs over us with promises of heaven and threats of hell. Many think of life as a hierarchy with god at the top, then man, male, who has dominion over everything. Under him and responsible to him is female with the mark of pain and suffering her lot in life. Under father/mother come children, often used as unpaid labor. Read Green Paradise Lost by Elizabeth Dodson Gray,…

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At 10:36am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

In response to you request to some of the inane remarks coming from Christians to simple questions like, " How are you." Suddenly, you are maddened that you even asked. I've certainly heard, "God bless you" and II reply "May Odin give you many strong children." I must admit that I've never heard, "Let go and let god." I guess that's like  "let Jesus take the wheel," which I just want to be forewarned when that happens so I can pull to the side and let them pass. Again, it is the same with, "God will lead you," I would certainly ask where? The last time I let some one lead me I ended up in a dark alley with a gun in my ribs (not actual, just making a point) I have my own to add to you list which irks be to regurgitation. Try this one. In response to a simple "How are you doing?" I got this, "I blessed and highly favored." I was in a strip club which I used to frequent. I said nothing, but what I was thinking that for being blessed and highly favored she seemed to be in an occupation that suggested otherwise.

 

"It's god's plan."

At 8:58am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

Dr. T. Have you tried Prometheus books. They publish their guidelines and are very forthcoming about what they seek.That is one of the first places I'd recommend.

At 8:55am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

Joan--There is a boring course college called Music Theory. Sounds daunting if you've never done a thing other than listen to music. However, once the first page is turned you discover it is nothing but bullshit. However, there is a course called the physics behind the music. It is not for the faint of heart. It is not about chords, repetitive flow, modulation or the various scales that exist and in what society. It actually explores sound generation and why an A doesn't sound like a C. You get into tension theory (a lowbrow brother quantum mechanics), wave forms etc. It is a very different animal and usually doesn't fall into a music major's path. Nevertheless, some fall into it's path just because it has the word music attached to it. That is why the best instructors know how to make what is virtually an inaccessible subject into one that is accessible and interesting, the difference between being an instructor and an educator.

At 10:14pm on March 23, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

Hi Joan, it's good to meet a friend.

At 12:27pm on March 15, 2015, Idaho Spud said…

I never realized it either.

At 4:41pm on March 4, 2015, Steph S. said…

How are you doing Joan? I hope everything is going well for you.

At 8:47am on March 1, 2015, Daniel Kroeger said…

Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome.  I usually go by Dan.  This looks like a great community and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Thanks!

At 7:44am on February 23, 2015, Wayne S said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!

At 1:15am on February 17, 2015, Melanie Puckett Stephens said…
Thanks for the wonderful welcome Joan. I'm looking forward to meeting like minded folks.
At 2:12pm on February 9, 2015, Paul Schofield said…

Hi Joan, Thanks for the info and welcoming me to the site, I changed from faith to science too, although it took me a very long time and I found it to be a very painful process to lose my faith too! I envy those who don't have to go through that process. I didn't have the internet in the Army, but I was able to go to the local book shop and read the books on western philosophy, which set me on my path to becoming a Humanist. Anyway sorry for the life story! ;)

 
 
 

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