Joan Denoo
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Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 18. 14 Replies

"Israel is our homeland  ...  we had  no homeland for thousands of years...."Does this statement give anyone else a sick feeling? I have no intention of determining who is right or wrong in the…Continue

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Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

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Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the chairs assembled, and the food cooked and prepared? There…Continue

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jay H commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Yes, my use of the work 'entertaining' was sarcastic. "
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jay H commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Cenek : I don't know if that is sarcastic, I suspect not. But even so, it reflects the general direction some so-called feminism has taken. Joan, Daniel W: Pomo is post modernism. There is a whole class of feminism (seems mostly among…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Čenek, I know that genetic memory is not real. However, have you noticed how family values and memories, policies and practices often follow familial lines. I wasn't aware of that until I went to Belgium, England and Ireland to track my…"
7 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to sk8eycat's discussion California Seems to Be Learning Something in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thanks sk8eycat, I am reposting on Twitter and Facebook with attribution to you.  "
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Joan Denoo liked sk8eycat's discussion California Seems to Be Learning Something
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Daniel W (Sentient Biped) commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Joan, I googled on POMO because I am uninformed about the meaning too.  I'm guessing "Post Modern" and not Pomo Indians or Permanent Open Market Operations.  But who knows?  We could make up a meaning... …"
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Čenek Sekavec commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Joan are there studies that show that genetic memory is real? I thought Randi debunked it?"
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Čenek Sekavec commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Jay, is that blog sarcastic in tone? I didn't find it entertaining at all. I'm quite puzzled and hesitate to call it androginistic... maybe somebody can explain for me."
9 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Jay, females, trained to be passive, subordinate, dependent and other-oriented get blamed for being feminine. That is just plain dastardly training and expectations. Females who behave active, dominate, independent and self-oriented get shot down…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"Jay, I know I am old lady, but what is POMO?"
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jay H commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
"I had almost said I have no objection to the opening quote, but I realized that she (and quite a few other feminists) seem to share with religious bigots a contempt for sex workers. Instead of defending the rights of these women to make choices…"
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jay H commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Feminism
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Joan Denoo liked Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish's discussion Should I just give up?
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"During the summer, when staying in the garden all day, I have marks on one of the boxes to indicate the daytime hours. I get so I can look at the shadows cast by a stick stuck in the ground, or look at shadows of the chairs and I can pretty well…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"My memory of daylight saving time comes from being a child during WW II. It was claimed to save energy for production of goods and services, that day light was needed to reduce the use of alternative light sources.  "The energy saving…"
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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 too short to dwell on the past. One can be good without god! My whole family proves it.

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Samhain, pronounced "saw win" by some

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"While it’s been suggested that Jack-o-Lantern is genuinely old, there are no written references to it until 1663 when it’s referred to as “Jack with the Lantern.” Old Jack with the Lantern was one of many fairy tale stories featuring the trickster figure “Jack.” According to his Lantern tale, God wouldn’t accept Jack into heaven, and Satan wouldn’t accept him into hell, but Lucifer was nice enough to throw a burning ember of coal Jack’s way, which Jack then kept in a hollowed out turnip.…


My Grandfather, Alphonse Fulgentino Jules Denoo

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:28pm 3 Comments

My Grandfather, Alphonse Fulgentino Jules Denoo, born in Ruddervoorde, West Vlaanderen, Belgium in 1877, told me he came to the United States in 1900, and travelled by train to Escanaba, Michigan. He lived there for a while in a Belgian community and decided he wanted to get away from his Belgian language. He went by train to Seattle. He reported to me that he rode a horse from Seattle, through Moses Coulee, to Spokane, and then to Emida, Idaho. He met and married my grandmother…


Permaculture 1

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

Forty years ago, on July 1, 1974 I bought an old house that was the most decrepit in the neighborhood. The plumbing and electrical system needed replacing, and the roof had a swag. Mice overran the house and property. Volunteer trees and weeds filled the garden with healthy growth.

The house sits on the edge of a swamp, created by fire, ice…



Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:01pm 16 Comments

It is very nice being 78 years old and able to rest after a life of very hard work and great interest in people. Mountains, rivers and valleys interest me, too, and I wonder why they exist, what elements make them,…


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At 3:35pm on October 26, 2014, Jasmin Mc said…

Thank you Joan! A lot of what you said are some of the things I've come across in my search of educating myself so when I do find myself in a conversation I will have the proper tools to back up what I'm saying and how I feel. I know that with time and continuing to learn more I will be more confidant and content in my stance. Thanks for your words I really appreciate it.

At 2:26pm on October 22, 2014, eric stone said…

Thanks Joan.  Your comment about our insults helping him out was a very helpful reminder.

At 11:53pm on October 21, 2014, Deidre said…

One of the most inspiring people I know. <3 Have a good one, Joan. Everyone should have a flower cupcake... :)

At 6:43am on October 11, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Based what I hear on the news, diabetes may not have long to live!  I heard a news story somewhere about a researcher using stem cells to create cells which generate insulin and can regulate sugar levels in the blood!

It may be a while, but one day, I'd love to toast you with a Spanish Coffee, such the formula I described, and have you enjoy one as well!  We'll figure it out!

At 9:56pm on October 10, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Okay, Joan ... try this on for size:

Start with a brandy snifter or stemmed glass coffee mug (ideally).  Ingredients:

  • One jigger Kahlua
  • One jigger Cointreau
  • Hot black coffee
  • Whipped cream on top
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over all

Trust me ... it is the best damned dessert coffee you ever had!

At 5:59pm on October 10, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Joan, thinking of that cup of java you offered me in your post, are you a fan of "dessert coffees?"  There is a classic one I enjoy a lot, and if you like them as well, I'll pass on the recipe!

At 12:25pm on October 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

As always, I enjoyed reading you comment on my blog post regarding "simple = happy". I, too have some pretty outdated clothes and furniture. Unlike you, however, I rearrange my furnished constantly! It's something I inherited from my mother. Hope you're doing well. 

At 1:08am on October 3, 2014, Judy Jones-Krivitskiy said…
Thank you for your welcome. We aren't all crazy here in Texas as the news would lead one to believe.
At 5:01am on September 30, 2014, TheraminTrees said…

Thanks for your welcome Joan. Salutation from across the pond. Only just recently heard of the Atheist Nexus. It seems a nice space.

At 3:04pm on September 27, 2014, John Jubinsky said…

The pictures are of the inner harbor area of Baltimore. I have a lot more that I want to post but I don't have them organized yet. They are of the waterfront communities of Canton and Fell's Point in Baltimore plus more marina pictures. 


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