Randall Smith
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Carol J. Jahnigen left a comment for Randall Smith
"Nice to be welcomed."
5 hours ago
Cameron left a comment for Randall Smith
"Thanks Hoosier. This Tiger appreciates your welcoming invite."
9 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Edward Teach's blog post Are we Dancing Bears?
"Not only do "humans behave like humans", they want other animals to behave like humans. Their god, too."
18 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Store bought blueberries (as well as strawberries) are usually pretty tasteless. Perhaps that's why so many of you don't like them. I don't like them overly ripe either. Otherwise, I could eat them all day. And while I don't…"
19 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Happy hump day everyone. When I woke up this morning, I thought  to myself how nice it was not to have to get up and go teach school. I've been retired 16 years and still appreciate staying home and smelling the coffee."
19 hours ago
That lady over there left a comment for Randall Smith
"The beach is lovely!!  One of the safest in America. :)  Did you ever get a chance to go to The Palms?  It's a restaurant up the road.  Best croutons ever."
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Jake Cornwell left a comment for Randall Smith
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Mike Mitchell left a comment for Randall Smith
"Thanks a lot. Looks like a vibrant and welcoming community, I appreciate it."
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Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I assume, Joan, you're talking about picking blueberries come this summer, not now! I mixed some in my pancake batter this morning. What a delight! Pat, German beer festivals, I know, are usually in the Fall. But I don't know when wine…"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Thanks, BL for sending down your snow (to the Laf. IN area). We appreciate the cold temps, too!  How depressing. At least my freshly brewed coffee went well with my blueberry pancakes this morning. You all have a great day!"
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Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"You know, Spud, I really don't know either. You probably didn't need to cover them, however. They're pretty hardy. Besides, even if they did freeze, more shoots would soon come up. I keep looking for mine to pop up, but the ground is…"
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I keep missing Cosmos! Is it on a "cable" channel? I'm limited there, if so. I have the extreme basic package."
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Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Well, first, thanks (Joan and Pat) for the explanation and the recipe. Much more than I expected, for sure! I think I'll just go to Germany and try it. As a matter of fact, I've been thinking about a cruise on the River Rhine next year.…"
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Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, the tulip photo looks like my bed--NOT! I have about a dozen tulips scattered about the place. Every year I think about buying more bulbs, but I don't. We're having another cold snap, but at least things have greened up."
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Whew, that makes me dizzy!"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Mmmmm, that looks good!  Joan, why do you make me feel so dumb? Rouladen? Kartoffelknoedel?? !!"
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Happily retired science teacher. Enjoy being outdoors, gardening, golfing, exploring. Do service work with Wilderness Volunteers and Sierra Club. Enjoy being indoors to read, play piano, cook and eat! Life is good being an atheist.

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Randall Smith's Blog

"I Fired God"

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 8:57am 15 Comments

I didn't sleep very well for several nights after reading Jocelyn Zichterman's book, I Fired God. As the subtitle says, "My Life Inside--and Escape from--the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult". Then inside the cover; "A compelling memoir and account of the IFBC and its shocking history of religious abuse.

While somewhat familiar with the Amish (and their shunning practices), some Mormon sects, and, in general, far…

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Leo Tolstoy Exposed (to me)

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 8:12am 6 Comments

While in college, I read "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", by Leo Tolstoy. I was absorbed by the stories and writing. Of course, they are considered classics.

50 years later, I just finished "Tolstoy", a biography by Henri Troyat, written in 1965. I really knew very little about the great Russian author, but considered him a hero of mine, solely because of the two books I read.

For many chapters chronolizing his early life, I was impressed by his love of nature, thirst for… Continue

Snowed in

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:20am 6 Comments

No, I'm not going to write about the weather. That topic (on TV and in conversation) is way overdone. However, I am virtually "paralyzed" in my own home due to another foot of snow here in Indiana. What a miserable place to live, especially in the winter. But, I'm stuck. Gotta deal with it.

I did get a two week respite from the cold and snow down in the Florida panhandle's "forgotten coast" (as they like to say). It wasn't all that…

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Darwin's Doubt

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:44am 7 Comments

Seeing the book title Darwin's Doubt at the library, I just had to check it out. Well, it didn't take long to become seething with fury.

The authur, Stephen C. Meyer, is a "creation scientist". Need I say anymore? He spends over 400 pages trying to disprove Darwin or expounding an alternative theory to evolution--"intelligent design".

Admittedly, I skimmed through much of his detailed analysis and conjectures, picking it apart in…

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At 9:23pm on April 16, 2014, Carol J. Jahnigen said…

Nice to be welcomed.

At 5:18pm on April 16, 2014, Cameron said…
Thanks Hoosier. This Tiger appreciates your welcoming invite.
At 2:02pm on April 15, 2014, That lady over there said…

The beach is lovely!!  One of the safest in America. :)  Did you ever get a chance to go to The Palms?  It's a restaurant up the road.  Best croutons ever.

At 11:11am on April 15, 2014, Jake Cornwell said…

Thanks

At 9:03am on April 15, 2014, Mike Mitchell said…

Thanks a lot. Looks like a vibrant and welcoming community, I appreciate it.

At 1:53am on April 13, 2014, Dina said…

thanks for the support

At 12:51pm on April 7, 2014, Lewis McPherson said…
Thank you, can't wait to set sail!
At 8:01am on April 6, 2014, Ted said…
Thanks for the support
At 8:56pm on April 3, 2014, Gene Lewis said…

Thank you. Its still a transition. 

Taking it day by day.

At 1:51pm on April 3, 2014, Pablo Novi said…

Thanx Randall for the welcome.

 
 
 

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