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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I saw that on the news and couldn't watch it. Sickening. It makes me more of a misanthrope than ever."
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Spud, I can understand how difficult it must be. In fact, I don't know how you can go a whole day without eating. Wouldn't just skipping breakfast be enough? Dr. Mercola calls it "intermittent fasting". I know it takes every bit…"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Why are you fasting, Spud? I've been "sugar fasting" on odd days, but not to lose weight. Just seeing if I can do it!"
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Pop quiz answer (some were close):  all these men were U.S. vice presidents from Indiana! I just read a book about all the VPs, and was astounded that I'd never heard of many of them, including those from my own home state! 8 became…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Ivy (of some sort) has taken over my yard. It grows up trees, my porch, everywhere. I hate spraying week killer, so what are you gonna do? At least I don't have to mow it--and it's green!"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I've taken a fancy to provolone cheese, too. Added it to my scrambled eggs this morning. I just wish cheeses weren't so expensive."
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Chris, I liked the way you phrased your birthday! Hope you have a great 62nd turn."
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ready for today's pop quiz? What do all these men have in common? And no fair googling. Schuyler Colfax, Thomas Hendricks, Charles Fairbanks, and Thomas Marshall Hint: add J. Danforth Quayle to the list "
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Gouda's one of my favorite cheeses. With a glass of red wine, delish!"
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Glad you're feeling better, Carl! Keep up the positive attitude. Joan, when taught astronomy, I tried to instill that "size" perspective into my students. I could have used those photos."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Speaking of "bugs", I was wondering where moths in the house were coming from. I checked all my pantry items with no luck. Finally, I found the source--a box of dog biscuits. Gross. My soup de jour yesterday was chili, southwestern style.…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Another Monday with a week of bitterly cold temperatures forecast. At least it's the final week of February. It's gotta warm up sooner or later!  Have a good one, everybody."
Randall Smith commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Tim, I wouldn't call the Atkins diet a "quack". I used to think that, but no more, once I investigated and used it. But, that's not the point of my original comment. Chris, I'll check out your book. Thanks."
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"Thank you for the warm welcome!"
Randall Smith commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"In the most recent FFRF's newsletter, there was an article that absolutely astounded me (and my godless senses). Quote, "Did you know that nearly all 50 states have religious preambles affixed to their state constitutions, in braze…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I'm not sure if I know what Joe Pye looks like. Wildflowers aren't my thing--identification wise. Normally, my silver maple tree has large buds on it by now. Zippo. It's a good thing I don't get depressed. Anxious,…"
Feb 21

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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Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00am 8 Comments

For nearly all my adult years (>50),  I've been told to eat what was recommended to be the most healthy foods and avoid the "bad guys". No to whole milk. No butter. No red meats. No eggs. White poultry meat only. Eat lots of grains and carbohydrates.

We've been duped into believing that eating fat makes you fat, and that a high fat diet increases cholesterol numbers which in turn leads to heart diseases. No proof, just common sense. For 50 years the American Academy of Pediatrics…


Baseball: Yawn

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:28am 1 Comment

I tried, really tried, to watch most of the World Series. After all, it's supposedly the national pasttime, whatever that means. Hot dogs, apple pie, and all that jazz. But, my goodness, it's paint-drying boring. 

For evidence as to how much I cared, in a one run game, last night, I went to bed after 8 innings. Like the last 2 minutes of a football game, I figured it would take at least 45 minutes to finish the game. Besides, my team (K.C., in this case) usually loses (witness Chi…


The Life of a Non-conformist

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:15am 11 Comments

While short of being referred to as a curmudgeon, it's been called to my attention that I'm a non-conformist. Naturally, most atheists are categorized as evil non-c's. In a sense, we're rebels.

I've never thought of myself as any one of those. It's not on purpose that I'm "different". Perhaps, it's just a part of my personality. I can blame it on genetic predisposition or something, but I won't. That's not fair to my parents (both believers in god, by the way).



Life is Good

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 7:34am 9 Comments

This post has nothing to do with religion (or lack thereof), politics, or anything controversial. I'm not hawking a book, pushing a cause, or bragging about my golf score.

What this blog IS about is simply a statement of happiness, satisfaction, and contentment with my life.

I'm one of the lucky ones. No, I'm not "blessed". I don't "thank god". I'm just fortunate, that's all.

My life at the moment is good. Actually, it's always been good (Okay, 95% good). I'm… Continue

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At 7:46am on February 23, 2015, Wayne S said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!

At 5:33pm on February 19, 2015, LadyWolf said…
Thank you for your kind note! :-)
At 6:40am on February 15, 2015, michael martin said…

Thank you sir, i'm a graphic artist and amateur painter.

At 4:35pm on February 12, 2015, Alexandra said…

Thank you for the welcome, Randall!

At 11:49am on February 12, 2015, Albert Jacobs said…

Thanks, Randy.  I am happy to be here.

At 8:55pm on February 7, 2015, Derrick Deconinck said…

Thanks for the greetings, Randall.

At 11:25pm on February 6, 2015, Gavin Grimm said…


Thank you for your kind words of welcome! I do genuinely feel so extremely thankful to wake up each day with a clear head and free mind. I'm sure I will enjoy my stay here. 

At 8:34am on February 3, 2015, John Brown said…

Thank you, I am tired of sitting on the sidelines while others work to free the world from the delusional grip of Religion

At 5:17am on February 2, 2015, Mike Newdow said…


There have now been three Supreme Court cases dealing with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as it pertains to federal laws. A review of the opinions show that RFRA was strongly supported by 8 of 8 justices in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita (2005), by 9 of 9 justices in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) and by 9 of 9 justices in Holt v Hobbs (2015). Thus, the time is ripe for Atheists to challenge being essentially forced to bear the message, "In God We Trust" – in violation of their religious beliefs - as the price to pay for simply choosing to carry the nation's currency in their pockets.


In fact, in the seven federal circuits where "In God We Trust" has yet to be litigated, challenges are now being organized to do just that. Accordingly, I am searching for individuals and organizations who wish to serve as plaintiffs and who are from those seven circuits (i.e., who are from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin). If you or anyone you know would like to participate, please email contact information – including city and state of residence - to as soon as possible.


Because the Supreme Court has indicated that it is more concerned about constitutional guarantees when children are involved, those who wish to protect their children from the government’s religious transgressions are especially encouraged to write. Please be assured that we will move for a court orders to keep the names of families with children under seal. (To date, those motions have always been granted, and – as far as I know – the families’ names have always remained undisclosed.)


Thank you.


- Mike 


PS - Please pass this on to any others who you think might have an interest. Thanks, again.

At 1:36pm on January 29, 2015, Zachary Campbell said…

That would make a lot of sense. :)


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