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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Being a Beach Boys fan, I, too, am shocked that I've never heard the song before. I predate Carl, however, and grew up with The Hi-Lo's and The Four Freshmen--jazzier. Great posters!"
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Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Ah, it's been a week since I came down with the stomach virus. Still feeling the after affects. But, I think I'll survive a while longer. As upset as my body is, I'm equally depressed about our cloudy, gloomy days, one after another,…"
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"In the words of Rick Perry, "Oops". Thanks for the info, Joan."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Yes, I've always been a Jefferson admirer. And who isn't without a fault or two?!"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Pat, I have the frozen sweet corn for your soup recipe, but no chicken or turkey. I do like corn chowder with potatoes. Did up a stir fry last night with a bunch of veggies. My appetite is back."
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Soren, son of Carl?!! I had no idea. What an honor to have you join us!  Again, welcome! Has anybody booked a flight to Havanna yet?! Can you believe those myopic Republicans?"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, not only are the persimmons delicious to eat, the tree itself is magnificent--and you don't have to prune it (self pruning from heavy persimmon loaded branches). I have to say, however, only about one in two persimmons have been edible…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I always hated gingersnaps. Funny--although I don't particularly like anything "gingery", I take a ginger pill once a day (after breakfast). I know it's suppose to be good for the digestive system. A lot of good it did me the…"
Soren Sagan left a comment for Randall Smith
"Thanks! :) Soren is my pen name but I am glad you liked it."
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ian, perhaps you can't drive yet, but at least you are able to post a cartoon--something I don't know how to do! Your problems are probably caused by having to drive on the wrong side of the road! Carl, what can I say? Bummer, my friend.…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Maybe I'll eat a regular meal tonight after 3 soup suppers in a row (intestinal problems). Looking forward to cooking--and eating--again!"
Randall Smith replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Herb danger in the group Food!
"I know my farm kids thoroughly wash all their produce, but you can't be sure all contaminants are eliminated."
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Finishing up a good biography on Handel. What a prolific and gifted composer. I don't care if much of his music is religious--it's magnificent. I can't hear "For Unto Us a Child is Born" enough, this time of year (from…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"After a bout some intestinal bug, I feel a little better--still not up to par, but at least I had an appetite for some cereal this morning. My doctor visit revolved around my "flu-like" syptoms. Nothing was said about my blood tests or a…"
Chris G replied to Randall Smith's discussion Finding Your Roots in the group Hang With Friends
"My diseased mother looked at her family 'roots.'  Of course people looking at that want to gem out the good. When asked about my genealogical background -  I say "Other.""
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Mindy, we have a Meijer's close by. I'd rate it somewhere between a Target and Walmart, maybe a B- grade. Joan, I'm inspired to make some use of the "churches and children" site as a counter to my grandchildren's…"

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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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

The Parthenon Enigma

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 7:45am 4 Comments

8 months ago (Oct. 2013) I was gazing at the wondrous spectacle known as the Parthenon sitting atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. I roamed the sites and toured the amazing museum. I tried to appreciate what I was seeing, but my lack of Greek history and culture limited my ability to comprehend it all--that is, until I read The Parthenon Enigma by Joan Breton Connelly.

Anybody that's ever seen the Parthenon should read this book.…


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At 2:04pm on December 17, 2014, Soren Sagan said…

Thanks! :) Soren is my pen name but I am glad you liked it.

At 8:17am on November 29, 2014, JeanieBearden said…

I've thought the very same thing myself many times.  HA!  There are a few of us here, though.


At 1:36pm on November 28, 2014, chad johnson said…

thanks, and yep!

At 6:04pm on November 23, 2014, David Seidman said…

Thanks, Randall. Sorry to take so long to get back to you.

Yep, the book's title is actually WHAT IF I'M AN ATHEIST?, with a question mark. My mistake.

At 11:12am on November 19, 2014, Elle Knight said…
Thankyou! I'm originally from Rhode Island, but I've been in Michigan for about six years now.
At 9:31am on November 19, 2014, Kimberly Bingheim said…

Thanks for the welcome message! :) 

At 10:38am on November 18, 2014, Anita K said…

Thank you very much! (:

At 2:31pm on November 15, 2014, Lemual Poot said…

I'm into history and there's not a whole lot of it around here.  I was part of a group that found the oldest white settlement in our county: Fort LeDoux.  However, at the oldest, it's a little over a hundred fifty years.  We do have really great weather here, Canon (Canyon) City boasts three hundred fifty days of sunshine a year.  Even if it was bleak and miserable, legalized bud makes all things bearable!

At 12:15am on November 14, 2014, Sheeva said…

Hi Randall, sorry I have been busy. Thank you for welcoming me. I am looking forward to great time and learning here.

At 11:04pm on November 12, 2014, Deconverted Afro-Queen said…

Hey Randall...Thanks for the warm welcome...I recently de-converted from a very horrible religion -  Tongue chanting, Cash demanding, Pentecostal, Christianity - lol....And I am happy, free and Atheist....


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