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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I wish I could join you, Ian! I remember several concerts held in Tivoli Gardens back in 1967. Love Tony and am beginning to appreciate Lady Gaga. (I was touring Europe on bike that summer.)"
10 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Oops--"awful without it""
11 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Felaine, what's your source on "brown sugar being okay"? If true, I'm all in! My hot oat meal this morning was awful with it. I tried Stevia, but it was still bland. (Today is my alternate "sugar-free" day.) While…"
11 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"The only thing I know is: I never eat at McDs (gag me). I DO, however, get their coffee. Here's my scheme. I buy a "senior" cup, then reuse it for free refills for an entire trip--to and from wherever--often thousands of miles. Only…"
11 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"As usual, I'm envious of all of you lucky enough to be able to get a early start to gardening. It's zero with 5-6" of more snow forecast to add to the already white ground. My patience is tested!"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I hear you, Spud. I'm an "all evening nibbler", mostly on my homemade dehydrated pear chips. Lots of sugar in each bite, but I rationalized by saying the roughage is good for me. I alternate between sweet and salty snacks. It's…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"So while I was quietly eating my leftover waffles for breakfast this morning (with a half an orange and water to down my pills), I suddenly realized I had forgotten to heat up a cup of coffee! Horrors of horrors! I guess I was too caught up in a…"
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."
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…"
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!"

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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