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concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

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We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 8:15am

Beginners' English. Many elderly people didn't get a complete education when young and they want to learn parts they missed - some have got English speaking grandchildren. But there are also younger foreign people in my classes: Cabo Verde, Poland, Colombia, Hungary. Some don't speak Dutch but they want to learn English, and I try to think of ways to teach them. Most of the time we get some progress, and sometimes I just don't know. A few years back there were two Japanese girls in class: they were so horribly polite that they said yes to whatever I asked them. I never knew if my work was any use to them. Most of the time it's a happy riot in my classes - I'm convinced that you can learn best when you're relaxed and have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2012 at 7:17am

Chris B, what do you teach the seniors?

Tony, great picture.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 4, 2012 at 5:54am

I'm off to work. My thought for the day.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 12:47am

What a lot of patience you must have to do the train and the landscape, but it looks very good!

Today I start teaching my class of senior citizens again, so I'm off. Have a good day!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 3, 2012 at 10:39pm

Patricia: That's an amazing train layout!  I watched it and watched it, and turned green with envy.  I've wanted a model train since I was about 8 years old...a GOOD model, not a "toy" Lionel train.  Never got one, but 2 weeks after I graduated from high school I started my 3-year career with an ice show.  We almost always travelled by train, and I loved it!

My dream trip is to go from Los Angeles to Seattle on the Coast Starlight, get to Vancouver, BC by bus or ferry, and then take a train to Winnipeg, switch to another train and go on to Churchill.  I wanna see polar bears and the Aurora, and I don't really care whether I come home or not. (Maybe go back to Winnipeg, and then as far east as I can go.  I'd like to see the Bay of Fundy...)

Tee-hee!

Comment by Tara on September 3, 2012 at 11:54am

Very pretty, Patricia!  Love villages near bodies of water like that.

And for a bit of random nonsense:

Comment by Ian Mason on September 3, 2012 at 10:21am

That looks like a smashing place to live Patricia. I love places where there are opportunities for good, long walks in natural surroundings.

Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2012 at 1:27am

What a beautiful place. Patricia! Now that you're talking birds, I notice that the swallows are out of sight - gone south already?

Comment by Derek Bly on September 2, 2012 at 6:01pm

Patricia, beautiful place. I know you're in Williams Lake, but when the photo first popped into view, I thought for a second that it was Castlegar! It's similar in that you drive down into it and there are some great views from the highway. Love B.C. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2012 at 3:46pm

For the past several weeks, I've been hearing the interesting sound of and watching the interesting formation changes of Geese.  They're heading Southeast, but I don't know where they're going.

There is a pond to the SE where they were coming from and going to this winter, near where I was ice-fishing in January.

 

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