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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 14, 2012 at 2:56pm

Jelly Fish

When we lived in Washington, D.C. in 1968, we often went to the ocean where we saw all kinds of things we had never seen before, or touched. Jelly fish were one such species. We picked them off the beach and threw them to each other, sometimes with painful consequence. We also on what seemed free-of-jelly-fish, and get stung on our feet. These interesting and exciting adventures as we long ago moved from those shore. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbhB0DOBUM&feature=youtu.be

Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2012 at 9:42am

Perhaps the pc just decided to behave!

I vote for the ninja cats, Booklover, they are wonderful! So many expressions on those black faces! Here's one of Dido at that age.

Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2012 at 9:37am

Trying again. I don't use Chrome, but IE. In the last few days the pc got stuck after 20 seconds on AN, or else when I tried to scroll.. I've almost typed a message without getting stuck! And I still haven't got the foggiest idea what caused the problem. Try Add Comment:

Comment by Paula T. on October 14, 2012 at 12:08am

Chris, I have a problem with using the Chrome browser.  I can post a reply (as I am now), but cannot reply to another member's post within threads.  I am able to reply to those while using IE, but I really hate IE.  I hope someone else who has more tech knowledge may be able to offer another answer.

Comment by Plinius on October 13, 2012 at 11:49pm

Good morning! My pc gets stuck every time I visit AN - some reli influence perhaps? It's almost impossible to put up a message; are there more people with the same problem here? And how can I fix it?

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:57pm
Oh yay! Black cats - just what I love to look at! : ) just love animals!
Thanks so much Booklover and Tony.
Love black panthers - so cool!
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:55pm
Well Booklover you did the most important job of all and raised a wonderful family and also taking care of a home and all that good stuff. I think things will fall into place for you. You will find the career for you.
Paula good luck on your job hunt.
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 13, 2012 at 8:48pm

Now THIS is a real black cat!!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:05pm

Thanks, booklover!  I was at home while my sons were young and any work I did was around their school and sports schedules.

I sort of fell into the decision to become a librarian and am still looking for a full time position - hopefully one I had a phone interview for which is in the same academic library I work in now  *fingers crossed*  I hate the thought of paying back student loans for the rest of my life, but I knew I didn't want to file papers/answers phones or ask "paper or plastic" for the rest of my life!  Hopefully, you can find something you love to do and can make some $$!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:02pm

booklover, I read The Pillars of the Earth...it's a great book!  I watched the mini-series a couple of years ago and it was watch-worthy, but there were some major changes to the story.  Have you read the sequel to Pillars?

 

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