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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2014 at 6:57am

Get better soon, Carl!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2014 at 12:10am

Carl, I just now read your post telling of your health problems. I am so sorry your kidneys aren't functioning normally and cellulitis enters the scene. This can't be good news. How are you feeling? Have you been able to keep your spirits up? Do you expect to have information about your prognosis? Cellulitis is sometimes a condition that develops with diabetes. Do you have symptoms of that disease?

Please do keep us up to date on how you are doing, as you are able. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 7:37pm

I'm still hunting around on YouTube for fun music....there's a LOT of good stuff.

"Windows Waltz" - Rainer Hersch & Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGKwx-BFO0E

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 5:24pm

Welcome back, Carl!  Hospitals are NO fun!

Ian,  have found that the floor is 2" or more closer than it used to be, slipperier, and harder on the bod when I fall down.

I have one of those trigger-operated (and magnetized) reacher-grabber things for picking stuff up (or getting things down from high shelves)

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 3:31pm

Hope you get some good news, Carl.

Age plays funny tricks: print gets smaller and the floor gets further away and harder to reach.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Carl - welcome back, and I hope you get a good report on your tests.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

Carl, very sorry that you bod is giving you so much trouble.  Hope things improve for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hello, Friends.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  I just spent another five days in the hospital.  I was just released on Saturday.  I was sent back to the hospital with a possible blood clot that actually turned out to be a very bad case of cellulitis instead.  While there, they also discovered that my kidney function again was failing.  I ended up having a kidney biopsy this past Friday.  I should know the results later this week.  The results should give an indication as to why my kidneys are in such bad shape.  I suspect it's genetic, as I've had minor kidney issues since I was a child.  It's now catching up to me as I age. 

I've only had access to A/N from my smart phone and relplying is quite tedious, especially since I don't get my new glasses until this coming Thursday.  Type face on the smartphone is just too small for me to see comfortably.  I finally have access to a desktop computer today at my sister's house.  But I have kept up with all the comings and goings here in this group.  I miss not being able to respond in a more timely manner. 

 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 2:16am

Haven't used the PC much the last few days so trying to catch up.

Great news, Mindy. Hope the nausea can be kept to a minimum.

Larry: I love history and books. Am always reading something and watch Viasat History more than any other channel.

There's a lot of recycling in Denmark but some of that is out of my reach as I don't drive and therefore can't deliver.

Invisible cows! Stealing that :-D

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2014 at 4:49pm

Cool cat picture Mindy.

 

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