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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 3 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

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

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 19, 2018 at 4:54am

Patricia, I love your spirit!

Comment by Patricia on July 19, 2018 at 3:10am

Strengthening the muscles around the new hip, & encouraging the bone to grow around it. I was supposed to go to physio, but I did my own damn exercises to avoid going out in winter & risking falls on the snow/ice. I used the stairs, a stationary bike, a manual treadmill, plus squeezing my butt together, sucking in my stomach, & lifting my legs from the seated position. I walked up & down the street outside before the snow hit, so I did my diligence & the x-rays showed the bone was growing around the new hip just fine.

I also did not want to pay the user fees to have a physio therapist  make me do things I hate.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 19, 2018 at 2:41am

Patricia, according to Permaculture, embedded in the problem is the solution. 

I wonder if there is some form of activity that would do what those dreadful exercises are supposed to do?

What is a post-surgery exercise trying to accomplish? Is it a range of motion? Or activity of some sort? Or ...?

Comment by Patricia on July 19, 2018 at 2:28am

I hate exercise too Joan, & it is so boring when I MUST do them after my surgeries.

I used to walk everywhere, & had a wheeled shopping cart to take along, but that walking always had purpose, not just going through the motions walks.

Put some music on & I'll dance but of course that is not in the cards now.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 19, 2018 at 1:59am

I hate to exercise, even walks bore me. Today, I found myself walking from the greenhouse, to shed, to the front and backyard moving the sprinklers, and back and forth all day long. I should have had a step-meter to see how far I traveled. Great exercise! I never got bored!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 17, 2018 at 1:42pm

Postscript. Physical exercise bores me; mental exercise enlivens me.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 17, 2018 at 1:36pm


Consider this hypothesis: What we don’t talk about is how we can be taken advantage of or controlled. (I learned it in politics.)

Illustrated: Suppose I don’t talk about A. Some people do and become knowledgable. I’m not and they, knowing more, can take advantage of me.

Ok, I can despair and drop out. I can learn about A and not be disadvantaged, or learn about B, and hopefully not take advantage of others (teach them). 

No longer quiet?

Comment by Patricia on July 17, 2018 at 1:03pm

Have always loved Mr. Bacharach's music....must have been wonderful, live.

Have wondered about Carl too, after Joan's last message months ago about his computer issues.

Yes Randy, this site seems to have gotten so quiet.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 17, 2018 at 11:26am

A late night yesterday but worth it to see Burt Bacharach with singers and band live. There's not many 90 year olds still performing and writing. A lot of oldies but a few brand-new songs too. Time to dig out my old Dusty Spingfield LPs

Comment by Ian Mason on July 17, 2018 at 11:24am

Happy birthday, Carl.


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