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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G yesterday. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 25. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 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

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 5:18pm

Since you are (fairly) near Chicago, I recommend taking the Great Northern to Seattle. And back.  Beautiful scenery!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 4:01pm

Those tiny things look like fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 3:38pm

I never flew if the wind was more than about 1 mile per hour.  Even the best of the group that I was part of never flew if the wind was more than about 4 miles per hour.

I would like to fly again.  My gas model has a wingspan of 6.5 feet and I have a glider with the same wingspan.  Also a few small electric ones.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 1:27pm

I think a trip in one of them would be a dream, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 12:44pm

It really did remind me slightly of flying dreams I have had...only there was no motor or wings in my dreams.  Just myself dancing above the ground. 

I think part of the beauty of flying in those airplanes is that their average speed is only about 50 mph...that's a lot slower than most people drive anymore (and one reason I quit driving)... and the open cockpits, of course.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 12:37pm

Looks like it would be a nice plane to own Felaine.  Beautiful scenery in that video.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 11:19am
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:44am

Yes K. H., I've been enjoying My Inner Fish also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:41am

Good helicopter flying Patricia.  I liked the landing especially.

I've never flown a helicopter, but have several model planes.  Didn't stay with it long enough to get good.  Crashed a lot.  My large model is still in pieces, patiently waiting for me to repair it.

I started when I was 65 years old.  Takes longer to learn than when you're young.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 2:51am

That looks like fun, Patricia. Easy to hear that it was a windy day.

After some thought I've decided that I need more time off. This time Istanbul, middle of May before the weather gets too hot. Long weekend in England at the beginning of June already booked. Some of the GB trip will include power-of-attourney tasks for my mother's affairs but also relaxation with family and an evening at The Globe theatre, Titus Andronicus. The future is bright-

 

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