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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2013 at 8:18pm

I totally understand, Melinda.  My parents have done such much for me throughout my life, so it's indeed a pleasure to be able to do the same for them.  And that makes me happy as well. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 25, 2013 at 8:08pm

LOL!!!  I used to work with a girl from Birmingham (Alabama), and she pronounced my "real" name as "Aline."  One day I missed rehearsal, and she was all over the place asking "Where's Aline, where's Aline?"  The choreographer heard her, misunderstood, pointed to the ice, and said, "The. Line. Is. Right. Over. There!"

I sometimes wish reincarnation was real; I'd like to come back as the most spoiled calico EVAH!! (Spayed, of course.)

Comment by Steph S. on February 25, 2013 at 6:59pm

Beautiful cats Patricia!

Booklover love the lolcat!

Cool video Flying Atheist.

How's everyone today?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2013 at 6:11pm

Yes, Felaine, that's a clip from the movie.  I just watched it for the first within this past year.  Great music!!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 25, 2013 at 5:50pm

Flyer, is that a clip from the movie?  I never saw it...a friend and I went to the live show at the Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood.  It was an amazing production, with the revolving stage and all.

Then I bought the original Broadway cast LP, and played it till it was worn out.  I should hunt up the CD...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2013 at 3:03pm
The Flying Atheist, this version is a real keeper ; love the harmonies. Thanks.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2013 at 1:55pm

For you, Felaine.......

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2013 at 1:49pm

Love your cats, Patricia.  CUTE!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 25, 2013 at 9:15am

"The Song of My People" reminds me so much of "Hair." of the best live musicals I've ever seen!  ("Good Morning Starshine...")

I have had several cats, at different times, who would wake me up by sticking a nose in my ear and purring heavily.  No matter how early it was.  One fellow in particular made sounds like one of those heavy-breathers on the phone.

Hairy Jerry howls outside my bedroom door, and pounds on it till I drag myself out o bed and let him in.  It's not my fault if he doesn't want to go to bed when I do!  And I'm NOT going to install a cat-flap in the door... 



Patricia, I used to have a gray and white Bugs Bunny cat a long time ago.  He could almost talk...he'd be walking around in the kitchen, complaining about something, and Mother would ask, "Well, did you get the license number?"  Kipps: "Wellll, naoooo."  Mother: "A name?" Kipps: "Howwwellll!"    Then Mother would tell him to get up in his chair and lie down, and he would.  Just like that.  (We did have neighbors named Howell.)

(PS: He was named Kipps because the friend I adopted him from had a crush on Tommy Steele in "Half a Sixpence.")

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2013 at 12:10am

No one saves us but ourselves.

No one can and no one may.

We ourselves must walk the path.


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