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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 23, 2012 at 12:42am

Mysterious paper sculptures

Guardian article, 3rd March 2011.

One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading:

It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)

Thanks to Ed Tyler

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 10:00pm

Thanks for the OneZoom links, Joan. I posted about it in another group, without these nice videos. I look forward to using the program.

Nice holiday kitty pics booklover and Patricia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2012 at 7:25pm

Tutorial screencast

This exciting new program was just announced and if it is anything like Gapminder, I am going to be be happy all winter. The tutorial session is easy to follow. Makes understanding the Tree of Life much easier. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 6:13pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 6:02pm

This one startled me.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 5:39pm

A little pick me up.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 5:14pm

Hi, All! Great images. Your retired monorail cat is cute, Steph. My husband is rehearsing the HumanLight song, These Three Candles, and Imagine in preparation for playing at the local HumanLight celebration tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great HumanLight!

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 22, 2012 at 4:18pm

Something I ran across and thought ya'll might find it interesting too.

Azteca Eagle Warrior Dancer. Organizacion Cultural de Intercambios Internationales Mexico A.C.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 22, 2012 at 2:15pm

Have a great time, Felaine.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2012 at 2:10pm

A new beginning, a different meme to guide us, a splendor beyond imagination fills me with a sense of wonder. 

Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination

 

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