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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Plinius on January 24, 2015 at 3:07am

You've got such a calm way of telling bad news, Carl! I do hope you feel as calm! Heartfelt wishes to you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 1:24am

Carl,  such bad news! This is not good. Of course, I care so deeply about you and we will pull with you as you face the decisions and procedures ahead. I have no words that can comfort you or skill that can take away your health problems. All I can say is I care.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 23, 2015 at 11:15pm

Carl, You must have great courage and resolve to keep your chin up under these "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune". My hat off to you and a hug.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 10:59pm

Oh, Carl....I wanna hug you SO much!  Just think of me as RBG .... the  emotion is the same:

President Barack Obama hugs Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 23, 2015 at 9:58pm

Well, I've had a bit of a health set-back.  I recently had a echo cardiogram and a nuclear cardiac stress test.  Results show that I have moderate to severe aortic stenosis and that I need a aortic valve replacement. 

As I mentioned previously, I had a mild stroke in December.  These recent tests show scarring on my heart which indicate that I've also had a prior heart attack.  Thinking back, I can pinpoint the evening back in July when that must have occurred.  It's what prompted me to make an appointment with my doctor the following day which put me in the hospital where they discovered my kidneys failing.     

So now the big decision I'm waiting on from doctors is whether to have heart surgery first and then the kidney transplant, or vise versa.  Either way, I have some challenging months ahead of me.  Personally, I'd rather go ahead with the kidney transplant first, but I'm not a doctor.  The best I can do is heed the advice of the professionals.

The past six months have been overwhelming.  I've also noticed my health declining.  I'm now getting winded and out of breath just walking around my small apartment,  I lack the energy to perform simple tasks and chores.  Luckily, I have access to a computer and all you wonderful people here at Atheist Nexus to keep me occupied and sane when I'm not sleeping or napping. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 23, 2015 at 9:45pm
It's snowing :( Two inches already. And I was so ready for spring.
Comment by sk8eycat on January 22, 2015 at 1:05pm

I should have posted the link:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/20/1359015/-Cartoon-Post-Raci...

Good comments, too.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 22, 2015 at 1:02pm

From Daily Kos:

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2015 at 11:36am

Joan, I like the "Hope for the future" video.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2015 at 11:35am

Patricia, I'm saving that arrangement of roses.  I love the multi-colors.

Felaine, I'm saving that cute birthday cat in the vase.

 

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