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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 Grinning Cat on February 11, 2015 at 12:14pm

Carl, I'll second third nth all of that -- hang in there! I'm glad you're in good hands, surrounded by people who care... things will get better!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 11:59am

You will be able to get through this Dark Era and your loving family and friends cheering you on. Your support teams are. 

Chris, the kitty purring sounds restful. 

Comment by Plinius on February 11, 2015 at 10:35am

I'm glad you're in good hands, Carl!

This is a good one for your blood pressure:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2015 at 10:16am

My echo-cardiogram has been scheduled for this Friday, so hopefully next week a decision can be made about either having heart surgery or a kidney transplant first.  My kidneys have gotten worse and I'm in the position now of having to rely on family for meals.  I just don't have the energy to take care of myself.  Even small tasks like getting dressed leave me out of breath.  

If I end up having heart surgery first, I probably will need to be on dialysis as I recover.  

Thanks to all of you for your concerns.  I'm being well taken care of by my family.     

Comment by Randall Smith on February 11, 2015 at 7:43am

Carl, I admire your patience and positive attitude, frustrating as the waiting is. Hang in there, my friend.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 1:20am

Oh dear, the waiting must get annoying, to say the least. Being thorough is a good thing, even as it results in irritation. How are you feeling, besides anxious and frustrated? Neither of those feelings helps. Your snow level continues; hopefully that will end soon.  

OK Carl, get out your relaxation tapes and whatever else you can use to get through this period. I/we think of you and wish you the very best of health. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 1:13am

Bill Nye the Science Guy has no patience with climate deniers

Facts are fact and how people in responsible places in government can deny climate change, caused by human activity, and threatening our planet, boggles my imagination.  

Comment by Plinius on February 11, 2015 at 12:00am

Can you manage waiting longer, Carl?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 10, 2015 at 11:26am

More delays.  I've been waiting for final word from a cardiologist for clearance concerning upcoming surgery.  Now they want me to have another echo-cardiogram.  I've had three in the last six months.  I'm told they want a more detailed look at the severity of my aortic stenosis.  My consolation is knowing that I will have my kidney transplant operation performed at the leading hospital in the United States for such procedures.  They are being very thorough.   

Comment by Randall Smith on February 10, 2015 at 7:26am

You know the singer, don't you? Ol' Roger Miller--"King of the Road" and many other funny ones (i.e., "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd--but you can if you've a mind to").


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