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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

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

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 April 12, 2017 at 1:39am

Daniel, I was not able to Add my comment on Godless in the Garden, so here is what I said about your beautiful photos: 

Daniel, your photos of blossoms refresh me; I am so hungry for color, I can taste it. The shapes of the blooms, the bright colors, the bees that come buzzing, all these factors do not exist in the forest as in an orchard. Green, beautiful, aromatic, strong, all these components give me pleasure; but I do miss the other elements. 

My bird feeder has chickadees, song sparrows, and an occasional visit of deer. I will surely have to fence my raised beds when I get the seedlings transplanted from the greenhouse.

The greenhouse is a comfortable place, and I spend a lot of time out there. We had snow, and my tomatoes survived. They look healthy.  

I puttered doing my morning chores in the house and began to gather things to take to the greenhouse. I took my jacket from the closet and Dominic dashed to the door, yipping for me to hurry up. He doesn't like going in the dome;  he stays in the shade or wanders around close by. When I come out, he jumps around like a puppy. He is very gentle with me; if Zeek joins us, he knocks me to the ground. He acts like an ADHD dog with so much energy and enthusiasm. Dominic tries to stay between Zeek and me to protect me, but, alas, 

The wonderful thing about Zeek 

Is Zeeks are wonderful things.

Their tops are made out of rubber

Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

But the most wonderful thing about Zeek

Is he's the only one, he's the only one.

Thanks to:  Winnie The Pooh - The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers 

Richard Sherman & Robert Sherman

Comment by Loren Miller on April 9, 2017 at 9:02am

Sorry to say, Carl, I thought those comparisons amounted to a side-by of the sublime and the ridiculous!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 9, 2017 at 7:11am

Mouth watering, Ian!  Happy to see The Parthenon. Last year when I was there, it was closed due to Greek Easter Sunday. Disappointing.

Interesting comparisons, Carl.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2017 at 12:33am

Ian, I was unable to send a comment to you and so am trying to send it from here: 

Ian, your lovely daughter and handsome son-in-law make a striking couple. 

Comment by Plinius on April 9, 2017 at 12:04am

I like them very much, Carl!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2017 at 4:22pm

Here's something quite different and witty.

Young Thug as Paintings: Modern Rap Meets Classic Art Masters

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2017 at 1:21pm

Love the photos, Ian.  

Loren, I guess baklava for breakfast isn't so strange considering all the donuts, coffee cake, and muffins people eat for breakfast.  No difference, really.  With my Norwegian and Danish heritage we always had plenty of pastries for the morning.  

Randy, the weather is extremely nice this weekend.  A welcome change from all the rain we've had.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 8, 2017 at 12:33pm

True fact, Ian: when my family was in Athens in 1969, my sisters ordered baklava and ice cream FOR BREAKFAST in the Athens Hilton!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 12:02pm

Baklava and ice cream.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 12:01pm

Theatre of Dionysos

 

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