Hang With Friends

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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 on Friday. 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 sk8eycat on November 27, 2014 at 5:36pm

Oh, Patricia!  That made me laugh!  I wish I could have done something like that to the two Armenian thieves who helped themselves to our avocados today!  I know they live on our street, because it's only 2 blocks long, and we hear weird music from up the hill when they have one of their loud parties. 

I should have grabbed my camera, and caught them in the act, but I just can't move fast enough.  I did call the police, but they said trespassing and stealing a bushel of avocados is a  misdemeanor....not worth pressing charges.

I'm still pissed off.  I wonder if they steal fruit from the rest of the neighbors....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 27, 2014 at 3:37pm

@ Patricia - wow, I bet that mastodon was almost 9000 years old!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 3:15pm

Chris, Just a little celebration with you for your new-found freedom. I hope all goes well for you and your family. I know we are 3/4 the way through autumn, and let the celebrations begin. We are a month from the shortest day of the year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 3:00pm

Ruth, sorry about the failed attempt to get a turkey. What did you choose for dinner? 

Patricia, great story about the thief. It takes intelligence to survive, whether in the wild or in a community. I wonder what he told his friends when he got out?


Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 2:36pm

Chris, what good news. It sounds like a very nice day out to the museum. I would very much like to go to Leiden because that is the city from which my widowed ancestor and her son left for the Colonies in 1632. I didn't know about that town when I visited relatives in Brugge, Belgium.

 museum Naturalis in Leiden - a museum about life on earth.

My goodness, look at those antlers!


Comment by Idaho Spud on November 27, 2014 at 2:15pm

I'm glad to hear you got one monkey off your back Chris.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 27, 2014 at 2:14pm

That made me smile Patricia.  I love the stories of incredibly stupid criminals.

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2014 at 10:16am

Thanks, Mindy and Felaine! We even had our first day off together! Last week the two of us went (without patients) to museum Naturalis in Leiden - a museum about life on earth. A busman's holiday for partner, as he works in a museum, but we enjoyed ourselves enormously!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 27, 2014 at 10:05am

Chris!  What a RELIEF for you!  Take a LONG break!

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2014 at 9:45am

Wheeeee! Today brother-in-law's apartment finally sold! Cost me another day: travelling, organizing b-i-l's transport, checking the apartment, signing and paying for the jobs I couldn't do, then to the notary, signing a stack of papers, explaining ten times over all the things that b-i-l forgets, and then organizing transport again. I'm so glad that I never have to that apartment again!


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