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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 10 hours ago. 98 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 19, 2016 at 10:27pm

Yes, Joan, good luck with your surgery.  Also, thanks for posting the video of Noah.  I've never seen them (parts 1 & 2) before.  Very funny.  Ahh...the exasperation of trying to make logical sense of the illogical.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 5:15pm

How To Make Sourdough Starter

I am a great fan of Peter Reinhart and have several of his books, unfortunately, packed away in my books to move north. 

I don't use plastic at all, although King Arthur does as does this fellow. I use glass from start to finish. 

I also don't cover the starter with a solid top; I use several layers of cheesecloth or a damp cloth.

I put the starter in a place where there is no draft. Sometimes, I put the jar on top of the frig or the furnace if they are convenient. Anyplace that is warm. Some people use the oven with the pilot light on, and no heat. 

Everything else is as he describes. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 4:56pm

I have a Monday AM surgery for carpel tunnel of the left hand and expect to be all wrapped up in bandages for a while. Just warning you that I will be typing with one hand next week. 

Daniel, Experimenting with sourdough is part of the fun; let us know how your AM starter works with the aid of sun. 

Spud, I have used all kinds of homemade starter and each one has a particular taste. I tried potato water, rice water, flour water. All these recipes can be found on the internet. Give some a try. 

The very best starter, by far, was the one I got 55+ years ago when I lived in Alaska. Every once in a while, I get a faint reminder of the smell or taste of that beast! It was just out of this world. Sadly, I let it die when I returned to the "Lower US". 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2016 at 2:09pm

Daniel, I don't remember you ever posting in this group before.  

I'm thinking seriously of trying to make my own sourdough bread for the first time.  I'll bet it tastes better than store bought. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2016 at 2:39am

Chris, I hope you have a very fine day and that Rien has fewer stresses at work. 

Good night; I'm off to bed. See you tomorrow.

Comment by Plinius on August 16, 2016 at 2:25am

Both good with my first coffee, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2016 at 1:19am

A night f Golden Oldies 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2016 at 1:09am

A bit of silly to liven things up: Noah's Ark (part 1 of 2)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2016 at 5:35pm

Thanks, Ian. It's nice to hear positive environment news.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on August 11, 2016 at 11:34am

Ian, you can only live in peace when your enemies allow you to.

 

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