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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 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, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 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

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 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 Idaho Spud on October 11, 2016 at 5:54pm

That computes true Bertold.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 11, 2016 at 5:50pm

Also, God = Life - Truth

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 11, 2016 at 4:54pm

Let's hear it for algebra.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 11, 2016 at 1:55pm

Interesting picture, Carl. I haven't been to Paris since 1981. Must go there again at some point.

I've never been to a reunion. Britain was never the kind of place for that. It might be different now.

Joan, it was a lovely experience seeing so many young people that have "come out" about their problems and daring to be open.It's a normal, human thing to want the next generation to have a better life. I've learned to cope with many of my problems but the shyness will always be with me - particularly around women. I get very flustered when women try to flirt. That's if I notice it.

Grandchildren are something I'm looking forward to. I'm going to bore everyone in sight with chatter and photos.

"Panik før lukketid" is a standard Danish expression, often used about middle-aged men who chase younger women. That, at least, is not so in my case.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 11, 2016 at 1:53pm
As to the "debate", it was another platform from which The Donald could spit out his rhetoric!
I watched about half before I had heard enough pontificating by the uneducated one. I regret
Hillary didn't have a more intelligent opponent. I do not consider Trump to be intelligent, he is a thug who is used to storming his way through to get what he wants!
I doubt Hillary will get her agenda across if elected! Democrates and Progressives need to work on getting Progressives into Congress!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 11, 2016 at 1:41pm
Oh dear I should have proof read my comment more carefully!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 11, 2016 at 1:38pm
Ian, your experience at mental health day must have seemed strang having grown up in a culture that did a lot to hide plus growing up shy. Thankfully, you were able to throw said your shyness, depression and addiction; life can be pretty good if we can take the bumps of life in stride, carry with self confidence and flexibility.
Randy, the thing I liked about grandchildren is they go home.
Spud, isn't it enriching to be free of dogma?! Realizing we are OK without all the litanies going on in our heads doesn't mean we become monsters without all those puppet strings yanking us around; we can be responsible without god. All we have to do is remind those who would pull us back into cult is all harm done in the name of gods.
Carl, the old and present photos if Paris are fun to look at! I don't think I would have the patience to do that match up.
I agree with Chris, Ian. Your comment about getting close to quitting time fits!
Randy, being a grandparent is fun, if one does not share a home. Saying "Hello" & "Goodbye" both are treats!
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 11, 2016 at 9:29am

I like your update Randy.  Interesting facts about your reunion.

I've never been to any reunion except for family ones.  I could see no reason to go to my High School reunions because In High School, I was very shy and introverted, so didn't have any friends there, and kew very few people.

My college trade and technical electronic school never had any reunions.

I never got around to going to my Scottish missionary reunions when I was still a believer, and now, I wouldn't be caught dead there.

I will also not go to anymore family reunions because they are all mormon zombies.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 11, 2016 at 7:07am

The last time I saw Paris was 49 years ago, sometime between your juxtaposed snapshots, Carl. fun to see.

Since last I checked in here, I did survive my class reunion. We had an Elvis "impersonater" for entertainment. Good, but I was never an Elvis fan (or any rock and roll, for that matter). There were 12 single women attending, and I was the only single man! 40 total classmates out of 186 in my class (1961). Many dead.

Watched football rather than the debate, thankfully. Babysat for 5 hours (4 and 1 year old grandkids). And, I went to the dentist where my daughter cleaned my teeth. One cavity, darn it.

That's my update. Be well, all!

Comment by Plinius on October 11, 2016 at 12:52am

Beautiful, Carl!

 

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