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Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Plinius 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

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If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 16, 2015 at 2:16pm

I'm a little late for Pi day, but here's my contribution, none the less.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 16, 2015 at 2:11pm

Hi, Joan.  Thanks for asking about me.  I just spent nine days in the hospital.  I went to have a heart echo-gram and stress test.  After they took the initial images, they compared them to an echo I had one month earlier.  Within one month's time my heart pumping had deteriorated from 40% to 20%.  (Normal heart pumping percentage is about 60%.)  As a result, they cancelled the stress test and decided to admit me to the hospital.

The doctors scheduled aortic valve replacement surgery within the week, but unfortunately I contracted a viral infection and the surgery was postponed until my lungs cleared up.  I was ultimately released from the hospital this past Friday so I could finish recuperating at home (away from all the hospital germs) and regain my health, making me as strong as possible for my upcoming heart surgery.  That surgery has now been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday. 

At this time, I'm actually feeling very well.  Dialysis has removed a lot of fluid buildup that was in my body and around my lungs.  I've lost weight as a result and my face is thinner (which is a good thing.)  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, surgery will happen on Wednesday.  I'll have about a 4 to 6 week recovery period and then I should be ready for my kidney transplant.

Whew!  Long explanation.  At times it seems as if my plans have changed daily.  Mentally I'm doing great.  I'm looking forward to having this all behind me.     

Randy, congrats on your new grandchild. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.     

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

@ Carl, just want you to know that I am thinking of you. I don't need an answer back, but hope your plans progress and that you are in good spirits. 

Comment by k.h. ky on March 16, 2015 at 11:11am
Joan, the bandaid contact did exactly that. Protected the eye from the rubbing of the eyelid. Kinda surprised me. Having worn contacts for many years they were often the cause of eye abrasions.
Randy, another gchild is wonderful news. I'll never have more tthan the two and two halfs l have.
Everyone else : l hope you have a beautiful day like it's going to be here. Temps mid - seventies.
Comment by Ian Mason on March 16, 2015 at 9:19am

Spring is good. It's sort-of on the way in Denmark, coquettish and giving us the cold shoulder between the sunny spells.

I've seen 3 bio-pics in the last week: Mr. Turner, The Imitation Game and Theory of Everything. All different and all very good. Time and money well spent.

Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2015 at 8:20am

Congrats Randall! I hope there's a good year for you in store.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 16, 2015 at 7:59am

For some reason, Indiana is a major flyway for Sandhill cranes. They go right over my house. And yesterday, there must have been thousands flying noisily north. They stay at a preserve (Jasper Pulaski) north of me about 60 miles for a moth or so, before flying further north. Amazing birds. Certainly a sign of Spring! Supposed to hit 70 today--Hurray!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 14, 2015 at 2:20pm

If you want more accuracy than 3.1415, then wait until 9:26 PM.  Wait another 53 seconds and you'll be at 3.141592653

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2015 at 1:36pm

Happy pi day! (More precisely than usual: it's 3/14/15.)

(More pi, pies, and pirate pie-rats in "Food")

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2015 at 7:25am

I procrastinated long enough. So yesterday, I did my taxes. They're easy to do, despite 3 sources of income (S.S., teacher pension, stock market investments). And, the best part, I get a refund!

Have a great weekend, all.

 

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