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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:06pm

Loren, Bill Evans is a fine pianist, indeed.  Yes, you should explore his music.  I have his "Conversations With Myself" album.  It's very wandering and dreamlike.  Here's the Wikipedia article about it.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversations_with_Myself

It's a very interesting album.  It's just solo piano but with three overdubbed tracks that were recorded by Evans on three different days.  Yeah, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it.  Here's a sample. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:46pm

Spud, my walls are all Mission White and I use bright colors in carpet, stuffed furniture and throws. When my kids were still at home, Cary chose a brilliant gold that knocked your sox off, Criag chose very dark chocolate with gold trim and Laura chose a paint color that matched the raspberry stain she got from eating raspberries and wiping her hands on her T-shirt. The fellow at the paint store did a nice job of matching. 

When they all moved away, I painted everything white. The fellow who helped me paint liked my kids color schemes better than mine. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 10:42pm

Welcome back home, Ian.  Glad you had a good trip.  I'm curious about the monkey mosaic.  What era is that from and in what type of building/setting?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:41pm

Patricia, I like that shade of lilac, just enough color to offer a restful place with a nice contrast with white. 

Carl, enjoyed "Patricia". pleasantly rhythmic.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 23, 2014 at 10:10pm

The room looks good Patricia.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 9:20pm

Patricia, congratulations on your good mammogram report.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 4:54pm

I paint my rooms white, not because I like it better than certain colors, but because my old eyes need all the light they can get.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably use a lot of my favorite color, a light yellow-green.  Or, as a co-worker liked to call it, "baby-shit green".  Haha.  But, I don't think I'd like a whole room painted even that color.

I also like light brown, bright yellow, avocado green, orange, wine, and purple.  But, a little goes a long way.

Black is my least favorite "color".  Red is second worst.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 3:33pm

If I remember correctly, it was the waiting room that was pink, and the other rooms mostly white.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 2:13pm

Joan, that room reminds me of the last time I went to the mormon temple.  There was an overabundance of pink for my taste.  Kind of creepy.

It also reminds me of a scene in the movie "Beaches".  One of the main characters was checking-out her new lounge she was to sing in.  It was mostly pink tones, and she said "It looks like a flamingo threw-up in here!"

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 12:42pm

I know that's for Patricia, but Ouch!  I like purple, but too much is too much!

 

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