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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 17, 2017 at 3:55pm

Thanks for sharing your fire "adventure", Randall. Glad to hear you had normal blood work.

Patricia, that laughter response when you were so young was ideal.

I hadn't seen an upright walker before either. I use a three wheeled walker for any lengthy excursions (i.e. a block or more). Discovered that if I put too much weight on it, my wrists suffer. This design spreads the pressure across the entire forearm, which seems better. Or if you had two devices, you could alternate.

Comment by Patricia on December 17, 2017 at 3:13pm

Sounds good Ian.

Joan, some old guy exposed himself to some of us as we got out of school when we were about 10 or 11, I looked over at one girl, & she looked at me too, & we both started laughing.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 17, 2017 at 3:04pm

I've been away for the weekend helping my daughter and her husband move from a flat in Copenhagen out to a house in the suburbs. It will take them some time to turn the house into a home but I'm sure it will be nice when they finish. They didn't expect so much work but there were some surprises when they stripped the old wallpaper: some old wooden panels and an old door for a start. Fortunately his father is a DIY wizard and can help them with a lot.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 17, 2017 at 2:58pm

That does look scary, Randy. Good that you were able to get things under control.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2017 at 1:56am

 Randy, these backyard fires get out of control very fast. When the call comes in, Laura, Michelle, Jared, and Jacot head out in their gear. Very many calls come right at dinner time. I think the afternoon wind picks up and that is when people seem to have their trash burns. 

Overheated dryers cause a lot of fires, too. Laura has a rule; no one uses high heat or prolonged dry. Even if the dryer just smokes, the house filles with that acrid smoke that never seems to go away. 

When I was about ten-years-old, we had a fire when the coal bin caught fire from a hot furnace and took out the center of our home. It was during WW II, and there were no building supplies or plumbing. My Dad was away building airfields in Alaska when it happened, and Mom had to be a good problem solver. That was the time when it was widespread for men to be sexually aggressive with women and she had to deal with that. Men seemed to think that because our men were away fighting or working in the war effort, the women needed "comfort" (translate that into sexual intercourse). After the war, we had all the charred wood pulled out and new plumbing. We could still smell that awful smell. 

The sexual harassment wasn't as bad for my generation, although I had two things happen to me. A man exposed himself to my cousin and me; we were about ten years old. Connie knew what that "thing" was and started screaming and running. I didn't know what it was and it was dark outside; I couldn't see, I tried to figure out what he was doing, and I think I scared him with my innocence. He took off. 

The second event was when I was in high school and working at a dry cleaning plant. The owner kept trying to touch me, and I ran through the clothes trying to get away from him. One time, a lot of freshly cleaned clothing fell to the floor; he stumbled over them.

Has a sexual predator confronted any of you men? I don't suppose it would be easy for you to protect yourself if the predator were bigger than you. 

These were frightening events. I hope our young girls and boys never have those experiences. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2017 at 1:15am

I have never seen an upright walker before. This looks like an excellent replacement for the walker. My Dad had upper body strength to his last day but his legs gave out on him. 

Comment by Patricia on December 16, 2017 at 12:52am


My scooter is not a chair, & I drive it with my hands to get to town & back for my shopping, as others drive their cars. I am not, & never was ''confined''.

I am completely mobile, just not for any distance. Now with a new hip, I am somewhat better, but of course the other hip is becoming a problem, & will likely need replacing in a year or so. The surgeon is keeping track of it.

I also had the lumbar laminectomy several years ago, but of course the arthritis has returned to it & my walking distance is limited by that too.

I function around the house just fine, & have a housekeeper to do the major cleaning, simply because I can't do the heavy stuff.....nor do I want to anymore.

I do my own cooking, laundry, changing sheets, cleaning bathrooms, light vacuuming, damp mopping floors, with a month off when I had my surgery, & Rick took over. I am now back to doing almost everything I did before, along with walking up & down my street, & stairs.

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2017 at 12:32am

A big scare, Randall!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2017 at 12:22am

Paricia, my friend in Spokane had M.S. and was totally quadraplegic. We had to feed her, and of course she couldn't take care of herself. She was confined to that chair. Sadly, she died this past summer. 

I made an assumption that you were confined as she was. Obviously, her motorized chair was not a wheelchair, but I thought of it as one. It looked much as yours. 

I am truly sorry I made assumptions about you that were based on her situation. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 15, 2017 at 10:20pm

Scary episode, Randy. Glad you were able to prevent a really bad situation.


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