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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

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The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 15, 2016 at 8:32am

Not that anyone wants to hear this, but another "by-product" of my trip was food poisoning! I think it was the Houston airport burrito I had that's made me sick the past two days. I thought prepping for a colonoscopy was bad. This has been much worse--certainly longer.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 11:40am

Welcome home, Randy.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 13, 2016 at 11:24am

When I was younger, I couldn't understand the need for peace and quiet. I've learnt something since then.

What to wear in high winds? Many, many layers.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2016 at 9:15am

Well, I've just returned from visiting my daughter and her family ( children, ages 11 and 13) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I could write a book about the previous 5 days. Don't worry, I won't.

Flight(s)? Awful: cancellation and missed connection; customs the pits.

My daughter (Valerie) is wonderful (of course)! I observed her checking the eyes of 6 patients (She's an optometrist). All in Spanish, of course. So interesting. She and her husband run a medical clinic in the "slums".

I'll stay positive and won't comment on my son-in-law, nor the kids. But 3 full days with them is plenty long enough!

Anyway, it's good to be back to peace and quiet. No loud talking, music, TV, etc. Too much for this old man. 

Comment by Plinius on January 13, 2016 at 5:46am

A windbreaker?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:49am

Just to be fair to the Pacific side, 

Pacific Earth Wind Map

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:46am

A bit of weather/wind map of the Atlantic

Earth Wind Map

there is no date stamp on it. I wonder what one wears in 75 km, 46 mph winds?  

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2016 at 5:25pm

Thank you, all for the congratulations and good wishes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the advice, k.h.ky, but that won't be necessary. My procedure has been postponed till the 19th, due to bronchitis, and the instructions finally arrived by mail. Wow, 30 degrees in 4 hours!

Congrats on your daughter's engagement, Ian.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 12, 2016 at 4:35pm

Ian, I'm glad to hear it! And what wonderful wishes from Joan to his daughter and her fiance... all couples should have that!

 

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