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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

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Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

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

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Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

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Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 3:38pm

I never flew if the wind was more than about 1 mile per hour.  Even the best of the group that I was part of never flew if the wind was more than about 4 miles per hour.

I would like to fly again.  My gas model has a wingspan of 6.5 feet and I have a glider with the same wingspan.  Also a few small electric ones.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 1:27pm

I think a trip in one of them would be a dream, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 12:44pm

It really did remind me slightly of flying dreams I have had...only there was no motor or wings in my dreams.  Just myself dancing above the ground. 

I think part of the beauty of flying in those airplanes is that their average speed is only about 50 mph...that's a lot slower than most people drive anymore (and one reason I quit driving)... and the open cockpits, of course.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 12:37pm

Looks like it would be a nice plane to own Felaine.  Beautiful scenery in that video.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 11:19am
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:44am

Yes K. H., I've been enjoying My Inner Fish also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:41am

Good helicopter flying Patricia.  I liked the landing especially.

I've never flown a helicopter, but have several model planes.  Didn't stay with it long enough to get good.  Crashed a lot.  My large model is still in pieces, patiently waiting for me to repair it.

I started when I was 65 years old.  Takes longer to learn than when you're young.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 2:51am

That looks like fun, Patricia. Easy to hear that it was a windy day.

After some thought I've decided that I need more time off. This time Istanbul, middle of May before the weather gets too hot. Long weekend in England at the beginning of June already booked. Some of the GB trip will include power-of-attourney tasks for my mother's affairs but also relaxation with family and an evening at The Globe theatre, Titus Andronicus. The future is bright-

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 10:35pm

Welcome back, Patricia. A good weekend with family is balm for the spirit. Glad you enjoyed it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi, Patricia.  Welcome back.  Glad you had a good weekend and visit with your son. 

 

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