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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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Chris on October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm

WabI-Sabi is interesting.

I'm still curious aout postal letters being scanned for email.  Many parts of rulal Oregon (U.S.A.) converted postal box addresses on rural roads to street addresses to facilitate emergency response for 911 emergency calls.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 27, 2017 at 1:47pm

Sending hugs and good wishes your way, Patricia!

(And that's a wonderful card, Chris, introducing me to the concept and art of kintsuge!)

Emily McDowell has more good empathy cards, including "I'm so sorry you're sick... I will never try to sell you on some random treatment I read about on the internet.")

Comment by Thomas Murray on October 27, 2017 at 1:44pm

Have fun, Patricia,

I heard that hip surgery is as easy as buttering toast. We all there with you!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 27, 2017 at 11:52am

Ah, yes, the pink surgical soap.  I still have a couple bottles here.  

Hoping all goes well for you, Patricia.  

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2017 at 3:25am

Good luck, Patricia. Or rather skilled surgeons and nurses.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2017 at 1:35am

Waving to you Patricia!

Comment by Patricia on October 27, 2017 at 12:05am

Thank you Joan, We are in our motel room now & I am about to get in the tub with my beautiful shocking pink surgical soap.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2017 at 11:50pm

Patricia, it sounds as though you are well prepared for the procedure and the follow-up protocol. No advice needed from us! We will eagerly await your report on your adventure into the hip-replacement department. The plans for your return home sound just right for your needs. 

Funny Cats Video

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2017 at 7:39pm

Tomorrow is the big day! I've been thinking of you as you prepare to do what is necessary to end/reduce the pain you experience. I'm thinking of Rick too, realizing how stress can be high for the loved ones. 

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2017 at 2:19pm

ICK!

 

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