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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

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Comment by Steph S. on December 6, 2012 at 8:57pm

Patricia I have the same feelings about Fakebook - I refuse to join it too.

Just too much invasion of privacy there. No one needs to know all that information about you. So - I am with you Patricia. No Fakebook for me.

Comment by Steph S. on December 6, 2012 at 6:48pm
Patricia I really like that Atheists and morals picture.
I will take it ( along with all the other posted pics here) - my collection is growing.
Ian that is a cute dog. I recognize the song.
Comment by Steph S. on December 6, 2012 at 6:46pm
Booklover the cat getting it's own food is so funny!
I'm still laughing about it.
Trying to get caught up after a long day.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Hope you are doing OK Ruth - miss you!
Comment by sk8eycat on December 6, 2012 at 5:54pm

I hope this works....(is anybody else having problems with Cheezburger's LOL Builder?  They seem to have merged obscenely with FlakeBook, and everything is all effed up anymore)

Anyroad...HOI 1957 Tee-hee!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2012 at 1:11pm

Thanks Patricia, I am reposting. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 12:25pm

Patricia, love your post about Atheist morals.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 12:23pm

The watching dog is funny (as long as he's not watching me and creeping me out).

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2012 at 12:09pm

Chris, your description, "I really came into my own when I discovered that we're all stardust - it's a source of happiness to me" says it all. Thank you for sharing, dear friend.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2012 at 12:01pm

That is what I need, a watch dog to watch me sneak that little tid-bit and pop it in my mouth ... no on second thought, I should be able to do that for myself. I am more like the cat, "Ill get my own damned food!" Well, if self-discipline doesn't stop me, my old heart will. And if I had a dog or cat, I probably would be giving into their beautiful eyes as they look for their share of my tid-bit. I do miss the neighbor children, dogs, and cats during cold weather, we all stay inside and don't play in the garden. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 6, 2012 at 11:38am


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