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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 5:17am

Comment by Plinius on November 1, 2012 at 1:55am

No one here but my black cat: I've seen Halloween decorations in shops, but no one I heard of celebrates it here.

I'm plodding around on a prehistoric laptop now that my pc is in repair - it takes hours to type a sentence, but I'm still here...

Comment by sk8eycat on November 1, 2012 at 1:08am

Grumpy told me that it was just a "sympathy feel."  Paranoid S.O.B.

Speaking of paranoid, I grieve for the way Trick-or-Treat used to be when I was a child (in the late 1940s)...most of the treats were homemade, better than all those mini-candy bars, and there were NO questions about safety.  I don't think there are any weirdos "out there" adulterating the treats now, but it's like the airport TSA paranoia... better paranoid than sorry.

I hates it, Baggins.  I hates it..

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:09am

Sk8eycat, I don't mind if you cop a feel. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:05am

I went to the Halloween parade this evening here in Chicago and then for Mexican food afterward, so I missed the trick-or-treaters by my house (if there were any.)  There have been very few in past years.  Although all the kids and parents were out visiting the local store-fronts up and down the main street were I live.  That seems to be the new tradition these days....skip the house by house and door to door and instead get candy from reliable commercial businesses, not from some legitimately scary neighbors.  It also saves a lot of hustle up and down stairs and waiting for a doorbell to be answered.  **sigh** 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 11:33pm

There are very few children living in our neighborhood anymore.  Instead, parents with humongous SUVs drive huge groups in from who-knows-where, and my attitude is that if they can afford the gasoline for that kind of thing, they can afford to buy their own candy, and host their own party.  Or donate to the Red Cross.

Not only am I feeling bats tonight, I'm feeling Grumpy...and he doesn't like it!


Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 11:25pm

Thanks for the bats...that's how I've been feeling the past coupla days...bats.

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 10:19pm

Lots of kids trick-or-treating today. Did everyone get a bunch of trick-or-treaters?

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:58pm

Flying Atheist those are great!! Thanks very much for the Wonder Woman picture - it was funny.

Love the Halloween pictures Flying Atheist.

My favorite character on Star Trek - Mr. Spock! And a black cat! I've always loved that picture - thank you so much sk8eycat.

Booklover that scary cat is great. Thanks! Always love coming here.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 12:15pm

Black Cats Are Logical


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