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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Chris on October 28, 2017 at 12:27am

Chris (P), I've seen ways of stitching cracked ceramic pots with annealed copper wire that's interesting.   Wabi-Sabi means it doesn't have to be gold.

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. 

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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. 

 

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