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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply


Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 19, 2015. 8 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015. 3 Replies

New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2015 at 8:05am

GC, if those were the words to "Holy" back when I was a Methodist, I might have been able to tolerate the song. By the way, I lasted 12 years as a UU member. I might still be one if not for a divorce (she got the church in the settlement!). Thanks for the laugh.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2015 at 8:01am

Chris, I started watching the vidie, but don't have 25 minutes to complete it. Looks entertaining, however! Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2015 at 7:58am

GC, I like it! I am a former UUer, atheist and all. Ironically, I hate the old "Holy, Holy, Holy" song. As a previous life Methodist, it seemed we sang it every other Sunday. 

Comment by Plinius on November 26, 2015 at 6:31am 

And let's not forget the Kaffee Kantate!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 25, 2015 at 10:34am

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Randy, and to everyone! (And a sane Friday and weekend!)

"Pecan pie without coffee is a sin!"

There's a hymn that praises coffee -- and doesn't mention any invisible beings! To the tune of "Holy, holy, holy":

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee,
Praise the strength of coffee.
Early in the morn we rise with thoughts of only thee.
Served fresh or reheated,
Dark by thee defeated,
Brewed black by perk or drip or instantly.

Though all else we scoff we
Come to church for coffee;
If we're late to congregate, we come in time for thee.
Coffee our one ritual,
Drinking it habitual,
Brewed black by perk or drip or instantly.

(It's by Christopher Raible, a Unitarian Universalist minister; the third verse is more specifically UU. It's been said, with a grain of truth, that coffee hour is the closest thing Unitarians have to a sacrament.)

Comment by Randall Smith on November 25, 2015 at 7:16am

Hope all you coffee lovers (and others) have a Happy Thanksgiving. Pecan pie without coffee is a sin!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 17, 2015 at 1:48pm

From ScienceDaily: many coffee machines release metals harmful to health; the scientists recommend extensive rinsing after decalcifying and before using them.

"The unwanted extras in your morning filter coffee"

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2015 at 12:58pm

How is everyone today?

Comment by Randall Smith on November 17, 2015 at 6:58am

In my "next life", I'm going to eat two donuts every day of my life--with coffee. I love donuts, but hardly ever eat them because they're so bad for me. At my age, maybe it's not too early to start in this life! 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2015 at 7:17am

Chris, I'm not sure what you're talking about, unless it's the Paris horrors. Hopefully, all will turn out well.


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