Joan Denoo
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  • Spokane, WA; Newport, WA; Littleton, CO
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Dementia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jan 7. 39 Replies

I was probably the first one to notice that I experienced changes in my life, and my son, Cary, who lived with me, began to notice changes as well. There were subtle changes at first, things that…Continue

Tags: confusion, performance, apathy, repetition, direction

When is pattern show evidence of bias?!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Sep 17, 2018. 2 Replies

The political life slides so far toward Republican dogma, anti-semitism, racism, sexism, anti-feminism, ageism, and about every other ism that exists that I feel as though I sit on the tip of a sharp…Continue

Tags: Republicans, isms, corporations, ., politics

Mass Shootings are often perpetrated by ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 23, 2018. 1 Reply

"So many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats."— Claudia Tenney on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018…Continue

Tags: PTSS, access, to, guns., ill

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Joan Denoo liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Shirking Tipping Point Language
49 minutes ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"OH! I hope to live long enough to see the Trump gang charged, tried, convicted, and sentences for the things they have done to others, seemingly with immunity. "
56 minutes ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“When people can get away with crimes just because they are wealthy or have the right connections, the scales are tipped against fairness and equality. The weight of corruption then becomes so heavy that it creates a dent that forces the world…"
2 hours ago
Michael Penn commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Do I matter?
"Each of us matters to ourselves and those around us who know and love us. This is what makes us so unique. For you and any of us on this site, if we have ever messaged back and forth you matter to me. If your initials are DJT then maybe not."
7 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I love birch! My grandmother had two in her front yard. Their bark is so lovely, and the catkins intrigued me as a child. I understand catkins are edible; I didn't think so. "
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"A most lovely photo, Plinius! And a windmill to boot!"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"The truth is, this shutdown is about a president of the United States who latched onto a non-solution to a real-world problem facing all nations: emigration and holds onto that option without debate, negotiation or compromise.  Not one cent of…"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I think of myself as an atheist, as one who has read holy books from cover to cover and find little of redeeming value in them. I listened to sermons and discover opinions of men and women who don't seem to know as much about healthy love…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Lester Brown, Brown, Lester, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization., “. . . a highly readable and authoritative account of the problems we face from global warming to shrinking water resources, fisheries, forests, etc. The picture is…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Plinius's discussion Diet for the planet in the group Climate Concerns
"Hear! Hear! The wealthy will eat all the meat they want, use all the water they want,  consume all the power they want, transport all the food from all over the globe they want,  have all the babies they want, drive all…"
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Joan Denoo liked Plinius's discussion Diet for the planet
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Joan Denoo replied to Plinius's discussion Diet for the planet in the group Climate Concerns
"Fuck the Roman Catholic Church!"
Sunday
Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Part 3 of "I am organic gardening" with information about the role of water, air, soil, CO2, and oxygen in the process of growing nutrient-rich soli. The how and why! "
Saturday
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"OK, Patricia, we will be watching for Feb 25 for your surgery. Stay well. "
Saturday
Grinning Cat commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I mentioned this at Humanist Jews; worth a mention here too: I just learned about Jews for a Secular Democracy, an initiative working to maintain and strengthen the separation between church and state in the US. From their website's main…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"40 Problems with Christianity BY HEMANT MEHTA (1) Relative Time (2) Lack of Gradation (3) Barbaric Punishment (4) Hitler, Ted Bundy, and Bill Gates (5) Evil Nature of God (6) Transfer of Punishment (7) Belief versus Actions (8) Infant Death (9)…"
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Spokane, WA; Newport, WA; Littleton, CO.
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About Me:
I am an 82-year-old curmudgeon; I like the 1500s spelling best and definition:
"An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions."
I evolved from faith in superstition to behavioral scientist. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Spokane's Providence Health & Services and Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute.
Life is meant to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it.
I bring to my community a worldliness that challenges attitudes and norms of a parochial and insular power structure. I traveled to 32 nations in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Hemispheres interviewing women about their family and work lives, their health care, education, social structure, child and elder care, depression, and anxiety, and family violence. I had to be subtle when seeking information about violence. People do not like to reveal their vulnerabilities.

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Do I matter?

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm 3 Comments

Do I matter? 

No! I don’t matter! The point isn’t to depress you or me. I am not that important.  The central issue is, I don’t matter. It is a delusion to think that I matter, that I am powerful or weak. Denial holds me in delusions.

What does matter? The planet, soils, water, air, & life matters.

I will vanish, unremembered, like the…

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Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:40am 1 Comment

What does it take for a weak individual to stop being afraid and think about his or her situation, find ways to stand up, and take action?

What does it take for a weak community to build coalitions of like-minded people and challenge those who dominate? 

Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Asa Philip Randolph, the…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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At 8:27am on January 11, 2019, Sofia Magee said…
Can I chat with you?
At 4:40pm on December 22, 2018, Blue Grey Brain said…

1. Joan's words:

  • "Welcome, Blue Grey Brain, to Atheist Nexus. I, for one, do not believe there is such a thing as, "Scientific purpose of the human species" because that implies there is a designer who planned the existence of Homo sapiens. I see no evidence of any such designer or planner when looking through scientific lenses."


2. My response:

  • Hey Joan. Respectfully, you seem to be responding to a comment I did not make, i.e. the OP does not talk about any deities.
  • You may be confusing the "teleological argument" with "teleonomy". The teleological argument is the popular religious concept, concerning deities and purpose.
  • In contrast, the OP builds on teleonomy, which is an atheistic/scientific way to describe nature in terms of purpose driven language. This is why Richard Dawkins, a militant atheist, supports teleonomy and has contributed to teleonomy.
At 3:08am on November 28, 2018, Naomi Goldblum said…

I am a proficient writer and speaker of Hebrew and a professional translator. I'd be happy to help anyone who needs it.

At 9:49am on November 17, 2018, Margaret Bradley said…

Thanks for responding to me.

At 5:14am on November 9, 2018, James M. Kauffman said…

Thanks, Joan. Part of my "yikes" is realizing how time is passing. I'll be 78 on Dec. 7, and Jeanmarie turns 55 on Dec. 18, plus my daughter becomes 50 on Dec. 23!

At 11:58pm on July 18, 2018, Egrium Tadrel said…

I am glad to join Atheist Nexus, thank you! I like these philosophers, but I did not read too much of them - of their writings, a book or two. My best friend (also an atheist) is a philosopher (graduated), he explains me too many things. I become an atheist through biology, in Rio de Janeiro Federal University, after being educated in 2 religions: catholicism and omooloko. I loose faith in 2004 july.

I have companions here. In internet I discovered other atheists in 2008. Personally I met a group of them since 2012, with the RDF bus campaingn. We are friends up to now.

Pleased to meet you Joan, and congrats for your life story.

At 1:50pm on June 13, 2018, The Lion Roar said…

Hey there. Yes there is lots of things to do for me. You should check out my forum post here I explain what thinking really is. http://atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/what-thinking-really-is

At 12:45am on May 11, 2018, kathy: ky said…

Joan,  you sound like your usually sharp witted,  smiling self. I'm happy about that. I'm adjusting. I've just gone through the worst year of my life but I'm coming out the other side now. We had one long wet winter. It started raining the last week of November and didn't stop ( unless it was to snow) until about three weeks ago. I thought I was going to lose my mind. I rarely left the house. I Didn't  leave the house unless I had to. 

At 9:02pm on May 9, 2018, kathy: ky said…

Hi Joan,  I was just scanning through and saw where you had posted for Carl. So he's still missing ?  I too hope he's safe and sound. 

And how are you doing dear friend? Well it appears and your garden is lovely. Kathy 

At 12:22am on April 24, 2018, Prasenjit Konar said…

yes,in India a lot of members of that association.thank you.

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