Things are good here. We had some fire action for a couple days, but mostly out now. It gets hot and dry here, and the fruit is the main industry here. We have the Columbia River running thru so there is plenty of water. So, what is Lacey like? We were in Seattle last week. It was nice and my daughter lives there so got to spend time with her. You know I'm old enough to be your mom, so I'm glad that you even spoke to me . Thanks, Nita
Larry, Sounds like life is really good for you and your family. That's the way it's supposed to be. I am much more at peace with my life now. Bob is the best, and I have never been more loved in my life. We've lived together for almost a year now, but have been friends for 8 years. The link I wanted to share you probably have seen, but here it is http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AtheistMedia/~3/302121352/hubble-deep-field-most-important-image.html , I hope this works as I am not very skilled with the computer yet. I have had my own housekeeping business for 10 years. I know cleaning!!! Later, Nita
I was raised Presbyterian but it was mostly special occasion church attendance, my mom taught Sunday school when I was real young but I think she is much closer to agnostic these days. My dad is born again (and again and again) and a deacon in his church. His behavior, cheating on and abusing my mom and walking out on us to start another family then walking out on them after two more kids when she was suffering from breast cancer to the next wife in the wings has always been my shining example of everything I don’t want to be in life. Safe to say we are dead opposites on everything and his example started my journey toward non belief. What really pushed me to think a things lot was my first wife’s push to get me good with god, it was a brief marriage (less that 2 years) and we were way to young (19 & 21) back in 1979. We had a Christian wedding at her behest and while she was pushing me to become more religious she was also busy figuring out who else she wanted to share her religion and herself with. Within a year of her departure I had completely dispatched any notions of God. I am very fortunate my current wife and I are both atheists and share similar views on most things.
We are doing our best to raise the boys to be critical thinkers and then encourage them to find their own truth when they are old enough to do so. My 7 year old already wants to be a scientist of some sort, he waffles between geologist and entomologist. With any luck he’ll be going to the U of W also (in about 11 years). He is the real rock nut in the family but his mom and I are not far behind.
Sorry to here about your friend, science and medicine can do some amazing things these days and I trust he has plenty of support and a good dose of stubborn to fight this with. Tell him we are pulling for him.
So, have you ever been a Christian or other religion? I wish I had raise my children Atheist, but I was a mess from my own childhood, and didn't know better. My 27 yr.old son isn't a believer, but my 19 year old is for now. She is in summer quarter at U of Wa. I'm hoping that my deconversion and good science and college life will bring her to reason. I have some cool rocks and arrowheads. I'm very much into nature and love to garden. It has been very windy here in NCW. Beat my petunias to one side. My man friend has cancer so we have been fighting that since spring. He was in remission for 14 months. I wish there were miracles for the asking. but I have to trust in the medical field. They are doing everything they possibly can for him. Later, Nita
I have been resolute in my atheism for about 28 years and spent a few years before that trying to figure out if there could be anything out there looking in on us (like are we an ant farm for some advanced alien kid) but finally got past that. I have found since my first son was born in 2001 I lean much more strongly towards atheistic activism. That is driven by wanting they and eventually their children safe and happy stay here on this planet and I think religion is the single biggest threat to that.
I love or town although I haven’t been thru in awhile and I think I got a ticket last time I did. I almost a fire picture for my avatar that I took in the early 80’s one of those days Lake Chelan was burning.