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Randall Smith's Discussions

"May the Force..."

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Jan 13, 2016. 6 Replies

Hillary Clinton ended the Democrat debate last night with "May the force be with you". I though that was great! No "God bless America (or you)". She did mention "god" once, when she said "God-given…Continue

"You ain't no Muslim, bruh"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 13, 2015. 35 Replies

The "You ain't no Muslim" remark made by a bystander in the London subway stabbings has been a major internet sensation. Substitute "Christian" for Muslim, and we atheists would be saying it ALL the…Continue

Sisyphus

Started this discussion. Last reply by redhands Mar 8. 5 Replies

You all know Sisyphus--trying to roll a boulder up a hill. I'm just wondering what his feelings are.Continue

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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Porch garden!"
22 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, edibles and "eyeables" (flowers). Very nice."
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"As they say, when it rains, it pours. In this case, it's raining sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, and peaches. I seem to be eating them every meal. They "come on" all at once. Yes, I freeze them for the winter, too. It won't be…"
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Randall Smith commented on Rhonda Boyer's blog post A new school year.
"Glad to have you back with us, Rhonda. Good luck with your new life."
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Good morning (at least for me)! Started the day off with peach topped French toast (my peaches), and coffee (electric perked). Looks like a nice day--too nice to sit indoors watching boring golf or baseball on TV. I can always find something to do…"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Wow, Loren!  I loved it! Never heard it before. Genius."
Friday
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I'm not familiar with Melody Gardot, but I like her."
Aug 10
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Both Wichita Lineman and By the Time I Get to Phoenix were favorite Glen Campbell songs of mine. When pressed, he could really play the guitar. Enjoy the time with your grandson, Kathy."
Aug 9
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Daniel, it sounds like a winter project to me. Kitchen looks nice. I'm enjoying my first peaches, too."
Aug 9
Benji Clark left a comment for Randall Smith
"Thanks, man."
Aug 8
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Gee, I just about forgot zinnias exist! I should plant some next year. Thanks for the reminder."
Aug 8
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Kathy, can you use all the powers you have and prevent a cloudy day on August 21st?  Even if it is cloudy, I'll be visiting several state parks to explore plus famous (infamous?) New Harmony, Indiana. Speaking of being proud of…"
Aug 7
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
""Raindrops keep falling on my head" is another.  And may many more raindrops fall on your head in years to come, Spud! I'm sure I speak for everyone here: we enjoy your contributions to A/N. Not Missouri, but southern Illinois is…"
Aug 6
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Aren't meal worms anything more than fly maggots? Friday, Aug 11, the whole family is going to the Indiana State Fair to be presented a sesquicentennial (150) Hoosier Homestead Award. I guess it's sort of a big deal. I'm excited about…"
Aug 6
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Ms. Rodrigues is great. She's quite the improviser. Someone in the audience will give her a few notes or a song, and she'll go with it. Sort of like this. Fun stuff!"
Aug 5
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm almost embarrassed to confess that my computer is a refurbished Dell desktop. It cost me nearly $300. Printer is a HP, about $70, but with a scanner, etc. My ex-wife calls me a "minimalist". I agree."
Aug 4

Happily retired science teacher. Enjoy being outdoors, gardening, golfing, exploring. Do service work with Wilderness Volunteers and Sierra Club. Enjoy being indoors to read, play piano, cook and eat! Life is good being an atheist.

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Randall Smith's Blog

Farmers Markets

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 8:12am 7 Comments

This post has nothing to do with atheism, and it doesn't fit into any group. So I'll just add it here.



As some of you may know, my daughter and her husband (Emily and Nate) operate an organic vegetable (mostly) farm. Tillable land is about 100 acres, so it's fairly large.



For close to 10 years they've been taking their produce to farmers markets on Saturday mornings. They started with one, then expanded to three. They're back to one, and after this year, there will be… Continue

How Not To Die

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 8:13am 14 Comments

Just a little over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled "The Big Fat Surprise", in response to a book of the same title that basically said eating fatty products--bacon and such--was not so bad for you afterall (i.e., the Adkins diet). It seemed to be well documented. I shouted HURRAH!  I also read Wheat Belly, which wants us to stop eating grains, whole or not. Another decision.

Alas, woe is me--confused and distraught. Upon reading Dr.…

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There, but for...

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 8:01am 22 Comments

As an atheist, a lot of little things bother me-- two, in particular.

How often, after a tragedy of some sort, do we hear "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families"? How inane is that sentence? Yes, I realize it's meant to be wellmeaning and supportive, but is it really necessary? What else can be said? I heard it many times after my father died last month. I inwardly cringed and said thank you. But I wanted so much to say, please don't pray for me. 

Far worse than that…

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THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00am 8 Comments

For nearly all my adult years (>50),  I've been told to eat what was recommended to be the most healthy foods and avoid the "bad guys". No to whole milk. No butter. No red meats. No eggs. White poultry meat only. Eat lots of grains and carbohydrates.

We've been duped into believing that eating fat makes you fat, and that a high fat diet increases cholesterol numbers which in turn leads to heart diseases. No proof, just common sense. For 50 years the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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At 8:32am on August 8, 2017, Benji Clark said…
Thanks, man.
At 9:14pm on July 29, 2017, Niki L said…
Thank you for the greeting.
At 7:10am on June 23, 2017, Marc McDonald said…
Thanks for the welcome Mr. Smith!
At 3:22pm on June 11, 2017, Ruby Lee said…

Thanks,Randall. How nice of you to welcome me to the group.

At 1:10pm on May 12, 2017, Michael Woodruff said…

Thanks for the invite.

At 1:44pm on April 10, 2017, John Pratt said…

Mr. Smith, Thank you very much for your kind welcome. Those of us used to rational argument and supportive of the idea that belief in anything needs to scale with the evidence are likely to have a very trying time in the next four years (or more!). I have "faith",however, that the facts always win out in the end.  Best wishes, John Pratt

At 9:23pm on April 2, 2017, Amy May said…

I am from Phoenix, recently moved to Owensboro.  

At 1:59am on March 9, 2017, Carlene Worthington said…

I am starting out properly with this whole socializing thing. Lol. Thanks and I am happy about that! Although i did just get a message from someone trying to proselytize to me. That is what reminded me I created an account here.

At 1:18pm on February 27, 2017, Pharmer said…

Hey hey Randall!  Nice to meet you.  Do you live in Humboldt county?  I joined this blog to meet and socialize with other "nones" in my area as though I suspect there are many here we don't seem to get together as atheists. Just looking for birds of a feather if you will. And I am so tired of my theist friends.....

Thanks for the warm welcome and pleasant greeting, so in hoping this note finds you having a great day , lift a glass ...cheers!!

At 9:22am on February 27, 2017, Paul Davidson said…
Am just into Insects. Have no intentions to convert folks on this into entomologists :)
 
 
 

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