Greetings, Brandy! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus for a year. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Dear pretty Brandy:I lived in San Antonio,Texas,near Lackland AFB,from 1975 to 1977,but I came back to Peru after my divorce from an atheist of some swedish ancestors and I have a 35 year old son in Great Falls,Montana,with a bachelor in political science(I doubt politics and economics are sciences)but he goes often to South Corea.Your friend in Peru,Jaime Paredes
I'm envious...I wanted to study abroad or just visit places overseas to get a different perspective on things. Total FAIL...I couldn't even get to another country when I was in the Navy. I made it as far as Hawaii and that was a real eye opener but Japan and/or Europe were my ideal destinations...
...and here I was thinking I was the only atheist that finds interest in theological studies. I often find myself stuck infront of religious documentaries on the History channel. Anyway, Holla!
I always liked the one essay about Noah and the Ark, it has that facetious twain voice to it. awesome...
I read through it when I was like around grade 8, I was like rolling on the library floor laughing about this:
"...The Family were saved, yes, but they were not comfortable, for they were full of microbes. Full to the eyebrows; fat with them, obese with them, distended like balloons. It was a disagreeable condition, but it could not be helped, because enough microbes had to be saved to supply the future races of men with desolating diseases, and there were but eight persons on board to serve as hotels for them."
Since you're an sf reader and a fellow Book Club member, I wanted to give you a head's up about my offer on their main page. I'm giving out review copies of my new book Polly! to people who'll write a review of it, and you sound like someone whose opinion would be interesting. I'd love to hear what you think of it.
If you've ever heard Peggy Lee's "Fever", you know upright bass is about the coolest thing there is. Except maybe the bongos. Or maybe Peggy Lee herself. Me, the only musical thing I've ever managed to do is play the wax paper comb. Badly. I envy anyone who can do anything musical.
It's nice to have another sf/fantasy person along in here.
yes the upright bass is cool. see Tony levin on Warr guitar. There are a lot of similarities. He's the King Crimson and Floyd bassist. Check out Arctopus The Beholder. I play some cello, and that can be a way heavy instrument as well.