7 Quick Takes Friday 8.30.13

My blog has moved and I’m too cheap to pay for a redirect!

You can now find this post at the following location,

http://screwedonstraight.net/7-quick-takes-friday-8-31-13/

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4 responses

  1. Hello! Clicked on over from Jen’s. A few things – 1) I love cats too. Your black and white cats look similar to my cat – Diego. 2) Your disclaimer at the bottom is one of the most interesting disclaimers I have ever read. I have heard of the FSM, but didn’t connect that with Pastafarian (well, it is early after all…and I was up a bunch last night with a screaming teething toddler, but I digress). Anyway, I googled Pastafarian and this is the first headline that came up – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/texas-pastafarian-license-photo_n_3816839.html. I definitely learn something new everyday. 3) The “Lady Clare” painting is awesome and thanks for giving some background on the poem that inspired the painting. I am a pretty much a neophyte when it comes to poetry and art, but my curiosity and interests in those two subjects has been piqued over the years and I am trying to learn more and more. 4) Good luck on publicizing your blog more! Sounds like you are on the right track. Best regards! – M P.S. I am off to check out your cat tree post.

      • And that is what happen when a cat jumps on your keyboard! :P

        Hey, thank you so much for coming to visit and leaving a comment! I was really wary at first to link up over at Jen’s because I’ve had some negative experiences at religion blogs before, but so far I’ve really enjoyed the people I’ve met over there! I love reading about her scorpion adventures, too – she cracks me up.

        I first learned about the FSM when I was in college, shortly after Henderson wrote his letter to the Kansas Board of Education. It really struck a chord with me as I have always been passionate about keeping Church and State separate, especially when it comes to education. My mom’s side of my family is all Southern Baptist, my stepfather’s is Catholic, a couple of my colleagues are Muslim, my husband is athiest, and in college a bunch of my friends were pagan. I have a definite appreciation for religion, and feel people should be able to worship however they see fit as long as they treat one another well. I’m definitely one of those hippie “coexist bumper sticker” people! I saw that article the other day too and had to giggle with glee at the thought of a dude with a colander on his head in a yearbook picture!

        Good luck on your quest to learn more and more about poetry and art! I’d like you to some resources except I don’t really have any! I just ran across Leighton and Waterhouse at Hobby Lobby one day and started to do some research from there.

        Again, thanks for visiting!

  2. Jen Fulwiler’s scorpion “adventures” are the #1 reason I have no interest in moving to Texas or any of the southwest for that matter! LOL! That is why I am actually very thankful for the cold winters up here in the frozen tundra, it kills off those kinds of creatures!

    We do agree on keeping the church and state out of education, but maybe for different reasons. It is the primary reason we are planning on homeschooling our daughter. I don’t want the state involved in what I can and can’t teach her! :)

    I hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend. The heat finally broke up here and I am planning on going for a walk later this afternoon and it is actually pleasant out.

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