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I'm a semi-retired electrical engineer who has a rather eclectic background, never mind a few miles on the odometer. I suppose I was an "apatheist" for quite a while - largely indifferent to the whole issue of gods - but after 9/11 and the more blatant appearance of evangelicals and Dominionists on the scene, my atheism has finally come to the fore.

Other interests include music, especially classical, high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), enthusiasm for cars and motoring, single-malt whisky and biking.

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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it”...............Karl Popper."
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"Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it. -- John Adams 1816, Letter to his son, John Quincy Adams, November 13, 1816 Sadly, the mind CAN and HAS been bound by those two perpetrators…"
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Then What Are You For?

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 8:40am 0 Comments

...they [the Roman Catholic Church] for example thought that slavery was perfectly fine... absolutely okay, and then they didn't, and what is the point of the Catholic Church if it says, “oh well we couldn't know better because nobody else did”? [To the affirmative team] Then what are you for?!

-- Stephen Fry, answering a question during the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate, “Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world?”



Of course, slavery was okay…

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A Difference In One Word

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 7:01am 1 Comment

Words are subtle and powerful things.  Ten billion different things can be said with words, from rage to romance, with a multidimensional gradient of meanings and emotions in between those two markers.  There are big words and small words out there: tiny little one- and two- and three- and four-letter words which will be a first-grader’s initial exposure to language learning, then two- and three- and four- and five-syllable verbal jaw breakers which will be the attention-getters, that mark…

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A Shot In The Arm

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 12:00pm 12 Comments

For a while, there, it was an absolute truism that among the single most frustrating activities one could indulge in was the pursuit of an appointment to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.  Starting roughly at the beginning of February, I got myself registered with three different pharmacies, plus two hospital chains (University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic).  Add to that, I was checking regularly with at least two other drug stores which didn’t have automated registration or informational…

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Respect for the Fallen

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The scene is set in the Rotunda of the US Capitol building.  Hardly a few weeks earlier, that had been the site of a riotous attempt at raucous, lawless insurrection.  This moment could not be more different.  The lighting is subdued.  There is little to no conversation from the observers scattered about, their attention focused on the rectangular pedestal, located at the center of the Rotunda.  Said pedestal holds but two items.  The first of these is a flag, folded to a triangle shape in…

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At 4:17pm on May 16, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

Loren I have noticed the delay in posting. Not sure what I can do, but I'll message someone about it 

At 3:39pm on December 5, 2020, Stephen Brodie said…

The big 70. But  Loren it's not the numerical age that matters it's your fitness.

And from what I can see you look very healthy, long may it continue that way.

Many happy returns. Stephen 

At 9:01am on December 05, 2020, Stephen Brodie gave Loren Miller a gift
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Happy birthday Loren
At 2:13am on December 5, 2020, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy birthday Loren. I do hope you have a nice day.

At 7:57pm on October 12, 2020, Mrs.B said…

I'm not either Loren, but Rick is, & sometimes info between he, Joan, or Randy comes in handy.

At 7:37am on September 1, 2020, Randall Smith said…

I'm hurt that you haven't join my Sports group!

(Randy)

At 2:20pm on December 5, 2019, Stephen Brodie said…

Oh wow Loren. Happy birthday my friend have a great day 

At 12:02pm on December 5, 2018, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy birthday Loren. Have a great day. This is the one day that gives you permission to eat and drink whatever you want. ENJOY.

At 9:40am on December 5, 2017, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy birthday Loren. Have a great day

At 4:02pm on December 5, 2016, Mrs.B said…

Have a great day Loren!

 
 
 

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