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At 8:00pm on June 19, 2011, Merlin Mercer said…
Hey, not sure if you saw in Nelson's Sunday School Blog, but HERE is a great article on the brain and crime.  Very interesting and lengthy.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
At 4:16pm on June 7, 2011, Merlin Mercer said…
My pleasure, Misty!  I thought you might like it!  How far have you got in your research on religious experience and the brain?  I think there is a distinct connection between 'answered prayers' and peoples' psychological ability to connect things that aren't at all connected, even in the slightest possible ways.  I hope that's clear, haha!
At 12:34am on June 7, 2011, Merlin Mercer said…

I saw a comment you posted on Ethan Lofing's blog, and you mentioned religion and the brain.  A little off topic, but this is a great article about how religious experiences actually atrophy the hippocampal region of the brain.  Great article.

Scientific American - Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

Interesting read.


At 8:24pm on May 28, 2011, Great Dane said…
Tell me, what's so special about your pink teapot? ;)
At 1:09pm on March 5, 2011, Don said…

I'm a member of the Atheist Writers group here--have contributed quite a lot to discussions there, in fact; you might have a look, if you're interested.

I earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of California at Irvine and an AB in English Composition from Syracuse University, and I was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford a while ago.

My first novel, HARD FEELINGS (Atheneum, 1977), was an American Library Association Best Book in 1977 and a 20th Century-Fox film release in 1982. My published work includes four other novels, MULDOON (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982), COLD COMFORT (Harmony Books, 2001), THE FIFTH SEASON (Three Rivers Press, 2005), and the third novel in my Hector Bellevance literary suspense series, THE ERRAND BOY (Three Rivers Press).  My home page here included the images of the jacket art for those books.  I've also published essays and book reviews in a variety of publications, including "The New York Times Sunday Magazine," "The Los Angeles Times Book Review," and "Paris Review." 

Two of my screenplay adaptations have been independently produced and released internationally as feature-length films, "Where the Rivers Flow North," starring Rip Torn and Michael J. Fox, and "A Stranger in the Kingdom," with an ensemble cast including Ernie Hudson and Martin Sheen.

My current project is a YA post-cataclysmic epic set in a much-diminished, post-oil, post-climate-change America now governed by evangelical Nazis--the gels--who are the book's villains.  If this book gets any attention at all, it could be pretty controversial.  It's sort of an American GOLDEN COMPASS, but edgier, with overtones of THE ROAD.  My agent likes it.  When it's ready to show, we'll just have to find a publisher who's willing to invest enough in the book to get it out there.

At 3:06pm on February 20, 2011, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
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At 3:05pm on February 20, 2011, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Misty... saw your question about Google Chrome in Technophiles. DEFINITELY TRY IT!! I downloaded it out of curiousity and it showed incredible speed and easy usability... as well as a FAR lower risk of malware and cookie invasions than IE. It's Great! ^_^
At 12:24am on December 15, 2010, Micky Bradford said…

Why thank you Misty but you know that's not me I hope!

At 8:47am on November 14, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Greetings Misty - So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have yet to post my Halloween party pictures... (So much to do and so little time.) The party was a success, but there is a story to be told about what happened that I will post along with my pictures, soon. I see you are planning your Thanksgiving dinner. That curry sauce sounds delish, have you posted the recipe yet? I have begun to post recipes for a Vegan/Vegetarian un-turkey day. You should check it out for some ideas. Personally, I always enjoyed the 'side' dishes far more than the turkey. So what costume did you finally decide on for Halloween? Curious minds want to know.... Any snapshots? Looks like I'm going to start a Winter Solstice group very soon. Hopefully, Jean Marie will be my partner in this venture (?) It's a big job to keep it up and going if no one bothers to add discussions or even comment.... Yet, we do NEED this group on T/A, don't you agree? Be well, and come visit once in a while : )
At 12:44am on October 15, 2010, Atheist Exile said…
That's embarrassing . . . I thought we were already friends! :-)
At 10:36am on October 12, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Thanks Misty for joining my Halloween group. Hope you stop by the group and add a few comments. Lots of members joined up quick, but few have said a peep.
At 7:47am on September 14, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers: Fresh Ideas for the Weeknight Table

I think this is their latest cookbook, which I gave to a friend as a present and she LOVES... I still have the first book they published in the early '70's. All 'good hippies' owned it..lol.. Take a peek at the their other books listed as well... If you ever come out my way, I will take you to their restaurant - MY TREAT <3
At 7:51am on September 3, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I appreciate so much of what you say. You express yourself so well, it's a pleasure to be in your company. <3
At 1:40am on May 29, 2010, Sid Knight said…
Thank you
At 10:15am on May 19, 2010, Sydni Moser said…
Hi Misty, thought you might like to get into this discussion, Weekday vegetarian, in the Green group. Some interesting comments have been made, worth checking out.
At 1:28pm on May 13, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Just had to stop by and thank you for the sweet comment you left on my page. I think that you are one heck of an intelligent and fascinating young woman, and I have a great deal of admiration for you. Glad we are 'friends'...
At 12:24pm on May 7, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

I wanted to stop by and thank you for sharing your point of view on meat eating, AND I had to tell you that your profile picture is stunning, and that you are simply beautiful. Enjoy your looks and youth while they last... I didn't.
At 8:57am on May 3, 2010, Sydni Moser said…

Hi Misty, I finally got around to adding this discussion on Healthy Atheists, Do YOU Still Eat Meat? Looking forward to your comments.
At 2:21am on April 28, 2010, Wesley gave Misty: Baytheist Living! a gift
Because you do a wonderful job of making people think!
At 2:36pm on April 15, 2010, M said…
Do you enjoy it or does it get boring? Where do you give tours at?


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