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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G yesterday. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 3, 2014 at 7:14am
Oh Carl. Here's wishing you positive news on your test results and a good recovery. And don't worry about not being with us on occasion. We understand.
Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2014 at 7:05am

Penguin, Windows Waltz, wonderful!

Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2014 at 6:57am

Get better soon, Carl!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2014 at 12:10am

Carl, I just now read your post telling of your health problems. I am so sorry your kidneys aren't functioning normally and cellulitis enters the scene. This can't be good news. How are you feeling? Have you been able to keep your spirits up? Do you expect to have information about your prognosis? Cellulitis is sometimes a condition that develops with diabetes. Do you have symptoms of that disease?

Please do keep us up to date on how you are doing, as you are able. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 7:37pm

I'm still hunting around on YouTube for fun music....there's a LOT of good stuff.

"Windows Waltz" - Rainer Hersch & Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGKwx-BFO0E

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 5:24pm

Welcome back, Carl!  Hospitals are NO fun!

Ian,  have found that the floor is 2" or more closer than it used to be, slipperier, and harder on the bod when I fall down.

I have one of those trigger-operated (and magnetized) reacher-grabber things for picking stuff up (or getting things down from high shelves)

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 3:31pm

Hope you get some good news, Carl.

Age plays funny tricks: print gets smaller and the floor gets further away and harder to reach.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Carl - welcome back, and I hope you get a good report on your tests.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

Carl, very sorry that you bod is giving you so much trouble.  Hope things improve for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hello, Friends.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  I just spent another five days in the hospital.  I was just released on Saturday.  I was sent back to the hospital with a possible blood clot that actually turned out to be a very bad case of cellulitis instead.  While there, they also discovered that my kidney function again was failing.  I ended up having a kidney biopsy this past Friday.  I should know the results later this week.  The results should give an indication as to why my kidneys are in such bad shape.  I suspect it's genetic, as I've had minor kidney issues since I was a child.  It's now catching up to me as I age. 

I've only had access to A/N from my smart phone and relplying is quite tedious, especially since I don't get my new glasses until this coming Thursday.  Type face on the smartphone is just too small for me to see comfortably.  I finally have access to a desktop computer today at my sister's house.  But I have kept up with all the comings and goings here in this group.  I miss not being able to respond in a more timely manner. 

 

 

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