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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 value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2017 at 8:36am

Chris (Napa), I'm not sure about other countries, but I know Ireland passed legislation in the past year or two that makes organ donation the default for its citizens.  You have the choice to opt out.  This will make a huge, positive impact for those waiting for lifesaving organs.  I wish that was the law here as well.  If it was, I imagine it would be left up to individual states.  I can't imagine something like that passing on a federal level.  Idiots here complain about the fed mandating the coverage of birth control.

I was previously on kidney dialysis.  Luckily it was only for nine months in 2015.  It's a very time-consuming process that zaps all energy from you.  I was equally lucky to have a sister offer me a kidney that was a match. 

Comment by Plinius on October 22, 2017 at 4:16am

Thanks for the video, Carl! I think it's great when one's speciality is saved this way! When I visit my brother-in-law I see him and his companions - all with brain damage  - struggling with their handicaps; blindness, aphasia, motor disabilities or simply an IQ that has plummeted. It makes me aware every time how precious our brains are..

Comment by Thomas Murray on October 21, 2017 at 5:10pm


Maybe you got a straddled at DMV with a

Kim Davis fan?

Comment by Chris on October 21, 2017 at 4:57pm

I have one of those grabbers. I find a foot stool for getting things out of the cabinets in the kitchen easier to use.  With the foot stool I can see what's up there.  I suppose it depends upon how one arranges the items in the cabinets.  A two,

or  three step folding ladder with a rail

works better than the foot stool, or grabber.

Comment by Chris on October 21, 2017 at 4:47pm

The Flying Atheist,

I have a friend with renal failure because of diabetes. He goes through dialysis three times a week and is in the process of applying for a kidney transplant.  He's in the later stages of the application and seems to be close to needing a matching donor. 

Don't you think that opting out of being a donor should be the standard, rather than opting in? 

When I applied for my drivers license in Oregon I filled out the form to be an organ donor.  When my drivers license arived donor wasn't marked.  Fortunately I lived in a small town so when I went back to the Department of Motor Vehicals the same clerk was there.  I complained to her - She said "I didn't think you were serious."  That pissed me off. I don't know what kind of kookie religous sect she belonged to that must think someone has to be burried with all their organs, or why she thought  I as an adult was undable to make that descision on my own.  I made them issue a new drivers license. I should have complained up the chain of command.

Comment by Chris on October 21, 2017 at 4:20pm

Consious sedation is often used - especially for brain surgery.  The brain has no feeling.   Music one likes helps distract from the procedure.  I read that music a patient enjoys also helps aleviate pain.

Some music results in discomfort....

Neat link about global fires.


Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2017 at 2:27pm

A recomendation to anyone wanting a new grabber like Thomas suggested, I've had quite a few, from $1 ones to a $20 one.  They all either didn't work right or broke easily excep the $20 one from Home Depot.  It's great.  Found it in the gardenting tool section.

Comment by Thomas Murray on October 21, 2017 at 2:23pm

The couple of surgeries I experienced I was awake. However, prior to surgery the doctor gave me 10 mg Valium. It was lovely after that.


Do you have one of these?

  I use one to pick up things from the floor. I think Ben Franklin invented this so he can reach for books on the top shelves.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 21, 2017 at 2:09pm

One bonus, Patricia: some studies recommend that post-surgery patients eat a diet high in calories. Yes, all the ice cream you want. Cakes too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2017 at 1:56pm

Carl, this extraordinary video of musician Dan Fabbio's presenting symptoms, the diagnosis, and treatment tells a remarkable story of a patient, doctors, musicians, and the team that restored him to health. A blending of art and science that gives me goosebumps. 


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