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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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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2017 at 5:55pm

Good one Patricia.   For $300 per hour, I just might be able to listen to the Bull-Shit.  On second thought, I would demand about 10 times that amount.

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:12pm

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:10pm

That's about it in a nutshell.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 23, 2017 at 5:09pm

Comment by Chris on November 22, 2017 at 2:35am

On sleeping patterns.

I read that led screens produce a type of  light that reduces melatonin. Further I read that  that some eyglass manufactures have a coating that blocks that. When I visited my Optomologist he said he hadn't heard of that.  Now I see commercials on TV for it on occation.

Perhaps considering the above, reading a paper book is better for sleep than a LED back lit book.

Libraries use dark walls, often kind of a dark green so low illumination from a bedside incadescent lamp  makes the page of a paper book easier to read.

With houshold LED lamps the spectrum of lamps may be more important than it was previously - certianly before with  incandecentent lamps or candels

Comment by Patricia on November 22, 2017 at 1:04am

I haven't met many night people. I always did my chores after dinner too, & accomplished more because interruption was less likely.

I have the e-reader for my books, & can read that with the bedside lamp off, so it definitely doesn't bother Rick. I also find the e-reader easier to hold with my arthritic hands/fingers/wrists.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2017 at 12:53am

Patricia, I like your solution, reading a book does not disturb Rick, and you can catch a little sleep.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2017 at 12:48am

Patricia, Laura is a night person, too. She does her best work after dinner. Thankfully, she owns her own business and is the mast of her time. She seldom takes naps. When she was really tiny, she liked to spend the night with my parents because Mom was a night person, too. 

I am a morning person; I fade as the day progresses. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2017 at 12:09am

Chris, I found this: 

OTSD, ongoing traumatic stress disorder

Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/138561/unemployment-is-an-ongoing-trauma...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2017 at 12:04am

Chris, PTSD is defined as 

"a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event." 

"Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans, children, and people who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse, accident, disaster, or many other serious events. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, and genes may make some people more likely to develop PTSD than others.

"Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people develop PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also lead to PTSD."

~ National Institute of Mental Health

 

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