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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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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 5 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:15am

Thank you, Patricia, for the lovely flowers and birthday greeting, and Chris (Plinius) thank you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:08am

Randy, 82 years old and delighted to reach this age and see this incredibly interesting period of human evolution. I see remarkable things happening on the individual level as well as in economics; I just wish the government would grow up in a noble endeavor. If democracy delivered this kind of leadership we have today, I want no part of it. Yet, of course, we have never had a democracy, not when Jefferson wrote his honorable words, not when corporations became persons. 

Am I feeling hopeless? Not in a million years. I just wish I could live to see a real democracy put into place. 

My Colorado grandchildren receive the kind of education that has the potential to do great things. They receive training in system theory, in how to build strong teams, how to solve problems without the use of violence, and how to be a positive contributor to joint activities, and how to be an effective and efficient leader. 

Craig prepared my celebration dinner tonight\, a Thai beef, onion, noodle dinner; delicious 

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 6:34pm

After my hip replacement, I'm absolutely paranoid about falling on the snow or ice.......one of the main reasons I purchased a manual treadmill to ''walk'' in the house.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 6:19pm

Daniel is going to get more rest than he ever wanted. I hope he doesn't get up to soon. 

My family physician had a double heart valve replacement and started walking around his farm a few days later. Of course he promptly fell down. Dr's are probably the worst patients. 

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 2:11pm

Great to hear that Bertold! Thanks.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 21, 2018 at 2:09pm

Daniel's surgery went well, and his vision should be completely restored. He has to lie on his side for 90% of the time for probably 2 - 4 weeks. (Probably more relaxation than he's ever wanted!)

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 1:59pm

I missed that.

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 1:17pm

Guys,

Kathy did mention it in the godless in the garden group, early Dec.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 12:43pm

That is a very big job to clear everything, but at least you can work on steadily - I know the long discussions with a packrat - my partner is one but she is learning. You'll feel much lighter without all that stuff and the move will be easier. You could also stack everything and have it carted away by a recycling company, or is that impossible? 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 11:49am

Chris, not much help. We only have one daughter and she works a crazy rotating split shift. With over a two hour drive roundtrip. But I can find someone to move me. The first thing I have to do is clear this place out and clean it up. My husband kept everything. And I mean everything.  Everything our gdaughters did. Every check stub, insurance info on every vehicle we've ever owned, every health insurance we've had. Warranties. I've been sorting papers, shredding and burning for six weeks  now and I've barely put a dent in it. 

 

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