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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 myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:32pm

"World champions" strikes me as ironic, because in much of the world, "football" is a different sport, with a round ball, that uses the feet much more!

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

In more mundane news, my city nearly shut down yesterday to celebrate a sports victory (Sunday's Super Bowl win that football fans here had been waiting for for decades). Perhaps two million people out for the parade and ceremony! Even non-fans can appreciate bringing the city together.

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(Part of me is also wondering how to inspire that kind of engagement for things like, say, getting a sane government that actually works for us instead of the oligarchs.)

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 10:44am

Welcome back, Randall!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 9, 2018 at 9:05am

Welcome back, Randy. Hope you enjoyed your sunny break!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2018 at 7:58am

Trying to catch up on all the "doin's" here at A/N now that I'm back from two weeks in Florida (panhandle area). It's good to be back, although I prefer the sunny, warm days to this cold, snowy clime here in Indiana.

Can't say I did anything wonderful while down there. It's not like going to China! I just "vegged out". It's good to change environments and routines on occasion. 

I walked the beaches and sidewalks a lot (up to 9 miles a day), but mostly lazed around and read books. Food wise, I did my own meals except for a few "eat outs" (see Food group).

Any, glad to rejoin my favorite hangout (A/N)!

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 12:08am

You've won the primula Spud! This is the list I got in hospital after this week's allergy tests. I have to avoid allergic reactions and perhaps my eczema will calm down after that...

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 8, 2018 at 2:52pm

They all can cause allergic reactions.

Comment by Plinius on February 8, 2018 at 1:25pm

Guess what they have in common; nickel, sun, preservatives, balsam of Peru, primula.

Comment by Plinius on February 6, 2018 at 1:50am

Flowers.. I have a rosemary on my terrace - it's supposed to flower in March - but it started to flower in november and will probably keep it up for some months. 

I hope the SAD therapy helps, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2018 at 3:47pm

Chris, I haven't seen flowers in DK yet. I think Spring tends to arrive 2-3 weeks earlier in NL. Are you experiencing the same cold spell we are? Temperatures are below freezing night and day at the moment although the weekend is predicted to be milder. I've read that this has been Europe's darkest Winter, measured in hours of sunshine since records began, even though it hasn't been cold. I've been using my SAD therapy light every morning.

 

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