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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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Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago. 12 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat 12 hours ago. 21 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Water! Access to fresh water declines as populations grow, temperatures rise, immigration increases!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bobby May 15. 7 Replies

What are their options? The aquifer that provided a necessary element for successful crops for the past 100 years is predicted to dry up in 20 years. Four generations of farmers in one family may probably not be able to last for the fifth…Continue

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 5 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

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Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by The Shinedowness Apr 11. 119 Replies

Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 23. 10 Replies

The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

Tags: Kitbull, Pixar, Disney

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 6, 2018 at 8:31pm

Thanks for the Jimmy 2-Teeth Pic, Ian. Cheered me a bit.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 6, 2018 at 5:08pm

Ian, a very special little boy and family. You must be very proud!

Comment by Plinius on October 6, 2018 at 1:14pm

Good for you, Ian! And Jimmy looks good!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2018 at 10:50am

Family gatherings: I spent last weekend with my daughter, her husband and my grandson James aka Jimmy Two-teeth and had a lovely time.

Comment by Plinius on October 6, 2018 at 1:28am

Good news, Ian! here it's about the same, but I think the government is only mouthing what we want to hear.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 5, 2018 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I like the "He should not be hired!" video.

Ruth, the image of a woman popping her teeth out when confronted with an intruder introduces a new weapon. Whatever works!  

Randy, a special day for you and your cousins! I wish the wait staff had taken the photo so that you could have been included in the photo. 

Ian, good news to learn that there exist reasonable conservatives. "They're feeling the pressure from below." We need a nation as willing to use pressure as yours. It is the only responsible thing to do. 

Comment by Patricia on October 5, 2018 at 2:10pm

Nice photo, Randy.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2018 at 9:54am

The newest proposal by the Danish government: by 2030 all new cars being sold must be hybrid, electric or other 'green' driven. This is from a conservative coalition. They're feeling the pressure from below. I don't know if it will become a reality but it's a good goal to set.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2018 at 9:50am

A nice family gathering, Randall.

Grannies can be pretty tough. Don't mess with them.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2018 at 7:23am

It's been several years (maybe 10?) since my cousins from my mother's sister got together. My sister and I met them at a local restaurant to catch up on our lives. We've all over 70 years old. My 3 male cousins are the "fat men" in the photo. Genetics are funny, as my sisters and I are short and thin. Anyway, we had a good time. 

Left to right: cousin #1 and wife, cousin #2, cousin #3's daughter, cousin #3 (in red), my sister.

 

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