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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 Patricia on December 13, 2018 at 1:07pm

Rick is on the table now, so haven't yet heard anything from my brother-in-law.

My shopping was done online.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2018 at 9:53am

I hope things go well for Rick, Patricia.

Chris, all my shopping is over and done with. Just the cards to write.

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2018 at 4:54am

Are you all busy xmas-shopping?

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2018 at 3:06am

Thinking of you and Rick, Patricia. I hope his anxiety calms down soon!

Comment by Patricia on December 13, 2018 at 2:19am

The neighbours are there for rides etc., but I don't have a housekeeper at the moment so am struggling with the housework myself. Chadd will be here for solstice, & he's asked me to make a list of chores for him to do while here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2018 at 2:07am

Patricia, my thoughts remain with you and Rick as he goes through surgery and recovery. Happily, Rick's brother is with him. How about you? Do you have support now and will you have it when he returns for the recovery period? 

Comment by Patricia on December 13, 2018 at 12:44am

I think Hang Discussions is the best place, & nobody has to read it if they don't choose to do so.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2018 at 12:39am

Patricia, I plan to document Dementia on Atheist Nexus; I am not sure where I should post it. Where do you and the rest of you think would be the most appropriate place to publish? My first thought is to write on "Hang with friends" however, I realize there are those who do not want to read such material. My Blog is a place to post it, but I would like to put it in a place where all Atheist Nexus members can participate if they want. In that case, would the Forum be the appropriate spot? 

One thing I want to make clear, I am not hurting or suffering; it is those who witness change taking place in my personality that concern me. Laura & Larry with the entire family treats me with compassion, tenderness, love, and patience. I am content feeling safe and secure in their care.   

Comment by Patricia on December 13, 2018 at 12:33am

Rick is in Victoria for his surgery tomorrow. His brother is with him so he's not alone.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2018 at 11:19pm

Joan, that's a great idea. I look forward to reading anything you put online. Your ability with words is always a pleasure.

 

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