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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 14 hours ago. 5 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 11:40am

Welcome home, Randy.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 13, 2016 at 11:24am

When I was younger, I couldn't understand the need for peace and quiet. I've learnt something since then.

What to wear in high winds? Many, many layers.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2016 at 9:15am

Well, I've just returned from visiting my daughter and her family ( children, ages 11 and 13) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I could write a book about the previous 5 days. Don't worry, I won't.

Flight(s)? Awful: cancellation and missed connection; customs the pits.

My daughter (Valerie) is wonderful (of course)! I observed her checking the eyes of 6 patients (She's an optometrist). All in Spanish, of course. So interesting. She and her husband run a medical clinic in the "slums".

I'll stay positive and won't comment on my son-in-law, nor the kids. But 3 full days with them is plenty long enough!

Anyway, it's good to be back to peace and quiet. No loud talking, music, TV, etc. Too much for this old man. 

Comment by Plinius on January 13, 2016 at 5:46am

A windbreaker?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:49am

Just to be fair to the Pacific side, 

Pacific Earth Wind Map

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:46am

A bit of weather/wind map of the Atlantic

Earth Wind Map

there is no date stamp on it. I wonder what one wears in 75 km, 46 mph winds?  

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2016 at 5:25pm

Thank you, all for the congratulations and good wishes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the advice, k.h.ky, but that won't be necessary. My procedure has been postponed till the 19th, due to bronchitis, and the instructions finally arrived by mail. Wow, 30 degrees in 4 hours!

Congrats on your daughter's engagement, Ian.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 12, 2016 at 4:35pm

Ian, I'm glad to hear it! And what wonderful wishes from Joan to his daughter and her fiance... all couples should have that!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 3:18pm

Ian, very nice proposal, so romantic. Maybe your daughter's generation will restore some romance into relationships. It seems to me that my generation lost the pizazz of romantic love. Or maybe I have forgotten, it was so many years ago. 

I wish them a life of good communication, shared responsibilities, and love, even the passionate kind. 

 

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