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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 83 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2014 at 12:46am

Nice one, Napoleon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 15, 2014 at 2:44pm

Si seulement j'avais quelqu'un pour partager un câlin avec.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 15, 2014 at 1:19pm

Noted Joan ... just lemme know when Mike & Jill get to the zoo!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:46pm

Loren, I am about half way through "Stranger in a Strange Land". Just to let you know I am on task! HEHEHEHE

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:44pm

Mindy, your daughter has a dilemma, for sure. I wonder how she will choose to resolve it? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:43pm

A slight adjustment in naming:

December 21-22 Winter Solstice Shortest day of the year 

February 5 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-winter's Day 

March 19-21 Spring Equinox Equal day and night 

May 5 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-spring's Day  

June 20-22  Summer Solstice Longest day of the year 

August 7 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-summer's Day  

September 21-24  Autumn Equinox Equal day and night 

November 7 Cross-Quarter Day Mid-autumn's Day 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:18pm

As to valentines day ... I agree wholeheartedly! How else will candy makers and flower growers make a living if it were not for weddings, funerals, and celebrations such as valentines day. 

On the other hand, I love mileposts in my life. Simple things like the day I plant cabbage seeds knowing they will be sauerkraut in a crock to be opened on Dec. 21 or 22, whichever is the winter solstice.  

We celebrate all four season changes as well as the cross days.

­­­­­­Solar Wheel of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere:

December 21-22 Winter Solstice Shortest day of the year 

February 5 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

March 19-21 Spring Equinox Equal day and night 

May 5 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

June 20-22  Summer Solstice Longest day of the year 

August 7 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

September 21-24  Autumn Equinox Equal day and night 

November 7 Cross-Quarter Day Halfway between 

These have nothing to do with pre-historic traditions or religious customs, and yet all the major early and recent holidays follow very closely to these dates. They are the ways time is tracked from :

Solstice, Equinox. and Cross-Quarter Days  

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit2/time.html

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2014 at 3:07pm

Loren, your wife is a jewel! What a wonderful gift! What all does that timepiece do? I don't suppose they manufacture such a timepiece that is affordable? Well, I love things that measure. And I guess you do too. 

Give your wife a big hug from me and tell her I think she is a most caring woman I know ...  partly because you love her so much, she must be a very special. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2014 at 3:05pm

I've never celebrated valentines day either. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2014 at 3:00pm

Diamonds is one of my pet peeves.  The companies that control them only let a few on the market at a time to keep the price high.  At least they did in the past.  Don't know about today.

Plus, I just don't see the attraction.  I find colored glass "gems" far more beautiful. 

 

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