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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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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 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. 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

FFRF's 2018 National Convention: John de Lancie

Started by Loren Miller Nov 30. 0 Replies

John de Lancie is a lot more than just the infamous "Q" of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  He has portrayed characters as diverse as Clarence Darrow, Donald Trump, and Nazi administrator Hans Biebow, as you will learn when you watch this video.  He…Continue

Tags: Clarence Darrow, John de Lancie, Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRF

Peak Prosperity, We are at the peak

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26. 3 Replies

The world is at the peak and tipping point in many different factors, i.e. global warming, monetary growth, insect collapse. I don't intend to be an alarmist and scare people, my purpose is to inform you. Please block me if you don't want to read…Continue

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

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Comment by Patricia on February 13, 2018 at 3:33am

I am 5' 0'' so it doesn't take much to make me feel snowed in.....especially when the city has done no cleaning in over a week!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2018 at 2:39am

I can't even imagine that much snow and hope I never do. I am 5' 2" and getting shorter as I age. I am quite happy to hibernate through the winter. In fact, I am very content. 

Comment by Patricia on February 10, 2018 at 1:19am

Sounds about right Joan. Terrace is a long way from us, & I have actually never been there.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:16am

Randy, you rascal, getting in some sun and warmth in Florida! I envy you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:15am

171 cm of snow = 5 feet and 7.3228 inches.

Terrace receives an average annual rainfall of 970.1 mm (38.19 in) and snowfall of 375.4 cm (12.316273 feet). Is that correct? 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 9, 2018 at 11:48pm

Welcome back, Randall. That's a wail of envy you hear from across the Atlantic.

Comment by Patricia on February 9, 2018 at 3:21pm

This is our latest.....

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:37 AM - Another moisture laden low pressure system pushing in from the Pacific has been bringing heavy snow in British Columbia's central interior and across Alberta for the past couple of days.

Upwards of 60 cm of snow could fall through Friday and parts of B.C. have already picked up a month's worth of snowfall. 

Williams Lake for example, has already seen around 30 cm of snow on top of the meter they already had, with this latest system and the average snowfall amount for the region for the entire month of February is 21.1 cm. In Terrace, B.C., 56 cm of snow has fallen in the last two days, adding to the hefty total amount of 171 cm of snow since January 29. 

The snow picked up across southern Alberta Wednesday night, falling at impressive rate through the overnight hours. Drivers are being urged to stay home if they can on Thursday with 20-40+ cm of snow expected through Friday morning.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2018 at 3:15pm

We've had some very warm weather and some very cold. We expect a snow storm this weekend. Unsettled, to say the least, and that is a good indicator of climate change. 

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.)

 

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