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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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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 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

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by k.h. ky on September 26, 2016 at 4:48pm
Temperatures are in the low 60s. I love it.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2016 at 8:26am

Ruth, I like your "Never Too Late" picture.  Here's what my welcoming computer feels like to me:

Comment by Randall Smith on September 25, 2016 at 7:47am

I wholeheartedly agree with you, Joan, regarding living a "real life", as you put it. Perhaps I'm being a bit selfish, putting myself in the middle of the universe, but it makes me less of a misanthrope.     And rock on, Ruth!

Comment by Plinius on September 25, 2016 at 1:35am

Thanks, Joan, I'm back into work mode and very busy because I lose so much time. My two days of work are followed by two bad days in which I dare not leave the house - even the stairs are difficult. So in general I have three days left to shop, cook, clean etc. and for meeting people, but most of the time I can't manage all that. I've fallen a few times but I haven't hurt myself very much. We both never had a drivers license, so we picked a place to live close to public transport. On good days I can walk in town as if nothing is wrong. Thanks for the info on the device! I still have to go to hospital to have my ears checked.

And you're right, Ruth, where would we be without our computers! Our physical world is getting narrower but we can still live in a wider world and meet friends!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 8:44pm

I can't think of a better way to spend time than on the computer, learnings about other nations and governments, seeing fantastic photos of nature, learning about the new physics when we are still working to understand previous ideas, finding out that not all nations are as violent as ours, and some have better health care than we do. 

It feels better than sitting in front of a screen watching other people's lives. Real life is a whole lot more challenging and interesting than love affairs and financial ruin of some "let's pretend of commercial TV. 

I like your photo, Ruth, "Never too late!"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 24, 2016 at 6:41pm

Ian, us senior citizens don't use rocking chairs any more. We're parked in front of our computer screens.

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Otherwise, "I resemble those".

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 5:23pm

Oh! my goodness, no, I have not seen anything from Carl! 

Comment by k.h. ky on September 24, 2016 at 5:10pm
Anyone heard from Carl lately? He's usually around more.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 2:57pm

Chris, I am sorry to learn of your dizziness, deafness. I understand it is progressive and knowing you, you researched it thoroughly. Have you fallen? Are you able to use public transit to get where you need to go. What do you do when you have an episode? Does a cane help maintain your balance? It seems you have a new normal. 

I assume you already checked out this device: 

Meniett device. For vertigo that's hard to treat, this therapy involves applying pressure to the middle ear to improve fluid exchange. A device called a Meniett pulse generator applies pulses of pressure to the ear canal through a ventilation tube.

You do the treatment at home, usually three times a day for five minutes at a time. Initial reports on the Meniett device show improvement in symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus and aural pressure, but its long-term effectiveness has not been determined.

Meniere's disease, Treatments and drugs

Isn't ageing interesting and challenging!!??

I'll be thinking of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 2:44pm

Spud, the unknown amount is undoubtedly, "other." 

 

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