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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 27, 2014 at 10:00am

Mindy, I'm pleased to hear of your enjoyable company also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 27, 2014 at 9:58am

Chris, I'm pleased to hear you had a good time with a non-bickering group.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:47am

Very soothing music, Loren. Nice blend of voices..

Sounds like a wonderful party, Chris.

Joan, how's your health nowadays?

K.H., I'm wondering how you used a dog for a xmas tree? Or was it just an excuse for not having one? 

Comment by Plinius on December 27, 2014 at 2:49am

That was a nice xmasparty, and totally different from what we expected! Brother-in-law didn't come, for he had ordered his taxi for next Sunday - that's what you get with CVA brains. We'll see him tomorrow. Instead we went to neighbours who had invited some people they hardly knew and us. No one had family that could or would come, no religion involved, just six people feeling good together, drinking wine and playing games. Instant family without the bickering. I've never felt so good at one of the standard feasts!  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 27, 2014 at 12:25am

Ruth, I am sorry to learn of you and your husband's illness and hope you feel well soon. 

Ian, hope you fully recovered from your "cold and stomach problems" and ready to take on the last celebrating of 2014.  Winter cold and reading books go together. 

Randy, I am impressed with your exercises. Each muscle group seems to be covered by your routines. 

Loren, a very nice performance of blended voices. I couldn't understand the words and found this helpful.

Eric Whitacre - A Boy And A Girl Lyrics Read more at http://www.son... 

Mindy, what fun ... a sleepover at the college age. Great sounds of laughter and wailing, if I remember those years of mine. Your son must be in paradise. 

Comment by k.h. ky on December 26, 2014 at 10:06pm
And another xmas behind me. I didn't even have to doa tree . I used my gsons dog, which I'm fostering for a few months, a smart an excuse. My young gdaughters bought it. I wonder how I'll get out of it next year.
Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2014 at 7:44pm

A little post-Yule/Solstice/whatever something for you ... from the pen of Eric Whitacre and a lovely performance by Musica Intima:

Comment by Randall Smith on December 26, 2014 at 7:52am

Dec. 26: Happy Boxing and Kwanzaa Day! 

Every day is "boxing day" for me--hitting my punching bag for exercise.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2014 at 1:09am

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. I hope you feel better soon.

I've spent a couple of days with a cold and stomach problems - blocked nose and bum the opposite - but the worst seems to be over so I was back at work last night. Just one for night to get through and then I'm off until New Year's Eve. The winter has arrived in Denmark with temperatures down to minus 12 c at night and 0 c during the day so I'll be doing a lot of reading. In fact I've just finished "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari. I don't agree with all of it but it's well worth reading.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/11/sapiens-brief-history-...

Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2014 at 1:01am

Thanks Ruth, and get better soon!

 

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