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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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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2016 at 8:08pm

Have a Happy zndw Year All!  I am thankful for this group of friends and wish you all the best!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 5:08pm

Yes... Happy new year!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Happy new year everyone. We're getting a touch of snow, and going to neighbors for cedar plank salmon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 31, 2016 at 12:35pm

Daniel, your kitchen can be featured in any of the leading magazines on design and kitchens. It looks like a comfortable kitchen in which to do our bread, pies and produce from your garden. Lights under the cabinets offer significant advantages. I envy you the garbage pull-out. Clearly, you put a lot of thought into the design. 

I'm happy to learn iron infusion gave you more energy, especially facing the task such as yours. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2016 at 11:43am

Thanks for the kitchen compliments.  I'll post a final pic when it is done, probably a couple more weeks.  I only work on it about an hour or 2 or 3 per day.  Chris, the flooring is bamboo.  Supposedly eco-friendly and I installed it in the rest of the house to replacing carpeting.

I spend several hours in the kitchen throughout the day.  I want it to be the best room in the house. Also accessible safe and pleasant for someone old, in case I have that privilege.  More lighting, and under cabinet lighting that does not cast shadows.  Lower cabinets have pull out drawers.  More counter space and island with outlet.  Waste-basked that pulls our like a drawer, away from snoopy dog noses and not there to trip over.  Some cabinets have glass doors.  Open floor plan, less likely to trip and fall.  Sun tunnels for more light during the day.  The gas stove is a luxury but I love cooking and gas works better for me.  Bamboo is probably not perfect for a kitchen but I'm taking that chance. I waxed which looks nice and protects the surface although the manufacturer says no wax.

Spud like your family names, my middle name passed through generations, Edwin.  It gets confusing in geneology, so many Annas, Roses, John Henry and John Rain.  Edwin means "Rich Friend" from olde English.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 31, 2016 at 11:09am

You do damned fine work, Daniel.  I wish I were that skilled.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 31, 2016 at 10:32am

Nice looking kitchen 2.0 Daniel.  

No, I'm not French.  Most of my ancestors lived in Wales, some in England, I think some in Ireland, and some in Sweden or Switzerland.  I forget which.

Comment by Chris on December 31, 2016 at 4:51am

There must be a  a group of web sites that define last names.  I looked a number of years ago and didn't find any.  There are many  that attempt to define first names.

Comment by Chris on December 31, 2016 at 3:53am

Daniel W the kitchen  is looking good. What kind of flooring did you install?

The hardwood floors in my house need to be refinished. Some of the boards are stained, warped and need to be replaced. To do this I should probably rent a storage container to put furniture and other household items in.  I'm thinking of having a contractor do the work because I don't have experience with power floor sanders. Moving everything around the house isn't something I can do by myself either. I've refinished floors in other places, but they only required taking the wax off and  scuffing with a pole sander. prior to nail settings (bla bla bla) and revarnishing.

Comment by Chris on December 31, 2016 at 3:01am
 

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