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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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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by kathy: ky on March 28, 2017 at 7:16pm
Chris, being clipped is no guarantee. I speak from experience. Nine years after a tubal ligation I found myself pregnant. Talk about a shock. Ectopic pregnancy but still pregnant. When I was talking to the nurse prepping me for emergency surgery she told me the same had happened to her sister even if both she and her husband had been fixed years prior. The odds of that must be astronomical.
Comment by tom sarbeck on March 28, 2017 at 2:37pm
Joan, in the 1940s I saw glass blowers in the Sterling glass works in Cincinnati.
Older workplace pix remind me of the American government's near-hatred of working people.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2017 at 1:44pm

If I don't know the year I use xxxx/01/21

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2017 at 1:43pm

Tom, I prefer the year/month/date with the year being four digits and the month and date two digits. Genealogy records use this style. 

1936/01/21

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2017 at 1:40pm

The Philadelphia Glassworks rattles memories for me, my paternal aunt's husband was from Philadelphia and a glass blower. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2017 at 1:38pm

For our Philadelphia friends:

Letter from Philadelphia Email Empire of Glass

Letter From Philadelphia Dyottville Illustration

(Courtesy AECOM, Digging I-95)

The Dyottville Glass Works

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 28, 2017 at 1:38pm
We yanks do make illogic a fetish, but sorting by date requires computer code that puts the three fields into decreasing order, or year-month-day.

Eyeballing successive records would be easier too.
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 28, 2017 at 1:06pm
Day-month-year makes more sense than month-day-year, but we 'murricans are used to the illogical system. And it lets us celebrate "Pi Day" on 3/14; April doesn't have enough days for 31/4. :)
Comment by Ian Mason on March 28, 2017 at 12:46pm

Belated 'happy birthday' Randall.

I've been trying to eat sugar-free too, mostly to try to reduce my waistline and weight. It's been gettting harder and harder to run any distance the past few years and I hope the loss of a few kilos will reduce the effort I have to make plus reduce the strain on my hips/knees/ankles. I do intend (like you) to indulge while on holiday in Athens shortly. Ruins and baklava! My idea of heaven.

I like to soak sultanas overnight then add them to porridge. Buttermilk on top of that is nice too. The sour complements the sweet.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 28, 2017 at 11:32am

...I heat up the fruits in the nukewave.

 

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