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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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2016 at 3:21pm

Please pardon this little rant.

Last night, October 31 (Halloween), I walked over to the Walgreens pharmacy to pick-up a prescription. They already had Xmas items on display next to the Halloween items.

Today I received an email from Amazon.com announcing their "Countdown to Black Friday."

Ugh! I'd like to fast forward to Thanksgiving, enjoy that day, and then fast forward again to the day after the Super Bowl.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2016 at 1:16pm

Ruth,that's the sort of day I would call productive. I'm so untidy by nature that any kind of sorting out is a victory.

I spent the morning at the gym and the middle of the day at a new meeting place for those who don't get out much such as psych patients, handicapped, the severely shy (me) and anyone else who wants to join in. Quite nice. The rest of the day's gone on household chores and practicing scales on my bass guitar.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 1, 2016 at 10:19am

Rats. I added a comment to Loren's discussion above, but it didn't submit. Will this, I wonder?

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2016 at 7:46am

Looks like we're fully back up!

If you have a page where you tried submitting something that's still "waiting" to be posted -- you pressed "Add Discussion/​Comment/​Reply/​etc." and it didn't do anything -- copy your content, reload the page, paste it back in, and the button should work now.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 1, 2016 at 6:13am

As many of you already know, while A|N is back up and running, there appears to be a bug which has come out of the repair of the Error 500s, being that, with certain exceptions, we cannot create posts or comment on them.

I am keeping an eye on this issue, and when and if the situation changes, I will let you know.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2016 at 10:22pm

Me, too! It will be interesting to see what gets to and from each of us. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2016 at 10:05pm

It's good to know I'm not the only one having problems using AN.

Today was lovely weather, followed by a thunderstorm. I kind of wasted it sorting out a chest of drawers that had been cleaned with borax a few days ago to get rid of the musty smell. By the time I'd finished, and rested, the wonderful day had gone away. <sigh> I hope you all have been more productive.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2016 at 12:23pm

I've been having the same problem as Randall.

It's been a nice weekend. A friend who needed to talk came over and we did some eating and chatting then watched "Father Ted" on DVD. It's amazing that Irish TV could get away with that kind of satire 20 years ago.

Comment by kathy: ky on October 30, 2016 at 10:52am
Randall, I'm having the same problems. Tried to send Joan an email last night and at some point it just evaporated into the unknown.
These problems have become persistent and frustrating as hell
Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2016 at 7:38am

As what is happening at this very moment, A/N seems to come and go. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Very aggravating and frustrating. I'll make a comment, hit "Add Comment", and nothing happens. Later, I notice that my comment was sent, unbeknownst to me. I did write to Ning this morning to express my anger. We'll see what happens.

 

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