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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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Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 23. 10 Replies

The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

Tags: Kitbull, Pixar, Disney

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 15. 3 Replies

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud"Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and…Continue

Tags: fraud, scientific, rate, incident, measles

exposing abuse | Jehovah's Witnesses on trial | part 2 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Feb 1. 0 Replies

We need to focus on the institution, not the individual priests. Practice and policy; show me the church manipulated the system so that these guys wouldn't have to face charges, show me they put those same priests back into parishes time and time…Continue

Tags: child abuse, TheraminTrees, Jehovah's Witnesses

Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by Craigart14 Jan 29. 115 Replies

Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

Introduce yourself

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 28. 207 Replies

So we can picture you sitting at the table with us, how about telling us your favorite food and drink?I'm Ruth and you'll find me eating a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, constantly refilling my teacup from a gigantic pot of hot green tea. (I share,…Continue

Tags: food, favorite

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 21. 5 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

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Comment by Plinius on March 8, 2019 at 8:28am

A beautiful video, Joan! It makes me think of the enormously different lifestyle we have here, in the centre of town, without a family to work with. But I'm happy for the people who can live off the land..

Comment by Randall Smith on March 8, 2019 at 7:34am

Thanks Joan for the video. I'm going to share it with my daughter and SIL. They're struggling with making a go of the farm business. CSA has collapsed, restaurants aren't buying this time of year, and no farmers markets now. This all makes marriage stressful with the concerns and worries they have.

Added to that, Nate is seriously considering going into the hemp business as a cash crop. It's now legal to grow in Indiana. But, it's an expensive and risky proposition. I'm in no position to give advice, although I do support his decision to go in that direction. We'll see. 

Comment by Ian Mason on March 7, 2019 at 10:55pm

Joan, your video makes me think. If people are involved in doing things they love, are they more inclined to show love to each other? Perhaps when people earn their living by commuting to and from drudgery, the tension shows when they get home to their families. Just a thought, anyway.

How nice to hear that Patricia is on the mend. Thanks for passing on the message, Chris.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 7, 2019 at 11:56am

I live in a family that knows how to work as a team, they know how to solve problems and resolve conflict without violence. This family style saves so much time there is almost time to have some fun, like snowmobiling through the acreage, build forts, play soccer, use their imagination and creativity in ways that bring pleasure to all age groups. We range across four generations from 11-years old to 83. We don't have dairy or other farm animals but cats and dogs know how to behave and they keep wild critters away. This video of a dairy family reveals how it is done. 

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2019 at 6:56am

Thanks Bertold and Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2019 at 6:33am

Oh, and Chris?

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2019 at 6:32am

Hey, Bertold.  Would you believe I taught my daughter how to drive stick?  Would that make me counterrevolutionary or something? [chuckle!]

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2019 at 5:18am

Message from Patricia's son; she came through the operation all right and can start to recover.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 26, 2019 at 2:22pm

Chris - happy b-day!

Patricia - I hope your recovery is coming along as it should.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2019 at 11:38pm

Patricia, I imagine you sleep off anesthesia and experience life through a fog. I just want you and Rick to know I am thinking of you and hope for the very best outcome.

 

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