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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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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Plinius on January 1, 2016 at 2:46am

Happy New Year, for all of you! 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2016 at 12:59am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 31, 2015 at 8:15pm

Happy New Year, everyone! see gif

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 31, 2015 at 11:07am

Randy, who are the "Bastards"?

Comment by Randall Smith on December 31, 2015 at 7:46am

Loren, an old (like 48 yrs ago) roommate of mine used to play "light My Fire" constantly. If I never hear that song again, it won't be too soon.

I see on my screen, "Members Online (1)". That would be yours truly. Has New Years eve celebrations started already? Don't drink and drive. I'll be watching bowl games at my daughter's. I don't get ESPN, and that's where all the games are. Bastards.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 30, 2015 at 8:57am

I only have the one CD of hers, Randall, so I don't know her complete oeuvre ... but it wouldn't surprise me.  I CAN tell you that she does a take on "Light My Fire" which would all but wake Jim Morrison from the dead!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 29, 2015 at 7:44am

Loren, Ms. Barber is new to me. Sultry. Can she "scat", etc?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 28, 2015 at 11:37pm

Ruth, thanks for the link re Russia's weather. 

"President Vladimir Putin rarely voices concerns about climate change, having famously said in the past that a little warming would not hurt the  country and seeing it as a boon for Arctic development."

What Putin doesn't seem to understand is that the changes taking place in Russia often causes social unrest. 

"while Russia is warming on the whole, some areas in the Far East and southern Siberia are experiencing harsh winters."

"Out-of-control fires and deadly floods have hit Russia nearly every year this decade."

"Permafrost is receding, there are earthquakes where there weren't before, there are landslides, flash floods, blow-outs of gas condensate ..." 

Alaska faces climate change problems, melting permafrost being only one symptom. 

Melting Permafrost Threatens Infrastructure, Homes.

“We’re getting freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. We had a huge rainstorm in January; I think that was in 2011,” said Coffey. “It’s forced us to change the way we do our winter maintenance operations in that we’re actually now having to do anti-icing in the Fairbanks area, which 10 or 15 years ago probably wouldn’t have even been thought of.”

~ Mike Coffey, The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ chief of maintenance and operations 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 28, 2015 at 11:03pm

Ian, 18 years of service to others; now, you can do the things you want to do when you want to. You like the performing arts, you are a reader,  and travel keeps you active. All these are time consuming activities. Do you have other interests? R & R seems to be a first step to a new normal. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 28, 2015 at 10:38am

Smoky ... moody ... intensely understated cool-school blues.  These are just a few of the adjectives which come to mind when I hear Patricia Barber apply her vocal talents to her own composition, "Silent Partner."

Dig it!

 

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