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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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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 13. 4 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

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 9:17am

[big grin!] Chris, you couldn't be any odder than I am!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:14am

Loren, the link to your blog works fine for me, but it doesn't show up on the A|N main page under "Blog Posts."  That's strange. 

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 9:11am

Perhaps I'm odd, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 9:07am

@ Plinius Hmmm, that's odd.  When I click on it, I get my latest blog post, Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action.  Why it wouldn't work for you, I have no idea.  [grumble - stinking software...!]

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:06am

BTW, I was wondering what an antique ovary looked like until my sleepy morning eyes re-read your post.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:03am

Wow, sk8eycat, what a star line-up!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2015 at 3:37am

orreries,

I've always wanted to see one of these (an antique)..."up close and personal."

And this song always makes me think of an orrery for some reason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKPHFrHVVY

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 12:51am

Loren, the link goes to 11.000 blog posts, and I'm not sure which one you mean...

Joan, my husband works in the national Museum of Education. http://onderwijsmuseum.nl/  It was economised out of Rotterdam some years ago, but they were offered a renovated building in another town, where the museum was reopened last week. Displays are about history of education, starting in the Enlightenment, different sorts of teaching, all the varieties of education, etc. Husband made a big display of unica - artwork made for education, orreries, and other things - there was even a model guillotine for history lessons... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 12, 2015 at 3:20pm

Chris, seems like a good way to spend a day, mounting pictures and brushing the museum cat. What type of museum does your husband work in, and what are the displays. Some interesting new creators in your midst?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 12, 2015 at 2:31pm

Hi, Chris.  Just enjoying a lazy Sunday.  I think I'll take a little nap shortly.  I wanted to sit and read for a while, but I feel a little too drowsy for that.  See you in my dreams.......

 

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