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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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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 31. 66 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

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If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 12:02pm

Love that one, Napoleon!

Selabrayt Winter Solstice U duz it ur wai, I duz it mine.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 2:23am

Ruth...for about 30 years I was a pet-sitter to supplement my meager salary as a bookkeeper, and most of my "clients" were dogs...BIG dogs!  One of the funniest was an AKC champion Weimaraner...sweet, loving, and a practical joker. She liked to be chased around the house, so she'd grab one of my fuzzy socks out of my suitcase, and run around the dining room table with it in her mouth.  She looked so silly. I have photos somewhere.

Then there were the two Cairn terriers who lived on a steep hill with a terraced backyard.  I'd put their dinner dishes on the back porch, and they would carefully carry them up to the first terrace, and dine on the lawn.  I have pictures of that trick, too.

I MUST go through my collection and scan everything so I can share them.

(I did NOT nake any pictures of a huge German shepherd puppy humping a king-size bed....;>P  His name was Thunder Thud.))

Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2013 at 7:40pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:38pm

Thanks for the mellow interlude, Loren.

I save lots of the pictures here too.

I enjoy everyone's stories here.

Patricia, I've been getting bored far more easily the last few days. Maybe it's being in the house so much the last few weeks and then this snow. The news seems less compelling, and Cheezburger seems less amusing. My cats and husband, however, are great as ever.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 5:25pm

That sure look like a dog with a 'tude to me, Ruth!  [chuckle!]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:17pm

Dogs can  be funny too, sk8eycat. This is Tuna the Chiweenie.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 10, 2013 at 5:01pm

It was so bloody cold (for Southern California) that I woke up at 5AM and couldn't go back to sleep.  So I pulled the covers up to my head and read for a couple of hours.  AND for the first time since I adopted Pumpkin, he joined me UNDER the blankies.  And purred and purred and purred.  So comfy-cozy, and he makes a good arm rest.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 7:24am

Well, 'tis the season and all that ... and for a long time, since I first got the album, I have loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' mellow, easy-listening take on that old classic, "Let It Snow."

All I have to say from here on is: Please enjoy!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 9, 2013 at 10:13pm

Mindy, thank you. I hate dumping all my daymares on everyone here.  I try to keep my sense of humor alive, and very much enjoy the funny pics everyone posts in here...especially all the silly cats. It helps a lot.

Cats can be SO funny, and they resent our laughter so much. The black Devil cat we had 30+ years ago used to play and play and play till he had to pant like a dog, and if anyone laughed at him, he would go into a corner, turn his back and start washing his face.  It was like, "I don't know what you alll are laughing at; it certainly wasn't anything I did!"  This usually was after he'd been batting an ice cube all over the kitchen floor.  He loved that game.

He also used to love to sit beside my dad in the recliner to watch the news, or a football game.  After Dad died, The Devil still got into the chair when it was time to turn on the TV....and waited, and waited.  I would sit beside him, but I guess I didn't smell right (Devil was blind by then.)

Pumpkin likes to snuggle up to my shoulder when I'm reading in bed...he also rubs his chin on the books I have stacked beside me.  His favorite (right now) is Losing Faith in  Faith by Dan Barker.  ;>)

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2013 at 9:19pm

I also like and saved the ice cat from Steph and the meatball shaped planets by Mindy.  I've saved a lot of images, but sorry I haven't had time to respond to much.

 

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