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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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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 13, 2015 at 10:38am

I can't remember how much I wrote and don't have time to check. We leveled the ground, put on a mat that keeps the mud from coming through, spread several tons of rocks and leveled it, and now await the delivery of the greenhouse parts. Assembly starts next week. 

The seeds I planted earlier mostly rotted in the cold, wet sand and I started a new planting last week. They won't have time to mature, but I will use them to "chop & drop" this fall and enrich the sand. We will be bringing in truckloads of manure from neighbors' farms and getting the sand ready to become soil. 

Laura and I cut the dead wood out of trees and Larry put it through the chopper. We will plow that into the sand. The wood chips will rot and consume nitrogen, so our first crops will be enriched with more manure. The pH of the soil will be crazy so I expect to see some interesting plants in the coming season. 

We had family helping yesterday and I cooked for the crowd. Had an old fashioned farm breakfast with hash browns, bacon, eggs, and fruit. For lunch, the menu included sandwiches and finger foods. Dinner was an old fashioned New England pot roast with all the trimmings. 

I was so tired I fell asleep at the dinner table. The family cleaned up the kitchen while I snored, sitting upright and my head hanging down. They awakened me and ushered me to bed. A most welcome action. 

Photos will follow when I have time to send them. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 10:36am
Hey, if you don't mind, I'd like to be part of the odd group. If you ask any of my family members, they will concur that I qualify.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 10:10am

Not your fault, Chris.  Somehow the radio button for "Friends Only" got pushed, and the blog was restricted ... though how you AREN'T my friend is beyond me!  Think I need to fix that ... NOW!

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:08am

I thought I'd visit your page and find your blog there - not. I still don't feel very smart today...

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:03am

I'm glad I'm not alone, Loren!

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.  

 

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