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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan yesterday. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 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

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…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

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Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 9:46am

Welcome home, Chris. Glad you had a good holiday. I'd like to hear more as you've been places I want to visit.

Sorry to disappoint you Joan but I've tried celery in many forms and in more than one country. It's like liver, kidney and most types of cheese: not for me. My taste buds and digestion say "no" and I listen.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 9:44am

I DISLIKE how narrow these columns are anymore!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 9:42am

Tardar Sauce (Grumpy) has a brother...with similar defects..but they're both kinda cute...IMO

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 9:22am

 sk8eycat, I didn't know the history of this cat, and shame on breeders for too much inbreeding. 

Now, here is a new low in "reporting"

Grumpy Cat Has Died. :(

Only at the end do they reveal April Fools. I hate this!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 8:56am

Oh my goodness, Ian, you must not have had the delicious celery that sometimes comes on the market. Fresh, crisp, the taste of green, and so sweet. Not like the bitter stuff that arrives occasionally. Celery doesn't do well in my garden, so I am a green grocer shopper. 

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 6:25am

Loren, I feel sorry for that cat; she's has several genetic defects...she doesn't walk well...a victim of to much inbreeding, because Snowshoe and Siamese variations have become so popular. I just hope her humans don't try to breed her!

(I would also like to slap the people who breed "Munchkin" cats, Sphinx [hairless] cats, and several other freak breeds.)

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Comment by Plinius on May 27, 2013 at 2:32am

Hi all, just reading everything I missed in my holiday. We arrived last night, after a beautiful flight from Naples. We could even make pictures of the Alps from 11 km. high. Naples is wonderful, but much poorer than we thought. We spent our five days in Pompei, museums, seeing the sights and a bustrip up the Vesuvius, to the point where it is only a short walk to the crater rim. Really fantastic to do, but very unusual for flatlanders!

Among the souvenirs Mortality by Christopher Hitchens; I had missed that book here. And a  holiday is not complete without a stack of books!

I'm so glad Joan is doing as well as possible!

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 1:14am

Ian, I think chemo gave me adrenaline and cancer gave me a sense that I have to speak and act now because I won't always have a voice with which to speak.  

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 1:01am

I agree with Loren. Enough is enough with that moggy.

Hope your usual vitality returns soon, Joan. You still have energy enough to take an interest in the world and to post her so it can't be far away.

My impending doom would probably be the only thing that would make me eat celery but I would probaby need something for the nausea afterwards. I think it tastes like dirty water.

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 12:42am
Awwww but look at face Loren!!
 

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