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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 10:10am
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Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 10:10am
I can't drive nine miles up there road to a tiny town called Central City. Totality is 100%. Or I can stay home and have over 99% totality. I don't know if the few extra seconds would be worth the crowd.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 8:13am

Daniel, thanks for the congrats and good wishes.

I just stepped outside and had to cough because of the smoke.  Not much in the house, probably because I've got the swamp cooler on and the smoke gets trapped in the filters.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 8:11am

Randy, thanks for the wish that many more H2O drops fall on my bald cranium, and other kind words.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 6, 2017 at 8:03am

"Raindrops keep falling on my head" is another.  And may many more raindrops fall on your head in years to come, Spud! I'm sure I speak for everyone here: we enjoy your contributions to A/N.

Not Missouri, but southern Illinois is my destination for the eclipse. When I taught 7th grade astronomy, one of my test questions was: During what moon phase does a solar eclipse occur? a) new b) full c) crescent d) gibbous   As you might guess, the correct answer was chosen only 25% of the time. Poor teaching!

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2017 at 6:58am

Same for me, I love everything green coming up in unexpected places and breaking the concrete. Wind, rain and seagulls, I'm a real Dutch girl. But I see many people here, even natives, who start the great grumbling when the first raindrops fall.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 6:29am

I've always lived in dry climates, with one exception, so that may be a large part of why I like rain.  I can imagine those in wet climates often get tired of it.  Too much of a good thing.

The one exception was the 2 years I lived in Scotland.  I was on a mission for the mormon church and was mostly walking from door to door trying to convert people to the stupidity.  The rain was a negative at times, but I don't remember hating it, and I loved what it created.  All shades of green growing things everywhere, even moss growing on the stone walls.  Loved it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 6:13am

I've always loved the sound of rain on the roof of my house and the roof of my car.  And, in the many years I've been gardening, I've loved rain for my garden's sake.

There are so many sayings and songs that talk about rain as a negative:  "Rain, Rain, go Away", "It Must be Raindrops Falling from my Eyes", "I Can See Clearly Now", "Rainy Days and Mondays", and many more.  I like most of them, but I usually see rain in a positive light.

I'll have to look-up some positive rain songs.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2017 at 5:47am

You're right,Ian. Where would we be without wind and rain to clean the air and wash the streets?

Comment by Ian Mason on August 6, 2017 at 5:30am

If Denmark could export rain we'd all be rich here. Sounds like NL is the same,Chris.

 

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