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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 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

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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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 20, 2013 at 7:49pm

It’s great to hear you’re not in pain, Joan.

Patricia, rat hygiene moment, cute!

Hey Loren, I loved the thousand years of music. Cyriak is always fun too. But the giant teddy bears carrying and eating pedestrians was creepier than usual. The walking-tire cars were a hoot. Cars jumping to an upside down  air-street, Inception inspired? Funny I feel a bit dissociated after watching that.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2013 at 2:43pm

Joan, I love those old musicals too, even though they were before my time. I've seen Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate, Pal Joey and a few others in London through the years. Took my daughter to see Guys and Dolls when she was a teenager. Of the newer ones I enjoyed Hairspray best. Can't stand Lloyd Webber at any price.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 12:57pm

Tell Dido, that I have a very special fondness for black cats. "Ebony", of all my cats over the years, was my favorite.  

Comment by Plinius on April 20, 2013 at 12:31pm

Thanks, Carl and Joan! Dido almost blushed when I told him!

I'm so glad you feel good, Joan! You're right, there's no sense in saying "Why me?" or people would say it when they won the lottery...

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 11:41am

Chris, a wonderful photo of spring flowers and bright cat. A very special image. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 11:38am

Melinda, you are in my thoughts this weekend. 

Mother and daughter, here and now,  

remembering the past, remembering the future. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 11:29am

Good morning everyone! It is a great day; I took only two hydrocodone/acetaminophen since the surgery. I have been virtually pain free for two full days and nights and needed no pain relief; there was none. 

Ladies, get those mammograms, catch it early, and the whole process hurt for just a few hours and that was controlled with Rx. Nothing hurt up to the day after surgery. Not anywhere near as much pain as pricking my finger for my blood sugar ... and that does not hurt at all. So, pain is not a reason to put it off. 

Oh, yes, there has been some pain receiving those wonderful hugs my family gives. We learned very quickly I am in a one-arm hug stage of healing. I shall collect "IOU" hugs for later. 

Also, ladies, instead of saying, "Why me?" say "Let's get on with the procedures."

A hundred years ago, when I was a senior in high school I was chosen Lilac Princess for our city's spring Lilac Festival. We had the usual stuff that draws in crowds of shoppers. Our guest star that year, Gordon MacRae, received news he was chosen to star in the film, "Oklahoma." I have a special spot in my heart for the film, and the easier, less complicated times of 1954. Here is to the beauty of life and all that entails. 

Gordon MacRae - OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING from the film Oklahoma...

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 10:17am

Loren! Wow! I'm wide awake! Not only are you profound, you are funny profoundly! 

Comment by Steph S. on April 20, 2013 at 10:02am

Here's a another birthday cake Melinda!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 20, 2013 at 9:29am

And while we're at it, how about a thousand years of musical evolution in four minutes and twenty-nine seconds?

 

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