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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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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G yesterday. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 25. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:12am
Mindy, the photo of the three cats didn't come through to my comment wall, so I went hunting for it and found a very funny scene! Jealousy seems to be universal.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:08am

Loren, Funny! "Because IT WORKS ... bitches!" I like his spunk!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2013 at 7:14am

Why should we believe the scientific technique?





Because IT WORKS ...

bitches!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 9, 2013 at 9:12pm

Sailing around the world in such a tiny boat with no GPS was quite a feat. I didn't remember that. I agree about the resemblance to Jabba the Hutt.

We had another tropical weather day, in the 90s (at least by our thermometer) and frequent abrupt intense short showers.

Hugs and snuggles to all!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 8:45pm

Patricia, I absolutely LOVE the photo of the girl with the German shepherds!  Memories of a time when I was augmenting my skimpy (for females only) salary by pet-sitting. One couple had three of the largest sheperds I've ever dealt with and a king-size bed that would accommodate everyone.  I loved those dogs as if they were my own, and it was no problem at all getting used to sleeping with them (even though one had grand mal epilepsy). 

I also dog-sat with a sweetly silly Weimaraner who insisted on sharing the guest bedroom with me, even though it only had a twin bed. (And I was a lot larger then than I am now.)

I miss all that. Sometimes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 7:52pm
I, with my daughter, Laura, and granddaughter, Laurie, had a very informative hour with the radiologist and he explained the procedures, their rationales and the research that bright them to this point in treatment. We all asked questions, he gave very straightforward answers, and I feel confident that I am on the track I want to be with their protocols. I start in radiation by having measurements taken on Sept 5, after my last chemo. Then I start six weeks of five times a week of radiation.
If I understand, from all the people I have talked with, there may be some fatigue ... I am used to that and have a nice routine of sleep and reading that suits me well.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 6:50pm

I'm trying to get used to Firefocks  instead of Internut Exploder, and I'm terribly confused right now.  My security program, which shall remain nameless, became obsolete a few weeks ago WITHOUT ANY WARNING!!!  And I had more Trojan Horses on my network (not on my hard drive) than the stables at Santa Anita.  Everything is cleaned out now, including my bank account, and I'm going to make a cup of tea and crash.

BEST OF EVERYTHING TO YOU ALL!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 6:41pm

Joan, I have been out of it again...tech problems that have taken DAYS to clear up.  Obviously I don't yet know what everyone has been talking about, but I was wondering if you also enjoy Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song."  The one that starts with the line, "Life got ya down, Mrs. Brown." (or something like that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0lI-rSFJ8

It helps me a lot.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 12:07pm

@Loren, master of music for the emotions, I could surely use a great pick-me-up bit of music. Got any great ones? 

Of course I like, Eric Idle - "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" - STEREO HQ, "life is a piece of shit when you look at it, ... just remember the last laugh is on you!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 11:57am

Mindy, Patricia, Carl, and Chris, I feel your care and compassion and really do appreciate your reassurances and funny contributions. Laughter provides great medicine, especially as mind and body and emotions get all tangled up with chemicals. 

 

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