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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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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 3, 2016 at 9:48am

Magical morning

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 2, 2016 at 10:32pm

A deer-proof cage. Good idea.

Joan, I've been aware of the excess Arctic and Antarctic heat. Thanks for posting about Arctic Un-Winter. The Arctic refreeze pauses are kind of alarming, as if a tipping point has been passed and feedbacks such as releasing latent heat are making noticeable disturbances. I wonder if this is a symptom of a new regime emerging. Just read a paper that models of ramp up to a Blue Ocean Event all showed a negative Arctic Oscillation, which caused meriodional (north-south) winds that bring more heat to the Arctic. We are seeing the planet change.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 10:06pm

Oh, if I were a rabbit, I would eat the beans, too. Poor beans! well, at least you do grow them and they look so pretty and delicious in your harvest basket. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 2, 2016 at 9:53pm

Joan, I tried to figure out how to plant 3 sisters but deer and rabbits eat the bean plants to the ground.  One patch is designated for 2 sisters, sweet corn and squash / pumpkin / zucchini, which are all types of squash anyway.  Those beds are also designated for potatoes and onions, which herbivores also seem to avoid.  That leaves the third sister, beans, in a cage, viewing her tougher siblings with envy for their freedom.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 6:21pm

Attempt #4 at posting this: 

Drifting into Arctic Un-Winter

"Many call it global weirding. But weird just barely describes what’s happening in the Arctic right now. To the consternation of some, I’ve warned that the process we are now witnessing is the start to ... that will assuredly happen if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels soon. But we could just as well call it un-winter. Or de-wintering. Whatever you want to name it, and regardless of whether your initial inclination is to downplay it or to shout it from the hills, what’s happening in the Arctic right now is unprecedented and more than a little scary."

robertscribbler

Is it too late to restore our climate of recent centuries? If it is too late, from where do we find assistance? 
Climate deniers, you should be held accountable for impeding thought and action to keep us safe. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 5:37pm

I'll try to post again over here:

Daniel, next years sweet corn, or whatever you plant in the garden with all that chicken much will just love you and reward you with bushel crops. That will also be an excellent place to plant the three sisters. 

"The Three Sisters are the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups in North America: winter squash, maize (corn), and climbing beans (typically tepary beans or common beans)."

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 2:34pm

It worked, now to the rest of my A/N friends, Good afternoon. I will take advantage of the successful last tries and say how glad I am to have you to participate with trying to get oil companies to explore and develop alternative energy sources. 

I successfully sent an invitation to A/N members from A to L to join the group, Renewable Energy Sources

I am unable to send invitations to A/N members because I have been unsuccessful in figuring out how to send to A/N friends. I will keep trying. 

My old brain just can't keep up with this new-fangled technology and I send hugs to all those who are smart and able. How I envy you your brightness!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 2:27pm

Attempt #2
Hi, Spud, it seems our little group has a reason to grow now that some fossil fuel corporations look to doing research on alternative energy sources. There exist great opportunities for those who create, invent, develop alternative energy. 

We live in an incredibly exciting time of human development. I jus wish I could remember how to invite A/N members to this site. I tried and tried, finally got through A - L and then sent that request off. I tried to duplicate sending the rest and I am still struggling with how to invite A/N members. 

I'm too old for this kind of brain twisting. 

How are you doing!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 2, 2016 at 11:10am

Ian, you mentioned practicing scales on your bass guitar; couldn't resist this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2016 at 11:45pm

Kathy, have you tried Lore's recommendation? Go to Loren's page

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

page 2 about 1 hour ago. I also made a check list to follow for his instructions. 

Let me know if you can't find it. 

 

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