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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 83 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 8 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

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2013 at 3:47pm

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

"Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.

"Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, says AIDS Ride founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change."

Comment by Ian Mason on March 16, 2013 at 3:38pm

A great video, Ruth but what a world we live in when we are so moved by truth and honesty.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 16, 2013 at 3:35pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 16, 2013 at 2:28pm

Weekend and it's snowing on my daffodils. Better sleep in.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 4:04pm

Here is a bit of fresh air and lift after a dreadful legislative winter: 

MUST WATCH: A Politician Loses It And Restores My Faith In Humanity

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 11:19am

LOL Booklover! A good text to embroider and hang in your livingroom!

Comment by Steph S. on March 15, 2013 at 8:40am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 15, 2013 at 2:10am

Smashing pic of the young ones, Melinda. Glad you enjoyed the break.

Musical chairs Pope? Well, it's more logical than the process they claim happens.

Good morning one and all. The sun is shining here but the temp is about minus 5 C and I'm on my way to bed after a night's work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2013 at 11:50pm
Patricia, FUNNY! Fr. Guido Sarducci for next pope.

Ian, It's time to end that Agricultural Age tradition of Daylight Saving Time. I have not heard of the radio programs you enjoyed. I'll look on the internet for them. Can always use new and interesting old things.

TFA,I listed Ian and your recommendations and look forward to some happy time.
I agree with Ruth and Lillie, regular check ups and an electric toothbrush may add years to your life. Gum disease can get you in your heart as well as mouth. It is amazing how painless cleaning is these days with their new technologies. I have fallen asleep during cleaning. Oh well, that keeps the hygienist awake and we laugh about my snoring when I wake up.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2013 at 11:43pm

Patricia, the sheep video was so stunning, I initially thought it had to be fake.  But as I understand the process and the making, it truly is stunning and a great piece of performance art.  Very cool.

Melinda, so nice to have you back.  I'm sure your pets were glad to see you return.  I can just hear all the happy meowing.  lol  Beautiful picture of your kids. 

 

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