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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 5:57pm

Hey Joan - don't be upset. I don't think most of us saw the picture. But, no worries. We are all friends here. : )

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 5:52pm

Great cat, Steph. Next time I get overwhelmed, will have to give that outfit a whirl.

And now, time to ratchet the cuteness level to 11 (or treacly, as it strikes you).

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 5:49pm

Tony, as usual, you photos and music start me off with a happy, toe tapping attitude. The Finnish winter scene is so lovely; glad I am not out in snow. I like my cozy room with your beautiful photos coming right to my fingertips. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 5:47pm

Melinda, I am so glad you didn't see it and hopefully no one else did. I am ashamed of my carelessness and do not want to repeat that ever again. Thanks for understanding. 

Your two white cats eating together delights me. They seem perfectly satisfied with the eating arrangement. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 5:44pm
Steph! What a wonderful photo of an overwhelmed cat! My sympathies to him/her/it.
Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 5:22pm

Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 5:22pm

Ian and Tony thanks for the music.

Tony I love the snow picture - breathtaking. Also, the Poland library is a wonderful scene too.

Booklover what a super cute cat photo. How funny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 1:37pm

Ruth, and all members of this group, I owe you a sincere apology. I woke up very early this morning and couldn't sleep and watched some news reports. An article came up that moved me and I jumped out of bed knowing this group would appreciate the story. As I often do, I looked for a photo to include. My room was dark, the only light was from the computer, my eyes hurt from trying to look and I chose a photo that turned out to be an insult to the person I deeply admire. 

Awaking and reading my mail, I discovered my mistake and immediately removed the post. 

I insulted not only the subject of my post but all of you trusted friends who have stayed with me all these months. I am truly sorry. I learned my lesson. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 12:11pm

A snowpath in a Finnish forest. I love the snow (just not 3-4 mos. worth of it).

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 12:04pm

Outside wall of the public library in Ustron, Poland. Amazing 3D painting.

 

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