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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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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 24, 2014 at 12:35am

Hello, Friends.  I hope all of you have a groovy weekend.  For those of you here in the U.S., most of you will probably have Monday off work.  Enjoy!  Here's a little mood music.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:39pm

I'm a blue person.  I love all the different shades of blue.  It's a very calming color.  I also like the very light and muted shades of green. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:06pm

Loren, Bill Evans is a fine pianist, indeed.  Yes, you should explore his music.  I have his "Conversations With Myself" album.  It's very wandering and dreamlike.  Here's the Wikipedia article about it.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversations_with_Myself

It's a very interesting album.  It's just solo piano but with three overdubbed tracks that were recorded by Evans on three different days.  Yeah, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it.  Here's a sample. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:46pm

Spud, my walls are all Mission White and I use bright colors in carpet, stuffed furniture and throws. When my kids were still at home, Cary chose a brilliant gold that knocked your sox off, Criag chose very dark chocolate with gold trim and Laura chose a paint color that matched the raspberry stain she got from eating raspberries and wiping her hands on her T-shirt. The fellow at the paint store did a nice job of matching. 

When they all moved away, I painted everything white. The fellow who helped me paint liked my kids color schemes better than mine. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 10:42pm

Welcome back home, Ian.  Glad you had a good trip.  I'm curious about the monkey mosaic.  What era is that from and in what type of building/setting?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:41pm

Patricia, I like that shade of lilac, just enough color to offer a restful place with a nice contrast with white. 

Carl, enjoyed "Patricia". pleasantly rhythmic.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 23, 2014 at 10:10pm

The room looks good Patricia.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 9:20pm

Patricia, congratulations on your good mammogram report.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 4:54pm

I paint my rooms white, not because I like it better than certain colors, but because my old eyes need all the light they can get.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably use a lot of my favorite color, a light yellow-green.  Or, as a co-worker liked to call it, "baby-shit green".  Haha.  But, I don't think I'd like a whole room painted even that color.

I also like light brown, bright yellow, avocado green, orange, wine, and purple.  But, a little goes a long way.

Black is my least favorite "color".  Red is second worst.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 3:33pm

If I remember correctly, it was the waiting room that was pink, and the other rooms mostly white.

 

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