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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.

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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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

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 Future on November 28, 2012 at 8:40am

I've been completely under their control for years now.

Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 8:16am

Hugs everyone!

That's really cute Melinda - lol that LOLcat.

That's a cute one Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 12:56am

Comment by Ian Mason on November 27, 2012 at 8:39pm

Ah, the pleasure of waking up early to meet all of you :-)

Melinda: atypical because nothing fits neatly into one category. Plus, diagnoses can also be in or out of fashion among the experts, something that sometimes is related to the "efforts" of the drug companies.

It's been a couple of years since I had anything to do with women and several years since i drank but I still want "Oh didn't he ramble" at my funeral.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEX2z-ZGMUw

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 27, 2012 at 6:51pm

Kalliope, that is my favorite Monty Python song. I have it on my MP3, and listen whenever I feel a little down. I plan on a natural burial, you know, just a shroud and put me directly in the hole. I have let my son and family know I want this played. Will probably piss some off, but I think it is a wonderful sendoff, even though I won't be there, or anywhere, for that matter. But will let them have a smile instead of a cry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 3:13pm

Signing off to clean my oven.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 3:12pm

Melinda, thanks for your kind words and assurances that I hadn't intruded. There are so many tools one can use that we should have learned in our families and education, but I didn't learn many of them until I responded the best way I could to pain and disappointment. I agree, this is a lovely group of people, wise and funny and bold. 
Love you and each one. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 27, 2012 at 12:41pm

Thanks for all of your wonderful sharing and support of one another. Yes, why do cats love boxes? Perhaps because there are so few things in their human environments that they can control. Boxes tend to be light and cat sized, as well as resembling a nest.

No fair, GrinningCat. Now I have that Grand Old Cat tune as an earworm.

I was missing yesterday because I'm working on another pullquote/slideshow. But this time I'm more ambitious and will buy Vegas Video to add sound and allow people to control it. It's a learning curve to figure out how to properly credit the pictures. I collected a bunch without getting all of the information I need, and now have to hunt for their sources or replace them.

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2012 at 11:43am

From The Meaning of Life, an oldie, but I still enjoy it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 11:29am

Chris, that film is a KEEPER! Just a great lively tune, and lyrics worthy of memorizing. Let's have a sing-along. You are brilliant!

 

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