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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan 12 hours ago. 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 Tony Carroll on November 6, 2012 at 7:09pm

Hey everyone. Only had to stand in line little over an hour to vote. Got into a lovely conversation with a Ms. Lathrop. 88 y.o. lady. The only thing she said about politics was she had voted in every election since late 40's. How wonderful. We mostly talked about family, food (got a great recipe from her I'm dying to try), and general things. What a beautiful, warm, human she was.

Anyway, a puppy pic.

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 5:07pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 3:06pm

Ian, it amazes me that a person running for public office would be so insensitive to the needs of his/her constituents. During my grandfather's and father's day, hard work could get one into the middle class. It is my generation that proves that to be a lie. Another myth shot down. 

One by one, the old myths fall to the garbage heap:

religion

capitalism 

democracy 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 3:02pm
Comment by Ian Mason on November 6, 2012 at 2:45pm

A picture says more than 1,000 words, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 1:41pm

Too bad he thinks only those who own assets are worthy of income security. What about families who have been hit with job lay-offs, downsizing, job elimination, sickness that causes bankruptcy, out of control costs of living, students trying to pay off loans and homeowners with foreclosed homes, people for reasons not of their making unable to work, too old to earn a living or too young, or too sick? 

Comment by dr kellie on November 6, 2012 at 1:23pm

My progressive group is meeting out to watch election results and I don't know if I can stomach it.  I guess it would be some comfort to be huddled with fellow liberals, but I might pull my hair out.  Or get drunk.  Or both.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2012 at 10:51am

I'm a traditionalist, I guess.  I vote on Election Day, almost without exception.  That one exception was when I knew I'd be out of town that day (the 1996 election, I think), and I wanted to make sure I got my $0.02 in.

Certainly having the convenience of early voting is good, but long as you got the attitude and determination TO vote, I think yer good.

Comment by Chris Dodds on November 6, 2012 at 10:49am

@ sk8eycat  How does one go about voting by mail?

@ everyone else, get out there and vote.  I don't give a shit who you vote for, just do it.  The sooner you vote, the sooner the electoral college can determine a winner, and the sooner we can get this whole election thing over with.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 10:45am

I've been voting by mail for more than 15 years.  I got tired of  my polling place being moved all over, trying to find a place to park, and shrieking kids whose parents don't sem to be able to teach them manners.

In Oregon and Washington, everybody votes by mail, and they have a much higher "turnout" percentage than the rest of the states.  It also saves cities, counties, and states a large amount of money.

I think it's time.

 

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