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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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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 23 hours ago. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 4 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on November 17, 2015 at 1:57am

That was quick, Carl and now you're in no danger of catching a nasty 'hospital' infection.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 10:37pm

Welcome home from the hospital, Flying Atheist!

I think these roses manage fine over Winter. Some varieties are quite hardy, and take freezing of their late Fall flowers in stride. It was another mild day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2015 at 9:54pm

Carl! You are a wonder! Home, and ready for a second chance at life! The phenomenon of successful organ transplants seems like a miracle ... a miracle of science and scientists at their best. As Larry says, "You got 'er did!"

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 16, 2015 at 9:44pm

Glad to hear it, Carl! There's no place like home!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2015 at 9:18pm
Wow! Beautiful, Ruth, but just not right Pennsylvania in November. Will this situation affect them negatively next year?

BTW, everyone, I was released from the hospital this evening. Feeling really good and getting better each passing day.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

See the roses by my gym yesterday. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2015 at 8:28pm

Hey, Randall. How about a picture of you holding your grandson.

It's Mid-November in Philly, and the lawns are Summer lush from recent rain. Roses are also blooming and making new buds.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Thanks to all. I've had a chance to hold the baby for long stretches of time. He's beautiful and so good. My daughter is doing extremely well, also.

The other day, at a small family gathering, my 3 year old granddaughter asked where "Granddaddy Art" (my recently deceased father) was. Several people piped up with the usual answers, like "He's in heaven". I bluntly jumped in with "He's dead, plain and simple!". That ended the discussion. You gotta say what you gotta say.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 14, 2015 at 10:06am
That's a great announcement, Randy. Congratulations!
Comment by Pat on November 14, 2015 at 8:32am
Carl, glad to hear the good news.
Randall, congrats on the new arrival.
 

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