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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Saturday. 3 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

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 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

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Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 10:44am

Welcome back, Randall!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 9, 2018 at 9:05am

Welcome back, Randy. Hope you enjoyed your sunny break!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2018 at 7:58am

Trying to catch up on all the "doin's" here at A/N now that I'm back from two weeks in Florida (panhandle area). It's good to be back, although I prefer the sunny, warm days to this cold, snowy clime here in Indiana.

Can't say I did anything wonderful while down there. It's not like going to China! I just "vegged out". It's good to change environments and routines on occasion. 

I walked the beaches and sidewalks a lot (up to 9 miles a day), but mostly lazed around and read books. Food wise, I did my own meals except for a few "eat outs" (see Food group).

Any, glad to rejoin my favorite hangout (A/N)!

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 12:08am

You've won the primula Spud! This is the list I got in hospital after this week's allergy tests. I have to avoid allergic reactions and perhaps my eczema will calm down after that...

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 8, 2018 at 2:52pm

They all can cause allergic reactions.

Comment by Plinius on February 8, 2018 at 1:25pm

Guess what they have in common; nickel, sun, preservatives, balsam of Peru, primula.

Comment by Plinius on February 6, 2018 at 1:50am

Flowers.. I have a rosemary on my terrace - it's supposed to flower in March - but it started to flower in november and will probably keep it up for some months. 

I hope the SAD therapy helps, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2018 at 3:47pm

Chris, I haven't seen flowers in DK yet. I think Spring tends to arrive 2-3 weeks earlier in NL. Are you experiencing the same cold spell we are? Temperatures are below freezing night and day at the moment although the weekend is predicted to be milder. I've read that this has been Europe's darkest Winter, measured in hours of sunshine since records began, even though it hasn't been cold. I've been using my SAD therapy light every morning.

Comment by Patricia on February 5, 2018 at 1:33pm

Its a start, but not enough, & of course we don't know how much snow the forests have gotten.

It is nice to see the flowers starting but we have to wait for another couple of months yet.

Comment by Plinius on February 5, 2018 at 1:26pm

Yes, not very unusual these years. We'll get a week of nightfrost now. but our winters are wet, rainy with temperatures of some 10 degrees. But I'm glad you got a good load of snow!

 

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