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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.

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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia on Monday. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 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

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 28, 2013 at 3:12pm

Got a good chuckle out of the Crazy Cat Lady starter kit.

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2013 at 2:44pm

Adorable Carl!  Thanks!!! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 28, 2013 at 1:28pm

Just for you, Mindy.........

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2013 at 8:41am

Thanks Ian. :)

Comment by Plinius on August 28, 2013 at 2:11am

LOL, I know how hard balls are when they hit you in the face, so I  stayed out of ball games.

I like Ackroyd's books! I read London Under and The Clerkenwell Tales. Now reading the biography of a Dutch atheist - Adriaan Koerbagh 1633 - 1669) who wrote a new dictionary: every lemma was a kick in the face of religion, and he was tortured till he died for it.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 27, 2013 at 9:56pm

Nothing wrong with a ramble, Mindy. I agree with the "library" quote.

It's useful to catch a moving ball when it's heading your way, Chris. Do you know how hard a cricket ball is?

After some periods without a pc (holiday, pc broken) I've found that I can live without one most of the time and have read a lot more, the way I used to. Latest: "London: the biography" by Peter Akroyd" ( Over 800 pp), and "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut.

Have a new lap-top now and am having to spend time learning some basics for Windows 8. Still haven't found how to access the media player so as to hear my favourite radio stations, KCSM and Radio Mozart but can hear the BBC, a good thing when the Prom season is in full swing.

Peace and love, all.

Comment by Patricia on August 27, 2013 at 9:42pm

This happened off our coast.....

whales
Watch: Dozens of orca whales swim past Galiano Island

Source: globalnews.ca

Janusz Kowalski has been a resident of Galiano Island for 13 years and has seen many orca whales swim by his property, but this weekend he had witnessed a sight to behold.

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2013 at 7:49pm

from booklover :)

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2013 at 7:47pm

Good Evening Friends!  I am trying to simplify my life in many ways.  I spend too much time online.  I deleted a lot of "favorites", and am only going to go to the sites I love the most.  Of course AN is top priority! :)  I did un-join some groups though.  Even though they are wonderful, I never read or contribute to them.  This is my very favorite group and where the majority of my friends are!  I have gotten rid of SO many things, and I wasn't a materialistic person to begin with!  I only kept what was useful, or meaningful, and decorations that I love that make my home show who my family is.  I feel lighter and better every time I get rid of something that takes up my time that I don't enjoy doing, mentally or physically.  Less stuff, less to clean.  Less clogging my mind, happier Mindy. My kids both have jobs now, Cole is still in our wonderful Community College.  My daughter's job is turning out to be an awesome fit for her while she decides what to do with finishing her education.  She's in a great frame of mind!  I even decided, though I love my dog with all my heart, she will be my one and only dog ever.  I am truly a cat-lady, and with my medical issue, on the many days I don't feel well, a big dog is just too much.  I also won't ever get another long-haired cat.  Beautiful, but SO much grooming, and they HATE it.  I know some cats love it.  I hope my 10-year old Lab lives another couple of years at least, and I'll always be happy my kids got to experience growing up with a dog.  We are ALL cat people though!

Sorry for the rambling!  Just relaxing and reflecting on things tonight.  Hugs to all of you.~ Mindy

Comment by sk8eycat on August 27, 2013 at 2:04pm

Joan, I don't think I was particularly disciplined, I just couldn't stand still whenever I heard music. Some of my earliest memories are of making up my own "dances" to "The Nutcracker," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and whatever Glenn Miller or Andrews Sisters stuff was playing on the radio.  I had never actually seen ballet or any kind of dancing till I began taking lessons when I was six.

I first saw ice skating when I was eleven, after Dad bought a TV set.  I roller-skated on the sidewalks with all the other kids, of course, but it has snowed here only once in my lifetime.(We went bonkers.)  "Frosty Frolics" was a summer replacement TV show, broadcast live from a big rink in Pasadena.  I was HOOKED! Obsessed.  Gliding looked so much more graceful than tippy-toeing across a stage in those painful pink shoes. (I hated dancing en pointe.)
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Ian, I think most people are somewhat "mixed brain." I'm right-handed, but always hated sports that required hand-eye coordination...particularly soft(HAH!)ball. I never could catch the damned things...and I got hit in the face more than once trying.  They HURT! 

When I was in high school, my gym class had a short course in archery; I never managed to even hit any targets.  My arrows went all over the field. It was fortunate that I didn't hit a classmate, OR the teacher.

If I wasn't using my legs, I was a total KLUTZ!  (Never was able to touch-type, either...still can't.  For some odd reason, I became a whiz at using a 10-key...the numbers went directly from my eye to my fingers...may have been using my left eye at the time. I dunno. So I spent 40 years as a bookkeeper. I actually enjoyed it.)

 

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