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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 6:23pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 12:02pm

Love that one, Napoleon!

Selabrayt Winter Solstice U duz it ur wai, I duz it mine.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 2:23am

Ruth...for about 30 years I was a pet-sitter to supplement my meager salary as a bookkeeper, and most of my "clients" were dogs...BIG dogs!  One of the funniest was an AKC champion Weimaraner...sweet, loving, and a practical joker. She liked to be chased around the house, so she'd grab one of my fuzzy socks out of my suitcase, and run around the dining room table with it in her mouth.  She looked so silly. I have photos somewhere.

Then there were the two Cairn terriers who lived on a steep hill with a terraced backyard.  I'd put their dinner dishes on the back porch, and they would carefully carry them up to the first terrace, and dine on the lawn.  I have pictures of that trick, too.

I MUST go through my collection and scan everything so I can share them.

(I did NOT nake any pictures of a huge German shepherd puppy humping a king-size bed....;>P  His name was Thunder Thud.))

Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2013 at 7:40pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:38pm

Thanks for the mellow interlude, Loren.

I save lots of the pictures here too.

I enjoy everyone's stories here.

Patricia, I've been getting bored far more easily the last few days. Maybe it's being in the house so much the last few weeks and then this snow. The news seems less compelling, and Cheezburger seems less amusing. My cats and husband, however, are great as ever.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 5:25pm

That sure look like a dog with a 'tude to me, Ruth!  [chuckle!]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:17pm

Dogs can  be funny too, sk8eycat. This is Tuna the Chiweenie.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 10, 2013 at 5:01pm

It was so bloody cold (for Southern California) that I woke up at 5AM and couldn't go back to sleep.  So I pulled the covers up to my head and read for a couple of hours.  AND for the first time since I adopted Pumpkin, he joined me UNDER the blankies.  And purred and purred and purred.  So comfy-cozy, and he makes a good arm rest.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 7:24am

Well, 'tis the season and all that ... and for a long time, since I first got the album, I have loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' mellow, easy-listening take on that old classic, "Let It Snow."

All I have to say from here on is: Please enjoy!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 9, 2013 at 10:13pm

Mindy, thank you. I hate dumping all my daymares on everyone here.  I try to keep my sense of humor alive, and very much enjoy the funny pics everyone posts in here...especially all the silly cats. It helps a lot.

Cats can be SO funny, and they resent our laughter so much. The black Devil cat we had 30+ years ago used to play and play and play till he had to pant like a dog, and if anyone laughed at him, he would go into a corner, turn his back and start washing his face.  It was like, "I don't know what you alll are laughing at; it certainly wasn't anything I did!"  This usually was after he'd been batting an ice cube all over the kitchen floor.  He loved that game.

He also used to love to sit beside my dad in the recliner to watch the news, or a football game.  After Dad died, The Devil still got into the chair when it was time to turn on the TV....and waited, and waited.  I would sit beside him, but I guess I didn't smell right (Devil was blind by then.)

Pumpkin likes to snuggle up to my shoulder when I'm reading in bed...he also rubs his chin on the books I have stacked beside me.  His favorite (right now) is Losing Faith in  Faith by Dan Barker.  ;>)

 

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