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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

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 Mar 24. 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

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 9:28am

Melinda, it's just begun to rain here, too...very lightly, so far.

Joan, you aren't out of date regarding the Smurfs, they are! They hit American TV in the early 1980s, aimed at little kids who would have been better off watching "Sesame Street" and "MisteRogers' Neighborhood" ... IF they had to be plonked in front of the TV set at all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 9:27am

A very good morning to you all. The second night of frost and one more to go before nights warm up again. There are some leaves piled at the entrance way to the skunk den so we know she is back. We can smell her when we go in the tool shed. Our attempts to block her way under have failed. We used really big concrete blocks the last time to seal her out. She will go under there and have babies, and I wont block her until they are gone. 

Melinda, your Cat' 10 Commandments sound just about right. Tho I do't have a cat, my neighbor cats believe these rules apply in my yard ... and I love it. 

Ian, good news hat our spring has arrived. Are you in the garden? It is too cold for me to be out for very long; my fingers get cold, even with winter garden gloves. Next week will be better. 

Grinning Cat, glad you are able to get the Facebook photos. There often are real treasures. 

Steph, "I see skies blue, clouds white, bright blessed days, dark nights, and I think to myself, 'What a wonderful world'"

What a Wonderful World, Playing For Change

Comment by Ian Mason on April 15, 2013 at 3:20am

My weekend was spent working, Steph. It's now I have a couple of days off. And by a wonderful turn of luck, SPRING has arrived at last. Glad to hear that the weather's being nice to you too.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 15, 2013 at 12:39am

Thanks, Joan! The other pictures in The Secular Life Coach's album look great as well! (No Facebook account needed to see them.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2013 at 11:26pm
Steph, the old dog & kitten especially merits an "AWE, how sweet!"
Melinda, I like the Turtle & Dragon Fly photo and its message.
I had to look up what a Smurf was ... I am really out of date.
Comment by Steph S. on April 14, 2013 at 11:03pm

Yes, weekend is already over. Thanks everyone.

How was everyone's weekend?

The weather is getting warmer here.

Summer is almost here.

Comment by Lillie on April 14, 2013 at 9:59pm

So sweet, Steph.

Comment by Steph S. on April 14, 2013 at 9:44pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 14, 2013 at 9:43pm

Tony love the smurf picture.

Very cute and made me smile.

Booklover I just love the turtle pic with the quote.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 14, 2013 at 5:46pm

Change of plans: Sue just called and said she cancelled the first part of her tripp because she's been sick for 3 days.  So...she certainly doesn't need a cat-sitter till she's feeling like a human being again.

I'll still be here for 3 more days. Ta-daaaaa! 

The Smurf Baby really cracked me up...I hated the Smurfs for years, when I was working for JCPenney Adv., and had to hunt up samples for photography....eww.

 

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