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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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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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by sk8eycat on September 5, 2012 at 3:53pm

That's a purrfect garden pic for a BOOKLOVERRRRR! 

PS: I wannit!


Comment by Ian Mason on September 5, 2012 at 2:02pm

Those pics really make me smile. I stole the sofa-cat, btw.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 5, 2012 at 6:34am

Great pics. Have cats evolved to match furniture?

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 6:03am

Thanks Tony!

My mom used to have Beagles - she would love that picture - I will copy it and share it with her.

Have a great day all!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 5:59am

Hey guys, great dog pics! Love 'em. Getting ready to head out for work. Soon these mad hours will moderate, will have more time for you guys. Until then, this is my favorite breed, have owned 3 over my lifetime. Just adore them. Beagles.

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 5:52am

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 5:50am

Patricia, booklover and sk8eycat - those are great!

Thanks for making me smile this morning - drinking coffee and getting ready for work and school.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 5, 2012 at 12:26am

Thanks for the dog pics, guys. I especially like Tab and the animated gif (both of which I've copied). Sleep well, folks.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 9:53pm

Yes, I think Malemutes are bigger-boned and slightly more muscular than Huskies, too.

I was a little bit off on the timing of Jasmine the Sammy's pregnancy; the puppies (6, according to the latest exam) are due this weekend, and I've been promised photos ASAP.  I promise to post the best one(s)...Jasmine is such a good mom!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 7:27pm

Patricia, I just e-mailed the "Flower Dog" to a friend who used to breed Siberians...they don't always have blue eyes, or bi-eyes...I think about 50% have brown eyes.  Most of hers did.  The main difference (I think) is the width of the head and the size of the ears.  The puppies she bred were adorable. 

She now lives in Oregon, and is raising Samoyeds.  She only has two, both AKC champions. (BFD) She just bred the older one for the 3rd, and last, time.

Her last 2 Siberians: Amber (the mother - red) on the right, and Rainbo (bi-eyed, wolf grey) on the left. 12 years ago. This was their first real snowfall...both were born and raised in Pasadena, CA.


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