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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

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Discussion Forum

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

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

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 19, 2012 at 12:55am

This is a smashing group to be in, Ruth and everyone. According to my computer, 227 pages of comments (and cats)

A real pleasure to read how so many have turned a bad start into a good life. Keep it up, you lovely people :-)

Comment by Plinius on August 19, 2012 at 12:44am

@Patricia - good for you, that you learned the important things from other people! It's painful to think of, but if you cannot get it in your parents' house, the next best thing is other people.

And I cannot believe how careless people are with their children and animals. To leave them in a hot car, or fridge! I must admit I'm neurotic about such things: I fill and close the washing machine, then count the cats, only then start the washing...

Comment by sk8eycat on August 19, 2012 at 12:36am

I uploaded my pics to my Cheezburger page, and then copied them to here.

REGAL HAIRY JERRY

AND...

OLD BROAD W/PUMPKIN KITTEH-MAN

(I was badly in need of an emergency hair-styling!)

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:46pm
Idaho Spud I also love the movie Matilda! It's also one of my favorites! I own the movie on DVD. I'll,have to watch it again sometime.
Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:41pm
Oh I need to catch up again I got behind.
Joan your friend has a lovely hat.
I like the hanging with friends animal picture Joan.
Sk8eycat I love the fountains that your cats use. I fought a fountain for my kitty too! He loved it! I love cats! Especially the all black ones!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2012 at 11:34pm

Thanks, Joan. And I love the picture. It's just right for us. Thanks, Steph. I have days like that.

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:25pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:24pm

Booklover - your cats are so beautiful!

I want to hug them all.

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:24pm

Hey Ruth congrats!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 11:14pm

Ruth, congratulations on a well-run group. You inspire, instruct, advise, challenge and I respect you for all those qualities. This is a friendly and safe site.

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