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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 21. 81 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 Lillie on June 30, 2012 at 8:48pm

Have been watching the Olympic trials all of this week and god is very popular among the athletes.  Some even do a Tim Tebow.  (I am so sick of Tim Tebow.  I am hoping New York will take the wind out of his sails.)

Comment by Lillie on June 30, 2012 at 8:39pm

Apparently, Scientology begins indoctrinating kids at age 5 so this must have motivated Katie to make the break at this time.  She was raised Catholic so it is a wonder she joined Scientology in the first place.  Of course, they are both big on fantasy.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2012 at 1:47pm

booklover, The friend who sent that Canadian flag-thing to me picked it up from FB (I don't "do" FB...tried it several years ago, heard from so many people...classmates...that I never liked, that I unsubscribed after the first week.). One characteristic of Canadians that isn't mentioned on that goodie is that they are sincerely polite. 

For instance, when two lanes of traffic have to merge into one lane, they actually take turns...one at a time.  They don't try to cut other drivers off, and there's no bird-flipping at the driver who needs to merge in front of them.  They just quietly let them in instead of crowding them over to the shoulder.  I don't think the arrogant, self-involved GOP me-firsters could tolerate that.

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As for fireworks shows, I wish I could invite everyone in here who has been sufferiing from the unseasonable heat to my home (in Burbank, CA) for the 4th of July. The days have been a tad too warm, but the evenings and nights are still cool, and the Chamber of Commerce puts on a great show from a park in the hills directly above us.  Some of our neighbors bring folding chars and snacks (and beer...and soft drinks), and we party on the front lawn, because our house is on a corner, and we have the best line-of-sight on the block.  Don't even really need chairs; I usually sprawl on the crabgrass.  (No porta-potties, tho.  You'd better take care of that before you leave home.  The show only lasts half an hour, anyway.)  We all Ohhhh and Ahhhh, and applaud, and just have fun.

The people who actually drive (or take a bus) up to the park can also enjoy a concert and other festivities, but I like being with my neighbors.  We've all lived here for decades.

 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2012 at 12:02am

Anyone who knows anything about the ElRonners, and still stays with it has to be blind.

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As for our nasty whites-only tea party idiots:

 

 

Comment by Lillie on June 29, 2012 at 9:09pm

Patricia, I say what took her so long.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 28, 2012 at 6:11pm

Patricia...Wonderful collection!  I've gotta copy it and send it to my friends.  IF I remember to do it.

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Now...some of you won't be able to identify with the following...yet, but I sure do:

Comment by sk8eycat on June 28, 2012 at 11:53am

Thanks, Steph.  I'm going to see Dr. BadJokes, and I don't think I'm gonna like what he has to say.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 28, 2012 at 11:15am

A side-splitter, Steph.

Comment by Steph S. on June 28, 2012 at 10:53am

Hey everyone!

Have a great day!

Comment by Ian Mason on June 28, 2012 at 3:18am

Another goodie, Ruth.

 

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