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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 Idaho Spud 12 hours ago. 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 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 Tony Carroll on June 4, 2012 at 12:11am

Groaner, sk8eyecat, groaner. LOL :)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 12:03am

Steph: My sister made that LOL book cover (if you were refering to The Mists of Avalon)

That's the fanciest chameleon I've ever seen!  Maybe it's "Karma Chameleon"...

<runs and hides>

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 3, 2012 at 8:53pm

That made me really LOL Steph. Thanks. I needed that. What did he sleep on. Wonderful.

Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 8:37pm

I love your LOL that you made sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing with us.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2012 at 4:22pm

I've run out of Stash House Blend (I ordered more Thursday...whee!), so I'm drinking their "Xmas Morning" blend right now, and thinking about pouring it in a tall glass...over ice.  It's that kinda day.

Oh.  They don't call it "Xmas," but I do. 

They have about 75 - 100 kinds of, green, white, tisanes (ick), and Oolong.  One lovely Oolong is called Royal Robe, but it costs 3 or 4 times as much as the same weight of the House Blend. Once in a while I splurge and buy 50 or 100 grams, but not often.

PS: Give my regards to Mr. Animal!  I love him!  AND Dr. Teeth.

My sister (Red Robin...her hair is the same color as Pumpkin's bright ORNJ fur) made this LOL...I loved MZB, and ALL her books.


Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 2:53pm

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well.

I drink tea too! So I am enjoying the posts here on teas as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2012 at 11:31am

@Chris: I like Lapsang Souchong with spicy (hot!) food...Chinese or Mexican.  It soothes the "fire" without numbing the taste buds. At least I think it does.

@Shayne: LOL I like Irish Breakfast tea mostly for the flavor, and also when I need to wake up fast. I made the mistake of drinking a cup of "Super Irish Breakfast" (with Splenda) last month when I had an early morning MD appointment for routine blood tests, etc.  My blood sugar was normal, but my BP was 130/80, very high for me, and Dr. BadJokes freaked and insisted on prescribing another BP medication in addition to the two I already take.  I kept telling him about the high-caffiene tea, but he wouldn't listen. The effing pills gave me terrible headaches, so I quit taking them after a day or two. (I haven't told him that...yet.)

My next appointment is in two weeks; I think I'll try decaf (pleh!) tea in the morning and see what happens.


Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2012 at 12:31am

I drink coffee and tea, but not very much as I have to mind my heartrate. A wonderful tea is Lapsang Souchong, a real pick-me-up I  think they call it.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on June 1, 2012 at 11:24pm

I'm a fellow tea-lover! I like all kinds of real tea, but not tisanes, and a lot of people don't seem to know the difference. If it's made from herbs, it's NOT tea! My favorites are chai (and the Stash brand is pretty good), and genmaicha, which is a Japanese tea made with popped rice. And as far as the tea you find in supermarkets, nothing can compare with Red Rose tea -- Lipton sucks, bigtime, and I've never actually seen any other brands in my store except for Tetley, which is OK, but not spectacular. I might just look up the Stash site, because I'm quite willing to be experimental with tea! :-)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2012 at 11:12pm

@Write4U: I think there are slight differences in where the tea plants are grown, and what season the leaves are picked, etc & so forth.  Soil and altitude seem to affect the flavor...slightly.  Another difference is which leaves are picked...the tiny tender tips, or the larger leaves ("White" teas are a big deal now, but I think they are flavorless.  Might as well drink a cup of hot water.)

I have learned a lot by reading the articles on the Stash Tea web site,  and by trying different types..I've found like bold, or "hearty" flavors like malty Assam.  But my all-time favorite is the Stash House Blend (loose leaf tea only)...a little bit of everything, including a hint of jasmine.  I'm not crazy about "straight" jasmine-flavored teas, but in a blend, it's kinda nice.  Beats the *bleep!* out of supermarket tea bags, which contain the crumbly leftovers after loose leaf processing.

So, brew a cuppa, grab a good book, and a warm cat, curl up and relax.

I think I'll take my own advice...BRB


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