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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 booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 6, 2013 at 6:53pm

Wow, I never heard of chemo turning hair into steel wool texture, Patricia.

Here's a well tuned beer bottle performance to cheer up everyone.

Comment by booklover on November 6, 2013 at 5:33pm

Glad you liked my posts Joan!  Also happy your hair is growing in!

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2013 at 2:27pm

It's about time equal rights started to become EQUAL RIGHTS for everyone.....except criminals.....they tossed theirs.

My hair grew in very tightly curled & matted, which caused terrible headaches I still had to cut it back & wear wigs for 3 years after chemo before it finally softened up enough to do something with. I couldn't even get a wire dog brush through it & the texture was like steel wool.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 6, 2013 at 1:36pm

Great news on Illinois! Marriage equality will only begin in June, since advancing the date would have required 70 votes in the state House (it passed with 61).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 6, 2013 at 12:02pm

Joan, you mention your hair is coming back as it was originally:  straight, not curly.  Is it common for hair to become curly after radiation?  I'm lucky that I've never had a close friend/relative go through this experience, so I'm a little naive on the details.  

I'm glad to hear that you've managed so well through all of this. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2013 at 11:40am

Mindy, I just opened your "Defend rights of women and girls." Am reposting on Twitter/Facebook. Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2013 at 11:37am

Congratulation Illinois!
Mindy, glad you responded to the "Boo"! Perhaps people will think twice before they make their displeasure public.So many realize love cannot be legislated or even dictated by dogma. I also like your idea of an A/N Hang with Friends reunion in Schiedam with Chris.

Chris, what is your weather condition? Do you notice this year unusual from former years?

We have more snow, and melting. Trees continue to look pretty; the ground has patches of snow. The witch hazel is so pretty with it's light lemon color The high wind of last week took most leaves off deciduous shrubs and trees. There were also power outages in eastern Washington state, however, we have not had an outage.
My hair is growing, not only on my head, but eyebrows, eyelashes, in my nose, under my arms and on my legs. Seems I am returning to normal; my hair did not come in curly, it is straight and stiff as before, except my cowlicks really show up. Have some crazy patterns on my scalp.

Comment by booklover on November 6, 2013 at 10:42am

That would be so fun Chris!!!

Comment by Plinius on November 6, 2013 at 10:05am

I'd love to find you all on my doorstep! You knew that!

Comment by booklover on November 6, 2013 at 9:59am

 

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