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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.

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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

Tags: surreal

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 booklover on September 2, 2013 at 5:20pm

Cute Steph and Felaine! The weather here is in the 70's, with a light breeze.  Gorgeous!  Hubby will be home LATE tonight from Indianapolis.  He has tomorrow off.  I swear we have been hemorrheaging (sp?) money.  Tomorrow we are going to start being frugal!!! Have a great evening my Friends!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2013 at 4:09pm

Cat fanz R NAWT crayzee!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2013 at 7:08am

Oooh, poor kitty!

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2013 at 9:41pm

Hey everyone!!

Labor Day Weekend. Can relax a bit.

Trying to get caught up on the site.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 1:23am

My education is surely lacking. I have not seen these before.

TOMMY TUNE

and

Charles "Honi" Coles performs the New Low Down 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 1, 2013 at 1:06am

I remember a long time ago reading a comment comparing Tommy Tune to Charles "Honi" Coles.  Amazing eloquence in just a few words:

"Tommy Tune danced all around the stage; "Honi" Coles stood in one place and made the stage dance around him,"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv_52J67pIw

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 12:58am

sk8eycat I have not seen that movie before. I like Sammy's dancing and singing. He is wiry and agile. Thanks.  

Comment by sk8eycat on September 1, 2013 at 12:46am

How to disrupt a church picnic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T61PTlfcnpQ

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2013 at 12:45am

I sometimes wonder if they don't put everything online.......

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 12:21am

Patricia, I thought I did a pretty thorough search for Kelly dance scenes, but didn't find ones in which he shone. Singin' in the Rain is a favorite of mine as well. I looked again and still don't find a good video. The search is on!

 

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