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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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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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

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Comment by sk8eycat on March 14, 2014 at 12:11pm

I LOVE crossword puzzles!  When I worked a few years in an advertising office in downtown Los Angeles, there was always a mad rush when our copy of the Sunday NY Times arrived.  We Xeroxed the crossword, and then everybody spent their lunch hour doing the puzzle.  I have found several sites that offer free printable puzzles, but I've never found the Sunday NY Times one. Anyroad, it requires larger paper than my printer can use (IF you want to be able to  read the clues.)  But it's always been the best, and hardest, puzzle published in the US.

British-style Cryptic Crosswords can fry your brain, but they're fun...even if you only get a few words right.

http://www.poinscrosswords.com/

Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2014 at 10:59am

But shrinking starts early! I know, because I wanted to be tall and I kept track of my height.

I was 1.62 m. when I was 18, but only five years later I was back below 1.60 m. Now at 60 I'm 1.57 m.

And now how to convert that to inches... 61 inches, but I can't find the feet.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 9:40am
Mindy, I think I've shrunk in height also. For years and years, ever since 8th grade, my height was measured at exactly 6 feet. Several years ago I had a work-related physical and they measured me at 5'10". I was really surprised. Then my own doctor confirmed that measurement as well. It seems very strange, since I'm only approaching my 50th birthday this year.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 8:56am
I'm sorry, Randall, but changing the subject away from cats is not acceptable. But we'll make an exception for you this one time since you offered some good advice about crossword puzzles.
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2014 at 8:34am

As Loren reminded us, Happy Pi Day, everyone! (3/14)

instructables.com has a cute pirate pie rat (pi rat) pie:

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2014 at 7:35am

Not to change the subject (from cats), but does anyone work crosswords? I kept up my newspaper subscription for the daily, but cancelled when I discovered a good crossword--free, I might add--over the internet. For my intellect, it's the perfect difficulty. FreeDailyCrosswords.com. Printers ink is cheaper than a newspaper. I work on a puzzle while eating meals. Not only does it sharpen my mind, but it slows me down. Double win.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 11:34pm

"Tortoise Shell" I like the sound of that. 

Carl, love you cat who gives baths. Nice way to earn one's keep. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 11:21pm
Joan, I'm glad you liked the comic.  See!!  You DO have a sense of humor!  :)
Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 6:45pm

Patricia, they're both beautiful.

We've had torties, and orange cats, and right now I have Pumpkin (or he owns me), and Fred, the Tar Baby, who has adopted my sister.

They are both silly, in their own ways.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 6:06pm

Little Miss "Innysint", a very beautiful cat. The coloring is so pretty. Is there a name for that kind of coloration? 

 

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