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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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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan yesterday. 9 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G on Tuesday. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 4:16pm

Carl, you know me so well, with the picture of a great human being and scientist. Thanks for your greetings and for all the wonderful postings you make here. 

Your cat video reveals a cat who trained his/her humans very carefully and even tamed the dogs in his/her life! What a cat! Thanks! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 4:09pm

sk8eycat, You have had a most interesting life and able to skate with such a troupe of people and do all that traveling so young! The ice show amazes me, how can people perform such balance and grace on blades?

Sadly, your days came to an end on the ice show with your injury. Do you have arthritis now, or stiffness of your injured ankle? I was always too much of a coward and hated hurting, so stuck to things like books and writing. I admire your and your accomplishments. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 3:58pm

Tony, thank you for such a nice affirmation and acknowledgment of what I hope to do. Your words on your posts offer such good and insightful thoughts, I feel inspired. 
The penguins video is a keeper for those days that seem a bit discouraging. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 22, 2014 at 3:11pm

Enjoy.....

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sk8eycat, wonderful video.  Who would of thought you'd being watching yourself in a TV promo forty-six years later on something called the internet?  I can imagine the great memories that must trigger. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 22, 2014 at 1:49pm

Joan, according to my calculations, your birthday was yesterday. 

Happy Birthday!!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

I'm in the chorus numbers somewhere...I hated this show....or actually some of the snotty girls in the dressing room....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZehwmLuvH0

I was out for 6 months...came down with appendicitis while we were playing Los Angeles (glad that it happened while I was at home, if it had to happen at all.)  The next summer I sprained my ankle during rehearsals in Madison, WI. It was so bad that they sent me home, and I said "F**k it."  And started looking for bookkeeping work.

An' dats de trooooof.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 22, 2014 at 9:46am

Dear Joan,

     I know it was yesterday, but wanted to wish you a happy birthday. May your life continue to be filled with love, joy, and happiness. May kindness, understanding, and empathy continue to be your companions along the road. You are truly a unique person whom it is my privilege to know.

     Your friend,

     Tony

Comment by booklover on January 21, 2014 at 8:19am

That picture is so precious Ian! :)

Comment by sk8eycat on January 21, 2014 at 1:46am

Patricia, my dad never came to my dance recitals, or even my high school graduation...he was usually too drunk.  Mother was always there for me...even flew to Salt Lake City when we played the State Fair there.  I embarrassed the *bleep!* out of her during my ad lib number in the bear costume.  I knelt on the footlights, pointed at her in the front row, and yelled, "THAT'S my MOMMY!"

 

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