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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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Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia 1 hour ago. 4 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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat 1 hour ago. 39 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 yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Beautiful picture of Charlie Girl.

Comment by Deidre yesterday

Sorry to hear that, Patricia. I hope you get to feeling better, soon. For now, ((hugs))

Comment by Patricia on Monday

I have throat issues but no diagnosis, even after a scope & barium swallow. I put it down to the extreme dryness in all my mucus membranes after cancer treatments. My reflux has been under good control for many years so I don't blame that.

I don't talk much because I'll get a very sore throat, & will lose my voice. I never did like to talk, so it's no biggie for me to speak minimally. My singing days went a long time ago, when I still smoked.

Comment by booklover on Monday
I don't think your voice is awful, Patricia! My voice wears out with too much talking, and I can't sing as well as I used to. Stomach acid has damaged my vocal-chords, and I have a polyp on them as well. So much fun stuff happens to our bodies as we age. Not! ;)
Comment by Patricia on Monday

Trains are endlessly fascinating to me, Melinda. Always enjoyed them, always will.

I was saying on the video that the cows were doing a lot of complaining & asked my husband if he ever fed them!.....hahaha. The sound wasn't good, so don't know if you were able to hear it or not. My voice is awful, I know that much, even with You Tube ''fixing'' it.

Comment by Ian Mason on Monday

That's a nasty thing for a firm to do, Felaine. An ice-skate slice to the shin would be well deserved.

Discovering a new author is like making a new friend. I'm absorbed by "When We Were Orphans" by Kazuo Ishiguro.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28923.When_We_Were_Orphans

Comment by sk8eycat on Monday

Felaine sez "Hay" back at Charlie Girl!  WHAT a sweet face!

Carl, I have read about at least one motel (in Wisconsin, I think) that does have (free) cats for guests that want one to keep them company.  It started out by accident at least 20 or 30 years ago, and now they adopt rescue cats from local shelters because so many people go out of their way to stay there. 

I used to house-dog-sit for some friends who had Boston bull terriers that snored softly when they slept.  I found myself nodding off to the sound ALL the time.

Comment by booklover on Monday

Charlie Girl says Hey! :)

Comment by booklover on Monday

Cool trains!  I love trains, and I don't know why. I just do.

Carl, I wish I lived just a little closer so I could work for you in your hotel with cats!! :)

Nice short week here in the U.S..  Both my husband and son have Friday off also, and my daughter & her cat will be home all weekend.  I'm looking forward to it!  Now, to clean the house today.

Have a good start to your week, Friends! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on Monday

Nice train layout Patricia.  Those cows were making quite a ruckus. : )

May have told this story before:  When I was a youngster, I wanted a train set, so when a paint the food products contest came along with a train set as second prize, I colored them all, and was disappointed when I won first prize, a bicycle.

I won first because mom helped me, and she was a good amateur artist.

 

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