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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:08am

Loren, Funny! "Because IT WORKS ... bitches!" I like his spunk!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2013 at 7:14am

Why should we believe the scientific technique?





Because IT WORKS ...

bitches!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 9, 2013 at 9:12pm

Sailing around the world in such a tiny boat with no GPS was quite a feat. I didn't remember that. I agree about the resemblance to Jabba the Hutt.

We had another tropical weather day, in the 90s (at least by our thermometer) and frequent abrupt intense short showers.

Hugs and snuggles to all!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 8:45pm

Patricia, I absolutely LOVE the photo of the girl with the German shepherds!  Memories of a time when I was augmenting my skimpy (for females only) salary by pet-sitting. One couple had three of the largest sheperds I've ever dealt with and a king-size bed that would accommodate everyone.  I loved those dogs as if they were my own, and it was no problem at all getting used to sleeping with them (even though one had grand mal epilepsy). 

I also dog-sat with a sweetly silly Weimaraner who insisted on sharing the guest bedroom with me, even though it only had a twin bed. (And I was a lot larger then than I am now.)

I miss all that. Sometimes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 7:52pm
I, with my daughter, Laura, and granddaughter, Laurie, had a very informative hour with the radiologist and he explained the procedures, their rationales and the research that bright them to this point in treatment. We all asked questions, he gave very straightforward answers, and I feel confident that I am on the track I want to be with their protocols. I start in radiation by having measurements taken on Sept 5, after my last chemo. Then I start six weeks of five times a week of radiation.
If I understand, from all the people I have talked with, there may be some fatigue ... I am used to that and have a nice routine of sleep and reading that suits me well.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 6:50pm

I'm trying to get used to Firefocks  instead of Internut Exploder, and I'm terribly confused right now.  My security program, which shall remain nameless, became obsolete a few weeks ago WITHOUT ANY WARNING!!!  And I had more Trojan Horses on my network (not on my hard drive) than the stables at Santa Anita.  Everything is cleaned out now, including my bank account, and I'm going to make a cup of tea and crash.

BEST OF EVERYTHING TO YOU ALL!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 6:41pm

Joan, I have been out of it again...tech problems that have taken DAYS to clear up.  Obviously I don't yet know what everyone has been talking about, but I was wondering if you also enjoy Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song."  The one that starts with the line, "Life got ya down, Mrs. Brown." (or something like that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0lI-rSFJ8

It helps me a lot.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 12:07pm

@Loren, master of music for the emotions, I could surely use a great pick-me-up bit of music. Got any great ones? 

Of course I like, Eric Idle - "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" - STEREO HQ, "life is a piece of shit when you look at it, ... just remember the last laugh is on you!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 11:57am

Mindy, Patricia, Carl, and Chris, I feel your care and compassion and really do appreciate your reassurances and funny contributions. Laughter provides great medicine, especially as mind and body and emotions get all tangled up with chemicals. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 11:54am

Well, the first scheduling snafu. I was not on the chemo schedule this week and called to see if there had been a mistake. I went for my appointment with the radiologist and I had made a mistake. The appointment is for 1:00 PM not 9:00 AM. So I talked to the scheduler directly and in person, and it turns our that I have two more BIG MEAN chemo treatments and four more little ones. When I am finished with chemo I will start radiation. Today's appointment is with the radiologist to plan the treatments and set up appointments for the actual radiation.

I am feeling more comfortable about unknown future events; anxiety does not help, and I just have to muster my anxiety management skills and get on with life. 

 

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