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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 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

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Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2013 at 12:09am

Take care Sk8eycat, I hope you're well soon!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:50pm
TFA, yes indeed. A lovely canopy of tress surrounds my home and one can watch them moving from tree to tree, without catching a glimpse of them. Then, all of a sudden, they burst into my yard and start their attempts to the bird feed. I have a special place for squirrels to eat, but they prefer the bird food site.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 30, 2013 at 9:46pm

Joan, aren't squirrels fun to watch?  Especially when in pairs or small groups.  They can be so playful as they chase each other around.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:41pm

Steph, that temperature would leave me wilted like day old lettuce left on a cupboard. Hope you have an air conditioner and/or a fan. I heard an announcement to start drinking lots of water. I drink 32 oz. a day minimum to keep my organs cleared out from all the chemo. I have a four hour chemo on Tuesday this week, so I will be able to sit under the fan as our temperatures begin to rise outside. Yesterday was supposed to start the heat spell that everyone else seems to be having, however, it was a cold, rainy, windy day. The cold chased me in.

Notched Tail Squirrel  joined No Tail Squirrel today and they tried to get on the bird feeder together. Quite a comedy.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 30, 2013 at 9:20pm

My goodness, Felaine!  Please don't use up all your nine lives! 

I have to say that I don't agree with your choice to decline having your wound stitched up.  Last year or so I cut my scalp on the corner of a cabinet door.  It was VERY small but bled like the dickens.  I had to have one temporary staple put in, and no shaving was required.  The skin on your scalp is very taut and tight, and without some aid in closing up the wound it won't heal properly and could fester into an infection. 

Just my 2-cents because I care. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:03pm

Felaine, what an awful experience! I know what you mean by scalp wounds bleeding a lot. It must have been quite a sight for your sister. My Dad lived with me the last seven years of his life and he often fell or slipped to the floor or couldn't get off the toilet. I had to call 911 to get help to pick him up. He was never hurt, except one time his head hit the wall corner and blood spurted from ceiling to floor and all around. He went by ambulance to the hospital and it was a tiny little cut that only needed a few stitches. No concussion or anything like that.

I do hope you recover quickly and get a shower door that does not break. I assume such a thing can be found.  Did they put a butterfly bandage on the wound? 

Comment by Ian Mason on June 30, 2013 at 9:01pm

Ouch! Glad to hear you're O.K. Felaine. Dangerous places, bathrooms.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2013 at 8:36pm

Joan, just wanted to let you know I almost joined your "Naked Scalp Club" accidentally this afternoon.  (PLEASE laugh at this!) I slipped on a drop of water on the bathroom floor and (as usual) landed on my head.  This time I broke the glass shower door, and there was blood everywhere.  (Scalp wounds do that).  Again, my sister went into panic mode and dialed 911 before I could stop her.  I think the Burbank EMTs are getting tired of me.

Anyroad, they wanted to shave the spot around the cut and stitch me up.  I refused to let them do it.  It isn't really that bad a cut, just messy.  It's fine now, but I'm going to have to be very careful washing my thin, fine hair for a while.

The best thing is that three years ago I bought a wonderful set of thick DARK RED bath towels.  LOL!!!

Now I have a pile of laundry to do.  And try to shop for a new shower door.

Love,

Clumsy Felaine

Comment by Steph S. on June 30, 2013 at 10:06am

Hi everyone.

It got up to 108 here yesterday. It set a record high.

I have been reading and studying - coming to the Nexus when I can. Summer classes are really fast and lots of material to cover in a short amount of time. Trying to keep up with it all.

I hope everyone is doing well.

July 4th is just around the corner.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 30, 2013 at 9:33am

Great pictures, Loren. Thanks.

Chris, I enjoyed hearing about your cats and coffee morning. I woke up at 9AM with back pain. It's a little better now, and I'm "medicating" with hot green tea.

My tea looks more brownish, not intense green. But I brew it strong.

 

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