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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.

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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

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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 Ian Mason on January 30, 2015 at 11:32am

Glad to hear you're doing well, Carl.

Have a nice tri-generational evening, Mindy.

Have been to the hospital today for the non-invasive part of a prostate examination. It went fine but I'm not looking forward to next week, with probes and tissue samples on the agenda. While I was in town I went to an art exhibition, really interesting. I'm not that wild with "instalations" but this one included Thomas Tallis's "Motet for 40 voices" with each voice recorded separately and then played back through 40 loudspeakers, put in an oval shape. It was possible to go round and listen to each small part that made up the whole or sit in the middle and take a musical bath.

http://en.aros.dk/

Comment by Randall Smith on January 30, 2015 at 8:09am

Carl, stay positive!

I picked up four books at my local library yest. The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All creatures Great and Small, and why they Matter, The Blue Tatto: The Life of Olive Oatman; The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and doesn't want) Another Great President; and Waking up: a Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, (by Sam Harris, one of us).  I had a hard time deciding which one to begin with!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2015 at 2:11am

Carl, that is god news. You will whip these challenges because you have a spirit. And good doctors. And you are a good patient.  

Comment by Plinius on January 30, 2015 at 1:58am

Most of the time there's a stack ´to be read´, and usually I read three or four books at a time - one for 100 % concentration, other books for relaxing and a travel book (she reads at the busstop!), and rereading when I feel not well.

Comment by Patricia on January 30, 2015 at 1:39am

Glad to hear that Carl. It does sound like hurry up & wait though.

I have books I haven't yet read because I keep reading things online through the amazon kindle as well as the Kobo. I have the Kobo ereader at my bedside & another in my purse to read if I have to wait at the drs. office, etc. I have a book on the go in the living room, another in the bathroom, one on the Ubuntu, & one on the tablet. I can't read for long stretches though with severe dry eye issues, so I have to break it up all the time.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 30, 2015 at 1:31am

Patricia, I've had to put myself on a self-imposed moratorium from buying books.  I have a stack of books here a mountain high that I need to catch up on first.  My concentration isn't quite up to par right now while I'm dealing with all my health issues.  I'm looking forward to the future when I can once again sit and truly relax with a book and focus on reading. 

BTW, I had a general health check-up today.  My doctor told me that I'm in good health despite my current health condition.  He thinks I am doing well and also handling my situation quite well. 

Comment by Patricia on January 30, 2015 at 12:22am

I have the book too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 30, 2015 at 12:00am

Just finished watching the three-part television series "Your Inner Fish."  I highly recommend it.  Lots of fascinating evolutionary history concerning humans is presented.  

I streamed it on Netflix.  I know it is available from other sources as well.  

Your Inner Fish 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 29, 2015 at 1:09am

Bertold, I haven't had spaghetti in SO long...years!  I'm drooling.  Now, THAT is the kind of communion I'd appreciate.  (Are the incantations in Italian, or are there none?)

Raaaaaaa-mennnnnn!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 29, 2015 at 12:36am

Patricia, I agree! Newer US bills do have a little color, but we're way behind other civilized nations. And it's great how the Canadian $10 note includes the Invisible Pink Unicorn! :-)

Bertold, I'll take tangible noodly calories over an invisible sky daddy any day!

 

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