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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 Loren Miller 6 hours ago. 11 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 Dec 15. 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 March 29, 2013 at 4:32pm
sk8eycat, thanks so much. This woman tells her story with a lot of personal observations helpful to the newcomer on the block. I am fortunate to have found mine before it began to spread.
Ladies and gentlemen, do have your regular exams.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 29, 2013 at 3:49pm

Joan, you may (or may not) enjoy reading this blog:

http://www.gracefulwomanwarrior.org/

Terri Luanna (Robinson) daSilva was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in Nov. 2011, and she seems to be doing just fine. Has a great attitude, and is going in to NYC for reconstructive surgery  next week. She's 38, and has a 3-year-old daughter.

Her father is one of my favorite fiction writers, and I learned about her blog on his web page.

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 3:39pm

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 3:38pm

I'm glad you have such a great team Joan!  I like the You are here pic.  Reminds us of how it's so "not all about us!" Perspective.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:28pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:18pm

My cancer team fleshes out nicely, a young woman surgeon from Iran, a young woman oncologist from India, and next week I meet the rest of my team. These women teach better than any one I know. They told me what happened, what will happen and we forecast fast, total and quick recovery. 

A new adventure awaits. 

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 7:56am

You are welcome Spud!  I see you did put your bird pic on Stephs Birding Group already.  I love the picture.  So I'm going to save it! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:56am

Melinda, yes I put it on Steph's Birding page.  I'm there now, catching-up on who knows how many pages.  Somehow my "follow" got turned-off and I just realized that there hadn't been any bird post for a couple of months, and knew that couldn't be right.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:51am

Booklover, thanks for the amusing and cute picture of all the cats looking out the windows.  I've saved it.

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 7:50am

I just woke up to a ton of great pictures on here!  So cute and funny, what a good way to start the day!  I did however bend down while holding my coffee and my hair dipped into it! ha ha.  So I'm going to have coffee-smelling hair.  I'll just claim it's coffee shampoo.

Spud, that picture of the bird staring at that food cracks me up!  Did you put that on Steph's Birding page?

I am SO happy, I am going to get my daughter at school this weekend, and have her for 2 whole days!  I'm sure she gets tired of me hugging and kissing her every time she walks by me, but too bad!  I'm the Mom! lol

Have a great Friday (not a Good Friday~ ha) my friends!~ Melinda

 

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