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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 21. 81 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 Patricia on January 18, 2015 at 1:51pm

Scientists have shown that the moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. If you do the math, you can calculate that 85 million years ago the moon was orbiting the earth at a distance of about 35 feet from the earth's surface. This would explain the death of the dinosaurs...the tallest ones, anyway.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 18, 2015 at 8:31am

My "sustainable" farmer son-in-law just received 240 baby chicks (lost three). They are so adorable! He and his 5 yr old son spend a lot of time with them attempting to bond. Seems plausible (see dog and chicks below).

Comment by sk8eycat on January 18, 2015 at 12:11am

From Freethought Today:

Studies show exempting churches and religious organizations from taxes in America costs taxpayers between $71 billion and $83.5 billion a year.

Can we say "rip-off," boys & girls?

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2015 at 6:50pm

My cats wrote emayl leddurrz lawg beeforr I ever heard of lol-speak.

It started years ago when my cat wouldn't quit bugging me while I was typing emails to a friend in England. It became a ritual for our cats to emayl eetch uhthurr evree day an kumplayn uhbbowt thuh hyoominz an how dum thay arr.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 6:32pm

I didn't make that LOL...my sister found it on Cheezburger.  I rarely go there anymore; it's become too complicated and FlakeBook-y.  Since it's impossible to tell the sex of baby ducks....till they get their adult plumage, I dunno why the Akita is bitching about sandwiches.  I think the dog is a female, anyway.  I've seen those pix before with different captions.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 17, 2015 at 2:27pm

Thanks, Joan. I'm happy about more sunshine every day too.

I like your evolution poster, Ian. Not sure what writing a story in alternating passages means.

Glad some of you are enjoying the weather.

Cute LOL sk8eycat, excepting that the caption suggests that women should be making food for men.

Wut's wit the LOLspeak?

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2015 at 2:04pm

Havint gawt no raynz tuh send yuh Anty Feelaine.

Frum yur fayvritt neffyoo, Purr-Dee

Comment by Ian Mason on January 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

If I could export the rain there's been in Denmark I would be a wealthy man. It looks like the freeze is going to start though.

I've just started a little project with a Danish online friend. Writing stories in alternating sentences/passages. I've never tried it before and it's strange. All my mental images that I have when I write are knocked down by the words I recieve and I have to start again. Relinquishing control does not come easy. I'm sure it's stimulating for the "little gray cells" though.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:25pm

Felaine, I would share some of our rain ... except, we lack snow pack. Summer may be a scorcher. Who knows, with all the different weather patterns we have seen in Spokane. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:17pm

Akshully, doze r dux....but who carez?

Now...If ebrybuddy wood send us dere rayn.....!  Wee needz it!

 

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