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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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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Patricia on October 27, 2012 at 12:39am

My husband had his first massive heart attack in 1988 at age 43, then 5 years later he had the second one. This is where a clot broke away from the heart & lodged in his brain causing the stroke 2 days later. He was left with no peripheral vision which is why he can't drive anymore. Now he's used to the eyesight the way it is, & the few memory issues aren't that bad. Other than that, it's his heart that is really bad, & he's been on borrowed time now for quite awhile, even with the defibrillator/pacemaker implant.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 11:00pm

Love the dog pic, booklover.

Take care of yourself and your Dad too, GrinningCat. Hugs.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2012 at 10:54pm

Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone... dog lovers too! :) My Dad is having ups and downs, and I'm told I should expect that for a while. Patricia, I've heard from others too (including an M.D. friend of the family who knows firsthand) that substantial recovery is often doable, though slow.

And even though I'm not at my own computer to mix together visually rich bits of communication, being part of this community is an important part of taking care of myself!

Comment by booklover on October 26, 2012 at 8:23pm

I know we're always showing cats, but here is my dog Molly Mae.  She will be 10 years old on March 2nd. :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 26, 2012 at 1:08pm

Grinning Cat, in this time of trials, will be thinking of you. Take care of your father and family, and don't forget to take care of yourself.

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2012 at 1:00pm

Been there done that Grinning Cat....& my husband is still with us 19 years later. With a lot of work, recovery is do-able. The best to you & your dad.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:02pm

Hi Grinning Cat. Hope all goes well for your father and for you.

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 10:47am

In my thoughts Grinning cat.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2012 at 10:43am

Thinking about you Grinning Cat.  Will be interested in hearing how you and your dad are doing when you feel like sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2012 at 9:10am

Hey, Grinning Cat.  I wish your father well and hope he makes a good recovery.  Be well, yourself.  --Carl  

 

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