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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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Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 3 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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Joan Denoo 7 hours ago. 36 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

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Thursday. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Nov 11. 37 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 1:18am

sk8eycat. I hope you recover full use of you hand. Sounds serious. I am thinking of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 12:58am

Melinda, I will be thinking of you as you have your medical procedures and hope all goes well. 

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2012 at 12:36am

Must be a wonderful couple, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 4, 2012 at 11:43pm

Ian, I had no children when I was 27 years old. On my 28th birthday I had three. We adopted a five day old boy from the hospital and he was five-months 13-days when our twins were born. They are all 49 years old now. It was quite a sight, I was able to breast feed all three, taking turns, of course. When they got older, I had three high chairs and one spoon and they looked like birds waiting for the next spoon of food. 

Cary, Craig, and Laura 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 11:08pm

Melinda, the sign on your front door and your comment about not knowing what soliciting is reminds me of my job as a flight attendant.  I don't think a month goes by when someone points to the 'occupied' sign on the lavatory door and asks me, "Does that mean somebody's in there?"  I kid you not. 

Comment by booklover on December 4, 2012 at 8:42pm

Good Night!!! :)

Comment by booklover on December 4, 2012 at 8:40pm

Thanks Carl, you're so sweet.  Ian, that waxed-floor cat picture is great! lol.  Thanks Steph, and you always have the perfect picture or gif for everyone!

I really liked my new doctor.  I couldn't go have lab work done because... I put a Listerine Strip on my tongue so I didn't have coffee-breath! lol.  Apparently that isn't fasting (they didn't say to fast or that I was having lab work done or I wouldn't have), but I just thought that was funny.  Back for labs some morning this week.:)

Felaine, we have a sign on our front door that says "NO Solicitors, yes, this means YOU TOO."  Guess what.  They either can't read, or don't know what soliciting is.  Ugh!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2012 at 1:54pm

@Ian and Carl...I'm still feisty, but frustrated, too.  The worst thing is that I can't give anybody the "monodigital salute" when I need to.  And I DO need to! 

We are now getting flocks of the door-to-door version of telemarketers...all of them trying to sell home-repair scams.  I've never seen anything like it.

The kitteh in my lap is telling me to quit messing around here and go open a can of something.  Guess I'd better.  (He wants "fish-berry jam," but he's getting Fancy Beast Chicken.)

Oh, Loren, I'm debating with myself about printing that Tina Fey photo for my JW sister....*snicker!*

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 12:05pm

Melinda, funny, funny pic with the dog and cat.  I lol'd.  I wish you the best as well with your MD visit.  You're being thought of. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thanks, Steph and others. I'll see her tomorrow and hopefully talk to a doctor about what's going on. It's frustrating being a long way away. In the meantime:

 

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