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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 on Tuesday. 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 Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:00pm

Grumpy cat is funny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 5:16pm

Ian, that poor animal! Is it OK? I do hope he isn't as bad as he appears. A good story line for the photos.  

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Comment by Plinius on November 1, 2012 at 1:55am

No one here but my black cat: I've seen Halloween decorations in shops, but no one I heard of celebrates it here.

I'm plodding around on a prehistoric laptop now that my pc is in repair - it takes hours to type a sentence, but I'm still here...

Comment by sk8eycat on November 1, 2012 at 1:08am

Grumpy told me that it was just a "sympathy feel."  Paranoid S.O.B.

Speaking of paranoid, I grieve for the way Trick-or-Treat used to be when I was a child (in the late 1940s)...most of the treats were homemade, better than all those mini-candy bars, and there were NO questions about safety.  I don't think there are any weirdos "out there" adulterating the treats now, but it's like the airport TSA paranoia... better paranoid than sorry.

I hates it, Baggins.  I hates it..

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:09am

Sk8eycat, I don't mind if you cop a feel. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:05am

I went to the Halloween parade this evening here in Chicago and then for Mexican food afterward, so I missed the trick-or-treaters by my house (if there were any.)  There have been very few in past years.  Although all the kids and parents were out visiting the local store-fronts up and down the main street were I live.  That seems to be the new tradition these days....skip the house by house and door to door and instead get candy from reliable commercial businesses, not from some legitimately scary neighbors.  It also saves a lot of hustle up and down stairs and waiting for a doorbell to be answered.  **sigh** 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 11:33pm

There are very few children living in our neighborhood anymore.  Instead, parents with humongous SUVs drive huge groups in from who-knows-where, and my attitude is that if they can afford the gasoline for that kind of thing, they can afford to buy their own candy, and host their own party.  Or donate to the Red Cross.

Not only am I feeling bats tonight, I'm feeling Grumpy...and he doesn't like it!

Heh!

 

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