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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 1 hour ago. 23 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 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

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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 2:46pm

Awww Ian, that's SO adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm taking it to show my daughter. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 5, 2013 at 2:42pm

Smashing pics/shares. This one I think of as "It tickles when you kiss me"

Comment by Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

What cute photos and sharing! I am so glad to visit here.

Love the lols booklover - love the dog with kittens and staring contest cat.

Joan I love the Nebraska poem. It's funny.

Duncan is a cute cat Felaine.

Thanks for the memories about your AGVA memories Felaine.

I hope everyone is doing well.

HUGS to you all.

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 2:30pm

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 2:28pm

Cute LOL cat Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:22pm

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 8:37am

lol Joan :)

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:32am

Memories:

 
From a friend who moved up to the Bay area about 20 years ago...I wish the writer of the article hadn't been so sneeringly snotty about ice shows, and I'd really like to see the entire collection of photos from the Chronicle's "morgue." Follies rehearsed and opened the new season show in SF for years; it was considered their "home."
 
Holiday did not play San Francisco, but we opened a "new" arena in Oakland from xmas 1967 through New Year's day 1968.  There must be HOI publicity pics in that collection somewhere.
 
Most of us did stay in hotels in SF, and the company provided a bus to take us across the Bay Bridge to Oakland every night.  We spent our days being tourists, including checking out Haight-Ashbury in its hippie heyday.  The art galleries were fun, but the real hippies were just depressing.  But I am glad I saw it all.
 
I would like to explain to the "journalist" who wrote this thing why so many of us were willing to work in these shows for AGVA minimum wages, stay in sleazy hotels, live out of suitcases for 10 months a year, and smile every second we were on the ice.  We loved it!
 
Felaine
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Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:29am

Oh, owtch!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2013 at 2:36am

It is winter in Nebraska

And the gentle breezes blow, 

70 miles per hour at 32 below! 

Oh, how I love Nebraska 

When the snow's up to your butt; 

You take a breath of winter air 

And your nose is frozen shut. 

Yes, the weather here is wonderful, 

You may think I'm a fool. 

I could never leave  Nebraska, 

Cause I'm frozen to the stool.

 

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