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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 6 hours ago. 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 on Thursday. 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 Ian Mason on August 27, 2012 at 2:58am

A great little selection, Patricia. The practical and the ornamental.

That left-out chick will need psychoanalysis later in life, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 1:26am

Good morning Chris. I am just getting ready to turn off the light for the night. Hope your day is full of wonder and joy. 

Comment by Plinius on August 27, 2012 at 12:59am

Good morning, I've just had breakfast. I like your text very much Joan, especially about living in the questions.

Comment by Steph S. on August 26, 2012 at 10:34pm

Oh I love that cute LOLcat Ruth! Thanks and everyone sleep well tonight.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 26, 2012 at 10:23pm

Happy thoughts as you drift off to sleep tonight.

Comment by Steph S. on August 26, 2012 at 6:06pm
Joan I am enjoying your posts and I love the cartoon and your tomato picture.
You are right that no one can define you - even though they want to pigeon hole you into a category or label - you are you and unique!
I know I am not like anyone else. And it is my responsibility to define myself. No one else can define me - but me.
You are right those bigots are hateful to other people and act like they know everything. They are just puppets!
Wonderful words Joan!
Comment by Ian Mason on August 26, 2012 at 5:21pm

Thanks for those posts, Joan. I think you're right about those people who are so damn sure they "know" all the answers. Their thinking has become part of the "fossil record" of human society.

The CRS pic is great and I am stealing it. You've even given instructions how to.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2012 at 3:42pm

My response to a newly "come out of the closet homosexual:"

you take on two very formidable foes, religion and gender orientation. Expect a rough ride! People who hate people who are different seem to love their "god" whatever that is.

You are on a track that holds great promise for humanity and the Earth. Have you noticed how people with such strong hate-values also do terrible things to other people and to the planet? They feel entitled! They "know " the right answer and seem unable to consider other options. 
Living in the answer means being a puppet to some ideology. 
Living in the questions means looking, asking, inquiring, exploring, experimenting,, being, doing, belonging, thinking and participating. There is no one who can define you. That is your job. You are the scion of a long line of successfully reproducing parents with living children. You are part of that long line and it is your responsibility to define yourself to the world.

Please let me know if you disagree with my statement and why.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2012 at 2:34pm

Red Brandywine tomatos can bear fruit up to 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg), requiring 80 to 100 days to reach maturity, making it among the slowest maturing varieties of common tomato cultivars. I am unable to grow it in Spokane without early and late season protection. I shall try again next year.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2012 at 2:09pm

" incipient CRS (Can't Remember Shit). " Oh yes, I know the feeling.
via Emmette Hutto

 

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