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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago. 80 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 25, 2012 at 9:43am

Fun ones I've been given as presents.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 9:42am
I'm drinking Hawaiian chocolate macadamia coffee this morning while reading through the posts. Cool squid picture Tony! Patricia and sk8eycat are right on about true friendships and moving on from toxic "friends". If they make you feel bad and mentally exhausted all the time (emotional vampire) then they aren't worth your time and it's time to let them go (dump them).
I have a huge book collection myself - one room in my house is a library devoted to books. I'm always buying new ones. Now I just need more time in the day to do everything!
Oh and cool video Patricia!
Everyone have a great weekend!
Thinking of all of you!
Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:41am

Some English classics.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:37am

The only one that might be worth money. A "Sam Weller" by Beswick.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:35am

There were one or two here (mad fools!) that wanted to see some of my teapot collection. Prepare to be dazzled by a few of the 80+

The first one ever. I was recovering from my last relapse (alcohol) when I wandered into a second-hand sale. As soon as i saw this, i remembered when I'd first seen one like it. At my great-aunt's house when I was about 4 years old.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 25, 2012 at 6:40am

I wonder if Snoopy was raised in a Mormon household.

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 25, 2012 at 5:46am

Hey everyone. Been working alot, so I haven't been able to ost alot, but this is just to let you know I'm thinking of you. When I do get home at night, I ty to go throught the posts, but I usually glance at them and go to bed. Work will moderate some this week, so that will be better. 5:30 a.m. here, getting ready to go to work now, wom't be home until around 9:00 tonight. Found this picture I, newly hatched squid. Cute and eeewkey at the same time. Everyone have a great weekend.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 25, 2012 at 2:22am

Booklover: An occasional rant is necessary for your/our mental health. Sometimes you just need to.

If you recall, I did a lot of ranting 2 months ago about my "friend" who wore me out for more than two years with 2 or 3 phone calls a week, and most of the time she was NOT sober. When I was in ACA (Adult Children of alcoholics), we had a term for a certain type of irritating person, "Emotional Vampire."  Anyway, the "friend" finally committed suicide, and I felt sad, but also terribly betrayed because she had so much talent and so much to live for.  And I kept telling her so.

Anyway, this week I finally deleted all her e-mail addys from my address book.  I don't know why it took me so long to do that, but when I finished, it was like a breath of fresh air.  When a friendship becomes toxic, the only thing to do is DUMP them!  Save your own sanity.

{{{{Booklover}}}}

PS: I'm a booklover, too.  My collection is crowding me out of the house, but I don't care.  Hairy Jerry-Cat loves to rub his chops on certain books...Dan Barker's Godless seems to be his fave.

Comment by Plinius on August 25, 2012 at 1:30am

Very special music, Patricia! There were all sorts of styles mixed in, reminding me of about everything between Beethoven and jazz and it was all harmonious and without hesitation! Not even sure if I can believe what he said about ´make it up as I go´.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 24, 2012 at 11:32pm

You mean Romney doesn't use the royal "we"?
Thanks for all the cute picture, y'all.

 

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