Hang With Friends

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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 17, 2012 at 11:28am

Sk8eycat, thanks for sharing "Scale of the Universe."  That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 17, 2012 at 9:45am

This is so cool, a 24 hour live feed from the ISS.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

"Scale of the we know it."

I can see my house from there!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 10:23pm
Scale of the we know it.
Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out. Click on objects to learn more.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 9:48pm

I don't watch much TV when I'm at hoome, but this past week I was house-sitting (CAT-sitting, really) for a friend, so I pigged out on MSNBC, Food Network, and a few other channels.  She has Time-Warner Cable, and they moved Animal Planet to a higher (more expensive) tier...the SOBs!

Humans are a planetary disaster now...there are too many of us, for starters, and we have been reproducing at an alarming rate.  (And that Edsel-faced InSanetorum wants to limit access to contraceptives, or outlaw them completely?  Sheee-yit!  There should be a way to sneak the stuff into the water supply... everywhere!)

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Chris Dodds: MSNBC?

I was glued to that this past week....I can't believe That R-money, InSanitorum, and Gingrinch are the best the GOP can dig up.  Even Raygun was smarter than the three of them put together, and he was showing signs of Alzheimer's as early as 1980.

I enjoy Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton very much.

And there's always Animal Planet...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:45am

"intellectually stimulating television programming"

…rhymes with, "Hit Florence" and starts with a "B".

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:39am

Comment by Chris Dodds on March 16, 2012 at 11:30am

Can anyone tell me where I can find some intellectually stimulating television programming?  The most stimulating programming I've seen recently is Jerry Springer.

Comment by Mike Sherman on March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

It's nice to know that there are like minded intelligent people here. I'm really luck to have found this forum.


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