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.

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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on May 15, 2012 at 12:30am
Let's just have a different cookie each day! Tony is right!
I just love oatmeal cookies sk8eycat!
Now I'm so hungry for cookies!
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 15, 2012 at 12:27am

Yep. April 29 or 30th. Always got next year to look forward. Heck, why wait. Every day is cookie day. All depends on your attitude. Yum, yum. Enjoy.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 15, 2012 at 12:21am

Ish there a National Oatmeal Cookie Day?  That's my fave...with lots of walnuts and raisins.

Comment by Sarah on May 14, 2012 at 10:35pm

Ok, now I seriously want a cookie.

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 8:37pm

I blame the lolcats!    Nom nom nom

and I love "Coooookieeee" from the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 8:10pm

Yes, Melinda, yes. To quote from one of my favorites from Sesame Street, "Coooookieeeee"!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 7:55pm

Cookie party! And we can do it again next month, because June 12 is National Peanut Butter cookie Day! Yay! Who says the internet is only good for unimportant facts? This stuff is important to know. Lol!

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 7:50pm
A cookie party would be great fun Booklover!

We can have a virtual cookie party here. Nom nom nom!
Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 7:36pm
Oh how yummy I want a cookie.
Geek Pride May 25th. I'll have to buy more video games to celebrate.
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 7:34pm

Just want to wish everyone a happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, which is tomorrow, May 15. So grab a cookie, a tall, cold glass of milk, and enjoy.


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