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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Patricia 6 hours ago

Ha, cute!

Comment by Grinning Cat 7 hours ago

Joan and Ruth, glad you're both doing better!!

Bertold and Spud, I'm with you in liking pineapple and pizza separate. That picture reminds me of this one:

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 10 hours ago

Same here, Spud. I like pizza, and I like pineapple just fine, but never the twain shall meet.

Comment by Idaho Spud 11 hours ago

Glad to hear your foot feels normal, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud 11 hours ago

Sorry about your double whammy, Ruth.

Comment by Idaho Spud 11 hours ago

Funny, Bertold, especially because I'm one that does not like pineapple on pizza.

Comment by Ian Mason 20 hours ago

I hope your digestion has settled down now, Ruth. Gastric upsets can drain your energy, if you'll pardon the pun.

Comment by Joan Denoo 21 hours ago

And thanks to Bertold, and Loren for your friendly greetings; and Ian, thank you for the lovely bouquet of flowers

Spud, my foot feels back to normal, thanks for asking. It wasn’t a broken bone, it was a torn (something) fasciitis, horribly painful. I use my cane on uneven ground and no longer need my wheelchair. 

Living in Craig’s home is like living in the city except it is in a suburb of Littleton, over a ridge at a higher elevation than both Littleton and Denver. The ridge is of uplifted sedimentary rock with few trees except along the creek that runs from higher elevations out to the flat plaines. Coming out of the canyon, one can see flat land, as far as the eye can see. I think we could see to the Mississippi River if it were not for the curvature of the Earth.

Comment by Patricia 23 hours ago

Oh the times for a bowl of soup.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 23 hours ago

Thanks for the Morocco pictures, Ian.

Sorry I've been absent. Got gastroenteritis on the 12th, and then, before I recuperated, inadvertently gave myself food poisoning for several days. Still have gastritis and frequent cramps. You know those baby carrots they sell, already peeled and wet, in plastic bags. We kept some too long, and I couldn't tell they'd gone bad. It took me 4 or 5 days to figure out they were causing my projectile diarrhea. I'd imagined a couple of baby carrots with a tiny portion of meat was a safe recovery meal.

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Funny, Bertold.

 

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