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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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 sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 10:47pm

I hope this was copied from FakeBook, and emailed to me via Yahoo...ick!


Comment by sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 8:26pm

Oh, Steph!  I needed that Group Hug SO much!  The last few days have been sorta sukky...

Thank you!

Comment by Pamela on November 3, 2012 at 5:42pm

Mmmm, those roasted veggies look good.  We just got our power back Thursday (here in Jersey) and internet today.  Hopefully the supermarket will be restocked when we go tomorrow.  I could go for some nice roasted veggies!  Or a big pot of yummy veggie soup.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 3, 2012 at 2:24pm

Love the cats, Steph. Thanks.

Great to be reminded of all the good things of the season, Flying Atheist. Doesn't look that different from Denmark in landscape or cuisine.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 11:42am

Love the group hug, Steph.  Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:01am

I just made this Hang With Friends one too.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:00am

I just made this lolcat for the group!

HUGS to all of you my friends.

So nice being here with all of you.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 10:46am

oh the pictures here are great - now I have to comment on all of them.

Love November and food pics Flying Atheist. Now I want to have a taste of that food you posted there. I bet it taste wonderful.

I love beef stew! Yum!

Booklover I am laughing at that LOLcat thermometer pic. so funny. That cat face says it all.

Stress cat is great sk8eycat - didn't know the name of the cat - thanks. cool pic too

Patricia what a cute animal photo. I love it. I would love to see your renovations pictures. Sorry to hear the construction crew is not showing up to do their work. What's the deal with these people? Don't they want to be hired? Especially with the economy the way it is.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 10:31am


Comment by Lillie on November 3, 2012 at 10:04am

Melinda, I will be so happy to get my hour back.  Wish they would just leave it alone.


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