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 2 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 Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 10:53am

oh how cute booklover - love that kitty.

How are you all doing today?

It's a nice sunny day outside. A wonderful Friday.

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2013 at 2:19am

Unbelievable what they can do with their voices, Joan! I only wish the audience soundtrack was left out...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 6:58pm
Deborah Mitchell, Why I Raise My Children Without God.

This woman's one statement makes more sense than all the sermons, scriptures, and songs in praise of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent god. Deborah Mitchell, thank you!
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:04pm

Love all the posts from everyone - I got behind here - reading back a few pages now.

Hope everyone had a good day.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:03pm

Booklover I love that cat in the couch.

Ruth that lolcat about the sandbox is funny.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:01pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:48pm

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief!"

Dave Varabioff

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:36pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:22pm

"I have tears in my the first picture you can see his eye is totally on the snowball coming in, HES GONNA catch it!" 

Thanks to Dave Varabioff

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 1:49pm

Melinda, Yes, that is much as it looked. Those are sweet memories. Gosh! they are all 49 years old now! We survived ,,, even thrived!



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