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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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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 21, 2018 at 2:09pm

Daniel's surgery went well, and his vision should be completely restored. He has to lie on his side for 90% of the time for probably 2 - 4 weeks. (Probably more relaxation than he's ever wanted!)

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 1:59pm

I missed that.

Comment by Patricia on January 21, 2018 at 1:17pm

Guys,

Kathy did mention it in the godless in the garden group, early Dec.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 12:43pm

That is a very big job to clear everything, but at least you can work on steadily - I know the long discussions with a packrat - my partner is one but she is learning. You'll feel much lighter without all that stuff and the move will be easier. You could also stack everything and have it carted away by a recycling company, or is that impossible? 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 11:49am

Chris, not much help. We only have one daughter and she works a crazy rotating split shift. With over a two hour drive roundtrip. But I can find someone to move me. The first thing I have to do is clear this place out and clean it up. My husband kept everything. And I mean everything.  Everything our gdaughters did. Every check stub, insurance info on every vehicle we've ever owned, every health insurance we've had. Warranties. I've been sorting papers, shredding and burning for six weeks  now and I've barely put a dent in it. 

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 11:00am

That has been a bad road for you two and you're very brave, Kathy, staying in reality and not fleeing into hopelessness or whatever. Moving seems a good choice - I don't know how far you are from a town of course, but it often helps to get more contacts. When your home becomes unmanageable it's a good time to get packing. Have you got someone to help you? 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 21, 2018 at 10:33am

I'm coping the best I can.  He was diagnosed with liver cancer in April I believe. We were going to Vanderbilt but it was so advanced by the time it was found that little could be done. He had one Y-90 therapy  that had no effect other than to make him very sick. The Dr's tried to talk him into regular chemo but all they could promise was that it would make him even more sick. We discussed it and he declined further treatment. There was just to much cancer spread to far with to many complications.  From the time of diagnosis they predicted six months to a year. He lived seven months. 

We were together thirty years. Like all marriages there were good times and bad. Times we could have walked away or cheerfully killed each other but we stayed together. I don't know how to go forward from here. I'm just trying to find my way. Find a new normal. This stinking weather isn't helping any. And it's isolating. I'm going to have to sale this place and find something smaller in town that I can manage. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2018 at 7:21am

Joan had a birthday? Missed that. Happy belated, Joan!

I may miss a few more tidbits in the next 2 weeks, as I'll be in Mexico Beach, Florida, basking in the sunshine. Yahoo! Talk to you when I return. (I leave all computer stuff at home.)

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2018 at 4:33am

Kathy, if you want to whine you need a different approach - I'm sorry that you didn't mention the death of your partner earlier - we would have tried to lighten your load. How are you now? Did you have to do a lot of reorganizing? Can you cope?

Sending hugs.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2018 at 1:38am

kathy: ky, you describe your experience with trusted friends; that is not whining! My heart goes out to you and wish I could give you a warm hug and sit with you a while. Our friendship is a "virtual" one, however, it is as real as if we were sitting together sharing our good times and our bad. 

 

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