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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Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 2:36pm

Thanks, Bertold.

Yes, Chris, it's the parent's choice to use both names officially but young James can choose later in life whether to use one or both.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2018 at 1:12pm

Congratulations, Ian!

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 12:14pm

So James can use both surnames? Here parents must choose whose surname the child will get. I always use my own surname, of course. Standard question: "Is that your girls name?" Standard answer: "Do you use your boys name?"

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 10:57am

Chris, that's one surname from each parent. It's getting more common here. Women are less willing to surrender their name.

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 8:25am

Two surnames? How does that work?

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 8:01am

Thank you for all the good wishes. Mother and baby are fine and all the signs are good. He has good suction for milk and sleeps well otherwise. I've been asked not to share photos online and will respect that.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 7:58am

On the maternal side: mormor and morfar.

On the paternal side: farmor and farfar.

Far=father, Mor=mother.

Otherwise a general 'bedstefar' = best+father.

My son-in-law's family are great producers of boys and sometimes twins so a Frederick might get squeezed in at some point.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2018 at 7:57am

Big congrats, Ian!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 3, 2018 at 7:51am

Congrats, "Gramp"!  What are grandfathers called in Denmark, Ian?

I think using family names is a good thing. The only exception, in my opinion, is "juniors". My dad was a "junior", and he hated it his whole life. And what does it say about the "senior" who has named his son after himself?

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 1:31am

All are tired and need their rest, so no visits yet.

James: because they like it and it's known in DK and UK

Henry: My father's middle name.

Pilgaard: My daughter's surname

Rayner: The father's surname.

I lobbied for 'Frederick' because 4 generations of my paternal line have had that name but was vetoed.


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