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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Discussion Forum

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 Patricia on March 6, 2018 at 7:57pm
Comment by Ian Mason on March 6, 2018 at 3:42pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2018 at 2:06pm

Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere will be March 20, 2018, on Tuesday

Mountain Time 10:15 AM 

Comment by Patricia on March 6, 2018 at 1:59pm

Likely an accurate scenario, GC.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 6, 2018 at 1:58pm

In a society where gay people were the fully accepted majority, I don't think any gay people would wish they weren't.

Comment by Patricia on March 6, 2018 at 1:54pm

Hope things work out for you, Randy.

If its a ''choice'', why do many gay people wish they weren't?

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 6, 2018 at 1:52pm

Going back to that question of how devout, conservative, anti-gay and anti-abortion Christians would react if they knew that an expected baby would be gay...

I used to say that if homosexuality were a choice, it'd be a morally neutral one. But with so many problems -- massive fossil fuel use and resulting global climate destabilization, food insecurity, migrant crises, resource competition leading to wars, etc. -- arising from the population pressures on our limited planet, if there were a way to choose that your attractions and desires would never involve making more babies, and if it wouldn't affect an existing important relationship, that might be a positive moral choice!

(In the real world, there are reliable long-acting contraceptives, as well as surgeries for those with "opposite-sex attraction"* who are certain of not wanting to conceive (more) children. If there were a truly intelligent designer, we'd all come with painless, safe, reversible fertility switches already installed, defaulting to "off", so a female-male couple would have to make the deliberate choice to make a baby, and otherwise could simply and easily enjoy the bonding and pleasure of sex for its own sake.)

* Yes, those religionists who talk about "same-sex attraction" try to deny people's sexuality as a strong part of our identities. Try telling them that "opposite-sex attraction" is an unfortunate condition that can be managed....  </soapbox>

Comment by Randall Smith on March 6, 2018 at 7:30am

I tossed and turned all night. See, when my TV bill went up (DISH), I called my provider (Century link) for a explanation. I was encouraged and persuaded to switch to DirectTV--the reasons being numerous (or so she said). Newly subscribed, I saw I didn't have any sports channels. Boo hiss. I have to update (more $) to get them.

When I called DISH to cancel my account, the lady tried to convince me to reconsider, saying I've been duped, and "we can get you a better deal", and it's not too late to cancel DirectTV.

I can see why so many people succumb to the pressure of a salesman pitch. They're quite persuasive. I couldn't decide what to do. Competition between those two outfits is fierce.

I decided to stick with my switch. I'm may be stuck with a bad product for 2 years. I hope I sleep better tonight.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 6, 2018 at 6:59am

Meantime, this past Saturday, I dug into an old friend: Frank Darabont's The Green Mile.  From its ensemble acting performances and astonishingly accurate period sets to the amazing soundtrack, crafted by Thomas Newman, TGM is a movie that so sticks with me that one of its lovely piano themes continues to echo in my head, three days later.

BTW, anyone who wants to get upset about John Coffey (like the drink, only not spelt the same) being a latter-day version of a certain carpenter-turned-rabbi can go suck eggs for all of me.  That was storytelling of the first water, and THAT's what counts with me.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 6, 2018 at 6:02am

Some time back, Lesley Stahl did a CBS News 60 Minutes piece on two pair of identical twins, where one twin was straight and the other gay.  This is an older report by her, but still worth your time, IMHO.


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