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

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

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

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Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

He's really not dead, as long as we remember him.
-- Dr. Leonard H. ("Bones") McCoy

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

Ian, your expression sounds much preferable to me.

Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

Sounds beautiful, Ian

Comment by Ian Mason on Wednesday

'Æret vær hans minde'  Honoured be his memory. An expression that's used a lot in Denmark. I quite like it. Respectful, thoughtful and kind.

Comment by Patricia on Wednesday

I used the term once & felt like a hypocrite. I now say sad news & leave it at that.

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday


How's that work?

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

It sounds like a wish that is meaningless because the person is dead, and nothing will change that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

In reading comments about Stephen Hawking, as well as other dead atheists, I find a lot of RIP (Rest in Peace) comments from atheists.

That phrase bothers me a little because it came from religion.

Looking at it from an atheist point of view, the person can be thought of as being at peace because they no longer have any pain or problems, but are they resting?  I don't think so.

Forgetting that it came from religion, it still makes no sense to me because it sounds like a wish, and the "rest" part is questionable.

What are you peeps thoughts on RIP?

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

Tears welled up twice--upon hearing of Stephen Hawking's passing and seeing Ian's photo holding his grandson. A death and a birth.

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

I just saw the news about Stephen Hawking on my browser startup screen.  It's astonishing to think about what he contributed to our understanding of the reality around us, and how much more we now have a grasp of, thanks to him.

An immeasurable loss, for sure.


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