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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.

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Discussion Forum

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

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

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

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Comment by kathy: ky on September 12, 2018 at 7:22pm

When I'm walking the dog nobody speaks.  Everyone has ear bds on. 

Comment by kathy: ky on September 12, 2018 at 7:21pm

When I take my gkids out to eat they have to put phones away.  Or when we'r eating at home.  I rarely use mine unless it's a call. 

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2018 at 1:42pm

My phone stays on the table face down when we have anyone here. If a notice comes in, I clear it without reading anything.

It stays in my purse when we go out, until I need to call a taxi to get home. My grocery store has an app for coupons etc., so I use it there.

I never take it out of my purse when on my scooter, but when I see people walking toward me texting or whatever, I stop the scooter, take my hands off the controls, & wait for them to walk into the scooter. Then its their fault!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2018 at 12:29pm

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2018 at 12:28pm

Good one, Chris. I'm tired of people walking into me on the pavement, Randall so I understand how annoyed you are.

Comment by Plinius on September 10, 2018 at 11:18am

And I'm glad not to have a smartphone anymore; the stupid thing wanted attention all the time. How I hated that!

Comment by Loren Miller on September 10, 2018 at 7:10am

More truth than fiction there, Chris ... and one more reason why I am VERY glad I am NOT on Facebook!

Comment by Plinius on September 10, 2018 at 7:07am

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2018 at 7:04am

I should mention that "they" combined birthday parties, all into one.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2018 at 7:02am

Am I permitted to vent a little anger here? First, the good:

At the birthday party last night, the food was delicious. Of course, I ate too much. And, I enjoyed conversing with family members.

However, I almost lost my temper at my one son-in-law and his two teenagers--the ones living in Honduras, recently moved back. They were glued to their "smart phones" all evening, virtually ignoring everybody and everything else going on. I said something once, but saw that it didn't make any difference in their rude behavior. My daughter simply accepts that that's the way they are. Grrrrr. I'm still steaming over their behavior.

 

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