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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 5 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 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

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2018 at 11:17pm

Thanks for sharing, Randall.

Comment by Patricia on December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

Any way we can help out, Joan, even if it is reading online.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 12, 2018 at 6:14pm

We're with you, Joan.  For myself, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.  BIG HUGS!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2018 at 6:04pm

Plinius, Kathy: Ky, & Ruth I appreciate your support. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2018 at 6:02pm

Thanks, Patricia. 

Comment by Patricia on December 12, 2018 at 5:45pm

Great idea Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2018 at 5:27pm

O! My goodness, such loving reassurances of staying with me as I make the walk toward the inevitable. I am in the process of writing a piece telling of my symptoms, why I was suspicious, how my family responded to my changes and the new understanding we all have of the meaning of dementia at the personal level and to the family. This will be a collaborative effort. 

I expect to have more to say on the political, economic, and religious topics. If I seem rattled or confused, please let me know. I will document the journey upon which we travel through my experiences. I hope others will contribute what they know, suspect, and think about this particular aging process. My journey will be titled simply "Dementia."

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2018 at 5:18pm

Randy, I guarantee, I will not be bored if you choose to write more. That is one of the few places I did not go to during my research project. I will visit it vicariously through you and National Geographic. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2018 at 2:14pm

Thanks for sharing your travel, Randall.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2018 at 2:13pm

Joan, you have been nothing but brilliant and articulate here!

Aagh! Please stay with us, even if it's just to share random musings as you continue aging. You matter!


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