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

Evangelicals Unmasked (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 4 Replies

After roughly two months of "shelter-in-place," it would seem that evangelical Christians are champing at the bit to get back to their money-making-machines churches, because empty pews mean empty collection plates, which means no moolah in pastors'…Continue

Tags: ReOpen, churches, COVID-19, coronavirus, America's Best Christian

Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Apr 27. 1 Reply

Today, against the better judgment of just about EVERYONE with a brain and hard data supporting them, Georgia is going to open back up for business, including hair salons, bowling alleys, and ... GYMS???  Perhaps the biggest Petri Dish of them all? …Continue

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Brian Kemp, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 26. 8 Replies

Spreading this around......As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that Facebook is for me at the moment.From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant…Continue

#NeverBiden is the New #MAGA! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 14. 9 Replies

Apparently there is a new hashtag out there: #NeverBiden.  Now, I'm not much of a hashtag follower, but it would seem as though America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers IS ... and she's not at all happy with the point of view represented by the…Continue

Tags: #MAGA, #NeverBiden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Thou Shalt Stay the Hell Home! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 4 Replies

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is a scofflaw as it comes to the whole "shelter-in-place" order ... ESPECIALLY when she has such a FABULOUS place to shelter in!  Problem is, she sees way too many other…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, shelter-in-place, , , America's, Best, Christian, , , Betty, Bowers"

Stay at home order

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 6. 5 Replies

Not only should the Federal government issue the "Stay at home" order, but all medications should be negotiated through the nation and health care should be provided to all inhabitants, citizens or not. From where will the funding come? From those…Continue

Tags: socialist, profits, capitalist, free, speech.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 4:42pm

"Ficaria verna, (formerly Ranunculus ficaria L.) commonly known as lesser celandine or pilewort.

"Celandine is an Ingredient in an antiretroviral drug that may act against the Epstein-Barr and herpes viruses. Ukrain, derived from celandine, is available by prescription in Europe but not approved for use in the United States."

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 4:33pm

Plinius, we are on to the same plant! 
Ficaria verna, (formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is a low-growing, hairless perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native to Europe and West Asia.
They grew in my back yard in the shade garden, the place I called My Grotto. It wasn't a cave, it was a very shady part of my Spokane garden.  

Comment by Patricia on April 6, 2020 at 3:56pm

Yes, caution should be the norm for some time yet.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 6, 2020 at 3:54pm

The good news from DK: the infection curve has flattened and may be falling slightly. A few restrictions will be lifted after Easter, many will stay in place for another month, which means cinemas, libraries etc will remain closed and all gatherings of more than 10 people are still banned. Large assemblies are still banned until the end of August. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2020 at 7:04am

Ian, I'd say our spring buds and flowers are at the same stage as yours (Indiana). Signs of hope and optimism. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 6, 2020 at 4:27am

Yes, anemone and celandine together, violets in the second picture.

Comment by Plinius on April 6, 2020 at 2:25am

Here the Latin name; Ficaria verna and I found the English name lesser celandine.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 1:10am

Plinius, I can find nothing in the U.S. or The Netherlands searches about "weaner" except for a famous landscape designer in Pennsylvania, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.

I also looked under "horticulture" in both languages, as well. 

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2020 at 11:59pm

The yellow flower is weaner, says my dictionary.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2020 at 11:38pm

Ian, what is the blue flower? It looks a little like periwinkle (Vinca minor). 

The yellow flower looks like buttercups     (Ranunculus repens.)

A lovely place to walk and meditate. 


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