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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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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 Ian Mason on May 22, 2020 at 2:18pm

I'm stealing that joke, Patricia. You seem to find the best.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2020 at 2:17pm

A llot of the time soent with girlfriend Elna plus reading and music. Denmark is slowly opening up. Art galleries and museums opened today, with certain restrictions based on commen sense and hand sanitizer. We did go on a short cycle ride to the coast a couple of days ago for a walk on the beach and something to eat.

Comment by Plinius on May 22, 2020 at 1:42pm

Playing with cat Luna, walking out with a friend (at the right distance), reading, pc games, tending the livingroom jungle...

Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2020 at 1:33pm

Reading, music, word games, & most important.....petting the kitties!!!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 22, 2020 at 7:05am

With no sports on the telly, plus being sick of watching coverage of the coronavirus (and Trump), I've been watching old reruns of The Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke, some of which go back to 1949! They're pretty inane, but more entertaining than most anything else. How about you?

Comment by Patricia on May 16, 2020 at 11:15pm

Little David was in his 5th grade class in a San Francisco school when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.
All the typical answers came up - fireman, policeman, salesman, doctor, lawyer.
David was being uncharacteristically quiet, so the teacher asked him about his father.
“My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes he, if they are really good generous tippers, goes home with them.
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little David aside to ask him,
"Is that really true about your father?”
“No, of course not;" said David. "He works for Donald Trump, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids!"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 15, 2020 at 5:40pm

Masks definitely make it harder to communicate. We all miss hugs.

Comment by Plinius on May 15, 2020 at 7:05am

Try talking to a demented aunt from behind a facemask, through a plexiglass screen... She hardly recognized me and couldn't understand me at all. Before Covid19 times we kept contact by hugging and kissing, but now there's almost nothing left. But I'm glad that she turns to the nurses for company and comfort.

Comment by Patricia on May 14, 2020 at 12:42pm

We're doing quite well here, despite having Washington state south of us, & Alaska northwest of us. We live in the Interior Health Region.

www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/BC_Surveillance_Summary_May...

Comment by Ian Mason on May 14, 2020 at 5:17am

A notable success, much better than many others.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/the-coronavirus-slaye...

 

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