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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2017 at 2:06pm

At least 4 years.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 11, 2017 at 2:03pm

Charming and peaceful, Daniel.

Thanks for the tips. They're just the kind of things I was looking for. Is it true that the Great American Eclipse starts in January and will last 4 years?

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2017 at 2:02pm

Attractive view Daniel.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 1:37pm

(also quietly) Yes, thanks for the lovely picture into a bit of your life!

Comment by Plinius on January 11, 2017 at 12:39pm

*very quietly* It´s beautiful, Daniel.

Comment by Daniel W on January 11, 2017 at 10:27am

The view outside my window, now.  So silent out there.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2017 at 4:27am

Ian, your trip sounds like a great time and timing. I loved going to the monuments in WA DC. A brilliant plan to see the eclipse. Here is a map. 

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2017 at 1:03am

Here's a map of the Eclipse if you choose to follow it Ian.

You'd  probably have to fly in a private airplane to keep up with the sun.

It may be interesting to hear what people on the ground think about it.  i.e. do they still think it's  something from god.

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2017 at 12:43am

In D.C. The smithonian and other museums are interesting to explore.  There isn't enough time to view them all.

Explore what you are interested in.

Comment by Daniel W on January 10, 2017 at 10:37pm

Ian, I went to DC for the freethought rally this June.  Never went before that.  I really liked some of the museums.  It depends on what you enjoy.  My favorites were the National Gallery, the Arboretum, and walking around the mall looking at monuments, including Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, MLK Memorial.  Those last two were tear jerkers for me.  By all means, try to find some classic Southern food, although I don't have recommendations for where you might find that.  But it would be part of the local color.

 

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