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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Discussion Forum

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

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Comment by Plinius on November 6, 2013 at 4:34am

Nice!! Now find the door marked Schiedam and visit me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2013 at 1:28am
Carl, this is splendid! What a clever way to plant seeds to travel!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 11:38pm

In Paris, Interactive Doors ‘Transport’ Pedestrians To Other European Cities

To promote its travel service, railway company SNCF teamed up with ad agency TBWA Paris to create an ad campaign that sends pedestrians to other European cities—simply by opening a door.

The campaign, called ‘Europe, It’s Just Next Door’, features brightly colored doors with the names of cities plastered on them. These doors were then placed in public areas around Paris.

When opened, the doors displayed real-time events happening in those cities. For example, pedestrians could watch a mime performance in Milan, have their portraits drawn by a sketch artist in Brussels, or join a hip-hop dance crew in Barcelona.

“These interactive fun experiences not only created multicultural links among Europeans, but also enabled us all to realize that at the end of the day, Europe it’s just next door,” wrote the ad agency.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 10:56pm

Sorry, Mindy, my writing was unclear. Ruth states she was having one more antibiotic and then will be able to get back to building a normal gastric function again. I have no antibiotics. 

My gastric problems ended a few weeks after my BIG chemo on Sept 4.  I am doing great in that area. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:19pm

Joan, we were supposed to have some snow flurries here last week, but that never materialized.  We've been having some wonderful Fall days.  Temperatures in the 50's and beautiful trees in bright, Autumn colors of gold, yellow, rusty red and bronze.  It's been very pretty here. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:14pm

Mindy, I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:48pm

Sending an autumn scene to all of you as a reminder of our incredible autumn colors, even as we had our first snow that stayed on the trees, not on sidewalks and pavement. 

Spokane's Manito, Japanese Garden 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:32pm

Mindy, love your cats watching TV of cat confronting mouse. I really like your comment to unfriend if he begins to spout religious crap. I had a similar experience, except the sister of a relative turned out to be more confident of her non-religion than anyone I know, aside from us, of course. 

Ian, happy to learn of your "nice" visit to England. I hope you found situations under manageable conditions there. You write in a happy tone, as well as having fun while there. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 3:22pm

Thankfully, only one more antibiotic to take ... then back to building normal. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 3:10pm

Good to hear from you also, Ruth.  Love the cat gif.  Hope you have a fast recovery. 


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