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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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

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 8, 2013 at 12:17am

Just peeking in to see who's here.  Hello Steph.  I'm having a good week.  Hope you are as well.

Sk8eycat, how was your afternoon out at the symphony?  I hope you got some good laughs from Elayne Boosler.  

Ruth, thanks for telling us about your cats.  I always enjoy hearing all the stories here about everyone's cats.  Since I don't have any, I live vicariously through all your tales.

Melinda, homemade chilli..........Mmmmmmmm.  I always put corn in my chili but many people think that's odd.  What's the opinion here with this group?  (Despite what is said, I will continue to put corn in my chili.)  lol

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2013 at 10:21pm

That sounds wonderful Ruth. How is everyone?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 7, 2013 at 9:56pm

Thanks for the senior performance, Patricia. That was fun.

Sk8eycat, Dee Gordon’s expression is priceless.

Napoleon, I don’t get what’s special about the barking dogs.

I had trouble downloading the three tenors video, Tony.

Booklover, that LOL’s so cute, I had to pass it on.

At our house, Grinning Cat upgraded our cat tree with two new shelves, like steps connecting the levels, on Saturday. Mira immediately took ownership of the largest new shelf, and every day she spends hours on it. Her delight is so entertaining. Trissa can’t be lured to explore them, even with treats.

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2013 at 8:29pm

Booklover that is so cute!!

sounds like you had a very nice day

Comment by Steph S. on October 6, 2013 at 11:14pm

Ruth that dog is so funny!! Made me laugh

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 6, 2013 at 9:21pm

Comment by sk8eycat on October 5, 2013 at 5:55pm

Speaking of shock...This is Dee Gordon of the LA Dodgers just after he was called out trying to steal 2nd base last night.  The expression and body language remind me of some of my chorus boy friends yelling, "Oh, Roll it UP, Mary!"  (ie: STOP it!  or STFU)   LOL

Comment by Loren Miller on October 5, 2013 at 7:38am

[sigh] That's two minutes and change I'll never get back ... YUK!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2013 at 12:48am

Hey everyone.I put this up on "Atheist Humor", but I just had to share here also. I just can't stop laughing at this one!!!

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 4, 2013 at 10:20pm

Oh, good pics and gifs everybody!

I am SO excited that I just have to share this with you all: Lori Golden, the Publisher, Editor, Chief Copy Writer, lay-out and paste-up person for The Pet Press is treating me to a special performance by Elayne Boosler doing an original reading along with a symphony orchestra!!! Here's a long article about it:

And this is the short blurb I put together for the Calendar in the most recent issue:

Oct. 6 – World Premiere “Rescue- A True Story” ~ 4PM

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale 91206

Story & Narration by Elayne Boosler with the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra.

“I feel nothing lends itself to music better than the top notes of comedy, tempered by the depth of emotion we, and the animals, experience every day in the world of rescue. “ Elayne Boosler. Tickets and info call: 323-663-3601 or 818-243-2539  Visit or

I FREAKING CAN'T WAIT!  I don't even care that it's at a Bapnit Crutch; the acoustics are supposed to be so amazing that the Orchestra has made the place its home.  As long as nobody prays, I'll be fine. *=D&gt; applause


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