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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 The Flying Atheist on January 16, 2017 at 11:16am

Joan and Daniel, what beautiful posts.  I love butterflies.  I feel so sad.  When I was a kid there seemed to be butterflies everywhere during the summer.  Now I hardly see them.  I was fortunate to have a mother that always had a flower garden and birdfeeder and birdbath in the back yard.  

Comment by Ian Mason on January 16, 2017 at 2:02am

Love the pictures. We need to remember good things in dark times.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 16, 2017 at 12:48am
Carl, I feel the same. I can't imagine a worse prez taking office. He act's like a spoiled two year old. The electoral college should have been shut down years ago. I don't understand why it is still used. I'll be watching old movies during the barf fest Fri.
On the bright side large numbers are expected to turn out in protest. That's not really bright but it's all I got :)
Comment by Daniel W on January 15, 2017 at 8:13pm

Joan and BB - both of our posts are beautiful!
Kathy- hang in there!  Spring is around the corner!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 15, 2017 at 7:47pm
Rain and more rain here. At least we aren't getting the freezing rain that so many places are. Rain all last week and more forecasted for all next week :(
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 15, 2017 at 7:40pm

A hazy shade of winter

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

Just a little eye candy:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 15, 2017 at 1:06am

Yes, there is a problem with our tax code. It is not a new problem and both parties contribute to its failure. We saw the signs of an out-of-balance system in the 1970s with many people warning the general population of the distortion of taxes as evidenced by the growing gap between wealth and poverty. TV worked as the weapon of mass distraction, using sports, game shows and silly programs to keep the public mind off of issues that needed to be addressed. The propaganda campaign against "socialism" fails to recognize that police, fire, libraries, roads, bridges, are all paid by taxes. 

"Socialism was a political, social, and economic system meant to empower the working class. In the U.S. today, though, it's often used as shorthand for 'the services that government provides and which are paid for by taxes.' Depending on who's talking, that idea is either a goal or a target."

~ Socialism, https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/socialism

Comment by Chris on January 14, 2017 at 7:09pm

Having enough wealth that playing roulete in the political system as a hobby should be an indicator that there is a problem with the tax code.

Uber rich don't need public services except maybe the court system, and militray to protect  business interests.

Odd how enough people pontificated over a wealthy reality TV personality and elected him president.

Cantelope is more dangerous than terrorism.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 14, 2017 at 2:45pm

And I bet you went out on that socialist road to buy milk, bread, eggs, and other groceries that were socialistically inspected for food safety!

 

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