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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 16 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 The Flying Atheist on March 19, 2013 at 11:26am

Joan, there's not much I can add that hasn't already been said by others:  you're very much appreciated here and fondly thought of.  Consider me as one more person in the chorus.  

I, too, love the pictures of the Auroras.  That has got to be breathtaking to witness in person.  How lucky we are that we're intelligent enough to comprehend and appreciate the endless beauty and wonders that accompany our existence. 

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 11:23am

Yeah - isn't that the cutest face ever? I love it!!

Just makes your day. : ) Thanks booklover.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 11:21am

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 11:20am

sk8eycat and booklover - those are great. I took them for my collection of images.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 11:15am

sk8eycat, I haven't been around in a while because a 1 year old cat is a hand full!! I didn't know that I could be such a mother hen!  Earlier today a dog chased Buddy up a 9 foot tree.  He couldn't turn around and climb down the tree.  I was at the bottom of the tree and he fell and I missed catching him!!  He hit the sidewalk and didn't land on his feet!!!  He took off and I freaked out!!  I called my wife at work and she came home immediately.  Before she did I found the cat under our neighbors' house!!  He's ok but I flipped out!  I believe he will sleep the day away and be ready to go this evening!!

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 11:03am

Instead of a Rubix Cube,why not try the box from the movie, Hellraiser!!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2013 at 10:38am

Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2013 at 10:38am

Patricia, I was making a feeble attempt at a pun. "Moondoggie" was a character in a 1950s surfer movie, and the dog in the photo was "mooning" the camera.


Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2013 at 1:10am

Thanks, Joan, for your wonderful attitude even when you tell bad news - you make me so glad!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 12:07am

Patricia, I am so glad you found yours early! That makes all the difference in the world. My doctor and I had a discussion of what would have been the outcome for my mother's generation and my grandmothers'. He said it would not have been detected until a lump had formed and it would be much more difficult to conquer. 


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