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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 83 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:18pm

Thanks Joan.  Sounds like a good idea.  It's time for me to shut the computer off, so I'll talk to you about it another day.  Good nite all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2012 at 6:10pm

Spud, need a partner in getting off the couch? ... for me it is getting off my office chair. Maybe we can team up and set little, reachable goals for activity. I hate exercise, don't like walking much, and winter comes forcing me out of my garden. What are you doing and do find it pleasant? Or is it just grunt work? Anyway, let me know if you want a partner. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:06pm

Feeling OK now, thanks Joan.  Just need to get out and get more exercise.  My body is telling me that it doesn't like being a couch-spud.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:02pm

Hey you kids!  Funny!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:00pm

Yes, I'm going to try to find an atheist doctor while I'm reading between the lines of my new doctor to see where he stands for sure.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2012 at 5:59pm

Spud, I do hope you are well; I'm glad you found a doctor who said "Well, you don't have to worry about that here."  Yay!"

Just imagine a world without superstition and demons and devils made up in human minds intended to scare and put fear into you. 

The good news is, our bodies give us signals when they need attention, and with preventive medicine, we are able to find things early and start treatment. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 5:45pm

Atheist doctors - those are the ones to get.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 4:50pm

I like so many things here, but have a hard time keeping-up.  I noticed two I especially like.  Big bird made me laugh with the letters F and U, and the cute kitty with the goat hat made me smile.

Today I talked with my new doctor.  Among many things we discussed, I said my old doctor was trying to convert me to his religion, and my new one said "Well, you don't have to worry about that here."  Yay!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2012 at 3:31pm

Oh, YUM!  I instantly thought of adding at least one chopped bell pepper with the onion and mushrooms.  I like bell peppers with just about anything.  (I wonder if Panko breadcrumbs would work...)

My mom used to make the best stuffed bell peppers I've ever tasted, but she never wrote down the recipe, and it's too late to ask her now (she died in 1993). I remember she used creamed corn instead of rice in the ground beef filling....and one fresh jalapeno chopped very, very fine....

Now I'm feeling hungry!

Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 10:44am

 

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