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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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:22am

Daniel, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:20am

It seems most of you peeps are younger than me, but have more physical problems than me.  Not fair is it?  

The response to that sentence is usually "Who said life is fair?"  Well, not me.  But it should be.  If there were a loving god, it would be.  People could make life a little more fair if they wanted to.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 10:19am

Nice way to make contact!

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 9:59am

I started using treking poles to walk. It helps me excercise. The treking poles excercize my upper torso sholders and back as well.

What I find is walking along flat ground with the trecking poles helps.

My neighbors look at me wierd  for using the treking poles.

That's okay.

The good thing about it is the treking poles only cost about $35 and I get to know the neighbors.

Comment by Daniel W on January 21, 2017 at 9:15am

Plinius, I hope your knees get some relief!  This aging thing is tough!

On the marijuana issue, with decriminalized pot in my state I gave a try with some edibles.  The hope was for relief from so much pain and stiffness that I feel every day.  I tried several doses.  I experienced all of the side effects from Joan's list, and none of the benefits.   I didn't like feeling dopey, spacey, clumsy, sleepy, and there wasn't that much pain relief.  Different people are affected differently by medications and other substances, so I don't take that as a blanket condemnation of marijuana, but I wont be trying it again.  Didn't like it at all.  That was both the THC and CBD versions.  Joan, I also have informally seen what you describe, as negative effects of marijuana on young men's brains and I suspect young women's.  Still, I support decriminalization.  It is not as harmful as alcohol in the scheme of things.  The main gateway drugs to heroin, these days, is oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other prescription opiates.  That is why Everett WA is suing Purdue-Pharma for their role in the oxycontin epidemic.

By the way, I lost a dog yesterday.  Baigou was suffering so bad.  I cried after I buried him.  There is still Charlie.  After him I don't know if I will get another one.  It's too hard at the end.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2017 at 8:30am

I don't do marijuana, but I do enjoy a glass of wine every day. "They" say one glass is beneficial to one's health because of resveritrol found in grapes (and other fruits). For me, sitting down about 5 o'clock with a glass of wine and a piece of cheese is a good way to relax, reflect, and think about supper.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2017 at 4:40am

Ruth, sorry your day didn't go well. Maybe a day sprawled on your back, with you arms spread wide and giving out a sound expressing your feelings could bring relief. 

Life is too short for bad days. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2017 at 4:24am

Plinius, sadly, you have a formidable challenge that faces your daily living with those stairs. After surgery, if you have one, I imagine you will move your bed closer to the bathroom and kitchen. Do be careful; getting rich suddenly would be helpful. 

I heartily agree with your comments about both alcohol and marijuana; especially the latter. While in cancer treatment, I saw many patients who found comfort and relief from pain.  

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 1:42am

Thanks for the kind comments! There´s a lift in this building, then five steps up, one down, one up, two up - you get the picture, it´s an old building. And I have a two floors apartment, terrace, kitchen and bathroom downstairs, living upstairs. So I must be careful or get rich suddenly.

The pros of alcohol - not really important. It helps people lose their restrictions, but who profits from it? In this famous gin producing town a lot of glass is broken as a result..

Pros of marihuana - it works as a painkiller. Our friend Patricia uses it but she´s never high.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 20, 2017 at 8:54pm

I've never tried marijuana, and like you, have no interest in trying it.  I would like to see it be lawful, but not because I think it's benign. It many have more negatives than positives.  

I'll just wait until science teases-out the specific chemicals that have more benefits than harms, then try any of those that a doctor I trust thinks would benefit me.


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