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 on Friday. 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 Tammy S on August 24, 2012 at 6:46pm

Melinda I said this in another discussion last night concerning people who get defensive about their beliefs and it applies here. You are free to shove it up her nose if you like:

 "If someone doesn't like their beliefs challenged, they're not very secure in them to begin with."


It worked well to change the course of that conversation. I hope you feel better soon. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:40pm

RE:  Romney's remark about "the place that we were born and raised."  I have no doubt he meant we, white people.  Sounds like a Freudian slip of the tongue that reveals how he truly feels about Barack Obama.  (My opinion.)  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:34pm

Rant away, Melinda.  You're among friends.  We don't mind.  If she's an alcoholic, she's not thinking clearly, so don't let her actions get to you.  And I hope you feel better soon.  :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:50pm
I live the disco turtle booklover. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I'm thinking about you and I hope you feel better soon. Just try to ignore that ex- friend of yours. Try not to visit her FB page. It's better not to look anymore - just make a clean break. Out of sight out of mind so to speak.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2012 at 5:43pm

Grinning Cat, that is so funny! 

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:27pm

Yeah booklover - exactly - maybe he has a twin - I shudder to think of the thought of a twin Mitt Romney out there somewhere.

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:26pm

I love the cat video Flying Atheist - I love cats too.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2012 at 4:02pm
Just got this as part of a political fundraising email...  Jeeeezzz...a Mormon Dan Quayle. 
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, just said this:

"No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate.
They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

Take a moment or two to think about that, what he's actually saying, and what it says about Mitt Romney.
I can has English teacher?
Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2012 at 2:01pm

TFA, what a cat! In fact a catastrophe. Stealing, BTW.

Comment by Lillie on August 24, 2012 at 11:31am

I want a Japanese Flying Squirrel.  So cute.  Not really.  Don't like to keep things in cages.


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