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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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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by Patricia on September 9, 2017 at 6:18pm

WE HAVE RAIN!!!!!........real rain.......its wet & everything!!!!!! Just hope it stays for awhile.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 9, 2017 at 5:54pm

Ian,

I you don't mind me asking... what kind of camera do you use?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 9, 2017 at 2:44pm

Probably Hopper's most famous painting, Joan. I love his work. There seems to be a poignant mixture of love and loneliness that he captures so well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2017 at 2:34pm

When I saw your photo of Seated People by Hopper, I recognized the style; it evoked memories of another painting 

Nighthawks Forever

Possibly in a diner that once sat at the corner of Greenwich and Seventh in Greenwich Village. 

This was painted in 1942, just after the US entered WW II. It was a bleak period evoking pessimism. Many productions of Film noir, i.e. films made in the period 1944–54 and the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder

There were also films of lighthearted musical comedy filled with the nostalgia and patriotism that were the distinctive features of Hollywood's World War II-era musicals i.e. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "Rhythm on the River" (1940), "The Road to Singapore" (1940) and four 1940s sequels, and "Holiday Inn" (1942). 

The music of that era, some sad: “Christmas in the Trenches,” “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” “Danny Boy,"

and some silly songs: "Beer Barrell Polka," Boogie Woogie Bugle  Boy," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

It was a rich time for a little girl to grow through. 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 9, 2017 at 12:39pm

I think I've a long way to go to catch up with you, Joan. Chronic angst in my younger years held me back and I didn't travel. I'm trying to make up for that now.

Yes, I enjoyed the trip immensely and could have turned round and done it again the day after.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 9, 2017 at 7:37am

Ian, you probably saw more of America than most Americans! Wonderful.

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2017 at 1:15am

Good pictures Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 9, 2017 at 12:35am

Nice photos, Ian.  It's nice you got to see such a varied collection of art and sights during your trip.  Very cool.

And you can tell people you visited the Bible Belt and left with your non-soul intact.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2017 at 12:04am

Ian, you have enough memories of you various travels to last you a lifetime. How fortunate you are to go to so many places and see so many things. 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 8, 2017 at 10:35pm

Hi Joan.

Hopper, Seated People and Caitlin, Indian Friendship Feast are in the museum of American art, Washington. The orange Helio Oiticica hanging sculpture is in the Whitney, NYC. I took hundreds of pictures, mostly of art or at the Air and Space museums, and a few of them turned out well. 

 

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