Hang With Friends

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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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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 Daniel W on July 26, 2011 at 8:13am
sorry to offend.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2011 at 12:23am
Sentient Biped, I take mild offense at your "suffering 70s" comment. The cooler weather you enjoyed was a consequence of the gigantic high stuck over most of the rest of the US. The article said, "... , the high-pressure system that's holding the heat in place also is keeping conditions cooler than usual in the Pacific Northwest." As people were dying, I assume you didn't know this connection, otherwise you wouldn't have been flippant.
Comment by Daniel W on July 25, 2011 at 11:14pm
My god, with that heat, all the cheese in wisconsin is gonna melt. The state will turn into one gigantic pizza!
Comment by Paula T. on July 25, 2011 at 10:51pm
It has been miserable here in Detroit for the last week!! We had a high of 100 last Thursday and the night's low was 80 degrees. The humidity made being outside very uncomfortable and I'm grateful to have central air. Low of 70 tonight and a high of 88 tomorrow.

I love summer and don't look forward to 7 months of cold weather, but I also hate the humidity. I'd rather have my house open with the nice breezes blowing in.
Comment by A3Kr0n on July 25, 2011 at 10:25pm
Sentient - I know I know. Here is Wisconsin it's roasting right now at 77 degrees, and it will only get down to 65 tonight. What will we do? Tomorrow's high of 85 will kill us for sure!
Comment by Daniel W on July 25, 2011 at 10:02pm
Here in the Pacific Northwest there is also much suffering. It got up into the 70s today. The sun shone. My chickens, who have lived in the rainy northwest all of their lives, freaked out and kept running away from their shadows, to no avail. The shadows ran as fast as the chickens. Their eggs all came out scrambled. So you see, Texas isn't the only place that has suffering.
Comment by Jeffrey Wright on July 25, 2011 at 11:37am
Blazing in San Antonio over the weekend -- and my A/C was broken! (Fixed now)
Comment by Steph S. on July 25, 2011 at 10:48am

It's hot here too. It was a temperature of 105 yesterday in Austin,TX -- we hit a record high.  Hope all of you are keeping cool.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 25, 2011 at 9:33am

It's painfully HOT  here in  north Texas and the same all about the state.  Those who use language like "hot enough for ya..." should be tossed under a train.

Or fried in deep fat, either will do as just punishment.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 22, 2011 at 1:42pm
I play "words with friends" but because my son loaded the thing I have to dump and reload.  He doesn't remember the sign-in he used for me.  I just don't care for those who use the "cheat" factor. 

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