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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Discussion Forum

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Chris on October 10, 2017 at 10:10pm

Regarding the fire,

Residents living on road up the hill were evacuated. Neighbors with respriatory problems left. I have a 'fly-a-way kit" ready  when it comes time for me to evacuate.  That includes medicine and some clothing. 

Depending on wind conditions I should be safe in the house to avoid the smoke.  I'm thinking about things I should load in the car such as my photo albums and computers. I'm keeping my cats inside. They are angry that I won't let them out.

Emergency management planning is interesting.  I'm thinking of putting important paperwork in a suitcase in case I need to evacuate.

I've looked at maps of the fire from  Calfire, NOAA, and other web sites. TV news is terrible.  This is one of the many reasons local radio stations and Ham radio operators are important.  A local neighbohood internet networking site is overloaded with information.  It's difficult to tell how far the fire is from my house. I think it's two to five miles away.  It's difficult to tell. I haven't heard sirens, seen helicopters, or airplanes (with fire retardant).  Last I heard the fire was  0% contained.  Resources are spread thin. The Governor, and President declaired state and national emergencies (respectively).  The National guard is assisting with the effort.  I don't want to get on the road as a lookie loo which may impede emergency responders, or evacuees.

What do others who had to evacuate fires, or for other emergencies think they should have had packed for a quick departure?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 10, 2017 at 3:56pm
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm Eastern
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York City
Dr. Riane Eisler, President, The Center for Partnership Studies
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press at CUNY
Laura Flanders, Founder, The Laura Flanders Show / GRITtv 
Tony McAleer, Executive director of Life After Hate
Moderated by Friedrike Merck
Event Co-sponsored by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs and the Center for Partnership Studies.
Comment by Patricia on October 10, 2017 at 12:34am

The latest news on California's fires this evening was not good. I hope Chris has decided to get out.

Comment by Plinius on October 10, 2017 at 12:19am

Thanks Patricia, I had missed that program!

Any news of Chris? 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 7:07pm

We're ok Joan. Just getting a bit nervous about the hip replacement on the 27th.

Rick's implant replacement is postponed until the alarms sound, & the cardiologist thinks it may be 3 months or so. At least that gives me some recovery time before his turn.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 6:58pm

That's great, Patricia. Thank you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2017 at 6:13pm

Thinking of you Patricia & Rick. I hope all is going well. 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 4:25pm

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 2:32pm

Stay safe, Chris. Leave if you have to.

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 1:25pm

Been there done that, not fun. Be safe!


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