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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 11:04am

Wow Chris, I'd be a nervous wreck also, if I had a wackaloon like that harassing me!  

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 10:48am

Thank you Steph, you're very kind, but I can assure you that I never felt strong...

Have a Happy Monday yourself too!

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 10:37am

Wow - how terrible Chris that you would have to put up with something like that. The truth is often stranger than fiction. I can see how the stress level would be intolerable. I don't see how you were able to put up with that as long as you did. You must be a very strong person.

Happy Monday everyone!

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 10:24am

The man had a neglected diabetes and was hallucinating because of it: he thought I sent flying cameras into his apartment to spy on him. Terrorised me for three years to "stop it". Was seen in the street with a 20 cm. long knife to defend himself against me. Screamed every night about the witch (who couldn't sleep at all). I've never been so happy as when we could sell that apartment and move. Cost me some years to lose the stress.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2012 at 9:37am

LOL  Yeah, Chris.  I'd also like to know why a neighbor would think you were a witch. 

Idaho, your telephone device story reminded me of cheezy but fun Ray Milland movie, The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1962).   At first it's fun to see through people's clothes to their underwear, but his x-ray vision increases and gets more intense to the point where he doesn't enjoy it anymore after seeing disturbing images.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 9:23am

Why was she convinced you were a witch, Chris?

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 8:54am

That selfcentred concentration of her on your concerns is horrible - I can imagine you feeling like a fish in a bowl. Reminds me of my ex-neighbour who was convinced that I was a witch.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 8:34am

Yes, booklover, I was careful what I did after that.  I felt like a fish in a fishbowl.  I probably would have been better off not listening in on her. 

I'm reminded of movies that explore what it would be like to be able to read peoples minds ("What Women Want" is one I like because it's so funny), but most of them show more negatives to the ability than positives, and I think that may be true.  At least true if the ability can't be turned off & on.

Back to my busy-body neighbor, I remember her telling one person how I was reading the scriptures in church that day instead of listening to the speaker (as if her watching and reporting what others were doing wasn't just as bad or worse).  Not that I thought reading the scriptures instead of listening to a boring speaker was wrong.

But the things that bothered me the most were things she saw me do that she couldn't quite make-out, so she made-up a story about what I was doing.  Usually a story that put me in a bad light.  Oh well, perhaps I got what I deserved by using my electronic ability to spy on her. :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 7:28am

Patricia, your pic reminds me of me & a neighbor 30 years ago.  We were on a party line, so if one of us were on the phone & the other picked-up, we could hear them.  I suspected she was a busy-body, so I created an electronic device & hooked it to my phone so I could listen to her without making a tell-tale click.  

What I did was probably immoral and against the law, but I did find-out she was what I suspected.  There were things she talked about me doing that she couldn't have seen without using good binoculars. LOL.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 7:16am

Thanks Tony.  It's inspiring to me also.

 

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