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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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. 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. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Thomas Murray on July 25, 2017 at 5:05pm

Bertold,

Thanks for that cool story about Ewiges Leben.

...and that to everybody who chipped in on suggestions for wines.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 25, 2017 at 4:52pm

That is a very haunting song, even to this day. It's always been one of my faves. Never been to a class reunion either. Great bunch of curmudgeons we are!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2017 at 3:40pm

I watched video of Ian's reunion and the music in the background was an instrumental of the saddest song I've ever heard.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 25, 2017 at 3:11pm

Just yesterday I got an invite to my high school reunion, and tossed it. Haven't been to one for either high school or college that I can recall. Fellow students weren't all that important to me in high school. Had a few friends, mostly boyfriends, in undergrad at Albright, that didn't survive graduation. It was a religious college, but not pushy about it. At least I was lucky to go to a public high school. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 25, 2017 at 2:09pm

Coincidentally, my high school just had it's last graduation class this past June.  It is now closed for good after years of shrinking enrollment and lack of funds.  Another religious school (Lutheran) bites the dust, as so many churches have.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 25, 2017 at 2:05pm

I went to my 10-year reunion (with some trepidation) and it wasn't enjoyable at all.  I haven't been to another reunion activity since.  

My best, and closest friend that I met my first year is still my best, and closest friend to this day.  I didn't keep in touch with anyone else, and that's fine with me.  I got one, awesome, lifetime friendship out of high school and that's good enough for me.   

Comment by Plinius on July 25, 2017 at 2:00pm

I went to one school reunion, and it felt like going to a Disneyfilm, fake and empty. Perhaps no one recognized me, or no one wanted to talk to the one they had bullied and isolated. I watched them for a while, showing off their new husbands and chattering about nothing. Went home to my books and my cats. There's nothing like a home with books and cats.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 25, 2017 at 1:39pm
High school doesn't seem to be a pleasant memory for a lot of people. I think even the"popular kids" were riddled with their own insecurities but were just better at hiding it. We start high school at a very awkward time in our young lives. I just blended in the fringes of the groups. Two or three clothes friends. And some kids that I disliked for no particular reason in most cases.
I haven't been to any reunions and don't intend to go. High school was lifetimes ago.
Comment by Ian Mason on July 25, 2017 at 12:55pm

Comments here set me thinking and searching. Surprise! There's a reunion at my old school this year. The video brought back some memories bit I don't know if I'll go.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=208322002987763&a...

Comment by Loren Miller on July 25, 2017 at 9:53am

I did ONE, and only one high school reunion, the year after I graduated in 1968.  All it served to do was remind me of the largely miserable time my fellow students had offered me.  I never did another one, nor have I participated in any reunions at Case, which was a lifeless, soulless entity.

 

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