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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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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

Tags: surreal

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

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 kathy: ky on May 31, 2017 at 11:09am
Chris, I agree with that. Given the choice between reading something or watching it on video I read every time.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 31, 2017 at 10:42am

Chris, I didn't know recipes were called receipts! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 31, 2017 at 10:41am

Randy, thanks for the views of and from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, especially the one with you in it. You make a good perpendicular image beside the cock-eyed Tower. I understand the powers-that-be stabilized it so it wouldn't topple over. 

Comment by Chris on May 31, 2017 at 10:00am

I understand that 'Selfies' are popular. Photographs are different than pictures. Photographs mean more maybe because it takes more thought and care than everyday snapshots some kids take with abandon.

Comment by Chris on May 31, 2017 at 9:40am

Kathy,

A photo book is better to look at than a bunch of pictures on a computer.  Power Point  images aren't the same as a real photograph. I have some books of photographs that go back to tin types. I don't know who the book of tin types came from. The are probably from the early to mid 1800's.

There is something about a book that seems to be more rewarding to look at (if they are photographs), or read  if it's text than something on a computer.

Comment by Chris on May 31, 2017 at 9:32am

Randall,

What is the best, or most interesting  food you ate in your travels?

I understand that (U.S.) Southerners traditionally called old recipies receipts because they were passed on - received.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 31, 2017 at 7:52am
Joan, I'm a photo taker. Problem is I have hundreds of them if not thousands. And they are bulky, heavy and take up a lot of space. But sometimes we sit as a family and look through the years....
Comment by Randall Smith on May 31, 2017 at 7:11am

Okay, Joan. Here's the only photo of me taken on my camera. Plus (maybe) a view from the top.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2017 at 7:09pm

Ian, your photos give me a whole lot of pleasure! I am not able to travel now and find going with you on your trips gives me a boost and I live through your scenes. I love the photos with you in them; you look as though you enjoy traveling as much as I did. 

Randy, I look forward to seeing your Tuscany photos and hope you will be in some of them. 

I generally don't take photos with people in them and I live to regret it. I had so many wonderful experiences the 20 +- years I traveled, and I have very few with family, friends, and new acquaintances in them. I can't go back and recapture the faces, I can find The Great Wall of China and the scenes in Costs Rica. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 30, 2017 at 3:04pm

Thank you both.

Randall, I think a selfie or two, if you're on your own is all right.The pics of me here were taken by someone else.Otherwise, yes narcissism.

It's a bit quiet around here. I hope people aren't ill.

 

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