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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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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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, 2017. 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 30, 2017 at 9:20pm

A sharp and witty poem, Bertold.

Yes, Patricia and Joan. Money and power. I saw a production of Shaw's 'Saint Joan' recently which was set in a series of boardrooms and made that point very clearly.

Comment by Patricia on August 30, 2017 at 5:34pm

Its always about the moola.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2017 at 5:29pm

“Maybe Darwin was right, after all.”

                              --Pope John Paul II, 1996

Maybe the church was wrong all these centuries and people suffered and died because of the canonical mistakes. How long will it take for the deadly and dysfunctional aspect of the church remain and what will kill it? Oh, Yes! loss of revenue. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2017 at 5:26pm

Bertold, Karma, Dharma, Pudding & Pie: looks like a book of poems I would enjoy. 

Comment by Patricia on August 30, 2017 at 5:21pm

Not fun, but not all bad either.

The Red Cross, firefighters, volunteers, people of Prince George were all marvelous.

We were very well cared for, & I am donating regularly to the RCross for our people who are worse off. After being on the receiving end of it, I know for a fact where that money goes. I also intend to donate a little to the Harvey coffers.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2017 at 5:15pm

Patricia It is nice to have you back again. There are a few new people since you left, but Plinius and I have been keeping the group up to date on your adventures. We knew that they would be interested in your story. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 30, 2017 at 5:09pm

Patricia, that's totally scary. I missed what was happening to you. Sorry.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 30, 2017 at 4:16pm

Another gem by Philip Appleman from his book of poems, Karma, Dharma, Pudding & Pie:



“The Eagle has landed.”

                              --first man on the moon, 1969

“Maybe Darwin was right, after all.”

                              --Pope John Paul II, 1996


Here in these devout Italian digs,

Hung with bleeding hearts and dying Jesus,

TV shows astronauts with little picks

Chipping chunks of greenish lunar cheeses.


The Vatican’s abruptly overrun

With cardinals and bishops in collision—

The Pontiff pleads for prayer, but everyone

Is watching heresy on television.


Oh, Galileo, your retaliation

Is palpable as papal persecution:

Apollo shines your sunny vindication

On Copernicus, the pill, and evolution.


By satellite, TV now tells the popes:

Look what comes of knocking telescopes.

Comment by Patricia on August 30, 2017 at 4:07pm

It was, & is, pretty grim. We were evacuated for 18 days.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 30, 2017 at 4:04pm

That looks nasty, Patricia. I'm very glad your safe and with us again.

Carl, your suggestion of Chicago is hereby noted. I know there's some good art there plus the blues in the music world. Could I combine that with a literary 'pilgrimage' to New England?


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