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Hang With Friends

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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 14 hours ago. 84 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 22 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

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Monday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2015 at 12:38pm

Thanks for sharing your day, Joan. You should be a writer. I chuckled when I heard you'd fallen asleep sitting at the dinner table.

Loren, I often discover I'd somehow made a choice online without knowing it. Do that on my keyboard too. It took me  week to figure out why alt-0-1-7-6 wasn't giving me a degree symbol, till I found my Num Lock button mysteriously off. Glad you got your blog fixed.

Hugs to all.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 13, 2015 at 12:10pm

I want to join the weirdos group too!. We have a popular bumper sticker out here that says :"Keep Portland weird."

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:59am

Fixed! I like this group! The odder the better!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 13, 2015 at 10:54am

I qualify and apply for membership in the Weirdos of World, UNITE! 

WORKERS OF THE WORLD will be proud!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 10:38am

Weirdos of the World, UNITE!!!  You have nothing to lose but your boorish brethren!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 13, 2015 at 10:38am

I can't remember how much I wrote and don't have time to check. We leveled the ground, put on a mat that keeps the mud from coming through, spread several tons of rocks and leveled it, and now await the delivery of the greenhouse parts. Assembly starts next week. 

The seeds I planted earlier mostly rotted in the cold, wet sand and I started a new planting last week. They won't have time to mature, but I will use them to "chop & drop" this fall and enrich the sand. We will be bringing in truckloads of manure from neighbors' farms and getting the sand ready to become soil. 

Laura and I cut the dead wood out of trees and Larry put it through the chopper. We will plow that into the sand. The wood chips will rot and consume nitrogen, so our first crops will be enriched with more manure. The pH of the soil will be crazy so I expect to see some interesting plants in the coming season. 

We had family helping yesterday and I cooked for the crowd. Had an old fashioned farm breakfast with hash browns, bacon, eggs, and fruit. For lunch, the menu included sandwiches and finger foods. Dinner was an old fashioned New England pot roast with all the trimmings. 

I was so tired I fell asleep at the dinner table. The family cleaned up the kitchen while I snored, sitting upright and my head hanging down. They awakened me and ushered me to bed. A most welcome action. 

Photos will follow when I have time to send them. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 10:36am
Hey, if you don't mind, I'd like to be part of the odd group. If you ask any of my family members, they will concur that I qualify.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 10:10am

Not your fault, Chris.  Somehow the radio button for "Friends Only" got pushed, and the blog was restricted ... though how you AREN'T my friend is beyond me!  Think I need to fix that ... NOW!

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:08am

I thought I'd visit your page and find your blog there - not. I still don't feel very smart today...

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:03am

I'm glad I'm not alone, Loren!

 

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