Hang With Friends

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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 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 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, 2017. 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 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.

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.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2017 at 8:51am

I've never attended a high school reunion.  Was still quite shy in high school, so didn't belong to any clique, so I know I wouldn't enjoy a reunion.  I would be lucky to remember even one person.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 25, 2017 at 7:03am

Carl, you are spot-on with high school cliques. Class reunions I've attended continue the groupings. "Birds of a feather".

Thomas, I can't add to the wine conversation, because I just drink the cheap stuff. I have a difficult time appreciating expensive wine.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 8:45pm

That's a fun story, Berthold. I can imagine it happening.

Joan, I can't even begin to guess about the future.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2017 at 4:54pm

I wonder what life will be like 20 years from now? 

I can't help but wonder what my great-grandchildren's lives will be like when they are 81?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2017 at 4:20pm

Bertold, I was a "band dork" in high school.  They were separate from the nerds, who we called "the media nerds" because they always managed the film projectors and the overhead projectors.  They also made up the chess club.  

My high school was extremely cliquish.  It was a very small Lutheran school, so each group stood out prominently.  We also had the jocks, the burnouts (stoners), the thespians, the misfits (who were just called "dorks"), and the smart, serious, straight-A students who didn't have a formal name.  I actually got along with everybody except for the jock group.  Most of them were obnoxious jerks.  There were a few exceptions, and I got along with them fine.

The burnouts were fun in art class and the media nerds appreciated cerebral jokes. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 24, 2017 at 3:58pm

Carl - I had to settle for being a nerd. Since then I learned the old adage: If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance baffle 'em with bullshit.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 24, 2017 at 3:56pm

Funny story Bertold.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2017 at 3:43pm

Bertold, I had to rely on my sparkling personality and my impeccable wit to be god in high school.  These days I substitute with memes and gifs.


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