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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.

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

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2014 at 1:05am

Yes, the Keane paintings - what a depressing sort of art is that! I may barf too! It's the barfing season anyway, with all the sugared xmas stories and all the other seasonal nonsense. Let's be kind to homeless people so we feel good and then we can neglect and ignore them for another year.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 12:04am

Does anyone else remember the so-called Keane paintings of big-eyed children that were so popular in the hippie days of the 1950s?  Someone has made a movie about the "artist." 

I may barf.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 22, 2014 at 9:44am

I've loved this recording ever since it was first released:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7iLc7XhU8E

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2014 at 1:50am

They talk all day, Carl, but I'm still no expert in understanding Cat. Couldn't find a language guide.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2014 at 1:38am

Patricia, you're very lucky to have talking cats.  Most are too smug to speak to humans.  :)

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2014 at 1:36am

I like the movie very much, Patricia, and your husband has got a very steady hand.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2014 at 1:31am
  1. Ring Out Solstice Bells
    Song by Jethro Tull
  2. Now is the solstice of the year,
    winter is the glad song that you hear.
    Seven maids move in seven time.
    Have the lads up ready in a line.
    Ring out these bells.
    Ring out, ring solstice bells.
    Ring solstice bells.
    Join together beneath the mistletoe.
    by the holy oak whereon it grows.
    Seven druids dance in seven time.
    Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
    Ring out these bells.
    Ring out, ring solstice bells.
    Ring solstice bells.
    Praise be to the distant sister sun,
    joyful as the silver planets run.
    Seven maids move in seven time.
    Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
    Ring out those bells.
    Ring out, ring solstice bells.
    Ring solstice bells.
    Ring on, ring out.
    Ring on, ring out.
Comment by Ian Mason on December 22, 2014 at 1:24am

Comment by Ian Mason on December 22, 2014 at 12:57am

Lovely pictures, music and hugs. Thank you, all of you.

I've probably posted thid before but it's my seasonal favourite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2mh5zPj7Lc

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2014 at 9:35pm

Time to use the "Wayback Machine."

Me in the Spring of 1983, finishing up first year of college, with a fellow jazz band trumpet player. 

 

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