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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 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

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 9, 2016 at 10:57pm

I agree Carl. The most irritating thing about the robocalls is you can't tell them to fuck themselves.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 9, 2016 at 10:47pm

Our election primary in Illinois is this coming Tues. March 15.  I can't wait for it to be over.  I'm all for being involved in the political process, but the non-stop robocalls from politicians has been akin to telephone harassment. 

When the "Do Not Call" lists were started years ago I didn't have a problem with political calls being exempt.  I figured they were an important communication tool in the political process.  I've completely changed my mind.  There's no reason a person should be subjected to such an annoyance in their own home. 

Times have changed.  We can obtain our political information on the internet.  Using telephones for political communication has gone the way of the punch-card and hanging chads.  

[rant over]

Comment by Plinius on March 9, 2016 at 5:09am

Thank you Carl!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 8, 2016 at 12:22pm

To all you wonderful women here...you truly are inspiring. 

Thank you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 8, 2016 at 11:54am

Chris, one of the wonderful benefits of corresponding with people around the world is learning about where they live.  Chicago isn't a natural magnolia area either because we're too far north.  Of course they flourish in the Southern US states.  

We're lucky to have several flower and plant conservatories and botanical gardens here in and around Chicago.  I love walking through the large tropical palm and plant rooms during the winter. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 8, 2016 at 11:47am

100% agreed, Randy and Bertold.  There's nothing positive to be said about corporate "news reporting" and media outlets.  It's all just deplorable. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2016 at 8:24am

I'm with you, Randall. Chuck Todd is another waste of airtime.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 8, 2016 at 7:44am
Am I the only one that can't stand Chris Mathews of MSNBC? Nor Joe Whatshisname on "Morning Joe". I hate interrupters and know-it-alls. Don't like Wolf Blitzer, either (CNN).
Comment by Plinius on March 7, 2016 at 1:10pm

The snow was only for a few hours, then it became sunny and warm - some 10 degrees Centigrade.

We have lots of magnolias, Carl, but not in the wild, only in parks and gardens. And you might make VERY long lists from what I don't know about Chicago....  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 7, 2016 at 12:13pm

Welcome back, Randy!  Glad to hear you had a nice trip.

Snow, Chris?  Sounds like you are having the same erratic weather we are having here.  Cold, warm, cold, warm, etc.  Like Randy just said, it's going to be quite warm here this week.  Normally it wouldn't be uncommon to have quite a bit of snow still on the ground this time of year...but not this year. 

Chris, pardon my ignorance but I didn't realize magnolias grew as far north as the Netherlands. 

 

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