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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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10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 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. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 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. 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 Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 11:20pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 3:41pm

A nice one from Pratchett, Ian.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 8, 2017 at 3:04pm

Leave it to David Silverman to have a perfect counter-punch ready in the wings!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 8, 2017 at 2:33pm

A gem from the late, great Terry Pratchett.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 8, 2017 at 2:19pm

And this is from the top.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 8, 2017 at 2:18pm

A fine retort from Silverman.

That's the other 4 in my group, Randall. We didn't walk up that particular peak. That day was a quiet 13km hike around the hills. The day after we took a 10km route that was up some steep slopes. This is the view from the bottom.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2017 at 1:47pm

Thanks Bertold.  Excellent answer by David Silverman.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 12:47pm

Ya just gotta love this guy:

Comment by Chris on March 7, 2017 at 2:16pm

Randall - Spike Lee is one one the guys I was thinking of.

Tom Lehrer is a humurous musician.

Comment by Plinius on March 7, 2017 at 10:35am

Beautiful pictures, Ian!

 

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