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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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2017 at 2:11am

Thanks, everyone!. Actually now my chronic sinus trouble has escalated into a respiratory infection as well. Still waiting for the endocrinologist to get back to me about the scan. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2017 at 12:16am

Chris, Happy Birthday! Your chili sin carne y con fruta sounds delicious.  Do you share the recipe? I have never heard of chili with fruit.

Comment by kathy: ky on February 26, 2017 at 10:54pm
Chris, happy birthday. That is a very good photo of your party. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Comment by kathy: ky on February 26, 2017 at 11:45am
Ruth I hope the DR's find a quick resolution to your health problems. I underwent four gallbladder scans over an eight year period. Every one showed the gallbladder was fine.
Long story short, the pain and nausea turned out to be a very rare side effect of a heart medicine that I had been on for.... eight years :(
I finally researched it out myself.
Comment by Randall Smith on February 26, 2017 at 7:33am

That's much better--hearing from you all! Good news (Ian's vacation, Chris' birthday party) and not-so-good (Ruth's health issues). A/N is important (for lack of a better word) to me--connecting with people I'll likely never meet yet consider them good friends. Like Daniel said, so many people sign up here, but don't contribute or simply fade away. I know I appreciated the welcome I got when I first joined.

We often (silent "f") talk about the weather. I've thought about starting up a new group on weather and climate, but I think it would be rather boring.

Comment by Plinius on February 26, 2017 at 5:34am

I hope you feel better soon, Ruth!

I´ve been busy celebrating my birthday - very unusual for me. The neighbours had talked me into cooking chili sin carne y con fruta for them and after they had found out my date of birth they made a very nice party, which I enjoyed very much.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2017 at 11:00pm

Ian, thank you for the spectacular artist's renditions of "NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star. " 

These discussions and videos sparkle in my imagination. What will my great-grandsons and daughter see that I cannot even imagine? I hope they are free of the fascist movements.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2017 at 10:54pm

Ian, where on Earth is Fuerteventura? ... Canary Islands! Would not a nice little piece of land with a small shelter on it and walking distance to the local farmers' market be just paradise? If you find such a place, let me know and I will join you. Winter is getting very old.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2017 at 10:50pm

Ruth, I am sorry to learn you have not been feeling well and hope the remedy is fast and complete. 

Also, Ruth, thank you so much for the excellent guidance you give is for writing letters to our Senators and Congress. I haven't received responses yet and I will just keep calling, writing, and sending email statements of the problems evolving and what my position is on each one. Perhaps, one day, they will give me a credible response, not just a propaganda piece. When/if they respond I will let everyone know.  

Comment by Loren Miller on February 25, 2017 at 8:05pm

Ruth, been there done that regarding the gallbladder. Your best bet: get rid of it!


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