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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Plinius on October 8, 2016 at 8:26am

Have fun, Randall! I stopped going to reunions after one - in which my former classmates made a spectacle of themselves, showing off husbands, jobs and whatever they had. Rather disgusting I thought, but I shouldn't have gone in the first place. I hope you have a nice meeting!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 8, 2016 at 7:29am

Yes, welcome April!

Last night, I went to the informal "pre-reunion" weinie roast gathering of my Class of '61. Joan, you are so right! Everyone looked so old and decrepit. Not to brag, but they all marveled at how good I looked and "haven't changed". I honestly believe that I'll be the "last man standing" unless I get hit by a car or something. I'll report on tonight's big affair tomorrow.

Comment by Plinius on October 8, 2016 at 3:07am

Hi April!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 1:02am

Randy, sorry I missed the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall. I will watch for it on the internet. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:57am

Kathy, I looked for the lap dancing reference and could only find tap dancing. Now I get it. 

Ian, you have more fun than anyone I know. It is delightful to read your adventures.

Randy, looking forward to learning about your reunion! Did you notice how old the people are in your reunion as I discovered mine to be. How could they be so white-haired and bent over after 55 years. It gets even worse at the 60th. Strange how the goofy ones are still goofy, the wise ones are still wise, and the charmers still have charm. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:48am

April, Welcome to Hang with Friends! We are a friendly lot, looking forward to meeting you and sharing with each other. 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 8, 2016 at 12:28am
Ian, I first read that as lap dancing. Lol
I'm on jury duty again. My last term only ended 24 months ago. How I've been caught five times in less than twenty years I don't have a clue. I know people who have never been called. Not once. Just another thing that puzzles me. Started oct fifth. Now I'm on the hook till Dec 31.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2016 at 10:49pm

I've been out and about this week. Among other things to an art exhibition that involved tapdancing and bouncing on a trampoline. All part of an installation series by the Icelandic Love Corporation. Also been to see a film: 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' which was also a lot of fun.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on October 7, 2016 at 3:28pm

Hello April.

Comment by April Niccolai on October 7, 2016 at 3:22pm

Thanks Ian! I'm still trying to get used to it. I've never been on a website that uses... I'm not sure.. Is it a content management system? Still trying to figure out how the site itself works haha.


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