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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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

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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

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 12:27am

Thank you all for the good wishes. I don't feel a day over 59.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 8:27pm

Happy Birthday to you also, Loren!

In fact, Happy Birthday to everyone who had a birthday this year but were too shy to speak up.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 19, 2016 at 3:34pm

Loren - only 600 more years and we'll be 666.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 19, 2016 at 3:25pm

Best wishes of the day, Ian!

You, too, Bertold?  I just turned 66 this month ... though I don't really FEEL like I'm that old!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 1:09pm

Presented without comment....

Chicago Is Colder Than Mars

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 12:18pm
Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Ian!  


Comment by Daniel W on December 19, 2016 at 10:13am

Ian, congrats on another birthday.  Embrace your age!  Be proud and be strong.  Now you can tell the young how spoiled and fortunate they are, and all about how you had to struggle in your day  :They will really be interested and excited, and bring all of their friends around to hear more  :-)  You can also give unsolicited advice and pass judgement.  And finally, all of these senior discounts

Randy bundle up, but you know that!  I hope that frozen conditions kill off bugs and insect eggs in the soil, so your garden will flourish next year. 

I grew up in a small Mississippi river town.  We used to gather up the family and go to the bay to skate and go ice fishing.  My grandfather, at 80, could skate hearts and grape vine patterns in the ice, and spell our name.  He skated arrows through the hearts.  

I have lots of firewood piled up.  That's something I love about clearing the wood lot in Winter and Spring, the wood dries and warms you during the next winter.  We have lots of trees about to fall down in our woodlot, so there is enough there for year of firewood.

Ian, we should start a chain of geezer salons.  I'll be the first customer.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 19, 2016 at 10:03am

Happy birthday, Ian. You're still a spring chicken; I'm 66.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 19, 2016 at 9:29am
Happy birthday Ian . Things don't change. Age is just a number.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 19, 2016 at 7:42am

Happy birthday, Ian! You're not yet an "old geezer". Prime of life time now. Stay active and live another 40 years.

Joan, I'm taking your advice: staying indoors drinking hot chocolate and taking frequent naps. That's between walking in circles in my basement averaging 7 miles a day (figuring 16 minutes per mile). Spread out over the day, it doesn't seem I walk that far. I throw in some punching bag time also. The thermometer said -5F this morning. I will have to go out later to gather a wheelbarrow's worth of firewood. Ugh.

 

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