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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 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, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2017 at 6:34am

May your hurt paw get better soon Joan.

Comment by Plinius on June 28, 2017 at 10:41pm

Get well soon, Joan!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 28, 2017 at 8:41pm

But NO Elizabethan collars, Joan!! (growrr! hisssss!)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 28, 2017 at 7:47pm

Here's to a quick recovery, Joan!

Comment by Loren Miller on June 28, 2017 at 5:25pm

GET WELL SOON, JOAN!!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 28, 2017 at 4:54pm

Joan, I hope you'll be back and on the mend soon!!!!

And hear, hear! about growing real food in place of endless wasteful manicured lawns!

Ruth, I often look at news at Alternet, Daily Kos, NPR, and Joe.My.God. (plenty of lively comments at some of those sites). (And I listen in the car to NPR and, late at night, to BBC News and the BBC World Service.)

Comment by Ian Mason on June 28, 2017 at 12:19pm

I've heard from Joan that she's hors de combat with a broken foot. No doubt we'll hear from her again soon.

I too was a bit puzzled by that last cycle crisis. Health as a cause?

Local supermarkets in Denmark are now selling local produce at double and tripple prices. I think they're milking a trend for all it's worth and a bit more.

Dig for victory! During WW2 every bit of land in Britain was supposed to be used for food production, including many of the parks.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 28, 2017 at 9:36am

Google just redesigned their website, and to me it's unusable. Despite their claim to add fact checking, I can't deal with predigested news through a straw. Can anybody recommend a different all purpose news site?

Sorry I've been mostly absent in the group. These days reading political news and writing letters to legislators is a full time job. I start reading news after morning tea, and other than eating breakfast work at it till I barely manage to get the letters in the 5PM post. By then my head is spinning, I'm hungry for lunch, and haven't even had a shower yet. So Hang With Friends tends to fall off the bottom of my list before end of day.

Joan, I will follow your Kondratieff Cycle link when I have time and brain cells. Off the top of my head that health care improvement of the 6th cycle doesn't sound like a plausible parallel.

Comment by Chris on June 28, 2017 at 2:52am

Randall,

Community Supported Farms.

When I lived in Oregon some farmers without much land made corn mases and hosted harvest festivals that included pumkin patch rides.  Many aren't open to being hosts for such events. 

Around here some farmers without much land build nurseries to grow starter (pack)  veggies and fruit for suburbanites. Marketable fruit and veggies are sold at farmers markets, to restaraunts, and local stores. I'm told the Wall-Mart  in town purchases produce from local farmers.

Anothers have community supported farms where locals 'contract'  to  receive fresh produce as it become available.

A friend is a partner in a farm Cooperative. She gets produce as its ready for harvest.  She's a partner in the co-op. As a group they help plan menus for the produce for members. 

As a single person fresh veggies often go to waste before I can eat it.

I heard of a local group called Plowshares.  Looking it up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plowshares_movement

the internet Plowshares movement sounds different than the local group I heard about - though don't know.

My imagination of plowshares is if one has available land with people willing to help plant edibles to share with schools, foodbanks and others as a not for profit it would be better than a suburban manicured lawn. 

Manicured laws in suburbia is a waste of water and land.  Around here some people have manicured front yards drenched with fertilizer and weed killer that is taken care of by 'landscapers' that trim and leaf blow it two or more times a month.   It seems to be a waste of water and other resources.

Comment by Thomas Murray on June 27, 2017 at 7:20pm

National Geographic,  issue February 2017 have three interesting articles , "A Widows Life" which is about women who lost their husbands to war and the continuing suffering they endure.  The other two articles are "Wildcats" and "Birth of Booze"

This magazine issue is a good read.

 

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