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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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. 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

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 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!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2017 at 5:57pm

Only an hour to go and I start making my way to Fuertaventura. I've had enough of the rain, sleet and clouds so I'm heading to where the sun shines gently on a comfortable 20 degrees C.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2017 at 5:54pm

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. I hope your doctor finds some relief for you soon.

New continents and new planets. We live in fascinating times.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-b...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2017 at 9:52am

Sorry I've been absent, Randall. Sick lately and putting all of my remaining energy and brain cells into daily political letters. See Writing to Congress. Thought I had pancreatitis a week ago, due to pain. Stopped one of my diabetes medications. When the

endocrinologist finally saw me she said it was my gall bladder. Had ultrasound Tues but haven't heard back from her. Struggling with diarrhea, despite being very careful of fats in my diet.

Can't even keep up with climate news and politics, much less regular news and you guys. Presumably there is treatment, and I will be more functional in the near future.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 25, 2017 at 8:24am

Not quite as severe a shift here in Cleveland, Randall, but much the same kind of change.  We've been in the 50s and 60s and yesterday in the 70s (!!!) up until this morning.  Right now (9:23 EST) it is 45°F and not supposed to get any warmer, with a projected low tonight of 17!

Oh, but climate change is a hoax from the Chinese, right?  Uh-huh, SUUUUUUUUUUURE it is...

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2017 at 7:58am

Hey, where is everybody?

After 8 straight days of above 60 degrees temps, the bottom fell out: now 25 and an inch of snow. And 25mph winds. Winter ain't over yet!

I filled the wood burner this morning, but the fan wouldn't come on. The furnace got really hot which scared me. I had my regular propane furnace serviced last Tuesday (which works fine). I wondered what the technician did to screw things up. I opened the panel and discovered a loose wire that connects the wood burner to the furnace blower. Whew, problem solved.

In other good news, I called my internet provider, Century Link, about lowering my bill. And, surprise surprise, they could and did. I'll save $24/mo and get more mbs. Yippee yahoo. That'll pay for the extra money I had to spend getting HD TV from DISH (which, by the way, is fixed with no frozen pink screen anymore).

That's all. Thanks for tuning in.

Comment by Chris on February 21, 2017 at 12:16am

Loren, 

The online live link isn't important. What's important is many participated in the Copley Square "Stand Up for Science Rally." and it was  reported by numerous news organizations.

 

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