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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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

I can think of a few politicians who could stand to see that commercial, Bertold ... a few thousand!

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

Joan, thanks for sharing that powerful video!

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

That's a truly honest political ad! “I’m Honest Gil Fulbright, and I approve of whatever my marketing team has put into this message.”

(It's worth watching to the very end.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Wednesday
Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

A gntle reminder of who we are as human beings. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

A tremendous effort by crews from many states to get electricity flowing once again and we are cozy and warm in our homes. Thanks to all those who suffered the bitter cold to get us back on our feet.  

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, offers a serene scene often portrayed on Xmas cards and new year's greetings. White ground covered with snow, although ours appears considerably churned by dogs chasing birds and clouds. The trees hang heavy with snow; they glisten in the sunshine on a sky-blue day. 

The electric power went out for a brief period this morning with a tree down over the lines. All repairs completed, again, we enjoy the activities of preparation for a family gathering on Mourning Day in remembrance of native peoples' genocide and the role of religion in those tragic events. 

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

I've changed my mind. I was invited to go with my daughter to her husband's family Thanksgiving. For some reason, I just don't feel comfortable "butting in". They'll be loud and obnoxious, and I can't handle that. So I told her I was going to stay home and do my own cooking. I have some really old freezer turkey and can whip up all the traditional foods. I even bought a can of cranberry sauce and some whipped cream for the pies I'm going to bake. The only tradition I'll miss is the turkey leg.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

Comment by Randall Smith on Monday

Ian, my daughter and her husband just spent 3 days in Copenhagen (mostly) 10 or so days ago. They really enjoyed their time there, although the Little Mermaid was a bit disappointing. It amazes me it's such a tourist attraction.  They also went to Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Iceland. Whirlwind trip. They live in Honduras.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 22, 2015 at 1:15pm

A lot of wind/rain/hail/sleet/snow in Denmark this weekend and a big freeze predicted overnight. There'll be chaos on the roads as all that slush turns into ice.

Just returned from a couple of days with my daughter and son-in-law. Very pleasant it was too. Chatting, eating and some art exhibitions. Last time I was there I thought I felt some tension but that seems to have lifted now that he's finished university and has a job: press secretary to the Cypriot embassy. He now rubs shoulders with some prominent people socially but also works 12-hour days sometimes. 

Comment by Plinius on November 22, 2015 at 11:38am

I was too late because the parents thought dancing was ungodly, but I did a lot of rhythmic hugging without them knowing. A+lso ungodly of course.


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