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.

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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 on Friday. 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 Soren Sagan on December 17, 2014 at 5:54pm

True lots of activity here.

Comment by Soren Sagan on December 17, 2014 at 5:47pm

Hi Fellow Atheists! I have recently joined Atheist Nexus refered by a friend and it looks like quite a warm place! :)

Comment by Loren Miller on December 17, 2014 at 10:40am

'Tis the season, gang:

Comment by sk8eycat on December 17, 2014 at 10:36am

Carl:  All I want to do is {{{{{HUG}}}}} you!  Would a fat black (very soft) kitty help?

Ian: The phrase that used to make me grit my teeth is/was "top doctors say..." or "top experts..."   I always think of a pyramid of people with some doofus balancing on the apex. 

Stewart Moskowitz - THE CORPORATION Penguins

WHO decides who should be listened to , anyway?  I mean, if the Nobel committee fell for the "Mother Teresa" myth, and gave the selfish old bitch a Peace Prize....(for WHAT?  Founding convents?) ...and they DID!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 17, 2014 at 7:48am

Ian, perhaps you can't drive yet, but at least you are able to post a cartoon--something I don't know how to do! Your problems are probably caused by having to drive on the wrong side of the road!

Carl, what can I say? Bummer, my friend. Here's hoping medications will help.

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2014 at 7:19am

Good luck driving, Ian! They say that you need two lessons for every year you're old - I really can't face 120 driving lessons, so I'll keep on walking.

The Neolithic in the Netherlands left not so many traces as in England - in the North East are some stones left from the last Ice Age, and there are some dolmens. In swampy areas some bog bodies, there are band ceramics, stone and bone tools and a few leftovers from hamlets.   

Palouse Canyon looks wonderful!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 17, 2014 at 3:24am

A bit like "latest research shows........"

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 10:54pm

Ian, I can't remember where I was, either. I will have to get my passport out to see where all I was. The first research project was in western Europe. I wanted to learn about seven factors, birth, death, family life, child care, elder care, health care, and family violence. The embassies set up meetings for me in working class facilities and interviews with people. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2014 at 8:14pm

OUCH!  Sorry to hear it, Carl, but glad it was caught.  You stay well, dude!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2014 at 7:44pm

Sorry to hear your bad news, Flying Atheist. Good luck with that medication.


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