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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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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2014 at 10:04pm

I hear you...I was told I had "baby" cataracts about 10 years ago.  That's the last time I had an eye exam, so I don't know where I stand now, but I'm slowly loosing my sight...

Medicareless doesn't pay for ordinary eye exams...unless you have obvious diabetic damage, cataracts, or glaucoma.  Everyone else can just squint and suffer.  The US gov't really doesn't give a shit.....

Same thing for dental problems.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2014 at 8:53pm

Makes you wonder why people will do all kinds of crazy, disgusting  things to live longer. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2014 at 8:49pm

My mom had macular degeneration, AND cataracts.....the cataract surgery (and new glasses) helped quite a bit, but so did the "talking books" we got from the Braille Institute.

I have been partially blind in my right eye for about 30 years.... lack of blood supply to the optic nerve till they finally figured out what was causing intermittant blockage of the carotid artery.  Hyperparathyroid disease.  They removed the grossly enlarged parathyroid, and I felt better almost immediately, but a dead nerve is a dead nerve.  Permanently.

I have worn glasses since I was 7 years old; both my parents also needed glasses at young ages....  Another reason I never wanted to pass along my DNA.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 4, 2014 at 7:12pm

Sorry to hear you have that to deal with, Patricia. The joys of aging!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 4, 2014 at 3:50pm

I don't listen to any commercials either Patricia.

As far as car insurance, even though I don't like their commercials, I go with Geico because it's the cheapest, according to what few comparisons I've made, and according to Consumer Reports.

If anyone knows of a cheaper insurer, I'll check it out.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 4, 2014 at 11:20am

GC - you'll know when you get the bill.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 4, 2014 at 11:16am

Was that a real insurance agent, or just a quack?

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2014 at 11:05am

Doesn't sound a BIT like a real duck!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 4, 2014 at 7:53am

So it's not just me that hates that Kay jingle, Felaine!  And I will never buy car insurance from Progressive (ugh to Flo) or Geico. How can they afford 15% off when they spend so much money on commercials? But the real turn off is Cialis. I literally scream and hit another channel. The greatest invention ever? The remote control!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 3, 2014 at 1:17pm

Carl, thanks for the video of Sally Rand. She is so pretty, still. It seems fan dancing is good for the body. 

Felaine, a lovely costume. What an exciting and interesting life you have had. You must have a treasure trove of memories to pull out as you advance through the Golden Years. Your bravery and stamina amaze me. 

Chris, I missed the pj party too, I didn't read my mail in time. We are in a long cold blast ... I hope my plants survive. We usually have a warming spell in December that kills so many things. Freezing and thawing puts undue pressure on plants. If some die, I will have more room for vegetables. 

Randy, isn't it amazing how old some of the celebrities of our  generations look. Sally Rand does not look her age. 

Mindy, exciting day for you. Can't wait to see the photos. I have found a trick to see most of your "disappeared" photos. If I don't see them I will ask for someone to send them to me because I don't want to miss out on anything.


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