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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 21, 2016 at 9:47am

Happy solstice all. The real reason for the season as they say. The return of the light = cause to celebrate.

Comment by Plinius on December 21, 2016 at 8:49am

Happy Solstice! The sun and the sky are invisible here, thick grey clouds obscure everything, but I've finished my lessons for this year and I've got a holiday!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 21, 2016 at 8:40am

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Like a yoyo at the bottom of its drop, it'll take awhile before the sun begins to move higher in the sky. But, rest assured, it will. Patience is required.

On an unrelated note, is anybody else having trouble with A/N "freezing up"? I frequently have to close out the site and return later. Maybe it's my dinosaur of a computer.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 10:59am

That's a swingin' version, Carl. Great!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 10:58am

It's the solstice tomorrow so it must be Hogswatch Eve. May the Hogfather (or your preffered anthropomorphic personification) bring you and yours lots of goodies in the coming season.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 20, 2016 at 10:36am

Carl, I like that rendition of Happy Birthday.  Thanks.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 20, 2016 at 7:44am

That jazzy "happy birthday" rendition was fun, Carl! Wish I could play the piano like that. My parents could, but not I.

Speaking of music, I'm trying like crazy to avoid listening to Christmas music, you know, the common stuff like the despicable "Little Drummer Boy". I like the Bach/Handel Cantatas and Oratorios, however. I try to ignore the words.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 20, 2016 at 12:58am

Daniel - that would be April; works for me. (And the Book of the Apocalypse may have come true by then.)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 12:27am

Thank you all for the good wishes. I don't feel a day over 59.

Comment by Daniel W on December 19, 2016 at 10:25pm

BB you might have to settle for your 666 being 6 decades, 6 years, and 6 months.

 

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