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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Discussion Forum

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:20am

It seems most of you peeps are younger than me, but have more physical problems than me.  Not fair is it?  

The response to that sentence is usually "Who said life is fair?"  Well, not me.  But it should be.  If there were a loving god, it would be.  People could make life a little more fair if they wanted to.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 10:19am

Nice way to make contact!

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 9:59am

I started using treking poles to walk. It helps me excercise. The treking poles excercize my upper torso sholders and back as well.

What I find is walking along flat ground with the trecking poles helps.

My neighbors look at me wierd  for using the treking poles.

That's okay.

The good thing about it is the treking poles only cost about $35 and I get to know the neighbors.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2017 at 8:30am

I don't do marijuana, but I do enjoy a glass of wine every day. "They" say one glass is beneficial to one's health because of resveritrol found in grapes (and other fruits). For me, sitting down about 5 o'clock with a glass of wine and a piece of cheese is a good way to relax, reflect, and think about supper.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2017 at 4:40am

Ruth, sorry your day didn't go well. Maybe a day sprawled on your back, with you arms spread wide and giving out a sound expressing your feelings could bring relief. 

Life is too short for bad days. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2017 at 4:24am

Plinius, sadly, you have a formidable challenge that faces your daily living with those stairs. After surgery, if you have one, I imagine you will move your bed closer to the bathroom and kitchen. Do be careful; getting rich suddenly would be helpful. 

I heartily agree with your comments about both alcohol and marijuana; especially the latter. While in cancer treatment, I saw many patients who found comfort and relief from pain.  

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 1:42am

Thanks for the kind comments! There´s a lift in this building, then five steps up, one down, one up, two up - you get the picture, it´s an old building. And I have a two floors apartment, terrace, kitchen and bathroom downstairs, living upstairs. So I must be careful or get rich suddenly.

The pros of alcohol - not really important. It helps people lose their restrictions, but who profits from it? In this famous gin producing town a lot of glass is broken as a result..

Pros of marihuana - it works as a painkiller. Our friend Patricia uses it but she´s never high.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 20, 2017 at 8:54pm

I've never tried marijuana, and like you, have no interest in trying it.  I would like to see it be lawful, but not because I think it's benign. It many have more negatives than positives.  

I'll just wait until science teases-out the specific chemicals that have more benefits than harms, then try any of those that a doctor I trust thinks would benefit me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 20, 2017 at 8:50pm

Joan, I agree with you about alcohol.  If it has any benefits, I think they are outweighed by it's harm.  

When I quit mormonism, I decided to give some a try, just to see what the fuss was about.  I knew a lot was bad for me, so I never did try enough to feel a buzz or anything at all, and most of it was horrible tasting.  

Haven't drank any for years and don't intend to drink anymore.  I see no reason to, and good reasons not to.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 20, 2017 at 8:46pm

from cheezburger

Caption mine, captures how I feel today.


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