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 yesterday. 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 Bertold Brautigan on December 19, 2016 at 3:34pm

Loren - only 600 more years and we'll be 666.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 19, 2016 at 3:25pm

Best wishes of the day, Ian!

You, too, Bertold?  I just turned 66 this month ... though I don't really FEEL like I'm that old!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 1:09pm

Presented without comment....

Chicago Is Colder Than Mars

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 12:18pm
Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Ian!  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 19, 2016 at 10:03am

Happy birthday, Ian. You're still a spring chicken; I'm 66.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 19, 2016 at 9:29am
Happy birthday Ian . Things don't change. Age is just a number.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 19, 2016 at 7:42am

Happy birthday, Ian! You're not yet an "old geezer". Prime of life time now. Stay active and live another 40 years.

Joan, I'm taking your advice: staying indoors drinking hot chocolate and taking frequent naps. That's between walking in circles in my basement averaging 7 miles a day (figuring 16 minutes per mile). Spread out over the day, it doesn't seem I walk that far. I throw in some punching bag time also. The thermometer said -5F this morning. I will have to go out later to gather a wheelbarrow's worth of firewood. Ugh.

Comment by Plinius on December 19, 2016 at 6:43am

Congratulations, Ian! Have a happy birthday! I'm 62, people still don't give up their seats in public transport but most people don't see anything, because they stare into their phones. Find a way to attract their attention and ask for a seat! 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 19, 2016 at 2:14am

Today's the day: I'm fifty-ten years old. Do young people have to give up their seats on the bus for me now? And do I need beauty treatment?

Comment by Ian Mason on December 19, 2016 at 2:11am

That sounds very pleasant, Joan. I hope you enjoy a winter with lots of 'hygge' as we say in Denmark.

Yes, there has been a lot of wind this autumn but that's a good thing. It means that the sea gets a new uptake of oxygen to counteract all the nitrogen that intensive farming pours into it.


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