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.

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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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Chris on January 1, 2018 at 9:16pm

Indeed, Joan

Faith, prayer, and well wishes doesn't offer security or provide safety. 

Action does.

Is prayer and wishing others well the same thing as action?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 1, 2018 at 4:34pm

Joan, you have grass where the snow melted? It looked so deep in an earlier picture. Did it green up again? But surely it's deep frozen now. It was 9 degrees here this morning, just north of Philly. You're well north of me.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2018 at 4:22pm

Spud, when I was a kid I would often walk to a local pond to ice skate and became dreadfully cold. Many winters of this, I developed chilblains in my toes, especially my big toes. I continue to suffer to this day when I get cold. 

By-the-way, I notice I misspelled prairie in my former post. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 1, 2018 at 3:56pm

Yes, Randy, I've heard of chilblains.  Used to get them quite often as a youngster.  Had too much fun building snow forts, snow caves, and having snowball fights, to come inside to warm up.  But, when I did, there was a great deal of pain while the fingers were warming.  I don't remember the toes getting bad.

I've heard that once you freeze your fingers too much, they will always freeze quicker after that. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2018 at 3:00pm

Plinius, I like your New Year card! Such a sweet, engaging smile!

Ian, I like your card as well.

Randy, I have kept track of climate lore, too, and I find them not reliable, even as they make for remaining aware of climate patterns to help me with my gardening. I keep a Garden Journal. Littleton, CO is one mile higher in elevation than Denver, wild storms come across the Prarie and start their climb over the Rockies, leaving behind vast amounts of moisture before completing their ascent over the mountains. Right now, 01-01-2018, there is virtually no snow on the ground where sunlight hits. The grass remains bare of snow in sunny sports and snow stays in the shadows. Oh! Yes! I remember chilblains, too! 

Comment by Patricia on January 1, 2018 at 1:14pm

Oh yes, chilblains.....I remember them well.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 1, 2018 at 12:20pm

Ouch. I looked up chilblains. Keep warm.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2018 at 8:04am

What a way to begin a new year: -15 F this morning here in Indiana! Ever hear of "chilblains"? I've got it big time in the toes. Happens every year if I'm out in the cold for too long.

Happy New Year anyway! Now, if we could just do something about our so-called president. Nice cards, esp. the smiling child.

Joan, I enjoyed reading your list of "Winter Weather Lores". The only one I'm familiar with is the date of the first snow forecasting the number of snows to come. Not true, of course. I've kept track over the years.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2018 at 6:18am

That's a great 'smile' card. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2018 at 6:17am


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