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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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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 The Flying Atheist on February 4, 2015 at 11:48am

Mindy, once again you hit the ball out of the ballpark.  Spud mentions many times that he's "saving that one" and I confess, I often do the same thing. 

Joan, your chicken dinner sounds scrumptious.  A great medley of flavors.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:32am

Thanks, Spud, for Mindy's comment, "When you die..."

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:25am

Here is a bit of information you are just eager to know. 

Monkey Mustaches Reveal Evolution of Facial Hair

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:06am

There is some 'science' behind Groundhog Day

'If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come winter, take another flight. If Candlemas be clouds and rain, Go winter, come back not again,'"

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Snifters of snow, then rain, then another snifter. All winter long. I am eager to see how lilacs and tulips tolerate such conditions. Cary hosted me for dinner out last night to a most delicious chicken meal. It was served with rice and quinoa with cranberries and delicious light green slivers of Granny Smith Apple on top. Perfect blending of flavors. 

With Feb 1, the beginning of Imbolc, meaning lamb's milk, the Celtic beginning of spring and Feb 2 Groundhog's Day, marks the halfway point of winter on our calendar. Our groundhogs did not see their shadows in Spokane either. 

Richard Goscicki's book, Pot Stories and Humanist Essays provide me a wonderful time during this unpredictable winter's day. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am

Carl, I love the beer truck "commercial"! It sounded like the pushers were even having fun and a bit of excitement, trying to stay away from other parked cars. 

Kathy, very good advice for others as well, " I decided at this age l won't do anything l don't have to."

Felaine, in response to your comment, I Googled " Sr. Nutrition Program, Spokane, WA. and found several sources. Meal on Wheels is one and there was one funded by USDA US Dept of Agriculture, that coordinates with farmers and Senior Services to get food to low-income people. There was a couple of other small group programs. You may have something in your area that you could find via the internet.  

Mindy, I always know you provide great comments, and especially when others comment about them. Sorry, our machines don't talk to each other sometimes. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 4, 2015 at 9:54am

Another great one Mindy.  Pilfering it.

Comment by Plinius on February 4, 2015 at 9:43am

I love that one, Mindy!

Comment by Plinius on February 4, 2015 at 5:10am

My inner voice said the same, Ian, and it's probably very sensible that we listen to it. I hope you are close to public transport. 

The only machine I'm rather comfortable with is my old sewing machine - at least there's no approaching traffic when I use it... 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2015 at 8:58pm

Carl...I spent one December hiatus with a friend in Chicago...lotsa snow on the ground.  I learned how to make "snow angels..."  at age 20.   There was also SURF on Lake Michigan.  Wish I'd had a camera with me.

 

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