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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by Patricia yesterday

Nope, I wanna be sleeping through something that major. I hope they let me have headphones & music if they want me awake.

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

@Chris, I wrote you a personal message and received part of an answer from you but could not find the end of the first sentence or further information.

I/we are concerned about your safety and situation. When you have time, we very much would like to know how you are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Patricia, it seems you have the needed equipment to help you through the recovery. A toilet riser and a bath bench feel good to me, and I don't have a hip problem (knock on wood!). Getting expert help may be more of a challenge; I hope you find someone you like and who knows what he or she is doing. 

I was extremely fortunate in finding help when I cared for Dad his last seven years. Her name was Vicky and a real jewel. 

How do you feel about the spinal? Not everyone wants to be awake during surgery. I usually ask if I can watch and the doctors reply, "Sure!" and I wake up after the doctor completes the surgical process. I want to watch a colonoscopy and slip into slumber every time. The doctor allowed me to see the incision after he cut my hands for carpal tunnel surgery. That was interesting to look at the bones, muscles, and ligaments of my hands/wrists.  

Ian, undoubtedly, your experience working with people gives you some insight into peoples' pain and recovery styles. 

Comment by Patricia yesterday

Anything is better than this ongoing agony, Ian, & I will do whatever I'm told to get the best result. 4 or 5 years of torture is already more than enough.

Comment by Patricia yesterday

Yes, I pretty much can Chris.

The freezer, laundry, & cat litter, are downstairs, but Rick can take care of those needs for awhile until his surgery, & then neighbours may help too.

Infection is a possibility, & I am prone to them so have to be extra diligent.

Comment by Ian Mason yesterday

Yes, there are a lot of 'dos' and 'don'ts' with that, Patricia. I've experienced people with dementia making the quickest recovery simply because they didn't understand the 'don'ts' and forged ahead. I wouldn't advise that, though. Slow and steady is the most reliable. And most people are pleased with the results, not least because of the relief from grinding pain.

Comment by Plinius yesterday

Heavy work, Patricia! Can you live on one floor for as long as necessary? The dislocation thing must be taken very seriously, I know. Downstairs lives a very impatient woman with a similar hip problem, she has dislocated it four times now. Every time the ambulance comes with the fire department and a lifting platform to get her from her flat... 

Not an operation to look forward to, but I hope you'll be better because of it! 

Comment by Patricia yesterday

Update for my hip replacement surgery....
Its a lot more involved than I ever thought. I have to start physio the day after surgery, I cannot bend any more than 90*, cannot twist, have to sit on something where my knees are lower than my hips, need a toilet riser which I have, a bath bench which I have, need household help for a minimum of 3 months with recovery taking a year. When I get to start using stairs it can only be once a day. They dislocate the hip during replacement so dislocating it for months after surgery is a very real possibility. I will get a spinal so will be awake through the operation......YIKES!!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

That's a great move by the brewery. I hope it works.

I've been out and about looking at art. An exhibition of photos by Cindy Sherman and one of paintings by 'Bacon, Freud and the London Painters'. Both shows are very good.

Comment by Patricia on Thursday

Not that I've seen, & its been a long time now. Have been wondering & some concerned for days.

 

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