Hang With Friends

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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by Plinius on April 22, 2014 at 10:59am

I love that picture, regular Mindy!

The AN-site is so very slow! I have to wait minutes before a page turns up. Is that the same for you or has my pc turned xtian?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2014 at 8:58am

I've seen that happy child before Mindy, but it's a great reminder.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 2:58am

One for Napoleon. (Less knowedge = stronger convictions)

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 2:56am

Happy Earth Day.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 22, 2014 at 12:33am

Hi, Ruth.  Always good to hear from you. 

I saw my first butterfly yesterday while sitting in my parents yard.  A true sign of Spring and good things to come.  It was all white.  I've always liked butterflies and all their different colors. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 21, 2014 at 10:39pm

What a great group! Welcome back regular Mindy/booklover. I enjoyed all of your flowers, meerkat hugs, Dr. Tinycat, and George Takei birthday buddy.

I've been distracted all day, stewing about Climate Change damage to the East Coast Atlantic. Which I shared in Petey the Puffin tells the future. It's a relief to catch up with your lives.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 21, 2014 at 7:03pm

Joan, those are cute little huggers!  In my "Cute" file they go!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 21, 2014 at 6:55pm

I'm sure I speak for everybody on here, we like "regular Mindy" just as much. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 21, 2014 at 5:19pm

Had to save Dr tinycat.  So cute & funny.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 21, 2014 at 5:13pm

Mindy, please add me to that group hug!  And here's somebody to make you feel better



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