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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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2014 at 12:58pm

Funny Ian.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2014 at 12:57pm

Eats, shoots and leaves."  That's a good one Felaine.

Ian, feeling not bad thanks.

I think I finally got my TV working right again.  It'll be 2 months before I can afford a projection bulb so I can see movies on my big screen and put the 14 year-old TV in storage again.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 26, 2014 at 10:51am

I've learnt the lesson. Don't pander to bad punctuation.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 1:34am

sk8eycat, great panda story. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 1:33am

Ian, according to Laura, Larry and Craig, they had the same frustration with Windows for years, yet they were so loyal to Windows they would not even countenance the idea of any other machine.

Laura helped me care for my son, Cary, who was in a comma. One of us was at his bedside day and night for eight days until he regained consciousness. She had to keep up with her business obligations because she owns her own business. She bought an Apple product and was able to work at the hospital. She changed her mind completely about Apple. She, Larry and Craig soon switched over to Apple. There were just too many down hours in which they had to repair the equipment and not at the business of doing business. 

I bought a refurbished iMac about five years ago and just replaced it with a MacBook Pro. I love it. 

Patricia seems to have some insight on her new Apple product. She is also good at following written instructions, and she will be a good resource for you. I do not have her talent. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2014 at 12:58am

Ian, have you heard of, or seen the funny book on punctuation titled EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES...?,_Shoots_%26_Leaves

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.

"Why?" asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

"Well, I'm a panda," he says. "Look it up."

The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."

Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2014 at 10:33pm

A couple of days off and I'm a long way behind what's happening.

Hope you're feeling well, Spud.

Bought a new laptop a couple of months ago and still struggle with Windows 8. There doesn't seem to be any logic in it compared to Vista. Perhaps a used Apple/Mac next time.

A quote from a book of funnies I've been reading, one that illustrates the importance of commas.

Rowan Atkinson as a police inspector in "The Thin Blue Line"

"You know what the result will be don't you? Your cock-up, my arse"

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 9:22pm

Oh, I love Oliver!  KISSSY-POO!  (Clever PhotoShop work)

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 25, 2014 at 9:10pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 8:13pm

I don't know "Herk" all that well, it's his Significant Other, Elizabeth that I sometimes talk on the phone with.  If I can get in touch with her, I'll ask if I can give you her addy, or phone number....or both.  She is VERY ill, and never going to get better, but we don't talk about that. I try to make her laugh...produces pain-relieving beta endorphins, ya know. Has good days and bad days. But she has been a great friend for more than 10 years, even though we have never met face to face. 


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