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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 November 4, 2016 at 8:12pm

Randy, sorry to hear you missed the game of the century. As you might imagine, the mood here is quite euphoric. For you, and anyone else who may be interested, I compiled a collection of links of articles full of great photos and videos, all with a local flair.

To start out appropriately, here's a recording from 1908, the last time since 2016 that the Cubs won the World Series.

Video perfectly captures the deafening roar as ‘Cubs Win’ hits Wrig...

Cubs and Wrigley Field: A pair of winning rebuilds

5 Million People Attend Cubs Rally And Parade, City Estimates

The best Instagram photos from today’s Chicago Cubs World Series pa...

St. Boniface Church plays starring role in new Chicago Cubs World S...

These Fuzzy Cubs Fans Have Waited 497 (Dog) Years For A World Serie...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2016 at 5:34pm

I have to agree with the others here. That is a beautiful photo, Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2016 at 3:28pm

Beautiful sunsets. Thank you. In Denmark there's just cloud and more cloud.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2016 at 2:55pm

Very nice.  I'm saving those sunsets.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 1:45pm

We live in and have seen so many spectacular scenes of our good Earth, it is pure joy to celebrate it and participate with it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 1:14pm

Chris, a stunning sight; to think you have that scene every day of the windmill. It is beautiful alone and with the sunrises and sunsets, a welcome image. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 4, 2016 at 7:55am

Cubs win! Cubs win! And I missed it. Wouldn't you know, after 73 years of agony and heartbreak, I'd miss the "grand finale"? Why, you ask? It just so happened, that my daughter from Honduras was flying in to Indianapolis that night-- 11:45, to be exact. I was away from the TV for two and a half hours. And no Indy station had the game on the radio. Oh well, disappointments are part of life. "Wait'll next year"!

Comment by Loren Miller on November 4, 2016 at 7:47am

Wow, Chris!  That shot is positively iconic!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 4, 2016 at 7:44am

Oh, Chris, what a glorious photo!!  It's prize worthy.

I'm one of those great appreciators of sunrises/sets. I try not to miss them because when I'm dead, I will.

Comment by Plinius on November 4, 2016 at 2:19am

It's beautiful, Loren!

One more sunset, you've seen more of that mill, but it's in the middle of my view..

 

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