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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.

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

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 1, 2016 at 3:21pm

Please pardon this little rant.

Last night, October 31 (Halloween), I walked over to the Walgreens pharmacy to pick-up a prescription. They already had Xmas items on display next to the Halloween items.

Today I received an email from Amazon.com announcing their "Countdown to Black Friday."

Ugh! I'd like to fast forward to Thanksgiving, enjoy that day, and then fast forward again to the day after the Super Bowl.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2016 at 1:16pm

Ruth,that's the sort of day I would call productive. I'm so untidy by nature that any kind of sorting out is a victory.

I spent the morning at the gym and the middle of the day at a new meeting place for those who don't get out much such as psych patients, handicapped, the severely shy (me) and anyone else who wants to join in. Quite nice. The rest of the day's gone on household chores and practicing scales on my bass guitar.

Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2016 at 11:04am

Randy, your comment here did show up.

I don't see your comment on Loren's discussion.  Mine also took a while to appear, but not this long.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 1, 2016 at 10:19am

Rats. I added a comment to Loren's discussion above, but it didn't submit. Will this, I wonder?

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2016 at 7:46am

Looks like we're fully back up!

If you have a page where you tried submitting something that's still "waiting" to be posted -- you pressed "Add Discussion/​Comment/​Reply/​etc." and it didn't do anything -- copy your content, reload the page, paste it back in, and the button should work now.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 1, 2016 at 6:13am

As many of you already know, while A|N is back up and running, there appears to be a bug which has come out of the repair of the Error 500s, being that, with certain exceptions, we cannot create posts or comment on them.

I am keeping an eye on this issue, and when and if the situation changes, I will let you know.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2016 at 10:22pm

Me, too! It will be interesting to see what gets to and from each of us. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2016 at 10:05pm

It's good to know I'm not the only one having problems using AN.

Today was lovely weather, followed by a thunderstorm. I kind of wasted it sorting out a chest of drawers that had been cleaned with borax a few days ago to get rid of the musty smell. By the time I'd finished, and rested, the wonderful day had gone away. <sigh> I hope you all have been more productive.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2016 at 12:23pm

I've been having the same problem as Randall.

It's been a nice weekend. A friend who needed to talk came over and we did some eating and chatting then watched "Father Ted" on DVD. It's amazing that Irish TV could get away with that kind of satire 20 years ago.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 30, 2016 at 10:52am
Randall, I'm having the same problems. Tried to send Joan an email last night and at some point it just evaporated into the unknown.
These problems have become persistent and frustrating as hell
 

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