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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 95 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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 Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 6:58pm

That's great, Patricia. Thank you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2017 at 6:13pm

Thinking of you Patricia & Rick. I hope all is going well. 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 4:25pm

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 2:32pm

Stay safe, Chris. Leave if you have to.

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 1:25pm

Been there done that, not fun. Be safe!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 9, 2017 at 1:14pm

Chris, a big part of the denial is the desire to hold on to axioms like "the free market will solve all problems", "profit is always good", and "regulations are bad" without cognitive dissonance.

I hope you and other people living there will be OK!

Comment by Chris on October 9, 2017 at 4:37am

There is a fire near by. Ashes are fluttering around my house and it's very smokey.

UPDATE: wind-blown fires on Atlas Peak, Partrick Road and in Calist...

Why do many people deny that climiate change is antropogenic?

Comment by Chris on October 7, 2017 at 12:56am

There isn't much originality in Hollywood movies. The storyline is basically the same.How many different formats do they have? 

Occationally an interesting movie is produced.

There has to be many good screenplay writers  who aren't tapped into.  Foreign and Independent films are more interesting than Hollywood movies to me. I'd rather read captions than watch another sequil.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 6, 2017 at 11:25pm

Bertold, I really like the original Blade Runner and have been looking forward to seeing "2049."  I've heard good things about it, including that it successfully recreates the dark mood of the original.  I guess I'm glad that they opted to continue with a new storyline off of the original premise, rather than making an out-and-out remake.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 6, 2017 at 12:35pm

I went to see "Blade Runner 2049" last night. Great cinematography and artistic design, good acting, but disappointing story. Didn't stand up well to the original. Seemed like its main purpose was to set up sequels.


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