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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 The Flying Atheist on June 26, 2015 at 12:55am

Monty Python + Spam = Total Lunacy.  

I love it!  A classic (just like spam.)

Comment by Plinius on June 26, 2015 at 12:09am

Can I have some spam with my beer?

Comment by Plinius on June 26, 2015 at 12:03am

Glad to hear you feel better already, Carl!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 25, 2015 at 9:03pm

THAT was fun!  Thank you, I needed that.  I've been reading nothing but political stuff for days, and it was depressing me.  (I also need to go to the hospital ER, have my feet checked, and shop for a social worker, and a new doctor.)

Anyway, when the Porta Potty show was over THIS was one of the choices to play next....for Loren (and everyone else)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 25, 2015 at 5:38pm

Randy, I guess I sound happy because I am happy.  Although I'm not over all my health hurdles yet, I'm feeling the best I have in years.  I had such a gradual, slow decline of my health that I didn't realize how sick I'd become. 

And now for something completely different: 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 3:25pm

I see two problems with this: 1)

1) the insurance companies had a hand in writing the program; 

2) this will slow down or stop the push for single payer health plans.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 25, 2015 at 10:16am

GOOD NEWS!  The Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for Obamacare!  What's more, it was a 6-3 decision!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 25, 2015 at 1:53am

Yes, Joan, eye-candy:  one of the great little pleasures of life. 

Comment by Plinius on June 25, 2015 at 1:00am

I've read the book in the meantime - well worth reading!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:19pm

Loren, the interview was conducted by Savage: 

Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir - The Talking...

A great interview and a great teaser making me want to see the movie. 


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