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 17 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 Plinius on July 19, 2013 at 12:35am

I'm glad you and your friend are all right, Patricia!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2013 at 10:15pm

That's great news, Patricia.  I'm glad all turned out well and that you now know that you weren't intentionally left out of the loop or ignored.  I'm sure you're breathing a big sigh of relief. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2013 at 7:32pm

Mindy......and may you live long and purrrrosper.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 18, 2013 at 2:03pm

Thanks for the update on the cats house, Lillie. I often fantasize about adding cat ramps to our main floor, with holes punched into wasted wall space for nests. But our house is large enough for two cats, so there's no excuse. I like ramps and stairs covered with material that gives them a secure foothold more than the smooth slippery-looking painted surfaces though.

Some people use carpeting.

But I've seen an open weave matting used too, which seems as if it would give a better purchase. I don't like this method of separated shelves because as cats age they have more difficulty successfully jumping. An elderly cat can fall when trying to jump up on  a chair from the floor. This would be far worse.

As you can tell, I've spent lots of time thinking about making over my house. Perhaps if I become a lonely cat lady in my later years I'll do it.

Comment by Lillie on July 18, 2013 at 10:52am
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2013 at 12:12am

Carl, thanks for the hug. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 17, 2013 at 11:59pm

Thanks for sharing your story about leaving in the middle of a sermon, Joan, and the lovely picture of you and your support team.

The farting preacher video is too juvenile for me to enjoy.

Thanks for the restaurant story Joseph.

It was 96° here and my car air conditioner can't cope. Too hot for me today. I can't even imagine living without air conditioning as so many people do. We have three more days of heat wave coming.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 17, 2013 at 9:47pm

BTW, where is sk8eycat?  She hasn't meowed around here in a while.  

Patricia, did you ever get a health update/status for your relative?   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 17, 2013 at 9:10pm

Big hug to you, Joan. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2013 at 8:38pm

Chemo day Support Team at Gordy's for lunch. The only food I can keep inside me for a day or two after chemo. 

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