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.

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Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2014 at 12:04am

Ian, Try Google Images,,,,"Cats, Books, life is good" by Edward Gorey.  That's where I found it....besides in my closet.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2014 at 11:45pm

Xmas, dear Xmas. Yes, a veritable barrage on the senses by  commercial enterprises. I'm usually tired of it by mid November. Nice seasonal pics too, Carl.

The "belief" images are very good, short and to the point. Thanks.

For some reason, I can't see Felaine's T-shirt.

It's been a slightly longer weekend here in Europe as the clocks are turned back an hour. That's a bit of a pain in the bum if, like me, you're working that night. Some of the old people I look after can't cope with the change and get very restless at 6 a.m., right at the end of the shift. Oh well, it's only once a year although I've never understood why it happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 4:19pm

On the other hand, there is December 21 or 22 to celebrate the shortest day of the year, the beginning of the lengthening of the day. Some call it the beginning of winter, others call it the mid-winter day. Whatever, I like the thought of more daylight each and every day until June 20-22.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 4:10pm

I love that one, Mindy!

I have been saying for decades that, "I respect your right to believe what you want (or what makes you feel good), but I don't have to respect WHAT you believe."

I also tell buybull thumpers that I read fantasy fiction for entertainment, but I never, ever believe it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 3:44pm

HOORAY! I was able to retrieve your comment of an hour ago, Mindy. The one, "You have the right to believe whatever you want!" Surely glad I didn't miss this one. 

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 12:07pm

Thanks Randall! Some things are really too difficult for me.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 10:23am

Maybe it should be "HalloThanksMasBowl"  As millions of football worshipers gather in large numbers on Jan 1st.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2014 at 7:41am
Chris, "youth in Asia" (in crank mail) was what the writer thought was euthanasia!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 27, 2014 at 7:06am

>Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?! Carl, you're so right. Actually, anyone who claims there's a war on Christmas is waging a war on brain cells.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 2:20am

First we have Sinterklaas here, traditionally an old white saint/bishop with coloured servants. We had a UN-person here, who thought it was all racist. I don't feel that it's true, but we can paint the servants in other colours if someone feels hurt.

For me it's just another way to rob us of the innocent fun of an old tradition. And what's left is the pressure to buy whatever they want to sell - yes, assault is a good word for it, Carl!


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