Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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 12 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 The Flying Atheist on May 7, 2013 at 3:21pm

Ian, that's hilarious.  I'm LOL'ing. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 2:33pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 7, 2013 at 9:20am

Joan, thanks for posting that time-lapse video.  How gorgeous!  The notes say that the international space station circles the earth about once every 90 minutes.  Amazing!

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 9:11am
Thank you for the music Tony!
I agree with that John Lennon quote Ian, being honest doesn't get you many friends.
I love the cat hunter pic too Ian.
Booklover that's acute pic with the cat in the wall.
So how is everyone?
It is a beautiful day here.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 7, 2013 at 9:07am

Ian, I like that quote from John Lennon, and the expression on scaredy cat's face made me laugh.

Comment by Plinius on May 7, 2013 at 4:35am

Beautiful! I saw the glaring lights of the western half of the Netherlands; no wonder that we almost never see a star! Sometimes I can see the Big Dipper or the Pleiades, but I have to use internet to see more.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2013 at 3:41am

Time-Lapse | Earth

So many beautiful sights, stars, lights of night, sunrises and sets, Northern Lights, lightning, erupting volcano, land forms. I saw Spokane in one shot and wondered what I was doing when they took that phot. And what were Madhukar, Amer, and the many others who join with us in conversation. Good night dear friends. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 12:25am

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 12:25am

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 6, 2013 at 11:40pm

     This is by Jimi. Recorded in his apartment in '68. One of my all time favorites from him 'Angel'. Words and music both are different than the full band version, but both are wonderful. Please, enjoy.


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