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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller 18 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 sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 5:47pm

Our society is sick, sick, sick.  I don't want to know who did this nearly as much as I want to know WHY!  (Lack of serious mental health services for one thing.)

We need more of these everywhere:

Comment by Steph S. on April 15, 2013 at 5:30pm

I took a smile Grinning Cat.

Love those cat commandments booklover.

I am reading the news about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 2:58pm

Boston Marathon bomb explosion Tweeter reports: 

Boston Marathon bomb

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 9:28am

Melinda, it's just begun to rain here, too...very lightly, so far.

Joan, you aren't out of date regarding the Smurfs, they are! They hit American TV in the early 1980s, aimed at little kids who would have been better off watching "Sesame Street" and "MisteRogers' Neighborhood" ... IF they had to be plonked in front of the TV set at all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 9:27am

A very good morning to you all. The second night of frost and one more to go before nights warm up again. There are some leaves piled at the entrance way to the skunk den so we know she is back. We can smell her when we go in the tool shed. Our attempts to block her way under have failed. We used really big concrete blocks the last time to seal her out. She will go under there and have babies, and I wont block her until they are gone. 

Melinda, your Cat' 10 Commandments sound just about right. Tho I do't have a cat, my neighbor cats believe these rules apply in my yard ... and I love it. 

Ian, good news hat our spring has arrived. Are you in the garden? It is too cold for me to be out for very long; my fingers get cold, even with winter garden gloves. Next week will be better. 

Grinning Cat, glad you are able to get the Facebook photos. There often are real treasures. 

Steph, "I see skies blue, clouds white, bright blessed days, dark nights, and I think to myself, 'What a wonderful world'"

What a Wonderful World, Playing For Change

Comment by Ian Mason on April 15, 2013 at 3:20am

My weekend was spent working, Steph. It's now I have a couple of days off. And by a wonderful turn of luck, SPRING has arrived at last. Glad to hear that the weather's being nice to you too.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 15, 2013 at 12:39am

Thanks, Joan! The other pictures in The Secular Life Coach's album look great as well! (No Facebook account needed to see them.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2013 at 11:26pm
Steph, the old dog & kitten especially merits an "AWE, how sweet!"
Melinda, I like the Turtle & Dragon Fly photo and its message.
I had to look up what a Smurf was ... I am really out of date.
Comment by Steph S. on April 14, 2013 at 11:03pm

Yes, weekend is already over. Thanks everyone.

How was everyone's weekend?

The weather is getting warmer here.

Summer is almost here.

Comment by Lillie on April 14, 2013 at 9:59pm

So sweet, Steph.


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