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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on October 8, 2016 at 8:26am

Have fun, Randall! I stopped going to reunions after one - in which my former classmates made a spectacle of themselves, showing off husbands, jobs and whatever they had. Rather disgusting I thought, but I shouldn't have gone in the first place. I hope you have a nice meeting!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 8, 2016 at 7:29am

Yes, welcome April!

Last night, I went to the informal "pre-reunion" weinie roast gathering of my Class of '61. Joan, you are so right! Everyone looked so old and decrepit. Not to brag, but they all marveled at how good I looked and "haven't changed". I honestly believe that I'll be the "last man standing" unless I get hit by a car or something. I'll report on tonight's big affair tomorrow.

Comment by Plinius on October 8, 2016 at 3:07am

Hi April!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 1:02am

Randy, sorry I missed the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall. I will watch for it on the internet. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:57am

Kathy, I looked for the lap dancing reference and could only find tap dancing. Now I get it. 

Ian, you have more fun than anyone I know. It is delightful to read your adventures.

Randy, looking forward to learning about your reunion! Did you notice how old the people are in your reunion as I discovered mine to be. How could they be so white-haired and bent over after 55 years. It gets even worse at the 60th. Strange how the goofy ones are still goofy, the wise ones are still wise, and the charmers still have charm. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:48am

April, Welcome to Hang with Friends! We are a friendly lot, looking forward to meeting you and sharing with each other. 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 8, 2016 at 12:28am
Ian, I first read that as lap dancing. Lol
I'm on jury duty again. My last term only ended 24 months ago. How I've been caught five times in less than twenty years I don't have a clue. I know people who have never been called. Not once. Just another thing that puzzles me. Started oct fifth. Now I'm on the hook till Dec 31.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2016 at 10:49pm

I've been out and about this week. Among other things to an art exhibition that involved tapdancing and bouncing on a trampoline. All part of an installation series by the Icelandic Love Corporation. Also been to see a film: 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' which was also a lot of fun.

Comment by April Niccolai on October 7, 2016 at 3:22pm

Thanks Ian! I'm still trying to get used to it. I've never been on a website that uses... I'm not sure.. Is it a content management system? Still trying to figure out how the site itself works haha.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2016 at 3:15pm

Welcome, April. Yes, we're a straightforward and honest bunch here. Hope you enjoy being a part of the group.

 

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