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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 Idaho Spud on March 25, 2013 at 10:08am

MGM studio lion cat reminds me of something that MGM does that makes me hate them.  On all of my newer MGM DVDs, they make the lion roar much much much louder than the sound in the movie.  If I forget to turn the sound down before it roars, it shatters my nerves and makes me jump.  Hate the a-holes that do that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 25, 2013 at 10:04am

Patricia, love your poster about being proud rather than ashamed.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 25, 2013 at 5:24am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 25, 2013 at 4:23am

Thanks for the Beckett link, Ruth. I've seen even more in the play the second time.

Perhaps there's a lion in every cat, Steph.

Comment by Steph S. on March 25, 2013 at 12:39am

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 24, 2013 at 11:45pm

Yes, thanks, Felaine! Grumpy Cat's secret is out now: "It's really just a face ... like right now she looks super grumpy, but I know she's purring. We can hear her." "Yeah, she always looks grumpy, but she's really always sweet."

And Loren, that sign is great! Some people, too, choose to become Catholics, or born-again Christians, or (fill in the blank), having not been indoctrinated raised in those faiths -- much more of a "choice" than who we love, yet most of them have their marriages fully recognized and respected!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 9:57pm

Patricia, That is the way I see religion. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 9:56pm

sk8eycat, great meme. What the heck, 'll test the limit. I am sure if I get too out of hand, someone will call me on it. I just want to play around with the idea of creating memes for a while. Care to join me? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 24, 2013 at 8:08pm

Thanks for posting that GMA interview, Sk8eycat.  That was very cute.  I have to say, Grumpy Cat sure has beautiful blue eyes!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2013 at 7:57pm

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