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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 Loren Miller on September 19, 2016 at 6:46am

I wonder if "Nappy" is carb-ed out.  I can hardly look at carbohydrates these days, let alone eat them, without having to cop some ZZZs!

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:50am

Lame dog lives long - that sounds much more elegant. And I like your seven dwarves!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:27pm

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:25pm

It's been a good weekend. Yesterday, a friend who needed a shoulder and an ear dropped by so there was lots of tea and talk followed by watching "Oklahoma" on DVD. Today, for the second time in eight days, a ½ marathon run. The sun has shone most of the time too. I've eaten enough for two and am now going to relax until bedtime.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:24pm

Chris, I have a brother-in-law with Menieres and he does quite well with hearing aids. The dizzy spells have diminished now he's had both hips replaced! In England it's said that "a lame dog lives long." Something like your quote in intention.

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 12:09pm

Randall, cleanup and trail maintenance sounds good, but what's wrong with knapweed that you have to remove it?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2016 at 11:13am

I've not heard that saying Plinius.  It's amusing in a way.  

This thread reminds me that my mother has many health problems and is still alive at 96 years.  My dad died at 95.

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 9:03am

Thanks Randall! I've always been sickly and it doesn't worry me anymore, it's just one more ailment on the list, but deafness affects my job and my social life - I don't like that at all.

You know what they about sickly people? You have to shoot them, or they'll never die... ;-)

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2016 at 7:55am

I returned yesterday from a wonderful week camping along the shores of Lake Michigan. We (Wilderness Volunteers) worked on trail maintainance, beach cleanup (litter and dispersing old campfires), and knapweed removal. Tiring work, but satisfying. Nice to be back in my own soft bed!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2016 at 7:51am

My father suffered from Meniers for 50 years. He'd be bed-ridden for a day or two. So I know how you must be suffering, Chris. He never found a treatment. However, he didn't go deaf and lived to 97--good news for you.

 

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