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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:14am

I love that version of "Round Midnight"!  It's what I call "Late Night Jazz," the kind of thing I used to listen to back in the 50s  and 60s....when the DJs had sexy voices, and all that. 

Whatever happened to jazz radio stations?  I live close enough to Los Angeles to pick up practically everything, and no jazz, no classical, just a polyglot of Armenian wailing, Spanish, and Come-to-Jesus stations in all languages...both AM & FM.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 24, 2014 at 12:35am

Hello, Friends.  I hope all of you have a groovy weekend.  For those of you here in the U.S., most of you will probably have Monday off work.  Enjoy!  Here's a little mood music.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:39pm

I'm a blue person.  I love all the different shades of blue.  It's a very calming color.  I also like the very light and muted shades of green. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:06pm

Loren, Bill Evans is a fine pianist, indeed.  Yes, you should explore his music.  I have his "Conversations With Myself" album.  It's very wandering and dreamlike.  Here's the Wikipedia article about it.

It's a very interesting album.  It's just solo piano but with three overdubbed tracks that were recorded by Evans on three different days.  Yeah, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it.  Here's a sample. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:46pm

Spud, my walls are all Mission White and I use bright colors in carpet, stuffed furniture and throws. When my kids were still at home, Cary chose a brilliant gold that knocked your sox off, Criag chose very dark chocolate with gold trim and Laura chose a paint color that matched the raspberry stain she got from eating raspberries and wiping her hands on her T-shirt. The fellow at the paint store did a nice job of matching. 

When they all moved away, I painted everything white. The fellow who helped me paint liked my kids color schemes better than mine. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 10:42pm

Welcome back home, Ian.  Glad you had a good trip.  I'm curious about the monkey mosaic.  What era is that from and in what type of building/setting?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2014 at 10:41pm

Patricia, I like that shade of lilac, just enough color to offer a restful place with a nice contrast with white. 

Carl, enjoyed "Patricia". pleasantly rhythmic.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 23, 2014 at 10:10pm

The room looks good Patricia.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 9:20pm

Patricia, congratulations on your good mammogram report.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 23, 2014 at 4:54pm

I paint my rooms white, not because I like it better than certain colors, but because my old eyes need all the light they can get.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably use a lot of my favorite color, a light yellow-green.  Or, as a co-worker liked to call it, "baby-shit green".  Haha.  But, I don't think I'd like a whole room painted even that color.

I also like light brown, bright yellow, avocado green, orange, wine, and purple.  But, a little goes a long way.

Black is my least favorite "color".  Red is second worst.


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