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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 Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 2:44pm

Spud, the unknown amount is undoubtedly, "other." 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2016 at 2:25pm

I've been to Copenhagen for a couple of days, visiting my daughter Astrid and her bloke, Martin. Lots of chatting, tea, eating etc. Also saw the old 'prog rock' band King Crimson in concert: lots of new numbers but also a few oldies: 'In the Court of the Crimson King', 'Starless and Bible Black' and '21st Century Schiziod Man' added as an encore. Good times indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRbBorZR6VU

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2016 at 2:23pm

Camus said that Autumn is another Spring, where the leaves are as colouful as flowers. True 'nuff but I don't look forward to Winter either. I think if it gets too much I might find a cheap package holiday to the Canary islands or Madiera.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 22, 2016 at 9:14am

Happy fall, everyone!

Here in Philly I'm enjoying the last couple of days in the 80s; it'll be 10-15 degrees cooler starting Saturday. I'll miss being comfortable throughout the day and evening in shorts and sandals.

(Even "worse", I'm heading north to Massachusetts for a few days. Gary Larson didn't speak for everyone: for some of us it's "Welcome to heaven; here's your accordion.")

Comment by Plinius on September 22, 2016 at 7:38am

Merry Equinox to all!

Have you tried light therapy, Randall?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 22, 2016 at 6:46am
So we welcome in the Autumnal Equinox today. It's the "Sunday" of my life--knowing Monday and back to work is coming. In this case, winter will inevitably follow. I'll try to enjoy Fall, but as the daylight hours shrink and the temperatures drop, my happiness graph line goes down. Not down to the depression mark, but less than average. But hey, I'm just happy to be alive! Merry Equinox, everybody.
Comment by Ian Mason on September 19, 2016 at 2:06pm

Randall, it was me who did it and I'm paying the price now. There isn't enough sugar in the world to satisfy my cravings. I was going to say that I'm getting too old but I've just read of an 80 year old woman who's run the Copenhagen ½ marathon ten minutes faster than me. That's really impressive.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:42am

Chris, spotted knapweed is an invasive species for the area. We have many different "invasives" around these parts.

Ian, was it you or your friend that did the half marathon? Congrats to whomever!! Impressive.

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 7:12am

O, now I see! Haven't had any carbohydrates today, though...

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 7:10am

Nappy? Napoleon, a diaper, or perhaps a brand name?

 

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