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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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

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 18, 2013 at 6:35pm

Guess I prefer different music than you do, Napoleon. I found Iggy Pop new values lyrics too Dominator for my taste.

Tea and telly sounds cozy for a cold Denmark evening, Ian.

I used to enjoy veggie burgers, Chris. Then Is read that they were processed in a way to possibly have neurotoxic hexane residue. Now I'm afraid to eat them.

My brain is on holiday this evening. Bye all.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2013 at 10:55am

Thanks, TFA. It's a cold evening in Denmark so tea and telly is on the agenda. Hope the beans and burger taste good Chris.

Have a really nice whatever-the-time-is all.

Comment by Plinius on February 18, 2013 at 10:44am

Well timed, Flying Atheist, I'm cooking the evening meal (beans and veggieburger). Thanks and have a nice day to all of you!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 18, 2013 at 10:10am

Good Day and Happy Monday to you all.  I've been working like a dog (sorry, not like a cat) and finally have a nice stretch of days off.  

Melinda, have a GREAT trip to The Keys.  There are some wonderful sunsets there.  I know you'll have a very nice and relaxing time with your family.  You all sound like so much fun when you get together.  (How's that for good English?)  

Nice to see you back Felaine.  You're missed tremendously when you're away on your little jaunts.  What a time to be away!  So much happening in the news.  BTW, this past weekend I was just in your neck of the woods.  The hotel I was staying at by LAX was hosting a Doctor Who convention.  Major geeks, nerds and costumes all over the hotel.  What fun!  I'm not a Doctor Who fan, but I somehow felt that I fit in with that crowd.  LOL

Joan, thanks for the posting the NASA photo.  I'm continually amazed at how beautiful and awe-inspiring the depths of space can be.  It's such a beautiful, yet so hostile.

I wish all of you a great day.  And to all our European and international friends.....a great evening.  


Comment by sk8eycat on February 18, 2013 at 2:23am

I really missed you all...there was so much going on in the gnus, and I needed many kindred "spirits" to discuss it all with!  ("with whom to discuss it all"?)

Anybody else planning to watch "Hubris" on MSNBC Monday evening?  It's on at 9PM ET, 6PM PST....Check their web site for your time zone.

Ian!  I absodamnlutely LOVE ragtime!  Actually, I love watching a good pianist's hands playing any style music....very secksy!  (I just sent that link to a friend, who is an amazing pianist, as a belated Valentine.) Heh!


Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2013 at 1:07am

Welcome back, Felaine. Glad you had a good time.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 18, 2013 at 12:47am

Speaking of cats on keyboards, yes, it's a trend, which I'll gladly add to. Here's an intent mewsician...

Good night, everyone!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 11:57pm

Steph, cat on keyboard looks as I feel. Cat for pope; he could not do any worse. 

Grinning Cat, cat on a keyboard; am I seeing a trend here? Ah Ha! I was right, there is a trend of cats on keyboards. 

Tony Carroll, "Truth" sign is what we need right now! and a lion with courage. Oh! How we need courageous leaders. 

sk8eycat, welcome back; looking forward to some good conversations. 

Well, dear friends, that's all for today. Nice to end the day with your fun and funny contributions. 

Dust Sculptures in the Rosette Nebula -

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 17, 2013 at 11:22pm

Thanks for your update sk8eycat. Cute LOLcats everyone. I'm bushed tonight so just a quick "Good night, All."

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:24pm


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