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 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

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 Loren Miller on January 28, 2013 at 1:48pm

Logical thinking may encourage or discourage you, depending on your own personal bent and capacity for understanding data you're presented with.  Theological thinking is MAGICAL THINKING, which can do anything it wants and doesn't answer to fact or reality ... so sure it can be encouraging, as certainly as it can be utterly and absolutely DELUSIONAL.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2013 at 1:01pm

Tony Carroll, that sign says it all; even if religious people can think, many choose not to. Yes, reasoning requires effort, math takes work, science overwhelms because of the diversity; that is exactly why religion may be necessary to make people feel good, but life involves far more than feelings.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 28, 2013 at 12:32pm

Tony, that sign, and others like it are incredibly stupid.  Almost beyond belief.  In fact, I still do have a slight doubt that they are real.  

I see quite a few on atheist websites, and they appear to be real, but there is still that lingering thought in the back of my mind that says no one can be that stupid can they?

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 6:38am
Tony that sign does boggle the imagination. That's their problem - religious people cannot and will not think logically.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 28, 2013 at 12:13am

ROFL Thanks Tony Carroll for the bellylaugh. Cute endearing kitty, Steph, but that couch would give me a crick in the back. Who has a couch with wood trim where your butt goes?

Good night, Friends.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 12:03am

No matter how many times I see this, it still boggles the imagination.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 27, 2013 at 7:22pm

Steph, thank you forsupporting Alley Cat Allies!  I wish I could afford to support ALL the feral cat caretakers and rescue organizations, but I can't.  so I do my little monthly bit by typing up the fundraising events calendar for my friend who writes, edits, and publishes The Pet Press.

She started out in 1999 with a print run of 10,000 copies (and 20 pages), and just grew and grew and grew.  There is NO other publication in the Los Angeles area like's free (she makes her money from the ads), and it HAS raised people's awareness concerning the need for them to adopt shelter pets instead of buying cute little puppy-mill dogs from pet stores, and the need to have those little sweeties spayed/neutered as soon as possible.

She used to be a writer for "Jeopardy," but she became passionate about the plight of animals in city shelters ...had an idea, and just ran with it.

I'm very proud to be a small part of her mission. (She refers to me as her "Calendar Czarina...) 

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 11:09am

Thank you Joan I always loved what Molly Ivans had to say. We will miss her.

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 11:08am

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 12:02am

Ian Mason, allow me to introduce you to the late great Molly Ivins! Here is her take on V.P. Cheney shooting a Texas liberal. Posted on Feb 13, 2006

Cheney Shoots a Texas Liberal


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