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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2017 at 3:19pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2017 at 1:42pm

I like your story, too, Bertold. 

Comment by Plinius on July 24, 2017 at 1:08pm

Nice story, Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 24, 2017 at 12:59pm

Once in Germany I was enjoying a nice wine with friends in a restaurant. It was a white wine called Ewiges Leben [in German "eternal life."] We ordered a third or fourth bottle, but they were out. The waiter informed us that "You've drunk us out of eternal life."  It sounded better in German, but I still liked the idea, even though there's no such thing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2017 at 12:44pm

During the last seven years of Dad's life, he lived with me and my son Craig. We went to as authentic a Chinese restaurant I could find where they had outstanding food. I always ordered Longevity Wine, which was a sweet fruit wine, for him, a teetotaler. He loved it and would get really fun and funny. His usual demeanor was sober, strict, and no small-talk. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 24, 2017 at 11:49am

There is actually such a thing as plum wine.  My wife and I have it regularly when we go to a Japanese hibachi-style restaurant.  Kinsen is our preferred brand.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 11:39am

Thomas, you might be thinking of South African Ruby Cabernet.  It's a very full, rounded red with a slight hint of sweetness, as far as a red wine can be sweet.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 11:36am

Spent the weekend in Silkeborg for a friend's birthday. Good grub and a walk around the lakes. Also saw 'Dunkirk' at the cinema. One critic called it a 'series of vignettes' but I think the writer/director has chosen to show three typical, personal and interlinked stories rather than a cast-of-thousands, all-action, blockbuster war film. I enjoyed it very much.

Today, went with some friends to visit the 'Ecolarium' in Vejle. It was delightfully full of children who, I hope, will learn to take better care of the world.

http://en.okolariet.dk/

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 24, 2017 at 10:25am

   To wine connoisseurs, oenophiles, winos, or anyone who enjoys wine with friends.. I have a question.

Which wine has a distinct plum flavor to serve at supper? What is the name of this particular wine or wines and who produce these  wines?

  My mother-in-law may come to visit us and may stay a week (despite MiL have to endure as the butt of jokes, I look forward to her visit here). She enjoys good food ( I am a pretty good cook if I may say so).

   Or other suggestions of red, white, or rose' wines are welcome.

So how much am I willing to spend per bottle is "I don't know". The last time I sipped wine was over 25 years ago.

Much appreciated.....

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2017 at 8:40am

Bertold, I'll add that drowning tragedy to my list of "why I'm a misanthrope". So sad. 

 

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