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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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Patricia on October 10, 2017 at 10:34pm

We got out before the rush.

We packed 2 changes of clothes, meds, toiletries, cat food, phones, laptop, tablet, power cords, ID's, medical cards, water, sandwiches, blanket, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, hats, masks, cat carriers at the ready, & our wills.

Comment by Chris on October 10, 2017 at 10:10pm

Regarding the fire,

Residents living on road up the hill were evacuated. Neighbors with respriatory problems left. I have a 'fly-a-way kit" ready  when it comes time for me to evacuate.  That includes medicine and some clothing. 

Depending on wind conditions I should be safe in the house to avoid the smoke.  I'm thinking about things I should load in the car such as my photo albums and computers. I'm keeping my cats inside. They are angry that I won't let them out.

Emergency management planning is interesting.  I'm thinking of putting important paperwork in a suitcase in case I need to evacuate.

I've looked at maps of the fire from  Calfire, NOAA, and other web sites. TV news is terrible.  This is one of the many reasons local radio stations and Ham radio operators are important.  A local neighbohood internet networking site is overloaded with information.  It's difficult to tell how far the fire is from my house. I think it's two to five miles away.  It's difficult to tell. I haven't heard sirens, seen helicopters, or airplanes (with fire retardant).  Last I heard the fire was  0% contained.  Resources are spread thin. The Governor, and President declaired state and national emergencies (respectively).  The National guard is assisting with the effort.  I don't want to get on the road as a lookie loo which may impede emergency responders, or evacuees.

What do others who had to evacuate fires, or for other emergencies think they should have had packed for a quick departure?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 10, 2017 at 3:56pm
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm Eastern
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York City
Dr. Riane Eisler, President, The Center for Partnership Studies
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press at CUNY
Laura Flanders, Founder, The Laura Flanders Show / GRITtv 
Tony McAleer, Executive director of Life After Hate
Moderated by Friedrike Merck
Event Co-sponsored by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs and the Center for Partnership Studies.
Comment by Patricia on October 10, 2017 at 12:34am

The latest news on California's fires this evening was not good. I hope Chris has decided to get out.

Comment by Plinius on October 10, 2017 at 12:19am

Thanks Patricia, I had missed that program!

Any news of Chris? 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 7:07pm

We're ok Joan. Just getting a bit nervous about the hip replacement on the 27th.

Rick's implant replacement is postponed until the alarms sound, & the cardiologist thinks it may be 3 months or so. At least that gives me some recovery time before his turn.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 6:58pm

That's great, Patricia. Thank you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2017 at 6:13pm

Thinking of you Patricia & Rick. I hope all is going well. 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 4:25pm

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 2:32pm

Stay safe, Chris. Leave if you have to.


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