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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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 Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:16am
Ian, thank goodness. I don't think I could keep up the "no preposition rule for the rest my life. I will dump it unless someone will have a porcupine over it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:12am

sk8eycat It came through! and STUNNING! I can't even imagine how the people in that car felt and the other people in the caravan! Now that is the way to bring home the wildlife! Thanks so much. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:10am

Ian, is it correct grammar to end a sentence with a proposition?

[ducks and runs for the kitchen]

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:05am

I don't know if this link will work from here; you may have to Copy and Paste it in your browser, but it's WORTH it!  SPEK-TACK-YOU-LER!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2012 at 12:28am

Such cats, Steph! Put a big smile on my morning.

The "do not end a sentence with a preposition" rule has little to do with original English grammar. It's an import from Latin and was imposed "from above" at some comparatively late date to poshen things up.

Comment by Steph S. on December 11, 2012 at 9:50pm

Sk8eycat that is so cute!

Love the lolcat!

Comment by Joseph Corder on December 11, 2012 at 8:48pm

Hey,  What a coincidence, my wife and I went to a Mexican restaurant  this evening!!!  We are both stuffed!!!!!  LOL

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 7:31pm
sk8eycat, thanks for that great scene: Mexican Food!

Steph, love the hat on the cat!. Would love to have one.
And the assembled cat sure is more limber than I.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 7:23pm

Grinning Cat, Oh dear! Rub it in! Hey, that sounds good:

 "This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put."

Grinning cat, you sure have a way of making me laugh!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 7:16pm

Joan, the "pug" I tried to post wasn't a's a poster.  Kinda gross.  I copied it from an e-mail a friend sent to me....and he must have copied it froom FakeBook.  Anyroad, here it is again (I dug it up from elsewhere)


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