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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Discussion Forum

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 10:30pm
Thai Fruits (Mangosteen)
Melinda, according to one source, the outside flesh is also edible. I don't know, I have never eaten one. But they certainly appear to be healthy.
Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 10:14pm

Comment by Loren Miller on March 29, 2013 at 9:17pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:37pm

Melinda, That dog and turtle friendship tickles me. I know you will have a great time with your daughter. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:35pm

Spud, what a wonderful photo, "To Nom? or Not to Nom? Some photographer caught a keeper with this one. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:32pm
sk8eycat, thanks so much. This woman tells her story with a lot of personal observations helpful to the newcomer on the block. I am fortunate to have found mine before it began to spread.
Ladies and gentlemen, do have your regular exams.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 29, 2013 at 3:49pm

Joan, you may (or may not) enjoy reading this blog:

Terri Luanna (Robinson) daSilva was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in Nov. 2011, and she seems to be doing just fine. Has a great attitude, and is going in to NYC for reconstructive surgery  next week. She's 38, and has a 3-year-old daughter.

Her father is one of my favorite fiction writers, and I learned about her blog on his web page.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:28pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:18pm

My cancer team fleshes out nicely, a young woman surgeon from Iran, a young woman oncologist from India, and next week I meet the rest of my team. These women teach better than any one I know. They told me what happened, what will happen and we forecast fast, total and quick recovery. 

A new adventure awaits. 


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