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 Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:58pm

That's okay, Joan.

Neither do I..

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:56pm

Steph, your story of the pelicans is quite remarkable. Good news they were tagged and could be returned and reunited. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:53pm

Mike, Jesus riding dinosaurs? I don't think so!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:39pm

Mike, it is so easy to get mixed up. Thankfully, this group is very willing to forgive and go on with new and interesting discoveries. 

It is time I lighten up in my contributions. I ran across this little treasure you all may enjoy. 

I wonder what this new little life will experience by the time she reaches the elder's age?

Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:39pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 18, 2012 at 11:37pm

Have a good night sleep everyone.

See you all tomorrow.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:34pm

Excuse me folks, I made another mistake. That is the trouble with putting my thoughts down in writing, I get caught and can't deny that I could ever do such a thing. 

This comment and photo were supposed to be together:
Nixon impose wage and price controls

1970, Inflation 6%.

1971, August 15, imposed wage and price controls.  

1971, Inflation 4%.

1971, U.S. left the gold standard.

1973, Inflation rate below 4%.

1974, Inflation rate 9%.

1974, Inflation rate double digit.

1974, Wage and price controls dismantled. 

Sorry if I confused everyone. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:26pm

Steph, Your cat with Noah's boat speaks truth. Dinosaurs and humans coexisted. Not. 

Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:26pm


Sorry Joan.

That was obviously misdirected.

My bust.

I'm new here...

Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:24pm

Thank you for the charts, Ruth.

You have assisted me in making my point.

And since I answered a question for you, I'll ask you to return the favor, and help me assuage a little curiosity:

There's a buncha' folks around here who figure I must be some kinduva' nut job, aren't there?


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