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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.

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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on October 29, 2012 at 2:21am

What's for dinner? You are, dear.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 29, 2012 at 1:54am

Welcome back, Rhonda.

Stay safe, American friends.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 28, 2012 at 11:06pm

Joan, I resemble that remark!

(I like that very savory, brown yeast extract -- a little goes a long way, though!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 9:58pm
Comment by Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 7:32pm
Oh Booklover those are soooo funny -LOL! Laughing!
Ian that pissed off cat is great!
Ruth I will be thinking about you as you weather the storm. Hope everything goes ok.
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 28, 2012 at 4:44pm

Schrodinger's pissed-off cat made me laugh.  Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 28, 2012 at 2:59pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 2:05pm

Such wonderful posts and insights shared today. Love the posts sk8eycat. And the video of stairball.

"I admire people who barely have anything, but share it nevertheless."

Such a wonderful quote!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 28, 2012 at 1:51pm

Thanks for the video of Harvey playing stairball. I see him as efficient, not lazy. Dancing cat and nomming cat were also welcome. "Keep going strong" is a good way to put it, Steph.

I'm anxious about Sandy, living in Phila. Our basement is prone to flooding and all of the battery stores are sold out. *sigh* The shelves were empty of bottled water too yesterday, excepting the expensive individual size.

The media keep calling it "rare", as if this is just an extraordinary fluke, rather than an indication of how storms are changing. Perhaps the high tide is a fluke, but blocking patterns are the new normal. Yet, I haven't adequately prepared. So who am I to talk. Once the power is out, you won't hear from me for a while. Don't worry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 1:21pm

Dear friends on "Hang with Friends", you made my day. 

Steph, as always your photos tickle my funny bone when I am in the midst of some unsolvable problem and I lighten up, and the solution comes. 

sk8eycat, your photos make me love what I am doing. Those precious photos i.e. man and dog, and man and cat; I file these in Animal Companions; this is not intended to put either one down or up. 

Chris, I don't like opera and your photos just made it great comedy. Sorry opera fans, I do not intend to brag, or trivialize;  my opinion reveals my failure to appreciate something others find lovely or inspiring. 

 

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