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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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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

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Comment by Plinius on November 2, 2012 at 9:33am

ROFLOL Booklover!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 2, 2012 at 7:35am

The Blondie Halloween strip again...or if that didn't work, here's the link:


Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 10:39pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2012 at 10:19pm

Yes, thanks, Ian, for Data's "Ode to Spot", and the dangers of drug-sniffing work... and Booklover, that reflective cat is great!

Sorry this is a little late, but relevant to the season:

["Blondie" from Oct. 31. In case the image disappears:
Elmo trick-or-treating, wearing a TV housing over his head: "Careful, Mr. B... treat-gobbling Emory here is a cozy friend of 'big candy'! Plus last year he voted three times to ring neighbors' doorbells and run! Can we really trust this sugar-scarfing flip-flopper?"
Blondie to Dagwood: "So you think Elmo had the scariest costume ever?!" He replies, "Yeah, he dressed up as a campaign commercial!!!"]

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

Ian - love your Data from Star Trek picture. He was my favorite character from the Next Generation. I also like that funny dog.

Booklover - Love the black cat you posted. Beautiful!

Sounds like you had a fun night.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

LOL Thanks for Ode to Spot, Ian! I only got half a dozen trick or treat visitors this year.

sk8eycat, I felt guilty giving out the miniature treats that were sold in grocery stores this year. You're right, it's nothing like when I was a kid and we actually got candy about half a full sized bar. But full sized bars were bigger then too.

I was p#ssed that the only pumpkin pie spice my store had was a tiny half-size container at twice the price of full sized ones not so long ago.

So many people locally are still without power, it being promised in 7 to 10 days, that we've started looking on line at generators. There will be a next time.

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:00pm

Grumpy cat is funny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 5:16pm

Ian, that poor animal! Is it OK? I do hope he isn't as bad as he appears. A good story line for the photos.  

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 3:54pm

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 5:19am

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