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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith 2 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 Idaho Spud on October 30, 2012 at 12:11pm

8-cat, hope you don't mind me shortening your handle.  I still can't remember how to spell it.  I agree with everything you said about HillBilly Graham-Cracker (love that name for him!).

The bible is so contradictory and unclear, but even if it were clear, it would still prove nothing.

Ruth, glad you came-out OK.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2012 at 11:24am

Thanks, everybody. I appreciate your concern.

Comment by Steph S. on October 30, 2012 at 11:11am

We were worried about you Ruth! So glad to hear from you and know that you are safe and doing well.

Comment by Lillie on October 30, 2012 at 11:10am

Glad you are safe, Ruth.  Hope everyone is.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2012 at 9:45am

Good to hear from you so soon, Ruth.  Glad you managed through with minimal problems. 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2012 at 1:24am

Glad to hear that, Ruth.

Comment by Plinius on October 30, 2012 at 1:01am

I'm glad you're all right, Ruth!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 12:53am

Ruth, I am so glad to get your message and learn you seem to be over the worst of the storm. Did you mean to write "transformers"? That would be my guess. Glad you kept power. Still thinking about you and wishing you safety and comfort. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2012 at 12:34am

Just checking in. The worst seems to be over, and we didn't lose power. Just a few transients. Many others in our county did. So no flooded basement.

I was out of touch, busy bringing stuff up from the basement, just in case, filling buckets with water, cooking perishables, etc. I am really really happy we kept power.

Thanks for your concern.

Comment by Steph S. on October 29, 2012 at 10:49pm
Booklover - those Lolcats are soooooo funny! Love coming here!
You all are the best!

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