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 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

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 Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 11:57am

Bookloover, I like your companion, Molly Mae. She has soft eyes, and your "Download me a fish!" especially the cat's concentration. 

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 9:35am

You have a lovely dog Molly Mae booklover.

Joan - love the Carmen Miranda cat.

Love that computer cat booklover. Now I need to go and find a photo.

So nice to hear from you Grinning Cat - you will continue to be in our thoughts.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 2:26am

Carmen Miranda: "Rebola a Bola" (1941) 

My goodness, does this bring back memories! Before and during WWII, Carmen Miranda paper dolls, coloring books, making her hats out of everything and trying to sing her songs. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 1:41am

Patricia, a heart attack at 43! What a shock that must have been. Then a stroke; his poor body certainly presents challenges that you both must face. How are you doing through all this? Is your health strong? 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 11:00pm

Love the dog pic, booklover.

Take care of yourself and your Dad too, GrinningCat. Hugs.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2012 at 10:54pm

Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone... dog lovers too! :) My Dad is having ups and downs, and I'm told I should expect that for a while. Patricia, I've heard from others too (including an M.D. friend of the family who knows firsthand) that substantial recovery is often doable, though slow.

And even though I'm not at my own computer to mix together visually rich bits of communication, being part of this community is an important part of taking care of myself!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 26, 2012 at 1:08pm

Grinning Cat, in this time of trials, will be thinking of you. Take care of your father and family, and don't forget to take care of yourself.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:02pm

Hi Grinning Cat. Hope all goes well for your father and for you.

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 10:47am

In my thoughts Grinning cat.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2012 at 10:43am

Thinking about you Grinning Cat.  Will be interested in hearing how you and your dad are doing when you feel like sharing.


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