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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Discussion Forum

The End of the World ... Again?!?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat on Thursday. 5 Replies

Uh, guys and gals?  Hate to tell you, but the world ended the other day.  And the hell of it is, I MISSED IT!  Yeah, too busy with other stuff, mowing the lawn, enjoying the company of my wife, and taking care of puddy-cats, and I just MISSED it!One…Continue

Tags: AronRa, prophecy, end of the world

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity

Started by dudaboli yev. Last reply by Donald R Barbera on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity Sam Harris offers his case against the Christian god conceptSamuel Benjamin "Sam" Harris is an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher, the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan Sep 2. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 27, 2015 at 7:09am

Loren, I love "Corner Pocket"! One of my faves.

Joan, interesting info.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2015 at 3:51pm

Geez, I've never heard that song before (Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere.)  Nice!  Thanks, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 26, 2015 at 3:32pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 26, 2015 at 3:31pm

You guys catch my memory with those old songs. Big bands, great musicians, beautiful scores and lyrics. Lots of memories, i.e. dads gone to war, most moms working outside the home. The new sort of demand for child care, with grandparents and great-grandparents taking on that task. Food rationing, no fats or sugars. Women were learning how to drive. 

How Much things cost in 1943 Average Cost of new house $3,600.00 Average wages per year $2,000.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas15 cents Average Cost for house rent $40.00 per month Bottle Coca Cola 5 cents Average Price for a new car $900.00

Comment by Loren Miller on September 26, 2015 at 11:29am

So long as we seem to be on a big band kick, here's my fave cut from a Direct-to-Disc performance done by Harry James and his Orchestra: Corner Pocket.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2015 at 11:16am

Randy, the Stan Kenton Orchestra played at one of my parents' high school dances in the 1950's. Imagine that! 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 26, 2015 at 7:23am

Thanks, Carl! I still have hundreds of old 78's from my parent's collection of big band records. Timeless! Both my parents played and sang (dad, piano, mom vocal) with big bands at Ind. Univ.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 25, 2015 at 9:19am

Randy, that's a great song. One I've enjoyed countless times from my Harry James CD's. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 25, 2015 at 7:37am

Since you asked, Carl: "my" song in March of '43 was "I've Heard That Song Before", by Harry James and his orchestra. Lotta big band stuff back then. War songs, too, of course.

And yes, Emma, the only good thing about the Pope is, he trumps Trump. I did appreciate his comment about asking non-believers (non-prayers) to wish him well. That was thoughtful.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 24, 2015 at 8:17pm

Summer officially ended yesterday in Chicago with last night's final water and light display of the season at Buckingham Fountain. The water is off now until springtime.



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