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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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10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Chris on Friday

Hi Patricia,

You may have friend in places you don't know about - in the medical industry, or eslewhere.

 " I have several friends here, Chris, & you are definitely not one of them, here or on any other site!"

Take care of yourself Patricia.

Comment by Thomas Murray on Thursday

Ian,

That is interesting.....Soooooo no hint of Adam and Eve in your DNA?

Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

Just read my DNA results from 23andme and their lab i Scheidam (!)

100% percent NW European, mostly British/Irish. Under 4% Neanderthal. So far, so good but 'muscle type: elite power athlete' is funny, as is the 'hair colour: likely light'. 9,000 years ago I shared a common ancestor with the Irish king 'Niall of the nine hostages.' There's no need to bow, commoners.

Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday

Joan, those terra cotta photos you posted are identical to mine. I'll add one more to show the complexity of putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. The site has so much more work to do. By the way, we met the farmer who discovered the soldiers. He signs books now.

And, Chris (Plinius), I noticed a coincidence in your spelling of Christian (xian) and the city where the soldiers are found: Xi'an !

As for the other Chris (Napa), no further comment. My mother would say, "If you can't say anything good about somebody, don't say anything at all." However, apology accepted.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Thursday

An exhibit of the Chinese soldiers just came through Chicago last year. 

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/discover/on-exhibit/warriors/ 

 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/03/17/chinas-ancient-terra-cott...

This is something I wanted to see but with all my medical issues at the time I wasn't able to make it.  It ended in January of this year.  

Coincidentally, my sister and her husband just got back from China (about one week before you, Randy.)  They also visited the terracotta warrior site.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Plinius, FUNNY terminology!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Chris, yes, condoms were used in ancient Egypt, and I am sure many other places.

There is something about a small town, a small Methodist town, that had its moral codes, spoken and silently held. I can't justify or explain what the ethical patterns are for a small frontier town, settled by Methodists in the 1880s. 

Comment by Plinius on Thursday

Funny! Here they call it 'leaving the church before the singing...'

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Oh! my goodness, Ian, what a lovely way of saying withdrawal!

'kettle off before the water boils'

'getting off in Roskilde', the last train station before Copenhagen!

Comment by Ian Mason on Thursday

I saw terra cotta soldiers, horses and a cart exhibited in a museum in Malta several years ago. I think it was part of a Chinese government drive to deflect criticism of human rights issues.

One of the common forms of birth control in Britain and in Denmark, it has now emerged, was withdrawal, also known as 'kettle off before the water boils' in English and 'getting off in Roskilde' in Danish, Roskilde being the last train station before Copenhagen.

 

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