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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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Evangelicals Unmasked (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 4 Replies

After roughly two months of "shelter-in-place," it would seem that evangelical Christians are champing at the bit to get back to their money-making-machines churches, because empty pews mean empty collection plates, which means no moolah in pastors'…Continue

Tags: ReOpen, churches, COVID-19, coronavirus, America's Best Christian

Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Apr 27. 1 Reply

Today, against the better judgment of just about EVERYONE with a brain and hard data supporting them, Georgia is going to open back up for business, including hair salons, bowling alleys, and ... GYMS???  Perhaps the biggest Petri Dish of them all? …Continue

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Brian Kemp, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 26. 8 Replies

Spreading this around......As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that Facebook is for me at the moment.From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant…Continue

#NeverBiden is the New #MAGA! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 14. 9 Replies

Apparently there is a new hashtag out there: #NeverBiden.  Now, I'm not much of a hashtag follower, but it would seem as though America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers IS ... and she's not at all happy with the point of view represented by the…Continue

Tags: #MAGA, #NeverBiden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Thou Shalt Stay the Hell Home! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 4 Replies

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is a scofflaw as it comes to the whole "shelter-in-place" order ... ESPECIALLY when she has such a FABULOUS place to shelter in!  Problem is, she sees way too many other…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, shelter-in-place, , , America's, Best, Christian, , , Betty, Bowers"

Stay at home order

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 6. 5 Replies

Not only should the Federal government issue the "Stay at home" order, but all medications should be negotiated through the nation and health care should be provided to all inhabitants, citizens or not. From where will the funding come? From those…Continue

Tags: socialist, profits, capitalist, free, speech.

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Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2020 at 6:43pm

Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2020 at 6:42pm

Good puppy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2020 at 6:27pm

I am doing very well, reading, writing, loving our greenhouse more as the weather warms. Dominic learned a few new words, when I softly say, "Excuse me," he gets up out of my pathway and gives me room. When I say, "Gotta go," he jumps up and waits outside the bathroom door until I emerge and we have a bit of brushing and sharing time. He sits at my feet while I am at the computer so that I can wiggle my toes on his back. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2020 at 6:22pm

Ian, you look DASHING! Thank you for sharing your lovely story and friend with us. Please tell Elna we are happy to see your smiling face and enjoying life with her in it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2020 at 6:20pm

Patricia, as usual, a stirling bit of humor for our sequestered era. 

Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2020 at 6:19pm

The province named the heath regions, Joan. We apparently have one case here now.....groan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2020 at 6:18pm

Plinius, I am sorry to learn of the barriers in which your aunt lives and am grateful for the nurses and staff who tend to her. I do hope they are gentle and kind caregivers. Virtual hugs do little to comfort the demented soul. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2020 at 6:14pm

Patricia, I like your term, "Interior Health Region," describing you home set in the forest north of me and out forest. You have far fewer towns close by and I do hope this pandemic never reaches your area. 

Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2020 at 2:26pm

Beautiful phots, Ian.

Yes, we need the jokes now too.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2020 at 2:18pm

I'm stealing that joke, Patricia. You seem to find the best.

 

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