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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Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre 11 hours ago. 35 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 22. 27 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

Tags: blu, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by Plinius on August 3, 2012 at 7:50am

LOL! I love that one, Booklover!

Comment by booklover on August 3, 2012 at 7:29am


Comment by booklover on August 3, 2012 at 7:04am

lol Tony, that's a great pic.  Hey, did anyone watch Gabby Douglas win the Women's All-Around in gymnastics last night.  Was so happy for her and Team USA.  Then in the interview she said something about giving all the glory to 'god' and then he rains the rewards (or something to that effect.)  Really nice that god gave her a gold medal, and other kids her age cancer.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 3, 2012 at 6:43am

Supposed to be another hot one today, 104 here, so ya'll be cool.

Comment by Paula T. on August 2, 2012 at 9:45pm
booklover, that was probably me asking about FB. Joan, I would love to be your friend, as well. I think I can learn so much from you there, as well as here.

(one warning...I play a game that generates lots of posts, but they can't be blocked.)
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 9:25pm

Ian Mason, the cat photo is priceless! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 8:36pm

booklover, thanks for sharing your day with us. As to the loss of someone because he/she doesn't like your beliefs, "good riddance!" I know that sounds intolerant, but heck! why be tolerant of someone who isn't tolerant of your ideas? Agreement is not the test of friendship, it seems to me, but rather whether you can speak and you can hear each other. Who knows, there may be common ground between ideas and the only way to find out is to speak your truth and listen to the other. 
As to your friend who is "VERY religious", I'm glad she knows how to separate friendship from ideas and you can continue to communicate. 

Comment by booklover on August 2, 2012 at 8:13pm

Just wanted to share, esp. with Sylvia and Joan, who are also my FB friends, I lost a friend because I put what I believe on FB, but I also had a REALLY nice surprise today when I went to the beach (at a lake, lol) with an old VERY religious friend.  When I told her about losing the FB friend, she said she knows that she and I disagree, but we are both really good people and care about our friendship, and if we don't like what the other puts on FB, we just won't 'like' it.  Has nothing to do with our friendship.  What a neat woman. :)

I know someone else on here asked me to be FB friends, please remind me who it was.  I seriously don't remember things! lol.  45 and on too many meds???

Anyway, just wanted to share that I had a very nice day and I hope all of you did too.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2012 at 2:27pm

Thanks for the link, sk8eycat, but many of Vidal's quotes turn me off. I did like this one.

Nonprofit status is what created the Bible Belt. The tax code brought religion back to this country.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 11:43am

"You hear all this whining going on, 'Where are our great writers?' The thing I might feel doleful about is: 'Where are the readers?'" (Esquire)

Gore Vidal

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