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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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a piece which…Continue

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Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

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Comment by booklover on August 19, 2012 at 9:40pm

Patricia, LOL I Love that pic! It made me laugh.

Comment by Patricia on August 19, 2012 at 7:00pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 19, 2012 at 5:50pm

I love your cat pictures you posted here sk8eycat!

They are lovely cats. Beautiful.

Hope everyone is doing well today.

It's so nice to come here and spend time with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2012 at 3:39pm

Ian Mason,The Book of Kells rests in Trinity College but I missed this treasure. If only I had known. 

Comment by booklover on August 19, 2012 at 3:20pm

sk8eycat, LOVE the pics of your cats!  I've never had an orange one.  I want an orange one, and I'd love a black and white one.  Within the city-limits where I live, you're only 'allowed' 4 cats, dogs, or a combination.  We have a dog and 3 cats.  The reason they'd know if you had more is, when taking them to the vet to get their shots every year they have you pay a fee to the city for having them.  So if you had more, I don't see how you could get around it, as not taking them to the vet is Not an option!  I can't believe we have to pay a fee to the city to have our cats who never go outdoors!

Comment by booklover on August 19, 2012 at 2:50pm

You're welcome Steph!  Good for you!  Don't let others tell you what to do!  I don't know how many hundreds we spent on Legos when my son was a kid! He still has them too! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2012 at 1:44pm

Sk8ey, I smiled at the story about Jerry giving you A Look, and drinking like there was no tomorrow. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 19, 2012 at 11:44am

Oh cool - Legos!

That's right - no one tells cats what to do - I can say the same for me too. I'm like a cat in that way.

I just love that cat picture booklover - thanks for making me smile this morning.

Comment by Tara on August 19, 2012 at 9:35am

Hahaha, kittehs love legos as much as peoples do! 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 19, 2012 at 9:33am

The library is Trininty College, Dublin. As I remember, they've also got a good collection of monastic manuscripts.


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