Sunday, September 23, 2018

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"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." Phil 3:20-21I've said it before and I'll say it again. We cling far too hard to this life. We all claim to want to go to heaven -- but not today! We become ill with a possibly terminal disease -- and we fight it with all our resources. We want to stay alive. Why?There is the need of family and responsibilities. We want... Read More

When you enter a courtroom, there is one thing and one thing only that counts in judging a defendant - evidence. You have to have all the relevant facts to make a decision about the case. If you don't have all the facts then under our system of juris prudence you have to acquit because you cannot be sure the person is guilty.It's too bad people didn't apply the same logic to their judgements outside the courtroom. We jump right in judging other Christians behavior. Yet, do we really have all the evidence? No we don't. We simply don't know enough to judge someone else.For instance, we don't... Read More

Racial profiling is a volatile and hot-button issue, which pits our ever-increasing desire for personal safety in an era of terror and violence against the desperate defense of our civil rights as their systemic erosion seems more and more inevitable. We all like to think we know what criminals look like, but then realize that not everyone that looks like our stereotypical criminal is one nor does every criminal fit such a description. Bernie Madoff looks about has harmless as your accountant, yet perpetrated the world’s greatest fraud; while Chad Ochocinco (of Cincinnati Bengals fame) looks... Read More

I do love good group conversation. Done right, it’s way more entertaining than TV. Not to mention the social benefits. But sadly, it’s a dying art. These days people are so busy IMing or watching TV, or whatever, that throw them in a face to face conversation, and they have no clue. Either they sit there like a deer in headlights. Or they contribute, but continually break the flow with off-mark comments. So, as a service to group conversations everywhere, I thought I’d share a few unspoken rules-of-thumb I’ve observed over the years.

1. Obey the flow: It’s important to realize... Read More

By Lori

One of the tenets of Neurolinguistics is that the brain does not automatically process negatives. This is to say that any statements that include the word don’t or prefixes such as un or non are initially (subconsciously) processed in the positive. This is because in order to affix meaning, the brain must associate something with the words spoken.

Here’s an example. When a parent says to a child, “Don’t spill your milk!” the child’s brain must subconsciously process, in effect, the command SPILL YOUR MILK. The negative don’t is affixed afterward in the conscious mind.

This is... Read More

Last Sunday was a beautiful day here in San Francisco - and although I prefer to hang out on my computer and stay away from the light as much as possible - I ended up going to Dolores Park.

After wandering into Dolores Park cafe I saw the following poster. Apparently they have excellent drink deals every 2nd Tuesday of the month - they call it the "Brewhaha."

Clever name, don't ya think?

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Ballroom dance is not as gloriously depicted on Dancing With The Stars. It's dirty little secret is that men do ballroom dance for sex and money and women do it to get a husband. With more than a dozen women for every male, the odds favor the men. Men quickly figure it out and soon sleep with every woman there, successfully playing on her hopes of snagging a husband. That's not just the single men, so do the married men. Like a condemned woman, she seizes for her hope any man. Therefore, women advertise that if a man doesn't have something nice to say about his wife, "come dance with... Read More

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