• The Leap

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    Every hero has a weakness. Every icon has a fault. Every human has failings. If you will revere a human, recognize that someone else just won’t. They’ll delight to find a flaw in your favorite and shout it around just to see him fall. It’s always easier to flatten giants by shouting facts about...

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    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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    As a child, I was raised as a Southern Baptist. As a young adult, he helped me to choose to remain one. He was above politicking and partisanship, above heavy-handedness and religious histrionics, above sensationalism and celebrity worship, above glad-handing and condescension. He loved God. He loved Christ his Savior. He loved the Gospel....

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    Braden

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    Clackety-clackety-clack. The train passes a long feild. A red barn and farmhouse sit angled toward each other at the back end of it. The white of a passing post is bright under the midday light. “Braden”, he says. “Braden.” In front of him, a large toddler lays mounted on top of the the green...

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    Regret and Want

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    A friend of mine shared this quote post from Toby Mac with me today. It’s a good one, as Toby tends to circle around important ideas and make you stop and consider what you are doing in the big picture of life by his pithy saying at any given moment. I remember hearing (when...

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    Sandias at Sunset

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    After yesterday’s slumfest, today wasn’t much better, although I was at least more productive and had a little more energy today. The aches in my shoulders and knees and hands remained, and I awoke with a slight headache this morning as well. And, I awoke a little too early. But I had had it...

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    Journal Entry

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    Today I woke up not feeling to well, so it was a joy to roll over and sleep until about 11AM this morning. Sometimes you just need that. I was feeling achy and my head felt dull. When I got up, I maintained my need to do little today. I made some coffee. I...

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    Valle de Oro

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    Today, I thoroughly appreciated being able to take a day off from work just for some personal down time, and I enjoyed the time away a great deal. It’s not that I did a whole lot. It’s more that there were some good memorable moments throughout the day. And the day started with a...

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    They Yell At Him

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    They yell at him because he was coach here, manning the helm in the famous Pit, and he left and became coach there instead, in the pavilion where Wooden built a dynasty, where making just the Sweet Sixteen is pretty much a failure. They yell at him for only winning two-thirds of his schedule,...

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    Valentine’s Egg

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    For Valentine’s Day night, I did what comes natural to me. I watched Return of the Jedi, to round out my revisit to the original three films in the franchise. I was about two-thirds of the way through the film when it dawned on me… Darth was a cold mean man because his heart...

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    Filtered

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    It's a dark filter.

    Last night, I recalled I still had a set of neutral density filters in my camera bag I had never used before, and most specifically, and ND-10 filter that I had picked up on sale a month ago at Amazon. I determined I’d go somewhere after work this evening and give the ND-10 filter...

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    Assistance

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    It was a true Monday today. I came home tonight and sat down to watch a TV program to step out of it all for an hour, but, like my eyes of late, my hearing related to the TV is not so good at times as well. I don’t know if the issue is...

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    8 Bags

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    Today, for whatever reason, I decided it was the most important time ever to get some stuff out of the house, and that stuff I needed to remove meant the clothes I had separated out years ago- not days, or weeks, or even months ago, but yes, years ago- which have sat all this...

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