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Additional tags

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The request of James and John, part 1

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– Genesis 40:4
– Matthew 13:12
– Matthew 19:30
– Matthew 20:16
– Matthew 25:29
– Mark 4:25
– Mark 10:31
– Mark 10:35-45
– Luke 8:18
– Luke 29:26

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Two Jews, three opinions — Additional tags

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Two Jews, three opinions.

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– Immigrants
– J. J. Hairston
– Jews
– Mark 9:33
– Melisma
– Naltrexone
– Race
– Racism
– Schools
– Seinfeld
– Sickle cell anemia
– Stereotypes
– Type A personality
– Vivitrol

Puzzled

Is someone signing up all his or her Outlook contacts as followers to this blog?

If anyone knows, please advise!

Follow-up, Saturday, January 20, 2018:

OK, here’s the deal.  On some blogging platforms, comments from Followers go straight through without being moderated, and by-pass the spam filter.  So now these new Followers have begun submitting spam comments, counting on WordPress being the same way.

Why do roses have thorns? — Additional tags

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Why do roses have thorns?

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– Blessings
– Folk religion
– Racism
– Religion of the ‘hood
– Resentment
– Resentments
– Roses
– Self-love
– Steven Seagal
– Theft
– Thieves
– Twelve Steps

Let it go

Pertinent issues (1) in the church garden, (2) and elsewhere, and (3) in a forthcoming post about different breeds of dogs, cats, and people.

Ends and Beginnings

T and B-Dogs“A trap had been set to stop a monkey from stealing fruit. The monkey reached into the trap to get a piece a fruit and got stuck. All it had to do was drop the fruit and it would be released, but the monkey wouldn’t let it go.”

I have a Rat Terrier mix, not the most beautiful little lady in the world but she makes-up for her homely looks by being very affectionate, needy and extremely energetic. As her breed name implies, the “Rat Terrier was originally bred for ratting and farm work, capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground.” Now I don’t live on a farm and rats are non-existent in my little piece of suburbia, but squirrels and chipmunks that is another story.

I live in an older subdivision filled with old oaks and poplars. In my yard alone I have 12 stately oaks…

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Exceptional horoscopes 11/07/17

It’s been some time since I’ve been in a position to pay any attention to horoscopes.

By accident, Sunday 11/05/17 I came across my horoscope for Friday 11/03/17:

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get priorities in order. A philosophical shift might be required to implement a positive change. You can now understand that improving the quality of your life is as important a goal as increasing your income and status.

This was right on, as will be evidenced by the forthcoming post, “Sales pitch.” (The link won’t work until the post appears, and right now I don’t know when that will be.)  An affirmation: when my horoscope is accurate, it normally means that, at the moment, I’m on the right track in life.

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Update: My financial well-being

Social Security kicked in the last Wednesday in September.  I get just shy of $1,000/month.  Means:

– I can stop asking people for money. (YAY!)

– I can put money in the offering plate at church. (YAY!)

– I have become completely self-supporting.

– I can even be generous to others, within reason.

It does NOT necessarily mean it’s time for me to leave the shelter.

The rule of thumb being that one month’s rent should not exceed one week’s income, I can not afford a room in a rooming house for about $300/month.  On the one hand, I’m not eager for any more of the drama that often comes with sharing a kitchen and bath.  On the other hand, I can project (pray) harmony into my future housing situation.

Or I might seek senior housing, that might have a sliding scale.

My dream has been a studio with private kitchen and bath — and cat — in a nice neighborhood.  I anticipate that the place I want, in the place I want, will cost $600/month.  To afford that, I must find a job that will pay $18K/year.

This is do-able.

For the past six months ago, job search prospects were hamstrung by the fact that the only computer readily available to me was a dinosaur terminal with a dinosaur browser.  The browser typically crashes about once every ten minutes.  Every day, as to more and more sites, it became “unsupported.”  On this browser, I cannot access USAToday, LinkedIn, HuffPost comments, or GoFundMe; I cannot create or edit blog posts.  It is utterly unusable for job search purposes.

Once my new income arrived, I bought an economical tablet that should enable me to go anywhere I choose online, and do job applications.  However, it has a miniature keyboard, so that at this writing I am learning to type with two fingers.  I’m accustomed to typing as fast as I think, so I will probably need to learn to think as slowly as I type.  But once I’m accustomed to this tool, many doors will open wide.

For the moment, I will leave my GoFundMe intact, in case anyone may still choose to donate.  I am grateful for every support.

Yes, I do have a hidden agenda …

… as to my choices of music for the show.

(Visit the Playlist!)

First, I want to establish an atmosphere conducive to folks’ listening to and learning from each other. As I remark at the conclusion of Free Speech Handbook, “Awe in the face of the unknown may be the healthiest of all human postures.”

Second, I want to make available to my listeners music and concepts that are under-represented in the market-driven playlists of commercial music stations.

I can’t apologize too much for leaving out music that I just don’t like. In many styles of blues, for example, performers impersonate someone who is drunk or high. I don’t want to be around such people, see or hear them. So much for those styles of blues. Now, on the other hand, I like practically everything the Rolling Stones have done, and most of that is, in fact, blues.

But just because I like a song won’t get it on the show.
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