Friday, November 3, 2017
This message is principally addressed to me, myself. After a couple weeks of doing pretty well at The Way of Peace, I’ve come again to a juncture where I seem to have tired of being happy, and am inclined to let go of this Way and return to, frankly, the way most people live.
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I may need to reason with myself, to persuade myself that self-management (1) is really worth the effort and (2) deserves to be a “First Thing” — a concern to be given priority, and to be held more important than other concerns.
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5 Teenagers in Michigan Charged With Murder
Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor
[Couldn’t find any stills. Trust me, he’s white.]
Images released of teen who sucker punched man, breaking his jaw
Parents charged in death of infant found rotting in swing
Man found guilty in death of girl locked in box
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Manhunt under way for parents accused of torturing, killing daughter
Mother of Livermore murder suspect says girlfriend talked about it days prior
Father pleads guilty to avoid death row after rape, murder of teen daughter
“Mesiti had hundreds of thousands of images involving child pornography. Hundreds of those images showed Mesiti’s daughter being sexually assaulted while she was obviously unconscious. Videos also showed the defendant setting up a hidden camera in the bedroom of an 8-year-old girl who lived in the apartment with him and his girlfriend in Los Angeles County at the time. Other videos and images showed a 16-year-old female Mesiti had befriended being sexually assaulted.”
Are the white people who go to jail different from those who don’t? Are the black people who go to jail different from those who don’t?
“Generations of slavery and discrimination make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower classes.”
Do you agree with that statement? If not, you harbor resentment toward blacks.
That is the premise, not the conclusion, of a recent study by three political scientists. As reported by James Goodman in the October 6, 2013 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the study’s conclusions seem indisputable. I question its premise. I ask whether “resentment” was the best or right thing to measure; whether this criterion statement was the best or right way to measure it; whether the criterion statement is factual, and if so, whether it matters.
Continue reading My homeless self: White “resentment” and black power
09/25/17: The most clear-cut case ever of North Korea’s decades-old practice of (a) accusing the U.S. of some provocation that never happened, as (b) pretext for escalating their own belligerence.
10/11/17: North Korea appears now to have backed down from that stand. They appear merely to have completely misconstrued a Trump tweet. Other reports have indicated they find Trump’s tweets totally baffling and are energetically seeking help to make sense of them.
Which may make them no different from any of the rest of us.
(1) He’s in for, in the words of the Led Zepplin classic, a “whole lotta love.”
(2) The AP seriously misstates the situation, in saying this scandal may have destroyed Hilary’s candidacy. It did no such thing. For the first time ever, I am left to wonder how much such baseless assertions in the media affect our thinking.
Stereotypes have basis in fact.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Church member Joe Stocks died suddenly Saturday. Natural causes.
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” That’s the kind of man Joe was. All kinds of men and women glorify God because of Joe’s good works.
Continue reading R.I.P. Joe Stocks