"Why do we give up our sacred space so easily? Because space is scary. During these temporary voids of distraction, our minds return to the uncertainty and fears that plague all of us. To escape this chasm of self-doubt and unanswered questions, you tune into all of the activity and data for reassurance.... Our insatiable… Continue reading Downtime in the Age of Uber-Connectedness
by Crown Financial Ministries (http://crown.org/) Choosing a career in America is generally not a one-time decision; it''s a series of decisions, made as you progress through different stages of life, experience, and responsibility. As we move from one stage of life into another, we begin to adapt our lifestyles and family commitments to conform to… Continue reading Making career decisions
by Crown Financial Ministries (http://crown.org/) Although most American residents expect increases in energy costs with the coming of winter, dramatic increase above those anticipated have the ability to catch families off guard. When energy costs increase dramatically, how do average American families cope with such potentially drastic lifestyle changes? The answer is by budgeting and… Continue reading Preparing for Finanical Emergencies
by Crown Financial Ministries (www.crown.org) Crown Financial Ministries has a practical top ten list of things you can do to find financial freedom in the next year. 10. Build a budget—Figure out why there''s always more month left at the end of your money. Develop a monthly budget and make it your guide to financial… Continue reading Ten things to do to find financial freedom
Fed up station owner shuts off gas pumps POSTED: 11:41 a.m. EDT, May 25, 2007 MEQUON, Wisconsin (AP) -- Motorists pulled in to Harvey Pollack's gas station, honked and gave him a thumbs-up -- because he wasn't selling any fuel. The owner of Towne Market Mobil in this suburb north of Milwaukee shut down his… Continue reading Why One-day Gas Boycots Will Never Work
Uh oh, Stevi wrote something related to a current event. And it's longer than a sentence. The good new is that it's not my opinion (breathe a sigh of relief). It's mostly some facts that have gotten obscured and confused in the media. I know I should have kept track of my sources & listed… Continue reading Wednesday April 18, 2007
Sorry to post so much, and so many news articles, right in a row, but this one got me riled up. I hate all the hype, hypocrisy, psuedo-science, mythology, urban legends & closed-mindedness that surround agriculture & food production. Our ag system is broken - no doubt about that - but there are so many people… Continue reading Organic Milk Industry Reveals Hypocrisy
Humanity is Everywhere Wednesday, September 27, 2006 by Father Jonathan Morris Today, I was able to do one of my all-time favorite activities. I stood alone, so to speak, in Times Square. With a wee bit of concentration, I made the noise go away. In this interior silence, the towering billboards, scrolling news… Continue reading Humanity is Everywhere
Americans' 10 Biggest Wastes of Money By Chris Pummer When it comes to blowing money, we Americans have no peers. We are the world champions of frivolous spending and we have the record level of personal debt to prove it. How profligate are we? New Jersey dental-school student Steven Toth posted a mystery… Continue reading 10 Biggest Wastes of Money
Alas, hosting an internationally acclaimed reality-based television show is inherently dangerous. First, we lost our beloved Croc Hunter, lover & champion of exotic animals. And now we wait to hear if Richard Hammond, lover & champion of exotic cars, will pull through. If you've never heard of Top Gear, don't feel bad. It's a bit… Continue reading Get Well Soon, Hamster!
When I lived in Schurz, I watched Animal Planet nearly non-stop. So the news today has got me feeling a bit sad. Not that it is entirely unexpected, but you always hope those kinds of guys manage to keep escaping by the skin of their teeth. The whole world will miss you, Steve-o... On 4… Continue reading The whole world will miss you, Steve-o
This is dedication! Car crash, broken leg can't stall this wedding SPOKANE, Washington (AP) -- The wedding party chuckled when the pastor said the line about "in sickness and in health." Jared Darr and Amanda McCadden were getting hitched in a hospital, hours after a car crash shattered the groom's leg on their wedding day.… Continue reading This is dedication!
Here's an article from the Missourian. This one has more to say about Tyler, and less about the accident. Weekend crash kills MU student Tyler Downey and a St. Louis teen were killed on Saturday. By DANNY OLSON July 26, 2006 An MU student and a St. Louis teenager were killed Saturday morning when a… Continue reading more to say about Tyler
I've been trying to figure out how to summarize everything that has happened this past week. Once I get my thoughts together a little better, I'll write about it in my own words. But for now, here are some news articles about the events that shaped my life the last 6 days... St. Louis pounded… Continue reading events that shaped my life the last 6 days