Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 31, 2017 – Holding Out For A Hero

I stumbled across a clip of Kevin Bacon reprising his last dance from the movie Footloose and it reminded me of the soundtrack from the movie.  I further chased down that rabbit hole and ended up listening to a bunch … Continue reading

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August 30, 2017 – Gravity Problems

So you may be asking, what’s a gravity problem. Well, first of all it’s not a problem. It’s a reality that people often refer to as a problem. Let me give you an example. When I was sixteen, I could … Continue reading

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August 29, 2017 – The Man Who Passes the Verdict Must Also Swing the Blade

So call me out of touch, but I saw my first full episode of Game of Thrones Sunday, which also happened to be the day after the latest season finale. Social media and traditional media have been blowing up lately … Continue reading

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August 28, 2017 – Priming

Priming is a psychological term used for the act of the shaping opinions of others through advertising to include, visual, audible, and olfactory input. Restaurants do by using certain color schemes for their logos. It has been shown through research … Continue reading

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August 27, 2017 – Fights and Dragons

What a climatic weekend.  First, we had what was arguably billed as the fight of the century. Floyd Mayweather simply out lasted Conor McGregor in a fight hardly anyone expected to go as long as it did. Floyd Mayweather knew … Continue reading

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August 26, 2017 – Running So As To Win

I heard an interesting sermon last night on this topic and thought I’d share some of the thoughts I got out of it, because I hadn’t really heard this taught in this way before.  For context, we are at a … Continue reading

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August 25, 2017 – Back to School

We are entering what has traditionally been “back to school” time.  I have always found this to be a fun time of year.  Like with New Year’s Day, birthdays, etc., the start of a new school year brings up thoughts … Continue reading

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August 23, 2017 – Special Things

Awhile back I wrote about my sadness that special things aren’t special anymore because of globalization, the Internet and Donald Trump. (Okay, that last part was just a little humor because it’s late, been a long day and I’m overtired.) … Continue reading

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August 22, 2017 How I Learned to Love Country Music (and Hate Da Bomb)

Growing up, I couldn’t stand country music. It, and Elvis, was all my parents listened to on their great big eight-track, phonograph, AM radio equipped stereo that looked more like a piece of furniture than a music system. I vowed … Continue reading

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August 22, 2017 – The Eclipse and My Very, Very, Very, Stinky Day

The ancients believed that eclipses were omens. In Vietnam, people believed that a solar eclipse was caused by a giant frog devouring the Sun, while Norse cultures blamed wolves for eating the Sun. In ancient China, a celestial dragon was … Continue reading

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