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Our chosen lifestyle and the decisions that make us unique

Hook-ed on Motivation work-ed for meh…meh!

I’ve often wondered how I would respond if tortured. It hasn’t happened, unless you count going on a fast or making myself get up to exercise when I’d rather sleep, but the lines of thought on both sides of this … Continue reading

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The Farmcraft Matrix

Hello, Neo. No, there’s no white rabbit. You’re here because you have reached a certain level of competence in your gaming. You excel at those games requiring the management of multiple resources in strategic ways to overcome an opponent’s management … Continue reading

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Y7DAZ?

Why choose to believe that a Supreme Omnipotent Supernatural Being would create the entire physical universe out of His own mind, from nothing, with no help, and make no mistakes, in seven 24-hour days? I mean, look at how everything … Continue reading

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Beware unGodly Soapiness

I do not watch soap operas. I deliberately avoid serial media or literature that perpetuate irresolution. I love resolution; seeing all the loose ends tied up brings me great satisfaction and relief, plus it’s also an opportunity to admire the … Continue reading

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Forced Away

May the Force leave me the heck alone. When my wife wanted to watch a movie in the early days of our marriage, she knew better than to ask me for a suggestion. “Star Wars” was a likely first response. … Continue reading

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Light for the Crazies

My favorite time of the year is coming up.   When the holidays are over When the music, lights, and decorations get put away again When all the rich food is finally gone, and all we want is vegetables and … Continue reading

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Mommy, why?

My Mom almost never left me wondering. Yes, I was baffled by her tears from time to time, puzzled by her scheduling, and periodically frustrated by the “How’s your love life?” inquiry, but that’s par for the course. All children … Continue reading

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Crazy daze

Amphibious Landing Craft shape? Maybe. I’m just crazy enough to go for it. See, I’m already crazy enough to have another child. Yes, the world is a dangerous place; it won’t get safer if people have smaller families out of … Continue reading

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Tinkering uncontrollably

I need more self-control. I tinker all the time. I’m an incontinent tinkerer, according to my wife, ’cause I tinker constantly. I tinker in my house, in my basement, in my car, in my head, in public, indoors, outdoors (not … Continue reading

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America’s Obesity Problem

We are so fat…mentally and spiritually. We can’t think fast, decide quickly, or act decisively because we haven’t practiced filtering. That is, we don’t evaluate what goes into our eyes and ears very often because we’re so busy cramming so … Continue reading

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