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Viva La France!


Today I met two frenchman and a french woman at a convenience store. They were outside, ¬†huddled over a map of West-By-God-Virginia, while I stared up at the rocky crown of Snowshoe’s neighboring mountain. (Snowshoe is a famous ski resort) … Continue reading

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Step Away From the Laptop: How To Wipe Out Writer’s Block


And now for something so different, so amazingly useful…that you will never ever get writer’s block ever ever again! Ten Ways to Defeat The Evil “Writer’s Block:” 10. Step away from the laptop. Next, put on some “outdoor clothes,” get … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Watch Current Hollywood Movies


10. Too many movies based on an overuse of green screens. 9. No creativity, it has all been done before. Besides, I’m not into comic books, I’ve grown up. 8. Some stuff is so weird, you wonder what drugs they … Continue reading

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Riding On The Retro Line


Japan is testing a 300 mile an hour train that is shaped more like an anteater than any train I’ve seen. They regularly travel at much higher speeds than what American trains do, and money is spent on rail infastructure. … Continue reading

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A detour on the way to destiny


I’ve heard enough preachers in my day to do a full two hour stand-up routine with about every variety and denomination featured. I’ve heard some great phrases, one liners, and simple truths in those sermons too. I’ve boogied for Jesus … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Hope


Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The word “hope” here goes way beyond the same concept of ¬†“hope” we have in English because it is literally “a knowing assurance based on spiritual … Continue reading

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An epidemic of maladjustment


The news makes me tired. Really. I read from line to line, looking for something positive, but no, it’s like a whirlwind of despair has struck the heart of America, and Europe, for that matter. Maybe it is different in … Continue reading

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On the edge of the parking lot


She propped a leg on the curb and took some serious puffs on a dwindling cigarette, communicating stress. An older man, dressed in suspenders, a heavy blue-plaid flannel shirt, and pants belonging to a long-forgotten era, brought his pipe and … Continue reading

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A love letter to the IRS


Dear Ms. IRS Employee, Grazing through the news fodder of another day, I noticed a memo from your supervisor’s office, claiming that your agency may be reading my emails, checking my personal records, and even following my habits. It is … Continue reading

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The Prez is my shepherd


When leaders abandon righteousness, exchanging it for the law of sin- that nation, hypocritically appealing to God, will neither stand in the place of blessing, nor be spared from the judgment of God. But those who trust in the Lord, … Continue reading

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