Ah, the end of another school year approaches. And as always happens, lists of “most excellent” answers to test questions begin to circulate. Here are a few I “borrowed” from another blogger. Yes, I admit it, these posts appear when my time or inclination for actual creatively inspired and original work is low…Q: What do we call the science of classifying living things? A: Racism Q: Name four heavy metals and their symbols. A: Megadeath, Anthrax, Slayer and Metallica Read more »
A friend recently shared her support of a piece of legislation folks here in Colorado would like to move through the process. The legislation would require that folks who are over 75 need to re-take a driving exam and an eye test every 5 years.
There’s a fair amount of resistance to the legislation – mostly from seniors as you’d expect.
My friend strongly supported the bill – for reasons both logical and personal. Read more »
First off, I like Tim Tebow. He’s a fine young man and seems to be a talented ball player.
Second, I don’t really follow pro football at all. Couldn’t really care much less. A bunch of millionaires who play the game, run by a bunch of multi-millionaires who own and manage the teams. The whole mess has become a circus manipulated by a bunch of billionaire media elite who decide how the game is played and scheduled so they can suck the most money from fans.
But I live in Colorado, and was ashamed at the way the fans here treated Kyle Orton as he was trying hard to create some wins for the team earlier this year, and to play his measly role of “placeholder” humbly while the team waited for little Tim Tebow to mature a bit. As he was trying to win games for them, the fans were chanting for Tebow. Can you imagine – your own fans chanting for the coach to bench you so an unproven kid can take your place?
But, fans can be amazing idiots. Any “mob” loses its mind. And Denver fans were no different. They just had to have their Tim. And they got him.
To Tim’s credit, he’s handled the unfair situation with grace and class. He’s proven himself to be a good and decent human being. I’m proud of him for that. Worth mentioning, Kyle proved himself to be a good and decent human being too – many times. I don’t think the fans were chanting Kyle down because they wanted a better human being at the QB position – they wanted a better quarterback. Read more »
I see the moon, and the moon sees me
Lyrics by Jim Brickman,
The moon sees the somebody I’d like to see.
God bless the moon, and God bless me
God bless the somebody I’d like to see!
compliments Miss Peggy
I’m looking forward to a “blog tour” this month, beginning today. I don’t actually go anywhere, but visit several blogs over the month “virtually”.
Neat idea – I’m looking forward to learning how this works! Here’s the site where the “stops” are listed:
Marilyn Meredith posted an article at her blog today about Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty, including a giveaway opportunity.
New Review by Janette Fuller
Janette Fuller published a new 5-star review of Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty last week – check out her comments here. I really appreciate Jannette’s comments! A reviewer named Red Haircrow reviewed the book last week as well, and gave the book only 3 or 4 stars (depending on which review site.) He doesn’t like spiritual books, and readily admits he was probably not the right reviewer for this book. I greatly appreciate that he took the time and energy to review the book even though it’s not a genre he normally reviews.
This points out to me again, (and Janette Fuller mentions this too in her 5-star review), that this is a book that some people will love and some people won’t. I suppose that’s the case with any book, but in this case, the subject matter is quite intertwined with our spiritual outlook. There are lots of folks in the world who want nothing to do with discussions of a spiritual nature, and often become angry and offended when any sort of spiritual discussion emerges. I think those folks aren’t going to like the book.
This is unfortunate, as when I wrote the book, it was my hope to reach out to some of these folks. I wanted to let these folks know that asking questions and wondering wasn’t the same as adopting and accepting dogma and doctrine. There’s lots of mystery in the world, and finding peace with the uncertainty surrounding that mystery is a good thing.
So, thanks Janette for the excellent review, and thanks Red Haircrow for taking the time and energy to review a book that clearly falls outside the realm of the sort of book you enjoy and want to review!
Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty received 3 prestigious EVVY awards a couple weeks ago at the annual CIPA Awards Dinner. Read more about the awards here.
- First Place – Inspirational Category
- Second Place – Non-fiction Category
- Third Place – Spiritual Category
Thanks very much to CIPA and others for this honor. This puts the book in the company of some really fine books, and I appreciate it!
Come by the Borders at Flatiron Mall in Broomfield, CO tomorrow (Sunday) from 12 – 2 for a book signing. I’ll bring cookies.
The email account that the contact page feeds has been down for several weeks, but is back up now. I think that anything that was sent there just fell off into the black hole of email – the Pit of Despair.
My apologies, but it’s back in business now!