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Weekly Debrief : 10/20/2018

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Like I said last week, I’m aiming to get these up on Saturdays from here until 12/21 when I go on hiatus for end of year. Here’s to one week of success!!! Well, at least in one facet of life, anyway. 1). The Week in Brief “I Can Feel Your Anger.”  The emperor said the above to Luke Skywalker during the throne room temptation in Return of the Jedi.  The villain is trying to get our hero to embrace anger, give into rage, and abandon his quest for redemption to instead commit patricide and cement his place as a servant of evil. My...

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WHATCHA WATCHING : TREK TNG : Season 2

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  The Second Season of Trek : The Next Generation gets off to a rough start but once it finds its footing, one begins to get a sense of just how good it can get. The absence of certain characters is felt from the outset, and the reliance on the holodeck in the first few eps feels like a real misstep. Fortunately, by episodes 7 and 8, the show turns a corner and gets solid. Once again, the mostly likable crew is forced into challenging dilemmas that provide for a nice blend of comedy and catharsis, with the show proving intelligent enough to...

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Weekly Reflection : 10/13/2018

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Once again not doing a great job getting these up on Saturdays. I have no excuse; Frankly, I could be getting things done on time if I prioritized them, and I should. Saturday, we spent a good day at Longwood Gardens, and I had eBay work to do in the evening on which I focused. I told myself to do the debrief before beginning, but I failed to do so. Once I had finished, I did not have enough fuel in the tank to get it finished. I have a new goal: Get remaining WEEKLY DEBRIEFs published in a timely fashion for the rest of the year. I believe I...

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Weekly Reflection : 10/06/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 10/06/2018

Sorry this did not make it up on Saturday. I failed to do a revision and totally dropped the ball on getting it live. We are three quarters of the way through 2018. I remember remarking about how quickly this year was going, and that was months ago. To now find ourselves here in October is stunning. Time flies ever so quickly, doesn’t it? And if you’re anything like me, the end of year means three big things: holidays, rushing to get things done by end of year, and the emotional challenge of the first two colliding. I am already...

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Bad Breaks and Good Signs.

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So, I know I usually leave this sort of thing for the end of week update, but in the end I thought it was worth posting. If you’ve been following, you know I am constantly buying and selling on eBay as a second income for our home so we make enough to enable my wife to stay at home with our toddler. Well, business is good when it’s good. And lately it has been very good. Until this week. Since Saturday, I have had multiple things go awry on the bay, and I gotta admit, it has been more work to resolve them than I expected, and I am...

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Weekly Reflection : 09/29/2018

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Amazing the difference your physical health can make on your mental disposition. Last week, I was struggling; a rough cold led to some real emotional turmoil. This week, I was feeling good physically and mentally. Work was rough, but I approached it fearlessly. I have encouraging things to share, and I love being in that head space. Please enter it with me. 1). The Week in Brief “You May Be Doing Better Than You Think”  It’s easy to focus on one’s internal shortcomings that no one else can see. You live with yourself...

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Weekly Reflection: 09/22/2018

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Weekly Reflection: 09/22/2018

I know this is several days late; and frankly, I have a legit reason. I’ve been fighting a cold since the 17th, and today is the first day since Friday I felt remotely decent. As I usually compose these Friday night or Saturday, I had no capacity to get it done, at least not well. So, here it is: better late than not at all. 1). The Week in Brief “Sickness Beneath the Physical”  Sunday, September 15, my wife and I served in the church nursery. Nearly every child that entered our class seemed to have a different colored snot, and I...

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Weekly Reflection : 09/15/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 09/15/2018

I am typing the first draft of this post on my phone, and my thumbs are too large for this keyboard. Not looking forward to editing this bad boy. 1). The Week in Brief “HOPEFUL EXHAUSTION IN THE WILDERNESS” In earnest, I am at all a loss for what to say this week. I’m so tired of feeling lost. Not like “Lost without God lost”, but lost like “wandering in the wilderness lost”. As far as God is concerned, I feel loved and known by him 24/7, and In a way wthat’s part of the problem. He has given me...

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WEEKLY REFLECTION : 09/08/2018

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Full disclosure: This week’s been rough. No way around or around that fact. It’s just been tough from last week’s debrief to today’s Here’s the conclusion I reached when reflecting on the long, difficult days. 1). The Week in Brief “Just keep Fighting.” I believe in God, the God whom Jesus Christ knew and of whom he spoke. I believe that God is the ultimate truth, the highest aim, and the author of being. I believe that civilization, or rather, all reality outside of God himself is a story he is...

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WHATCHA WATCHING : STAR TREK : THE NEXT GENERATION : Season 1

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2018 has been a real year of quests. I am attempting to beat Final Fantasy III for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I am working my way through Dante’s The Divine Comedy. And I have decided to watch the entire series run of Star Trek : The Next Generation and overlapping series Star Trek : Deep Space Nine. I have long finished season 1 of Star Trek: TNG, and I have to admit that its limitations are all over the screen. The budget is taken to the absolute maximum, and the strain on the sets and make-up is sadly obvious. Further,...

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