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Our Sweet Little Girl

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Dave Wottle wins Men’s 800m in 1972 Munich.

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Here’s a good article from the doctor who cared for Dr. Gus last year.

Why It’s All Worthwhile (Or What Keeps Me Going)

HT: Brad Baughm

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Source

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This is a beautiful idea that George Grant covers. The whole video is good, but the specific idea of import starts at 3:15 and goes through the 4-minute mark.

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Yup.

I’ve seen three or four very interesting videos about Mr. Rogers lately. I don’t know that he was godward, but there are many Christianly features about him.

This video is a really interesting look at a moment in time, critical to public programming, when he won over a skeptical Congressman.

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Here’s a taste of the first principles…

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JECA has gone from 20-40 lbs. of junk mail per week, down to usually 1-2 lbs. per week by an act of simple persistence. Since September I have marked EVERY piece of unsolicited junk mail as “Refused” and returned it.

This picture shows the last two weeks’ worth.

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Also, I didn’t place the irritation/extra burden on my carrier. I returned all items to the return boxes at a Post Office.

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Last November I commended this video to you calling it a gutsy performance by Matthew Stafford. Last week, fans of the NFL Network voted it the third best game of the 2009 season.

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I’ve inititated this discussion on FaceBook recently and am not trying to rehash it here. Let me summarize my position on e-readers:

I like the idea of Kindle (especially the DX model that was just released) and I would enjoy trying one out and wouldn’t mind owning one if only for reading fiction. They are thoughtfully made.

An iPad is a beautiful machine and has many uses beyond  a reader. I would use it regularly.

I’m not hotly pursuing either, but would happily accept either as a gift. Now out comes this story which tempers me a little more. It says that reading e-books takes longer than print copies and other interesting points: Study: E-books take longer to read than print

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Since I grew up near Battle Creek, I saw this photo in several places; it’s one of my all-time favorite photos. It was actually pretty hard to find online, though. This picture is called The U.S. Human Shield. It is composed of 30,000 officers and men and was taken in Battle Creek at Fort Custer in 1918.

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Birthday, America!

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Have you ever read it? Have you ever had it read to you? Find out why we separated from England.

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“A good preacher should have these qualities and virtues: first, to teach systematically; second, he should have a ready wit; third, he should be eloquent; fourth, he should have a good voice; fifth, a good memory; sixth, he should know when to make an end; seventh, he should be sure of his doctrine; eighth, he should venture and engage body and blood, wealth and honour, in the world; ninth, he should suffer himself to be mocked and jeered of everyone.”

Martin Luther via George Grant

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