Baby Alive

16 Dec 18
The Eradication of the 99%

Michael landed safely in Geneva, his thoughts were scattered as he scrambled off the private jet. He pulled out his private cell phone, realizing he had it off the entire time. *53 missed calls* “Fuck.” He whispered under his breath as he dialed April and missed her a few times, then tried Luna, then tried […]

16 Dec 18
citizenofnomeancity

I can’t remember which movie it was, but I was talking to good friend David Jennings in Vancouver about how no matter how disorganized we may be in other areas there are some things we like to keep ordered- like our music collection.; – and he told me of the film where one geek explains […]

16 Dec 18
Solomon Fiore

“[T]he human soul is a gong of pain, on which the slightest percussion sets up vibrations that continually grow, waves that spread outwards in limitless circles of dread.” Leon Bloy I truly believe that life becomes more difficult and painful once one has received a taste of just how wonderful it can be. Happiness disrupts […]

16 Nov 16
KESHIA BENDER

Sweetest Ava, Today you turn one. Everyone tells you how fast it goes, and you really try to believe them. But your mind literally can’t comprehend just HOW fast it flies.  I swear to you it was just last week you were born. Your grand entry brought  immeasurable joy to so many people, but being born […]

16 Dec 18
Seoul Sister

In Korea I would blend in physically until I’d have to speak, my accent instantly exposes me as a foreigner. When I try to communicate in Korean, I speak like a toddler, in broken half-phrases, “Me go to sleep,” kind of cave-speak, but at 3yrs old I could understand and speak fluently in both languages, […]

16 Dec 18
Astrologer Coach Sonja Francis

We Feel Alive — Forecast for Dec. 17th – 23rd   This week’s headline items: Venus comes out of her shadow phase on Monday, the Chiron Station finally ends on Tuesday, the Sun changes signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn on Friday (marking the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere), and the Full Moon in Cancer becomes […]

16 Dec 18
drbobinc

On Sunday, December 16, 2017, Lead Eastside Presbyterian Church Pastor Mark Auffarth preached a very encouraging sermon on victory in face of suffering. If you would like to read my summary of Pastor Mark’s message, “The Victorious One,” please read on. . . . “The Victorious One” From the “Jesus in the Psalms” Sermon Series […]

16 Dec 18
WRITING in MY Purpose

I can’t be the only Scruge around this time of year can I? I find myself doing more self loathing than celebration. I have already finished Christmas Shopping, so perhaps I am missing out on the opportunity to smell/see/hear all of the Holiday cheer happening. My sad Charlie Brown Christmas tree has been hung since […]

16 Dec 18
THE CONNIE BRYAN SHOW

“I do not apologize for saying this truth, THAT condemnation in the name of God by the Christian church is the epitome of what we could characterize as the root of evil…the OPPOSITE of ‘good’. And it recently came to my knowledge that one of the most respected authors in history, Mark Twain himself, understood this hypocrisy of the church as well…Unbeknownst to me until recently, Twain had come to the same awareness, and was expressing a lot of the same things I have been writing about on this topic over the last several years. (This is encouraging as it shows many are waking up to these institutionalized lies)”

16 Dec 18
Vihara

The Relevance of Buddhism to Life in the West The Path and the Goal Crime Nursery Meditation on Dukkha Theravada & Mahayana Buddhism Obituaries THE RELEVANCE OF BUDDHISM TO LIFE IN THE WEST by Most Venerable Dr. Medagama Vajiragnana, Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain, Head of the London Buddhist Vihara Western, industrialised society is very […]

16 Dec 18
Fr Morty O'Shea

Yesterday the Irish president signed into law the abortion legislation that will commence the mass-killing of our unwanted children. To commemorate this tragedy, pro-life people planted 1000 white crosses outside his residence, Aras an Uachtarain. This was my homily for today. During breakfast reading this week, I came across an Irish Catholic article about an […]

16 Dec 18
Story Soup Enterprises

 Sally Armour Wotton Story first published in Globe and Mail, December 2003   Whatever your faith background, and North America has them all, December seems to be the time of year to tell the traditional stories. In my case it was all about Christmas Pageants. Not so long ago I directed not one but a […]

16 Dec 18
Fullest Potential

As I was driving home from an errand, I listened to the devotional thought of the day put out by Family Foundations. Craig was talking about the signs of a hardened heart. I listened as he described the signs and symptoms of a hardened heart, and I realized that it described so much of what […]

16 Dec 18
Daily Office Asia-Pacific

In the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 INVITATORY AND PSALTER Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim […]

16 Dec 18
DVD NEWS FLASH: THE REVIEWS

I don’t remember what my initial thoughts were when I heard there would be a new The Outer Limits (1995-2002) series, debuting on Showtime. I do recall it premiered spring of 1995, and by the time the first season was over I had liked what I saw. In fact during the summer they did a […]

16 Dec 18
lisabeesims

The rain was relentless. It just kept coming and coming. Day after day after day! Waking each morning to face the constant cold rain, damp surroundings, and pervasive gloom was arduous! Add in the search for the gems and being miserable was a daily reality! Mike was a champ.  He got in and got his […]