Love Death

21 May 19
Sparkle Class

Spoiler: it’s not all bubble baths I read so much about self care these days. Taking care of yourself is a good thing, but sometimes it’s hard to work out what self care really means. Self care is unique to you For one thing, it’s different for every person. OK, some of us might love […]

21 May 19
From The Darkness Into The Light

Jesus’ Prayer for Us John 17:20–26 Additional Scripture Readings: Romans 8:26–27; 2 Peter 3:9 Before we believed in Jesus, before we even knew who he was, Jesus prayed for us. Jesus prayed in the garden, prior to his arrest and crucifixion. First, he prayed for himself, that God would complete the work of salvation he began […]

21 May 19
Rulebook 54

The thing is that the Christians were right. We are taken up in the rapture. There is no thing called death. The kingdom of heaven is right here on earth. We simply carry on along everlasting life. But it is strange because if we tell how it is the Christians will be the first to […]

21 May 19
Mike's Game Store

Disciples III: Resurrection – a grand sequel of the series! This is a new landmark in the history of Nevendaar, when a new race ascends to power – the ruthless and merciless Undead Hordes. It is the story of selfless love and unfading glory. Heroes of the past, who had lost their lives, but not […]

21 May 19
Productivity Hub

This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode must send you into an ethical quandary: How do I get out of at least some of my obligations today to listen to this? Second, you must be […]

21 May 19
Red Bluff Daily News
With your military service complete, you’re eager to return home and get on with life in the private sector. Surely, in a booming economy, you’ll have your pick of jobs? Your training is extensive, after all – the U.S. military’s technology training and educational advancement is among the world’s very best. Maybe you were a squad leader in the infantry, routinely making more important decisions – life-and-death decisions – than a large global corporation’s CEO makes., Nobody questions your passion to succeed. Your record of accomplishments is long. Few can match your work ethic., But transitioning to private employment proves to be far more difficult than you expected., Your military promotions were based on your merits – your smarts and ability to make split-second decisions under incredible duress. Never once did you have to prepare a resume, interview, schmooze at networking events or tell potential new bosses why you should be their choice for a job. In the military, you were a member of a team, living for your brothers and sisters and they for you, with continuous personal and professional support., But upon retirement, only disabled vets receive ongoing support from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. You’re on your own – and you need “soft skills” to prepare for job interviews and translate your considerable military credentials into a winning resume., The numbers bear out your challenge: In some regions, the unemployment rate among veterans is considerably higher than among non-veterans – up to 2.5 percent higher in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County, for example. Jack Wagner, a Marine Corps veteran, Purple Heart recipient and longtime local and state public servant, saw the need to address your challenge., “Every veteran and spouse of a veteran is guaranteed a burial spot, but not a job,” he says. “We teach veterans how to take off in terms of training them in the military, but we don’t teach them well how to land when they come back to civilian life.” In 2016, he led an effort with other concerned veterans to establish Pittsburgh Hires Veterans (PHV), a private, nonprofit organization that provides free one-on-one counseling and support to veterans and their spouses, including the National Guard and Reserves., PHV’s approach is based on each individual’s unique needs and challenges. PHV’s team of four guided a highly credentialed personnel officer from months of unemployment into a human resources position with a global corporation. PHV helped one long-unemployed young man attain the skills and mindset he needed to land a solid, livable-wage job – helping him address issues resulting from his traumatic brain injury. PHV helped another young man move from an indoor job he disliked, occupational therapist, to an outdoor job he loves, assistant grounds superintendent at a large, historic cemetery. PHV currently serves 200 veterans – double the number a year ago – and each of us can help PHV and similar organizations find them gainful work. If you’re an employer, share your job opportunities. If you’re an individual, financial donations are welcome. If you’re with a government agency or nonprofit helping transitioning veterans in other states, collaborate with organizations that support veterans moving between regions or to simply share notes. Memorial Day is upon us – the one day a year when we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. What better way to serve veterans transitioning to private life than by doing our small part to help them find meaningful employment? Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood,” a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.
21 May 19
demons sing love songs

on the day that you left, the birds sang their delirious song. and i was immersed in the peace that death brings. ; it’s been four long years since the day that you left. the birds are silent now and peace forever eludes me. and while thoughts of you pop into my head, from time […]

21 May 19
Come To The Pedlar

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar wears its age unashamedly. All perms and big power chords, it probably looked like classic rock even when freshly minted, and the show wouldn’t lend itself to a hugely contemporary overhaul. But Gale Edwards’s 2000 stage production, adapted here for screen by Nick Morris, does a […]

21 May 19
werewolves on the moon

So here we are with the penultimate (official) Connery Bond film. It’s been two years since Thunderball, and SPECTRE have graduated from stealing nuclear bombs to stealing entire spaceships as they plot to create war between the USA and the Soviet Union. Luckily the British believe someone else is to blame, and suspect that someone […]

21 May 19
Amma Ponders

Addiction is a mean, nasty brain disease. Sometimes people die. Last week a 39 year old husband and father, married to a girl my kids grew up with, committed suicide in a very public way. A recovery friend said, “Addiction had him around the neck and destroyed his life.” We hear a lot these days […]

21 May 19
CryptoCenterNews

By CCN: Ser Bronn is a very different person in real life than he is in Game of Thrones. Played by actor Jerome Flynn, Bronn ended the series as part of incoming King Bran the Broken’s council, in charge of the Iron Bank as Master of Coin. One of his first proposals is to fund […]

21 May 19
Devotional Journeys

Isn’t it interesting that each generation interprets the signs of the end of times to point to their own personal life time? You see, I’m not nearly as interested in these signs if they point to ages after I’ve been rotting in the grave. What do I care? World tribulation? Let it come, I’ll be […]

21 May 19
That 1991...

Has anyone ever kicked your bedroom door at 6 AM until the lock literally jumped out? I have. It happened last Saturday. The person kicking the door was my mom. We had been arguing, until my grandmother, as usual, took her side and I got tired of them both. I went away to my bedroom, […]

21 May 19
Vicar Paisley Le Roy

Originally preached at West Linn Lutheran Church in West Linn, OR on 5/19/19. Preached from an outline so this manuscript is just an idea of what was said. This is my final sermon on internship! When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in […]

21 May 19
Marnie's Blogs

    If you would like to share your experiences in the past year of Carseview (both good and bad) please contact Fiona Walker at the BBC. This will be an ongoing feature for BBC Scotland that won’t be going away, no matter how much NHS Tayside and the Scottish Government stall on the issue. […]

21 May 19
WTVR.com

Imprisoned for more than 45 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Richard Phillips spent more time behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America.

21 May 19
campflabanaba

Abstract In today’s society, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. According to the American Academy of Suicidology, “about two-thirds of people who commit suicide are depressed at the time of their death, and the risk of suicide is about 20 times greater among people with major depression.” In the WHO […]