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10 Dec 18
John & Susie's Peace Corps Adventure in Costa Rica

Temptation looks different to everyone, but it’s the same old story, no matter what country you’re in. You know you shouldn’t do it, but you want to, and you have wanted to do it for so long. You resist because it is the right thing to do until someone else does it and then you […]

10 Dec 18
Just News viral

This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. It’s 2018, and marijuana vape pens are so common in California they may as well be on the state […]

10 Dec 18
nurseerinsgardensite

You might think that with as long as it has been since I’ve written, we have a lot of work done on the house right?  Man, I wish.  This week we started demolition on the small bathroom and laundry cubby.  Our ultimate goal is to turn this ugly little bathroom and laundry space that makes […]

09 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrated becoming the Duke of York by drenching himself in WATER. The Rocket overcame Mark Allen 10-6 to win a record SEVENTH UK Championship final. Ronnie O’Sullivan with the trophy after winning the Betway UK Championship at The York Barbican The 43-year-old moves clear of Steve Davis’s mark of six which had stood for 31 years. And this was a 19th Triple Crown event win – meaning the Essex star has broken the long-standing tally set by the legendary Stephen Hendry. O’Sullivan, who receives a £170,000 winners’ cheque, celebrated by tipping a glass of water over his head. He said: “It’s great to create history and beat my hero Hendry’s records. I still have eight world titles to get. I want to support the fans. I will play with a smile on my face. I don’t set myself limits. I will play as many tournaments as I can. I want to compete and enjoy it.” The 43-year-old celebrated by drenching himself in water Ronnie O’Sullivan sealed his 19th Triple Crown event win in York To illustrate his incredible longevity, O’Sullivan was playing in York in an eighth UK Championship final – 25 years after he stunned Hendry to win his first at Preston’s Guild Hall as a fresh-faced, wet-behind-the-ears 17-year-old. In the second frame of the afternoon session at York’s Barbican Centre, O’Sullivan edged closer to the 1,000 century target.  PRAY FOR CASS Ex-WWE star Big Cass rushed to hospital after suffering seizure A superb 101 break represents his 986th career ton and it’s only a matter of time this season before his hits that magical mark – with it potentially happening at the Masters in January. Northern Ireland potter Allen showed his class by racing into a 2-1 lead thanks to a solid and quick-fire break of 74 – yet the defending champion responded in emphatic fashion to take control of the match. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST SPORT NEWS” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] O’Sullivan, supported by artist friend Damien Hirst, hit breaks of 85, 54, 66, 57 and 65 as he won five frames in a row to lead 6-2 heading into the evening session. This meant Allen, nicknamed the Pistol, had to win eight of the remaining 11 frames to produce the mother of all upsets. Though O’Sullivan won the ninth frame, Allen showed some bottle and responded by winning the next two, including a 105 break that included a three-ball plant. This gave Allen a massive lift and suggested the contest was perhaps not over like we all had thought. Yet O’Sullivan quickly quelled any potential threat of a sensational comeback by winning the 12th frame before the mid-session interval. He came from 59 points behind to win the 13th frame and then clinched his history-making triumph with a 78 break in the 16th. [bc_video video_id=”5859244195001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Five time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan leads a happier life after overcoming depression and alcohol abuse “] This win caps a strange week for O’Sullivan, who remains at loggerheads with World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn after revealing his vision for a breakaway tour. This latest piece of silverware is a subtle reminder to Hearn that O’Sullivan remains the biggest draw on and off the baize. Allen, 32, who earns £75,000 for his troubles, said: “I am a part of history I didn’t really want. You have to appreciate what Ronnie does. “To beat the records of Davis and Henry means he is something special. Hopefully he p*****s off on this breakaway tour. “I felt alright earlier, but there are extremely fine margins. Playing Ronnie is the ultimate examination of your abilities.” O’Sullivan added: “I was full of such emotion. I wanted to let it out. Water will do. I didn’t care. I am so happy, it has been a tough 12 days. It’s a great feeling.”
09 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrated becoming the Duke of York by drenching himself in WATER. The Rocket overcame Mark Allen 10-6 to win a record SEVENTH UK Championship final. Ronnie O’Sullivan with the trophy after winning the Betway UK Championship at The York Barbican The 43-year-old moves clear of Steve Davis’s mark of six which had stood for 31 years. And this was a 19th Triple Crown event win – meaning the Essex star has broken the long-standing tally set by the legendary Stephen Hendry. O’Sullivan, who receives a £170,000 winners’ cheque, celebrated by tipping a glass of water over his head. He said: “It’s great to create history and beat my hero Hendry’s records. I still have eight world titles to get. I want to support the fans. I will play with a smile on my face. I don’t set myself limits. I will play as many tournaments as I can. I want to compete and enjoy it.” The 43-year-old celebrated by drenching himself in water Ronnie O’Sullivan sealed his 19th Triple Crown event win in York To illustrate his incredible longevity, O’Sullivan was playing in York in an eighth UK Championship final – 25 years after he stunned Hendry to win his first at Preston’s Guild Hall as a fresh-faced, wet-behind-the-ears 17-year-old. In the second frame of the afternoon session at York’s Barbican Centre, O’Sullivan edged closer to the 1,000 century target.  PRAY FOR CASS Ex-WWE star Big Cass rushed to hospital after suffering seizure A superb 101 break represents his 986th career ton and it’s only a matter of time this season before his hits that magical mark – with it potentially happening at the Masters in January. Northern Ireland potter Allen showed his class by racing into a 2-1 lead thanks to a solid and quick-fire break of 74 – yet the defending champion responded in emphatic fashion to take control of the match. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST SPORT NEWS” posts_category=”4″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] O’Sullivan, supported by artist friend Damien Hirst, hit breaks of 85, 54, 66, 57 and 65 as he won five frames in a row to lead 6-2 heading into the evening session. This meant Allen, nicknamed the Pistol, had to win eight of the remaining 11 frames to produce the mother of all upsets. Though O’Sullivan won the ninth frame, Allen showed some bottle and responded by winning the next two, including a 105 break that included a three-ball plant. This gave Allen a massive lift and suggested the contest was perhaps not over like we all had thought. Yet O’Sullivan quickly quelled any potential threat of a sensational comeback by winning the 12th frame before the mid-session interval. He came from 59 points behind to win the 13th frame and then clinched his history-making triumph with a 78 break in the 16th. [bc_video video_id=”5859244195001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Five time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan leads a happier life after overcoming depression and alcohol abuse “] This win caps a strange week for O’Sullivan, who remains at loggerheads with World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn after revealing his vision for a breakaway tour. This latest piece of silverware is a subtle reminder to Hearn that O’Sullivan remains the biggest draw on and off the baize. Allen, 32, who earns £75,000 for his troubles, said: “I am a part of history I didn’t really want. You have to appreciate what Ronnie does. “To beat the records of Davis and Henry means he is something special. Hopefully he p*****s off on this breakaway tour. “I felt alright earlier, but there are extremely fine margins. Playing Ronnie is the ultimate examination of your abilities.” O’Sullivan added: “I was full of such emotion. I wanted to let it out. Water will do. I didn’t care. I am so happy, it has been a tough 12 days. It’s a great feeling.”
09 Dec 18
The Sun
Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrated becoming the Duke of York by drenching himself in WATER. The Rocket overcame Mark Allen 10-6 to win a record SEVENTH UK Championship final. Ronnie O’Sullivan with the trophy after winning the Betway UK Championship at The York Barbican The 43-year-old moves clear of Steve Davis’s mark of six which had stood for 31 years. And this was a 19th Triple Crown event win – meaning the Essex star has broken the long-standing tally set by the legendary Stephen Hendry. O’Sullivan, who receives a £170,000 winners’ cheque, celebrated by tipping a glass of water over his head. He said: “It’s great to create history and beat my hero Hendry’s records. I still have eight world titles to get. I want to support the fans. I will play with a smile on my face. I don’t set myself limits. I will play as many tournaments as I can. I want to compete and enjoy it.” The 43-year-old celebrated by drenching himself in water Ronnie O’Sullivan sealed his 19th Triple Crown event win in York To illustrate his incredible longevity, O’Sullivan was playing in York in an eighth UK Championship final – 25 years after he stunned Hendry to win his first at Preston’s Guild Hall as a fresh-faced, wet-behind-the-ears 17-year-old. In the second frame of the afternoon session at York’s Barbican Centre, O’Sullivan edged closer to the 1,000 century target.  PRAY FOR CASS Ex-WWE star Big Cass rushed to hospital after suffering seizure A superb 101 break represents his 986th career ton and it’s only a matter of time this season before his hits that magical mark – with it potentially happening at the Masters in January. Northern Ireland potter Allen showed his class by racing into a 2-1 lead thanks to a solid and quick-fire break of 74 – yet the defending champion responded in emphatic fashion to take control of the match. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST SPORT NEWS” posts_category=”321″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] O’Sullivan, supported by artist friend Damien Hirst, hit breaks of 85, 54, 66, 57 and 65 as he won five frames in a row to lead 6-2 heading into the evening session. This meant Allen, nicknamed the Pistol, had to win eight of the remaining 11 frames to produce the mother of all upsets. Though O’Sullivan won the ninth frame, Allen showed some bottle and responded by winning the next two, including a 105 break that included a three-ball plant. This gave Allen a massive lift and suggested the contest was perhaps not over like we all had thought. Yet O’Sullivan quickly quelled any potential threat of a sensational comeback by winning the 12th frame before the mid-session interval. He came from 59 points behind to win the 13th frame and then clinched his history-making triumph with a 78 break in the 16th. [bc_video video_id=”5859244195001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Five time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan leads a happier life after overcoming depression and alcohol abuse “] This win caps a strange week for O’Sullivan, who remains at loggerheads with World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn after revealing his vision for a breakaway tour. This latest piece of silverware is a subtle reminder to Hearn that O’Sullivan remains the biggest draw on and off the baize. Allen, 32, who earns £75,000 for his troubles, said: “I am a part of history I didn’t really want. You have to appreciate what Ronnie does. “To beat the records of Davis and Henry means he is something special. Hopefully he p*****s off on this breakaway tour. “I felt alright earlier, but there are extremely fine margins. Playing Ronnie is the ultimate examination of your abilities.” O’Sullivan added: “I was full of such emotion. I wanted to let it out. Water will do. I didn’t care. I am so happy, it has been a tough 12 days. It’s a great feeling.”
09 Dec 18
Dr. Terry Flynn, APR, FCPRS

Well before blogs were even contemplated. I wrote this short essay in 2003 on the importance of working with the news media during risk and crisis events. I’m pretty sure that I sent it to some of my clients at the time, just to let them know that I was learning something during my doctoral […]

09 Dec 18

Do you know what’s worse than having a dairy allergy? Finding out you have one while wearing a onesie. Even worse, is when the zipper is out of reach, on your back. Yup, it’s a true story.

09 Dec 18
McDuff's Stuff

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Many Christians all over the world are going to gather together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In light of this, I just wanted to write a blog about how our resurrection is directly tied to the resurrection of Christ. In other words, because our Lord rose from the dead, we […]

09 Dec 18
Teutonic Warrior

From the “Fig Tree” learn a lesson By: Eric Gajewski From the work, “Fortress of the Soul” Protestants erroneously misinterpret Scripture: The fig tree “blooming again” does not refer to the supposed regeneration of the”nation of Israel” but rather to the conversion of the Jews to Christ and the Catholic towards the end of the […]

09 Dec 18
Gathering of HIS Watchmen International Prayer Alliance: WE MUST PRAY!

(From the Heart of His Watchman) Fellow servants of the Most-High God, I recall listening to the song, Royalty, by Byron Cage. This song speaks of the magnificence of our God. I considered that humanity is and always has been His offspring. I considered that our God revealed His Love for us in His work in […]

09 Dec 18
Understanding A Course in Miracles

ACIM Reading for December 7 Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice 2.- VI. The Definition of Healing 1. The process of psychotherapy, then, can be defined simply as forgiveness, for no healing can be anything else. The unforgiving are sick, believing they are unforgiven. The hanging-on to guilt, its hugging-close and sheltering, its loving protection and […]

09 Dec 18
Montréal Writes

In the summer of 1990, the curators of a new exhibit at the Royal National Theatre in London discovered something odd and unexpected. 

09 Dec 18
JP Journals

I believe some people are born with an understanding of music already in their DNA.  Which is not to say that not everyone can love and appreciate music, of course.  But for some, the ability to understand, learn and perform music is innate, just there, from birth.  I’m lucky enough to be one of those […]

09 Dec 18
Hello from Coimbra

Hi. I’m back. With my last blog post. Because I’m going home. Typing it does not feel real and I also don’t really realize that I”m actually going home, back to the cold cold Netherlands tomorrow. Last week’s post was already very emotional and I promised you something fun, so ladies and gents, I present […]

09 Dec 18
Beth I Hear You Calling!

New Puppy? 8 Must Haves Written by Beth Jones This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links. I only recommend brands I use and trust. I have a new puppy myself. Let me introduce you to Max, my German Shepherd. He is 3 months old today. Finding the […]

09 Dec 18
Critical reading insan kamil

  There was a time when playing summer jams at the beach required lugging a giant boombox around on your shoulder. Thankfully the Bluetooth connectivity on our smartphones and other devices combined with streaming music services and portable speakers means you never have to look like a person in an ’80s breakdancing video ever again. […]