Wish Pearl

18 Jul 19
John Menadue - Pearls and Irritations

It was decades ago, but I remember the day and the conversation well. It was a Monday morning and I was returning to work at a Catholic adult education organisation after a short break. I was confronted with the news that, during my absence, our newly appointed director had removed copies of Paul Collins’ book, […]

18 Jul 19
B...simply being...

“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”  ― Sean O’Casey So far, 2019 has certainly given me some challenges. Many of these trials, if not all, have been a result of aging. Don’t […]

18 Jul 19
Something to Think About

A common ministry experience involves the opportunity to hear advice and wisdom from people who are further down the path of life than I am. I make it a point to listen and learn from these pearls of wisdom. I can’t tell you all the ways my life has been improved because of wonderful people […]

18 Jul 19
33 Lapis Tablets

Speak your truth, even when it seems no one is listening. Truth often dwells in opposition to the suspect judgment of the world. Recall your mission and why you have chosen this life. Our purpose is found in the way the world can be and is not yet. It is time for new legends to […]

18 Jul 19
happyessa

  Finishing up the last post for Seoul. And I have to re-consolidate it to something simple for those who asked for the itinerary from me. Not necessary to follow, but a guide to the places I guess. I keep telling them I want to charge them already! 😛 Day 13: EVERLAND with Ktourstory! Yes, […]

18 Jul 19
Literary Fictions

When Woolworth’s Closed Its Doors ~ A Short Story by Allen Kopp  He sat on a hard-backed chair and wished he was someplace else. His name was Cleland Entwistle and he was nine years old. It was his day to stay with grandma and it was grandma’s day to visit friends. Come rain or come […]

18 Jul 19
Astute News

Russia enjoys its glorious short summer. The global warming phobia couldn’t penetrate its chilly limits. While the South of France suffers a heat wave, California burns, and the progressive forces demonstrate against the climate, the Russians shrug their shoulders in disbelief. They wouldn’t mind some global warming. Here temperatures rarely go above a comfortable 22 […]

18 Jul 19
Women's Web: For Women Who Do

Invited as a Chief Guest at an Inter-College Fest, I surprised myself by spontaneously coming up with things I could talk about – and I have my own life journey to thank! A few days ago, I was invited as the Chief Guest for the valedictory function of the Inter-College Fest held at an established […]

18 Jul 19
The Triumphant Return of the Game Show Deal or No Deal

Many Missed Opportunities to Capitalize Against Banker Once again, both outcomes resembled what some past NFL teams suffered on the game’s greatest stage when they lost Super Bowls by wide margins (in other words, the usual two weeks of hype led to high hopes at the start, but it turned out to be sad outcomes […]

18 Jul 19
Inside Cup

T. R.’s Note To Reader– Please understand, we really need to look at our OWN lives with this post. Not others. That’s kinda the whole point. However, I do have a note about healthy boundaries at the bottom.  They did awful things and hurt others. They deserve to go to Hell! I can’t wait!  Or […]

18 Jul 19
FishingBooker Blog

For anyone planning a bucket list angling experience, not a lot of things can compare to a fishing road trip along the Alaska Highway. Especially if you’ve never been to this part of North America before. As the 1,400-mile highway traverses a number of incredible fishing spots, you’ll be greeted by some of the most […]

18 Jul 19
How Your Ancestors Died

The Request I’d like to know who my Great grandfather was. His last name was Wylie, but his first name is unknown. His wife’s name was Rose Porter. Apparently she came here from Liverpool as a servant and was adopted by the Porters for whom she worked. They lived in Fairfield County, Amanda, Ohio. Rose […]

18 Jul 19
For the love of the Mujaddid, Imam Rabbani

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum No point sweeping this under the rug or saving it for later. We have to strike the iron while it’s still hot. I guess by now, most of you would have heard… Firstly, let us note some ahadiith from RasulAllah ﷺ  (as usual, the english is translation of meaning) إن أخوف ما أخاف […]

18 Jul 19
The Moonlight Bubbles

Tiger Lily The red early sun set the sky ablaze As the warmth rolled in, The tiger awoke It crept towards the lily, sniffing ferociously    We Ventured   I ventured to school. You ventured through the silent woods. I ventured into the gushing river. You ventured down under. I ventured the cold.  You ventured […]