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ron-lavalette's picture
Jul.25.2012
Everything seems like it ought to be bright and shiny and warm at the end of July, and most things are, but when he closes the office door and it’s only him and the telephone, him and the disembodied voices—some of them whispering, calling out for help, some of them shrieking out threats of harm or...
ron-lavalette's picture
Jul.23.2012
     You know you’re finished as a painter when you look at your brushes, clean and neatly arrayed, and the thought of sullying them with paint is abhorrent to you; when the dust and fly specks accumulated on the canvas seem sufficient to sending your message.   ...
bruce-jackson's picture
Jul.19.2012
I mess up a lot. Hey! What do you expect when you work a full-time job and try to operate a ministry and a business during your "free" time.  With all that being juggled, I miss it sometimes.  On some days, I just miss the mark.  I admit that. I love God's mercies.  They're new...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.19.2012
Yes, a work rant. You're warned. Move along if you dislike reading of these matters. I know I post many. This one is again about reading and communicating.  There's a spate of people asking for information that's already in the email, or requesting information in one thread when the...
ron-lavalette's picture
Jul.18.2012
Everybody lines up for fast food, looking like all they’ve ever eaten is The Deluxe Baconator three times a day with a side of large fries and a Coke-By-The-Gallon to wash it all down before laying into a double thick chocolate Frosty for dessert. Six people have almost simultaneous heart...
ron-lavalette's picture
Jul.12.2012
OTL
He chooses the darkest place he can find because it’s hot outside and because his journal is black, his pen’s ink is black, and his mood’s a perfect match. Inside, even though the waitress has a crush on him and the pop star in the overhead speakers declares her unquenchable desire, he can’t...
alex-fraser's picture
Jul.09.2012
We woke about eight in the morning, were at work by nine.    Son Guy was doing our laundry, gathering our goods from the old place.   After writing a cheque for the phone bill, I began to call around: having our phone at the apartment put on hold; suspending our DISH account, trying...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jul.06.2012
My thoughts have been waking me up at 3 am these past days. I wish they gave me some consideration waiting until 4 am, my normal waking hour. My mind is always ahead of my body clock. Sometimes he stays awake all night causing me lack of sound sleep.   Stubborn mind has trouble listening to my...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.02.2012
Another work scree -- I made this call a few months back so I'm not surprised. Apparently many co-workers were surprised. What were they surprised about? Our company is not giving pay raises this year, at least not here in the United States. Yes, the company is setting record profits. Yes, the...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.02.2012
If you're an older person, you may have become aware that people can hold opposing point of views and both of them be wrong and both of them be right. Example: I joined the military when I was seventeen, left home to go on active when I was 18, lived with my girlfriend when I was 18, married when I...