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  1. Duane Arnold says:

    Thank you, Michael…

  2. prodinov says:

    You are an inspiration and hopefully you will see additional fruit from the wise insights on love and faith that you have provided. A big thanks to The Cat Man: Michael Newman – the Phoenix Preacher who communicates the message of a “secret super power”. A man who can see life altering messages in each and every cat that he befriends. Check out his wonderful books: https://phoenixpreacher.com/the-phoenix-preacher-bookstore/.

  3. josh hamrick says:

    Reason to be proud. Good stuff.

  4. Michael says:

    Thank you, prodinov…thanks, Josh.

  5. Bride of Christ says:

    I just now viewed the story on the youtube link from poster Prodinovo ( Duane’s previous article) and I remember that wonderful story about the cat and the special little boy from Michael. That video from the Leadership Workshop is so inspiring. I always say they the children are our future and perhaps the future will be brighter than we often think. Thanks for a little light of optimism we all need right now so desperately!

  6. Michael says:

    Oddly enough, I probably needed to see this today more than anyone else…

  7. bob1 says:

    Beautifully done, Michael! Thank you.

  8. bob1 says:

    This is a little more philosophical…but I worry a lot about the influence on nihilism on our culture, especially because we’re dealing with a very contentious presidential election, more
    than 200,000 fellow citizens dying from Covid, and a contracting economy.

    Nihilism is the view that “nothing matters.” Nothing and no one can be trusted.

    If you read anything by Viktor Frankl, you’ll see how afraid he was of the creeping nihilism in Germany, even pre-1930. He developed a whole school of psychotherapy based on the opposite — that there’s meaning in every part of life, all the way to the end.

    What gives me hope is the current generation. If they’re anything like my 2 sons who are late 20s and early 30s, they seem to be very successfully navigating cultural and political currents.

    Watching the kids on this video smile when the narrator was extolling love really has made my day. 🙂

  9. Michael says:

    bob1…I just wrote the story…these young ones did the heavy lifting…

  10. CM says:

    The 2020 election (and 2024 most likely) are the last gasps of the Boomers for POTUS. In 2024 (or 2028) at the latest, the mantle will move to the Gen-Xers. Both Biden and Trump are relics of the Boomer Generation and it shows. Which is why Joe Biden’s trade policies and Trump’s are for all intents and purposes the same. The same aging Boomer Blue Collar /Union / DNC playbook right out of Dick Gephardt, John Edwards, and the like.

  11. Linn says:

    I received a feral cat who needed a home in April. It was two months of hissing, lashing out with her paws, and hiding. I spent a lot of time with this cat while she hid in the bathroom, working on my school stuff (I’m a teacher who zooms with 250 kids) and reading aloud. She decided to trust him in July, and now she sleeps on my bed and meows loudly in my face when it’s breakfast time. She wants to be wherever I am. We need to love the wounded (which may mean even being kinder to ourselves), and keep listening. We may not always agree, but hopefully we can be more kind to each other. I say this out of my own wounded heart as a best friend of almost 40 years yelled at me over the phone a few weeks ago when she realized I wasn’t voting for “her” candidate. I am slowly re-establishing contact.

  12. Michael says:

    Linn,

    Bless you for adopting a feral cat…and yes…

  13. Mike E. says:

    You are not the only one who is proud, Cat Whisperer. 😉

  14. Cm says:

    What about feral hogs? Can they be rehabilitated or adopted? Or should they be turned into bacon, pork loin, chops, etc?

  15. Michael says:

    Thanks, MikeE…

  16. Linn says:

    There was a plan in my community to shoot feral hogs with bows and arrows because they can no longer be trapped (too smart), but the local wildlife protection people had a fit. They will continue to tear up the local golf courses until they can figure it out.

  17. Captain Kevin says:

    A beautiful retelling of your already beautiful story, Michael!! <3

  18. Linn says:

    It is nice to be part of a spot where people are calmly discussing the election. I’ve been feeling impending doom for the past couple of days, and I needed to get out of that space in my head. I will go home tonight and hug my cat tight.

  19. Michael says:

    Linn,

    My cats have kept me as sane as I am…

  20. I used to be known as a dog whisperer, especially to dogs who didn’t like men. All I can say is that when my mom left our home, she took her snotty and viscous toy Chihuahua with her and left inoffensive, one with us. That it would go after me was my fault, of course. Never more a worthless beast have I seen.

    Nice video.

  21. CM says:

    TNV,

    If you are wondering what Chihuahuas (and other rat dogs do) while you sleep, here you go:

    https://lechatnoirboutique.com/proddetail.php?prod=FSNLD

  22. Dan from Georgia says:

    Ok so I thought arriving early to vote today (10 minutes early) was the smart thing to do…ha!

  23. Dan from Georgia says:

    ???

  24. Dan from Georgia says:

    Line at voting place was wrapped 1/2 to 3/4ths all the way around a building built more horizontally than vertically. Voting started at 7am. Some people were there at 5:30am (not me). So I got out of my car at 6:50am and finished my vote at 745am…so what I thought was going to be a 2-3 hour wait was under 1 hour. Good thing there was early voting available.

  25. CM says:

    Dan from GA,

    What is your take on GA? Do you think Biden will pull an upset?

  26. Dan from Georgia says:

    CM,

    Hate to sound cliche, but I really do think it’ll be very close. There are ALOT of Trump supporters here as you can imagine, but there are many people fed up with him. I do not think GA is a slam-dunk for Trump, but I honestly think he may squeak by…maybe won’t know for a few days?

    It’ll be interesting to watch online while I work..I find the process fascinating.

  27. Dan from Georgia says:

    Hi CM, I just found this on Yahoo news…relates really well to the question you posed about Georgia voting trend this morning…

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/how-georgias-blue-drift-changes-politics-nationwide-175418759.html

  28. CM, hahaha! I think i remember that one.

    We’re currently trying to get though the puppy stage with our almost 5 month old 1/2 Dobie, 1/4 German Shepherd, 1/8 American Staffordshire Terrier, 1/8 Llasa mix (her grandparents shared a forbidden love?) currently about 42 lbs. A DNA test was included with the vet plan. At least her moods change, and she’s very smart unlike most rat dogs. She also thinks she’s my other human child and that my 8 year old daughter is also a puppy.

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