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  1. Jerod says:

    Still laughing about Lenny Dykstra dumpster diving with Sprinkles the Clown for his $80,000 dollar dentures.

  2. Dan from Georgia says:

    Listening to a music group called Tycho right now. Anyone else got a favorite musician/group/piece of music they are enjoying today?

    Doing this while counting coins and stuffing them in those silly coin wrappers.

  3. Michael says:

    Dan,

    If I’m listening to music I can’t do anything else at the same time.
    I’m weird that way.

  4. Dan from Georgia says:

    Michael,

    I kinda know what you mean. Menial tasks like I am doing now seem to go by much easier with music in the background. Otherwise I can get distracted as well.

  5. prodinov says:

    For the most relaxing piano music, try Wayne Gratz. Karen’s Song and The Green Room song are 2 favorites. When my little boy was having problems getting to sleep, he loved the soothing sounds of 2002. The song “white horse” by Brian Crain is what I hope to have playing when I am on my deathbed.

  6. Jerod says:

    Dan

    The Sword, Magna Carta C artel

  7. Jerod says:

    Anyone else feel the wrinkles in their face freezing after they listen to the daily news? I’m so done.

  8. JoelG says:

    Dan,

    I’m listening to a playlist on iTunes called “Jazz Chill”. It calms me at work…

    Jerod, I can’t watch the news anymore. It’s too depressing. But then again, how else would we hear about Lenny Dykstra and Sprinkles the Clown? lol

  9. Erunner says:

    Jerod, I mainly watch our loal news. That’s enough to chill me with so much evil taking place so close to us. What are we leaving our children and grandchildren??

  10. Xenia says:

    One of my favorite Spotify lists is called “Lute Music for Alchemists.”

    Try it, you’ll like it!

  11. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    Toy Story 4 is a worthy addition to the series and while it’s not as perfect an end to the series as 3 was it’s still pretty fun. Key and Peele have several scene-stealing turns as plush toys with delusions of grandeur. Christina Hendricks is wonderfully creepy as the main antagonist, showing that she’s still doing voice-over work (she was Lois Lane in the late Dwayne McDuffie adaptation of Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman, for instance).

    Michael, I am like you in that if I’m actually listening to music I can’t do other work. So much of my listening is classical and jazz that if it’s just … contemporary pop music I can tune that out pretty easily, fortunately. They don’t generally play the kind of rock and roll I can’t tune out on the radio anymore. There are advantages to getting older.

    I’ve been listening to avant garde stuff, like the microtonal string quartets of Ben Johnston and Alois Haba. I like to listen to more conventional stuff, and I revere the music of Haydn and Stevie Wonder, but I’ve got a streak of sympathy for avant garde stuff.

    To repeat myself, Toy Story 4 is a blast. Saw it this morning with my brother. I’ve always taken animation seriously as an art form so I’m glad that cumulatively the Pixar filmography has raised the bar to a level where mainstream film critics can’t pretend to be serious about the art of cinema without having seen at least a Pixar film and a Studio Ghibli film at some point in their careers. That doesn’t mean most American critics had anything good to say about the Battle Angel Alita adaptation but I digress.

  12. Jerod says:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiG7Ke_6P7iAhXLvJ4KHTQtACMQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2019%2F06%2F19%2Fus%2Fpolitics%2Fsenate-border-aid-package.html&psig=AOvVaw3B8ZmI01MHhi8bJ2neSUjl&ust=1561352242038511

    New York Times article about the latest border funding bill to crawl to a vote.

    Doesn’t allow for beds, nor does it seem to allow for subcontracted infant/child care. While it is political football, the democrats are starting to resemble Al Davis’s Raiders.

  13. Michael says:

    Let’s be clear.
    Neither side wants to solve this issue.
    This issue will bring both sides to the polls and actually solving the matter would eliminate it as a cash grab and way to further divide the country.
    These children are nothing more than pawns suffering as wicked men grasp for power.
    This country is broken, probably beyond repair.

  14. Sue says:

    “Let’s be clear. Neither side wants to solve this issue.”

    Yes, thank you. I agree 100%. Just like in January with the government shutdown. It is pure political theater, each side playing it to see how much political capital it can garner. Ugggh.

  15. Sue says:

    Is it true that in Canada campaigning is only allowed for six weeks before an election? Let’s institute that here. The campaign circus we have going on here is ludicrous and I think, damaging.

  16. Dan from Georgia says:

    W.T.H.,

    My wife and I love some of the Studio Ghibli films!

  17. JoelG says:

    Fascinating read here about the afterlife having more relational dynamics than geographical.

    From the article:

    “But our hope is not in places, nor in mechanical operations of salvation. Our hope is in Christ who has done all that we could possibly ask or think.”

    Wow

    https://internetmonk.com/archive/87011

  18. Michael says:

    JoelG,

    Thank you …I need those articles today!

  19. Em says:

    I refuse to listen to anybody campaigning for 2020 now… While i think Christians have to be good citizens, the kingdom we answer for is not of this world… besides we are no longer a democratic republic anyway – IMNSHO, of course
    Yesterday there were a large number – a cluster – of earthquakes (3+ – 5+) off the coast of Oregon, we’ve had a week or more of erratic winds with gusts as high as 60 mph and with a large population living on the sidewalks …?
    it is hard not to feel that things are in a turmoil of change…

  20. Xenia says:

    I refuse to listen to anybody campaigning for 2020 now…<<<

    Same here, Em.

  21. Jean says:

    We answer for two kingdoms.

    To our children and grandchildren we answer for the world we leave them. What have we done with the world passed down to us? Have we worked to make it safer, cleaner, healthier, more peaceful, more just, than how we received it? Or the opposite?

    To our eschatological judge, we will answer for how we treat our neighbors, according to Matthew 25:31-46.

    It seems to me in the current climate of our country that health, welfare and prosperity are synonymous with trying to eke out the last dollar from a stock price this month, while turning a blind eye to the consequences 10 years from now.

    All our policies, from foreign to domestic, from taxes to the environment, from healthcare to immigration are based on short term calculations with no thought of the future. Many in fact equate GDP growth with justice; that was the rationale for the last federal tax cut.

    We are caught in a slow motion train wreck; many of us see what is happening, but not enough of us are convinced or care that the direction of the train is not sustainable and should be turned, if we are going to salvage the place of America as a land of opportunity.

  22. Em says:

    Some folks might benefit from reading “Unmasking the Administrative State” by John Marini.
    IMO, of course…. 😇

  23. Erunner says:

    Off the beaten path a bit! Yesterday I made it to the swap meet and purchased 13 DVD’s. I got them for 50 cents each. The first is the Blind Side which I just watched. Following in no particular order……… Remember Me, Elizabeth the Golden Age, Coach Carter, There Will Be Blood, X2 X-Men United, Rachel Getting Married, Not Easily Broken, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Seabiscuit, The Kid, In Love and War, the last is a double feature with A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. I would have rented the Blind Side for the $3.99 it’s offered for on Prime but instead that $3.99 got me 8 movies!!! Took a chance on a few of them so we’ll see. God bless!

  24. Jerod says:

    Sang Bethel, HillSong, and Oh, Happy Day! in church today

    And this is how I feel about it

    https://m.imgur.com/t/funny/LCGRyFa

  25. Jerod says:

    Erunner,

    Sounds like you’re binging!

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