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  • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Never let it be said that PJ is without a sense of humor...or at least a joke.

    Anyway, had a great experience today as I found out I'm first in my graduate class.
    How many were in it?

    Well this is fun isn't it?

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    • Originally posted by Arthur Brain View Post
      How many were in it?

      Well, at least me that I know of, but that's not important.
      You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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      • Couple of days ago, walking to the pond, I found this dapper little guy swimming around.



        Ring-necked duck. A diving species.

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        • So I graduated the other day...it was a tough couple of semesters at the end. To give you some idea, both of my parents became wheelchair bound for a few months and needed regular trips to various doctors, along with help around the house, including meals. The summer session is always compressed and added to that stress were two of the most disorganized courses I've encountered. One professor had to quickly reassume a course she hadn't taught in a while and a good bit of her source material was dated and wouldn't function (an Educational Media course) so I ended up getting out in front of it, changing the sites and helping to keep the other students from losing their collective...the statistics course was taught by a brilliant woman whose materials and standards were all over the place. Then came the next semester, EdTPA (a 30 page reflection of a week of student teaching with 15 rubrics applied), student teaching with 10 page lesson plans per hour, two Praxis exams and weather interruptions.



          All of which had me feeling pretty good about the end result. I left with my head up, a 4.0, and as a member of both the educational and interdisciplinary honor societies, whose cords I displayed along with my cowl and an ear to ear grin. To top all of it, I received a special designation/honor from my university as the graduate/masters representative for the class.

          I suppose what I'm really saying here is that inside the last two semesters I received a remarkable education regarding the value and power of prayer.

          Now I have the summer off to pester you guys again.
          You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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          • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
            So I graduated the other day...it was a tough couple of semesters at the end. To give you some idea, both of my parents became wheelchair bound for a few months and needed regular trips to various doctors, along with help around the house, including meals. The summer session is always compressed and added to that stress were two of the most disorganized courses I've encountered. One professor had to quickly reassume a course she hadn't taught in a while and a good bit of her source material was dated and wouldn't function (an Educational Media course) so I ended up getting out in front of it, changing the sites and helping to keep the other students from losing their collective...the statistics course was taught by a brilliant woman whose materials and standards were all over the place. Then came the next semester, EdTPA (a 30 page reflection of a week of student teaching with 15 rubrics applied), student teaching with 10 page lesson plans per hour, two Praxis exams and weather interruptions.



            All of which had me feeling pretty good about the end result. I left with my head up, a 4.0, and as a member of both the educational and interdisciplinary honor societies, whose cords I displayed along with my cowl and an ear to ear grin. To top all of it, I received a special designation/honor from my university as the graduate/masters representative for the class.

            I suppose what I'm really saying here is that inside the last two semesters I received a remarkable education regarding the value and power of prayer.

            Now I have the summer off to pester you guys again.
            Well, congratulations to my Alabama nemesis and politically moderate friend. And there is power in prayer.

            P.S. Keep your parents cared for.
            The state — whatever its particular forms — always expresses itself as a collective form of property ownership. All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority. Communism, fascism, lesser forms of state socialism, and welfarism, are all premised upon the state’s usurpation of privately-owned property. Whether one chooses to be aligned with the political "Left," "Right," or "Middle," comes down to nothing more than a preference for a particular franchise of state socialism.

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            • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
              So I graduated the other day...
              Congratulations on the completion and excelling of your graduate studies!

              I am hoping some local school district is going to get a very fine teacher soon.

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              • A fellow told me that guns weren't the problem with gun violence, that people were.

                But when I was a kid we ran around yelling "Bang!" and pointing fingers at half the kids in my neighborhood and everyone made it home for supper unscathed.
                You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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                • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post

                  Now I have the summer off to pester you guys again.
                  Have mercy...!

                  Religion is man's attempt to make himself acceptable to God. Christianity is God making man acceptable to Himself.

                  It is true that Trump does not fit modern Republican principles, but that is because modern Republican principles have strayed far from conservatism. genuineoriginal

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                  • An atheist friend of mine recently said, "The problem with you Christians is that you don't realize God is just a crutch."

                    I answered, "The problem with atheists is that they don't realize they're crippled.
                    Last edited by Town Heretic; June 28th, 2018, 07:03 AM.
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                    • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post

                      I told him that wasn't the problem and that, "The problem is that atheists don't realize they're cripples."
                      But I'm not crippled, I'm a species on the planet I evolved on. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, doing what I'm supposed to be doing, being what I'm supposed to be. I don't need redemption, salvation, or forgiveness. I won't apologize for my existence.
                      Everyman is a voice in the dark.

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                      • Originally posted by fool View Post
                        But I'm not crippled..
                        That's what I said, sort of.
                        You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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                        • Last week, at the dog park, I met a former student. He's got a scholarship to UT Dallas (a tough school to get into) and has a soccer scholarship as well. Hispanic kid, whose dad owns a drywall business. Brilliant and engaging guy, who got all A's in AP classes.

                          He gave me his dad's card, in case I needed any work done. Told me how much fun he had in the labs we did. We admired each other's dogs, and laughed about old times.

                          Stuff like that keeps me up for days.

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                          • Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
                            Last week, at the dog park, I met a former student. He's got a scholarship to UT Dallas (a tough school to get into) and has a soccer scholarship as well. Hispanic kid, whose dad owns a drywall business. Brilliant and engaging guy, who got all A's in AP classes.

                            He gave me his dad's card, in case I needed any work done. Told me how much fun he had in the labs we did. We admired each other's dogs, and laughed about old times.

                            Stuff like that keeps me up for days.
                            Depending on who is doing the reading, that very last line there could easily be agreed with by the paronia of an extremist "conservative."



                            Rom. 5:6-8.

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                            • Yeah, bright, ambitious young Hispanics give them a case of the cold robbies.

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                              • Floating down a creek on tubes at a reserve run by the Poarch Creek Nation the other day with my son when we passed a bend where a woman sat smoking, within a few feet of her child. As Jack floated by at distance he called out, "You shouldn't smoke or vape!"

                                I added, "My seven year old, the activist," thinking that would likely draw a chuckle or at least a context for understanding. Instead, the young woman declared my son rude before dropping a bit of language I won't repeat and informing me that her four year old was better behaved.


                                Surprised for the second time, I offered as evenly as I could, "You're smoking and cursing around that four year old." And then we were well beyond her and whatever else she might have said or considered was lost.
                                You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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