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November 30th, 2008 | Author:

Looking at this picture of our very comfortable, arthritic 10-year-old dog named Sugar, whose favorite place is the middle of our bed, you would never guess the ruckus she can still cause. [You would also never guess that underneath that old sheet she's laying on is a beautiful handmade quilt given to us by my sister-in-law. When we no longer have a dog, I'll actually get to see it once in a while.] But back to the ruckus, and here’s your first clue:


Yes, we have Amish in our area, and they go by our house in their buggies on a fairly regular basis. The thing is, horses do not sound like cars, or even trucks, and Sugar is well aware of this fact. And given that her ears are still keener than mine, sometimes it takes me a minute to catch on to the fact that …. A HORSE IS COMING!!! A HORSE IS COMING!!! all said in ear-piercing doggy language. When this appears …


… the previously dead-to-the-world arthritic dog who can hardly get herself down the stairs, leaps to her feet and morphs into a suddenly young puppy with a very big mouth, running from window to window, telling us in detail about this equine invasion of her territory. [Her territory includes anything within hearing range.]

Dogs. Ya gotta lov’em.

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November 29th, 2008 | Author:

Here are the results of a poll taken to determine Obama’s mandate. (HT, once again, to Ogre!)

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November 29th, 2008 | Author:

Those of us in upstate New York tend to whine and complain this time of year: gray November, dull November, cold and color-less November. When we’ve had a glorious in-your-face cornucopia of color like we did this past month, it’s even worse.

This very short video is a collection of pictures I took out my back window, from green on October 3rd to bare bones on November 18th.

Beautiful, wasn’t it?

But now I’m going to radically break with local tradition, stop whining, and suggest that God has not left us color-less. It’s not that November is gray and depressing. It’s that we need to slow down and look a little closer. Here’s another collection taken out my side window, between November 17th and November 29th. I’ll have more variety in this one as the winter progresses, but here’s a sampling of the colors of gray November.

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November 27th, 2008 | Author:

I invite you to join me in thanking God for all the blessings He provides – those we like, and those we don’t like. In the same way that most kids don’t like to eat their vegetables, often we don’t know what’s good for us. Thank God that He does, and that He provides.

I pray you all have a blessed day.

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November 26th, 2008 | Author:

I hope you went to read the link from my previous post about the world financial crisis. Because Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, published The Plan in 2006, that details his agenda for “universal civilian service” for all our 18-to-25-year-olds – which Obama supports. I’ve posted on this before, but JD Tuccille has a new slant on the whole thing.

If you add these two concepts together – a one-world economy and US slave labor – you have to realize that they already own our money and our kids. The only thing they’ve left us is our souls, so I hope you haven’t sold yours.

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