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16th-Mar-2017 03:10 pm - Commas
Phoenix
Clarity is important. The lack of a comma (the serial, aka Oxford, comma, to be exact) made someone lose a court case.

Bahahahaha.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/15/health/oxford-comma-maine-court-case-trnd/index.html
5th-Mar-2017 05:04 pm - just a few quotations again
Phoenix
"Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success." (unknown)

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." (Theodore Roosevelt)

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." (Henry Ford)

"Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill)
4th-Mar-2017 09:38 am - Just some comics
Phoenix
I apologize for the sizing. LJ wasn't letting me format/resize them. They weren't even this big on the websites I snitched them from...


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The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom Mar 15, 2005 (taken from: http://www.gocomics.com/news/laugh-tracks/3750/punctuate-your-national-grammar-day-with-these-comics)


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Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson Sep 4, 2007 (taken from: http://www.gocomics.com/news/laugh-tracks/3750/punctuate-your-national-grammar-day-with-these-comics)


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(taken from: http://www.gocomics.com/news/laugh-tracks/3750/punctuate-your-national-grammar-day-with-these-comics)


And a short collection of comics spoofing the writing process <or, non-writing process> of Funky Winkerbean by Tom Batiuk (taken from: https://comicskingdom.com/comics)







23rd-Feb-2017 08:25 pm(no subject)
Phoenix
"All cruelty springs from weakness."    - Seneca

"Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become."   - Chris Hadfield

"To love at all is to be vulnerable."   - C. S. Lewis
21st-Feb-2017 02:19 pm(no subject)
Scotland bluebells
Hello?  Anyone there?  Guess not.








(And, yes, that's from a game. An old game.)
18th-Feb-2017 02:48 pm(no subject)
Cold Meadows
"Fate whispers to the warrior,
'You cannot withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back,
'I am the storm.'"
-author unknown
13th-Feb-2017 01:57 pm(no subject)
Lake Superior Sunset
Once again, my ability to concentrate has gone from low to nil. I can barely focus enough to read two pages, let alone craft new ones.
Phoenix
So, we've been singing this song at church lately: "Go Light Your World" by Chris Rice. I quite like it.

If the link works, video is here:


Song lyrics:
Go Light Your World By Chris Rice
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

We are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world


And, to go along with it, the reading from Sunday's mass was Matthew 5:14-16:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bushel. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."



I believe it was Ghandi who said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."
12th-Dec-2016 07:38 pm(no subject)
Cold Meadows
I just read someone else's post about Kishenehn Ranger Station (out in Glacier National Park) and the writer had posted pictures of the station buildings....it reminded me of the Cold Meadows Guard Station in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness...now I wanna go back there.

*sigh*

Must be time to pull out the photo albums...
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