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It's All a Matter of Perspective

Two days ago I happened to be in the Black Forest, Germany, visiting some friends. Among the guests was a German retired couple. We chatted for a while and at some point he told me that his father had fallen in the Stalingrad war when he was still a little kid. 524 more words


Enduring Love

Shorter days surrender to a sky of crystal blue.
Woodland creatures make a last ditch effort to gather all they can,
Before an endless night creates a lifeless winter hue. 85 more words

Christian Devotions And Reflection

The great big beautiful tomorrow

My husband has a childhood memory seared permanently in his brain, and he has shared that with me on more than one occasion. He was talking to an older man in his neighborhood and apparently was whining about wanting school to be over for the year. 124 more words

It's Positivity Quote Time Again!!!!

Hello readers!  Do you know what time it is?  If you didn’t read the caption, then I’ll tell you…IT IS, IN FACT, POSITIVITY TIME!  The positivity posts might be my favorite to write just because, as you know, making others feel good makes me feel good.   306 more words


Exceeding our Limitations

Thursday September 18, 2014 #663

“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” 110 more words


Pessimism in Science Fiction: The USA is Worried It's Over the Hill

Is this my future? A big stinky onion future?


There has been a lot of talk about the pervasive pessimism in science fiction recently. Notably in the last couple of years, but there have been grumblings on the subject all the way back to the dawn of Cyberpunk with its dreary skies the color of television tuned to a dead channel. 641 more words

Science Fiction

The glass is always half-full

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 21-Aug-2014 issue

Winston Churchill famously said: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” We’ve all been through tough times at some point in our lives. 1,144 more words