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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross Monday in a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. 542 more words

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What can I do?

I look into the wide abyss.

The gates of heaven I clearly miss.

Who am I? Why should they care?

Life isn’t just nor is it fair. 370 more words


Strip of all pretense

I’m sorry for this rant. I’ve been trying hard to ignore everyone who posits one-sentence solutions to the Gaza conflict. It’s like constantly hearing people say that curing cancer is simple – just get the cancerous cells to stop multiplying, duh. 315 more words

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We’re in our third session at camp and, incredibly, there’s still time for me to teach three horsemanship classes per day.  I’ve also still got an advanced class, and I’m back to teaching one set of beginners – English-style, first up in the mornings.  557 more words

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Getting It Over And Done With.

Putting off tasks until later, or procrastination, is a common phenomenon, but new research suggests that “pre-crastination,” hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible, may also be common. 626 more words

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