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Standards of excellence... or not

Do standards matter and are they worth teaching and preserving?

A month or so ago, I stitched this small American-themed design to add to my “I love America” room, which is the foyer by my front door.  

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GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the roll-out of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry. 566 more words


Robots may build your next home

The future of US homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction.

At Blueprint Robotics in Baltimore, she works in a factory that builds houses like cars, on an assembly line, using robots that fire thousands of nails into studs each day and never miss. 900 more words


Words of Torah from Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Once there was a stuffed rabbit who yearned to be Real. His Boy loved him so dearly that he became Real in the eyes of the Boy — but when living bunnies caught sight of him, they laughed, because they knew he was only a toy, unable to run and play with the real rabbits. 760 more words

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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS for this week are going up late ...

… due to computer problems. :-(

Operator error. Yikes! 

“People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.” Adam Osborne

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is it possible (or desirable) to hold two divergent opinions at the same time?

Songs of Innocence and of Experience / Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul 1789 – 1794 / The Author & Printer W. Blake… 1,791 more words

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Still Learning...

The subject of learning is getting to be an ongoing thread within my blog, but I don’t think this is a bad thing! I still very much find it to be… 459 more words

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