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Glimpses of Grace Evening Devotion for April 24, 2017

Devotional Reading: John 17: 1-11

Text: Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.   197 more words

Vulgarians At The Gates

I’m a modern man, quasi-modern anyway, and yet, despite having read widely and having watched any number of foul-mouthed stand-up comedians and virtually everything Quentin Tarantino has written or directed, I am still a little bit shocked when I hear what was once called “blue” language or swearing – obscenities, anatomically graphic descriptions of perfectly normal bodily functions, and blasphemy. 1,135 more words

1/15/17 How Did You Vote?

That’s a purely rhetorical question. I really don’t want to know. Unfortunately, it is far more than rhetorical for others. For others, how I cast my vote is a defining factor on my worth as a human being. 2,350 more words

Quote of the Day

You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game as you are for the great game, or else you won’t be prepared for the great one.

—Red Barber

Leadership

Good-bye Vin Scully

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who works the radio side on his own, is retiring from 67 years’ painting the word picture. The Bronx native and… 106 more words

Baseball

catbird seat

In a superior or advantageous position. “Sitting pretty”!

“The catbird seat” is an American idiom used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand in all types of dealings, but often used in describing sports. 354 more words

Phrase Sources

Boomer's going, going ...

At some point after the upcoming football season, Chris Berman apparently will depart ESPN, where he hosts “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown.” With the Worldwide Leader in Sports in expense-cutting mode, it makes sense the brass would be eager to ease a big salary (reportedly about $3 million a year) out the door with a contract expiring. 306 more words

TV/radio