Archive | November, 2011

What Are You Thankful For…?

24 November 2011

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I’m thankful for so much…for my family and these four very different and awesome kiddos that I love more every day; for living in a country where we still do have many freedoms that the vast majority of people worldwide do not have; for a God who loves us, and for doors He opens as […]

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Occupy Movement: The Duck Test

21 November 2011

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This will probably be the last post on the Occupy movement for a long, long time…further proof that there is a God and He is merciful. This journey was about discovering not only what the group was about, but to hear it from those participating. I wanted to believe they truly wanted to represent the […]

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Mr. Mom Time…

19 November 2011

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Twice a year JoAnn goes off on a retreat that is usually 3 days and 3 nights (leaves Thursday afternoon, returns Sunday evening), leaving me to man the house, take care of the kiddos, and, of course, work.  Makes for an interesting Thursday and Friday at times… This time has been, thus far, far easier […]

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Occupy Groups…What Do You Want?

18 November 2011

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In my engagement with a local Occupy group, we’ve had some good dialog. I’ve tried to be open to the dialog, and at this blog have not yet had any need to not approve any comments. I think I’ve done a fair job of providing my perspective, though some of that will be forthcoming: I’m […]

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Visiting Occupy Tacoma…

12 November 2011

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Today was the day. After receiving the invite, I brought the two oldest kiddos with me for a visit to the encampment and talk with the occupiers about what the movement is about. The bringing of the kids was partly strategic, partly logistic. The strategic part came from my own personal experiences counter-protesting in 2003 […]

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The Invite from Occupy Tacoma…

6 November 2011

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My comments about Occupy Tacoma have caught some attention. And it is true–I’ve made some assumptions about Occupy Tacoma without having visited myself, but these assumptions are completely baseless, but have been formed from the reports of the actions of other Occupy groups, as well as my personal experience counter-protesting similar groups in 2003 in […]

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