WHERE IS WINTER?

 

View north along Centreville Road (Virginia State Secondary Route 657) at Franklin Farm Road in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia during a period of heavy snow in the Blizzard of 2016 (from here)
View north along Centreville Road (Virginia State Secondary Route 657) at Franklin Farm Road in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia during a period of heavy snow in the Blizzard of 2016 (from here)

Just for fun, I googled “where is winter”. Obviously, it has not been around here in Gainesville, VA lately.

Check out:

On the other hand, January 2017 ranks as top 5 warmest in more than a dozen states. Enjoy while it lasts.

 

When the World Goes Mad, the Mad Take a Leave

Today was the first day of my retirement, and I was thinking I could not have written a better post to get the point across.

We retire because of old age = health is going, going, going,….
That means:
more hospital visits = heartless bureaucracy
Social Security = heartless bureaucracy
Medicare = heartless bureaucracy
military retirement = heartless bureaucracy
pension plan = heartless bureaucracy

Still, until I um mm, burnout, it beats what use to be my day job.

Thumbs up!

See, there's this thing called biology...

A big hazard of my job is burnout. One must always be on guard for too many things starting to rot your soul. Soul rot is a terrible thing, it’s worse than toenail fungus.

I spent the first half of the month wondering if all the crazy people had been infected by some yet unknown brain parasite, and the second half of the month actually wishing a good amoeba would take them all out. That’s burnout.

Health care, so I’ve spent my life actually working my way down the corporate ladder finally landing on the bottom, always trying to figure out how to make it work because I love what I do and I like people. Maybe if I reduce my hours, maybe if do home care, maybe if I just spend the rest of the week building myself back up ….

I just can’t do it anymore, it’s rotting…

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Evolution and Modern Racism

It is one of the stranger things about the Bible. People read the Bible, and they find things in it that are not there at all.

In his post altruistico writes about evolution and modern racism. It is worthwhile to read his post for another as well, however. Racists attempted to use the Bible to justify racism well before the 19th Century, and some still attempt to use what they say the says Bible to justify racism or to point to the Bible as racist.

Thus, altruistico’s post should serve as a warning. We must be careful to find in the Bible only what is there, no more and no less. We must strive to allow the Bible to speak for itself. We must not attempt to put our words in God’s mouth.

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Some people today, especially those of anti-Christian opinions, have the mistaken notion that the Bible prescribes permanent racial divisions among men and is, therefore, the cause of modern racial hatreds. As a matter of fact, the Bible says nothing whatever about race. Neither the word nor the concept of different “races” is found in the Bible at all. As far as one can learn from a study of Scripture, the writers of the Bible did not even know there were distinct races of men, in the sense of black and yellow and white races, or Caucasian and Mongol and Negroid races, or any other such divisions.

The Biblical divisions among men are those of “tongues, families, nations, and lands” (Genesis 10:5,20,31) rather than races. The vision of the redeemed saints in heaven (Revelation 7:9) is one of “all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues”, but…

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