Posts Categorized: miscellaneous

Post-election thoughts

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We, in the United States, have just come out of a historic election. It is an election that put many people between a rock and a hard place. There was so much hate on each side for the candidates we were given. Many people voted on policy, even though they couldn’t stand behind either of… Read more »

Rich man, poor man

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In all these years I’ve lived a privileged life, I never realized something until watching two documentaries the other day. One, called Human. The other called Living on One Dollar. Both can be found on YouTube. The realizations were about poverty. I remember my days of scraping to get by. Of working really hard to… Read more »

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It sounds so nice, doesn’t it? And then there’s this. (link to the book) Yup. That just about sums it… Read more »

Illogical English

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Just a little bit of silliness…. I want to start a petition. A petition to Webster’s Dictionary or the dictionary gods that be, to reverse the definitions of lose and loose. I’d go after the founders of the English language, but they’re long gone. And who were they, anyway, and what were they smoking? Does… Read more »

I choose not to remember

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This post may not be popular, not at all. But I want you to think about what I am about to say…. Every time September 11th rolls around I cringe. Seriously, I want to curl up and hibernate until it is over. And for the few days leading up and following it. Why? Because I… Read more »

A Christmas Reflection

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Every year when I sit down to write our Christmas letter, I start reflecting on God, and Christmas, and feel like writing a Christmas letter is just fluff. What is this phenomenon? Is it wrong to share a year in the life of the Samoiloffs with my friends and family? To catch them up on… Read more »

A new look – welcome summer

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Sometimes circumstances get you up off your butt and doing what you’ve been putting off. When I first put up my blog, I chose a responsive wordpress theme – which means it “responds” to the size of your browser, phone, tablet; adjusting so that you don’t have to pinch and zoom to read a post…. Read more »

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