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How fleas brought me closer to God

It’s been a ridiculously bad year. For fleas, that is. Something about the summer being so hot with little rain, blah blah blah, I didn’t really listen because all I could see is the wretched fleas jumping off the carpet, biting my ankles and hitching rides on my dog into my house. Last week, there were about a hundred. Today, there were about 20. Things get better and then worse and then better again. I’m itchy just thinking about it ... (Continue reading)

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Oh…bama

Oh...bama

Last night a well known—and well loved—celebrity retweeted the comment, "The two rape guys lost." I can accept that people have different political views. Even when the answer seems so obvious: I can accept that people do not see it. What I can't accept is the kind of ignorance and offensiveness that lets you say, "The two rape guys lost." This is where the discussion is? Calling republicans ... (Continue reading)

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How to fix a phone line

Running a phone line is, according to every tutorial on the internet, one of the simplest, most basic, and least dangerous wiring tasks that an amateur can attempt. There are only two wires involved—a red one and a green one. The task begins with simply locating the Network Interface Unit (the outside portion) and the phone jack that the wire has to go to (the inside portion). The Network Interface Unit gets unplugged from the network, so as to prevent ... (Continue reading)

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The memorial of our Redemption

Remembrance Day is this Sunday. It is the most important annual memorial celebration in our national life as Canadians, and a day we share with millions and millions of people in numerous countries. We recall and praise those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the struggle for peace and against tyranny. We observe a reverent silence. The celebration of the most holy Eucharist is called a "memorial." But it is different from all others. We must not take this word ... (Continue reading)

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A call to arms

In this battle over what is best for our failing economy and whether we are going to find another job or make ends meet, we have forgotten something so vital that our Founding Fathers are currently rolling in their graves. We have forgotten that our freedoms are not free hand-me-downs that, once implemented, are untouchable—we have forgotten that our freedoms are living principles that must be fought for and protected—kept safe from those who would rather see us slaves to ... (Continue reading)

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The road not taken

Four years ago, Barack Obama touted “change” and “hope”—his platform was that Bush’s policies weren’t working, so it was necessary to switch directions and try something new. Fast forward four years, and we are suffering from 7.9% unemployment—a number that has stayed steady for 42 months straight with no signs of improvement—and a 16 trillion dollar debt—6 trillion more than what it was four years ago. Barack Obama said very clearly in his 2008 campaign that if he could ... (Continue reading)

Blessings of monotony

In the vast collection of literature that has been written throughout the history of mankind, the one thing that all books have in common is that they reflect some bit of truth about the lives of the people who wrote them. Some of them reflect the world very well, and in those reflections one sees very clearly truths and connections that are often hidden by “real life.” Others are blurred or distorted connections, and the few truths ... (Continue reading)

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What movie stars don’t have

I imagine that many movie stars (I’ve noticed that many are much smaller than they appear on film) need to buy up the space around them because their egos are so big they can’t share the area around them for a hundred-mile radius. So they buy sprawling ranches in Texas, or 25,000 square-foot homes in Malibu, and they live there—maybe with one other person. “More money than brains,” my mom used to say. Who actually needs 25,000 square feet of ... (Continue reading)

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Nuns on the Bus

Ah, Nuns on the Bus. What a fantastic, dedicated, orthodox pillar of Catholicism this group is. It abides by the Magisterium, is obedient to the Pope, and is doctrinally sound. Oh, wait. It's not. Nuns on the Bus is made up of the liberal-progressive leftovers of the 1960s feminist movement, armed to the teeth with propaganda that has no economic, factual, or religious truth. The nuns denounce GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan, saying the Ryan Budget ... (Continue reading)

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