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ranting & raving about stuff that gets me on my high horse or rips my nightie with more than a question or two thrown in because I don't understand the world around me

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Phones constantly demand our attention and others expect we will be slavishly devoted to whatever notification pops up in front of us.

Can God be in a moment of we aren't in a moment?

I am amazed at how many words can be made with just 5 or 6 letters. I've been playing Wordscape and often look at a humble of letters with just one vowel without seeing even a single word .Then eventually you've made half a dozen, maybe even a dozen (or more) words!

Faith is not a performance, religion is.
Faith is not a list of rules, religion is.
Faith is not superficial, religion may be.

In less than 24 hours I've received 2 unsolicited but very complimentary comments through email. It makes a difference when people notice your contributions and I hope I do the same for others.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

When I am hosting someone I want them to tell me when they want a drink, if they need timeout, whether it is too hot or cold. When I am being hosted I don't like asking for most of these things for fear I'll be seen as high maintenance!

I'm continually shocked at how little understanding of what I consider simple IT matters so many people have. Things like passwords mystify people as do simple dialogue boxes. People will stop not knowing what to do when a dialogue box tells them, "that password is too short, try again and use at least 6 characters." They claim don't know what to do!!

Judgement comes quickly when someone does something we wouldn't. If only we invested that energy into understanding what drives their behavior. They will have a story, a reason, a method. Afterall, we would want to explain our decisions to those who will judge and criticise our decisions.

We spend too much time and effort trying to get people to understand our perspective and not enough attempting to understand theirs.