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It’s Pentecost Sunday! Happy Birthday to the Church, in all its denominations!


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I'm on fire to correct grammar this morning.
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TWITTER is down again

Time to reshare and welcome the world to G+
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She's Probably Dancing With Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Right About Now!

Let's face it, the kid had talent and class ... throughout her life. She was cute, sure, but her performances were delightful. Her services to her country in later life are a benchmark for other diplomats. She will be missed.

RIP, Shirley Temple

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One of the greats!
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Despite his statement, Representative Michael Grimm doesn't "get" the concepts of professionalism and respect.

In a statement after he threatened to break a reporter in half like a boy, and allegedly threatened to throw him off the balcony, NY Rep. Grimm said that he expects to be treated with professionalism and respect. He also said that he didn't have time for the reporter's questions, yet he had time to twice return to the reporter and complain about the reporter's questions while physically threatening that reporter. 

I sincerely hope that the House of Representatives takes some action against him.  Even if it's only a slap on the wrist, they have to go on record against what this (so-called) man did.

#currentevents   #grimm   #michaelgrimm   #repmichaelgrimm  

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He's made a more appropriate apology now, but he should still be censured.
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There Were TWO Shootings Today In Nevada!

You've probably heard about the Middle School Shooting, but here's another one that happened today in the state of Nevada, this one in Las Vegas.

#currentevents   #breakingnews   #Nevadashooting  

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Breaking News:  Floods In Boulder Colorado

The news stories are full of phrases like "wall of water," and reports of benign creeks becoming raging torrents.

Some students have been evacuated from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

This sounds pretty bad.

#currentevents   #breakingnews  

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This Is Amazing! Hoping It Leads To True Ecumenism

1700 years after the first one, the Church both East and West may hold a Council in Nicea.

Even though the Church had its first major split several hundred years later (the split which created the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church), the Council of Nicea in 325 was a true milestone in Church history. It pretty much consolidated the Christian faith for all time. The fact that both major branches of the Church are even considering  going back is huge!

The Creed that came out of that historic Council ... The Nicene Creed ... is still the best explanation of Christian belief in existence. Both East and West (yes, including a lot of Protestants) use it in worship and teaching. I applaud Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew for agreeing to this. I fervently hope it comes to fruition.

#currentevents   #religioninlife   #Catholicchurch   #theoneholycatholicandapostolicchurch   #Easternorthodox  

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In 2025, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians could go back to the place where early followers of Jesus tried to create a consensus among all of Christendom.
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In choir, we used to sing it. I still remember that tune, as well. Used to enjoy singing it, BTW.
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A Funny Moment In Tonight's Olympic Closing Ceremony

Who says the Russians don't have a sense of humor about themselves?

In a satire of the opening ceremonies, hundreds of dancers form a giant representation of the Olympic Rings, and one of the rings doesn't form correctly!

This was reported by the BBC.

#currentevents   #popculture   #SochiOlympics   #closingceremony   #humor  

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Breaking News: Ukrainian President Apparently Gone!

The BBC is also reporting that the Presidential palace is empty and there is no police or guard presence nearby.

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#currentevents   #Kiev   #Ukraine   #Ukraineprotests

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Good News For Cell Phone And Other Mobile Device Users

It's about time!

One of the most frustrating aspects of the personal computing movement over the last twenty years, at least for me, has been the fact that there is no standardized cord for charging your devices. The news in this article sounds promising.

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#electronicomm   #cellphones   #mobilecomputing

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The New York Times is reporting that singer Pete Seeger has died at age 94
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The Season's Newest Epic Action Movie?

This is hilarious!

Tip o' the hat to +Stephanie Van Pelt 

#humor   #popculture  

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In case you haven't seen this yet... this is what YouTube is for. A chance to see trailers for the new, heart-pounding action movie - Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Wait, what?

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classic film only bettered in my opinion, (and it is just mine) ,by Life of Brian
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I'm a wordsmith. I like saying things that are interesting, entertaining, provocative, or all three. I'm also a musician, and have been for over fifty years. And although it isn't often listed as a skill, I'm a reader. My comprehension is very good, and I have some analytical skills.
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Monotheist. Writer. Cyberspace traveler.
This profile, most probably, will always be a work in progress.  As am I.  My life has been in a state of change for a long time, so keeping up with an accurate description is a full time job.

And, after all ... life is like riding a bicycle.  If you don't keep moving, you fall down.


That's the tartan of the Ross clan (Scottish) at the top of this page, in case you were wondering.


Rules for Commenting on my Posts

Discussions in the comments of all my posts is welcome.  There are only two rules.

1) Be civil, please.  Any comment promoting violence or other hurtful acts will be deleted.

2) Stay within the subject of the post, please.  Any comment about a different subject, or any comment that merely says “Hi” to someone -- even me -- without adding to the discussion will be considered spam, and will be dealt with accordingly.


My Topics and Notification Circles

I regularly postr on several different topics here on the big G+.  They are listed below.  If any (or all) of them are what you’re looking for, send me a message.  Just tell me which topics you want and I’ll add you to the appropriate circle; then I will notify you when a post on that topic comes up.

Here’s the good part:  That’s the only  notification I do!  I don’t constantly fill the “notification bell” with red numbers; I will let you know only about the subjects for which you’re opted in.

Here are my topics, along with the relevant hashtags, descriptions, and links to example posts for each.

Current Events (hashtag #currentevents)
In the Current Events posts I link to a news article and add a commentary of my own.  Yes, I do have opinions, and I’m not afraid to share them.
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Popular Culture (#popculture)
The Popular Culture posts are links to articles about music, movies, theater, television, celebrities and other aspects of popular culture, along with commentary.
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Religion in Life  (#religioninlife)
I’m a firm believer in the power and ability of religion to add quality, value and direction to life.
Click here for examples of Religion in Life

Carpe Dais!  (#carpedais)
This is my blog.  (The name means "Seize the stage," and is a tongue-in-cheek reference to my desire to say something about anything)
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Musings  (#musings)
I use the Musings posts to share what other writers and thinkers have come up with.  This includes notable quotations, provocative blog posts and posts from others on Google+ and other social media. I add my own two cents into the mix, and welcome contributions to the conversation from others.
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Humor (#humor)
I like a funny story as much as the next guy. Maybe more. The Humor posts are just to liven things up.
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Electronic Communications  (#electronicomm)
We are connected electronically in many ways:  personal phones, tablets, social media, etc. The Electronic Communications posts look at the ways this affects our culture, and also looks at news and events that affect our means of communications.
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Been involved with Google+ since the beginning: started in July 2011. Ran a business in a virtual environment. Traveled Europe with a choir, staying in private homes, twice!
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