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Barry Shaffner
Worked at Compass Worship Church
Attended Appalachian State University
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My posting for Heroes Con 2015 seems to have gone like my posting for this year, very poor.  I did get all my pictures posted on Google +.  I guess I didn't feel like it mattered since I never got included in the Heroes Con B...
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Life really has sapped the writing energy from me.  I took that second job and it did help with money issues, but the time schedule and the way it messed with my diabetes running made me have no energy.  I read stuff and even...
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I did it!  Got a new Flashback Friday up.  Now time to crash.
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I really have not meant to be gone so long.  The second job and my health have eaten away my resolve to make my posts.  I have plenty of Ultraverse titles to do Malibu or Mantra Mondays, I just need to do them.  Even with the...
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I need one of these.  If I ever have an office (given up on that dream) this would be so awesome.  What would be totally cool would be to have a room only accessible by going through this TARDIS which is converted to the door.
 
This TARDIS Bookshelf Is a ‘Doctor Who’ Lover’s Dream!

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Here is the Sunday pics of my trip to Heroes Con and Charlotte.  More to come on the Blog this week.

#heroescon #heroesconvention #heroesarenthardtofind #charlottenc  
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Been too tired to blog so am just posting for now.  Here are Friday pics.

#heroescon #heroesconvention #heroesarenthardtofind #charlottenc  
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Last night we lost a dog.  Her name was Polly and she was a very small Beagle.  I don't have any pics of her, like most of our rabbit hunting dogs.  Dad's a bit superstitious that way.  She was given to us.  In fact she just showed up one day.  i went to the dog lot and in the lot where all the boys were I saw a dog I did not recognize.  It was Polly.

Soon I would call her Hateful.  See Polly did not like being around other dogs much.  She might tolerate them for a bit, but eventually she would be mean to those she could.  Eventually she would in up in a lot by herself.  Now that lasted as long as it could.  Polly was an escape artist.  One of those rare breed of dogs that has never met a lot she could not find a way out of and be running free.  Dad gave up as she would also cause the escape of other dogs.  Soon she was loose around the house.

Being loose mellowed her a bit.  She never went off far from the house.  She was fiercely protective of "her" territory.  Other dogs had better look out.  She would run even German Shepherds back to their houses.  That was a funny sight.  She also took up to sleeping in an old handmade rocking chair.  Basically tore the woven bottom making it fit her body.  It was nice to be able to go outside and sit in my rocking chair and pet her as she slept or was "on guard."  I soon left the name Hateful behind and gave her a new nickname, Little Bit. 

What got her killed was a bad new habit.  It started with anything odd, school buses, mopeds, those all terrain golf carts.  She would take in after them.  Dad was scolding her, but yesterday a simple car got her.  Our neighbor was checking on his daughters horses that are in our pasture and as he left he was to stop and get some pepper plants.  Polly decided to go after the car.  She was not seen, darting from behind a bush near the road.  She crossed in front and then the mistake, she crossed back.  He didn't even know she was there until the car ran her over.  Not his fault, all hers.

Dad buried her this morning.  It is going to be different.  She is one of those dogs that was a companion and always there.  I am going to miss her.

RIP Polly.
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She is already causing an absence.  The ironic thing is Dad was figuring another of the Dogs that run loose was pushing his luck by traveling into the edge of town. 
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I will most likely not get a Flashback Friday up tonight.  We are getting ready to have a Youth Fundraiser for Summer Camp, a Yard Sale.  The best thing was that I was able to at long last get back to Campbell University Divi...
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Events in the world, United States, and North Carolina have me just feeling so powerless.  I have little power to stand up, and if I do I have to be ready to face reprisals because of where I live.  Being a Christian that does not agree with the hate that has been growing in my religion does not compute  in my rural Southern area.  But nooses at Duke University and the NC General Assembly having its own Religious Restoration Freedom Act has just made the world a bit sadder.  The idea that corporations can hold religious beliefs is just crazy and the fact that the State that had Baptist push for the Bill of Rights now being so far from the history of when religous freedom really was threatened scares me.  Religious people came here to be free of businesses discriminating against them, of having government rules infringe upon their beliefs and life.  Now these "institutions are helping to indoctrinate hate and the belief that God is OK with it.  Guess that is why this pic I re-read on my Blog reminded me of why we must speak out when something is wrong.

Government Sanctioned Hate and Discrimination of any people group is WRONG!
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Private business ARE indeed people. They're started and run by individuals.
The thing about this Law, whether you believe it singles out one group or not is that it's broad enough that ANY religion or group can employ its merit. I'm not saying you're wrong for not agreeing with it, just that YOU still have the CHOICE to employ the Law or not. And for the people and places that DO, you can show your lack of support by not patroning them.
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I am a comic book geek and avid reader.  I love books with women who dish out justice with a sword in my favorite books.  I love TV, but watch less than I use to do.  I have a boring life really.


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  • Appalachian State University
    History, 1991 - 1996
  • Campbell University Divinity School
    Master of Divivnity in Christian Education, 1997 - 2000
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I try to teach and show kids what it means to follow Jesus Christ. I try and provide a haven and place for kids that might just need a place to be accepted. It is not easy in this judgemental world we live in.
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I have the skill of being able to talk about random stuff. I have a skill which works well because I am in a job that has kids involved, most kids like me. Maybe it is because I can still enjoy child-like things or maybe I just try and let them decide if I can be a part of their world. Outside of my job that would not be a good skill to brag about. I wish I had mad monkey ninja skills, but one can dream.
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  • Compass Worship Church
    Christian Life Pastor, 2011
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The best place to get meat in the Tri-County area. Awesome service and great people.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Pop Pop's closed over a year ago.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This is a long time place to get a great meal. Sundays there is a pick your meat and two vegetables that has the line formed around the inside of the place. In the Summer this is the place for Shakes and Ice Cream. The majority of meat and vegetable served come from local businesses and dealers. You are likely to see just about anybody you know at Speedy Chef. Oh, they also are very generous to local Schools, Churches, and other groups.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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One of my favorite places to eat. You can get alot of food for a reasonable price. Staff is friendly and nice. I love that they have bar-b-que wings. I also like that they do a good job labeling what is on the buffet. Take out is awesome as well. I eat there many time in a month.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have been a customer of Theo since he had the House of Pizza up the road. Theo's is a popular place in Jonesville and has been for many years. It is similar, with better food, to Olive Garden. Prices are moderate and it has a weekly lunch buffet that most people take advantage of when there. I love the Grilled Chicken Pizza. Just the cheese and chicken on garlic buttered crust. Veal and Chicken Parmesan are excellent. There is a new dish I will probably misspell, Veal spicotti. Love it. There wings are a treat as well. We get them to serve at the Family reunion.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago