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Brian Gill
Works at the Brian H. Gill Company
Attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Lives in the heart of Darkest Minnesota
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"... Noticing 'Wonderful Things'

"I'm not sure why some folks associate 'being religious' with moping around, brooding on the futility of it all and how everybody should act as if their pet canary died.

"I understand feeling tired, guilty, and dragging through the day. Decades of undiagnosed major depression saw to that, and that's another topic.

"But we live in a universe filled with wonders: a beautiful, ordered cosmos; unfolding in accord with physical laws which we are beginning to understand...."

http://catholiccitizenamerica.blogspot.com/2015/01/alien-worlds-martian-methane-looking.html#noticing
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Imagine? Not on that scale: not the way I can imagine walking along a sidewalk, +Gloria J. Pinsker. :)

'Imagining' the phenomenon in the sense of trying to wrap my mind around it? That, I've tried - with limited success. The math is beyond my level - but the logic is straightforward enough, although rather far-removed from everyday experience.

(Wikipedia has a pretty good page on this subjected: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_expansion_of_space )
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"... Destroying the Poor, the Rat Race, and Me

Adad-nirari III's death was bad news or good news: depending on whether you're looking at the Neo-Assyrian Empire's ambitions, or prosperity in places like Urartu, Judah, and Israel.

Like I said earlier, prosperity isn't bad. What matters is how we deal with good times, which brings me to last week's rant from Amos...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/amos-and-social-justice/#destroying
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That's odd. I've been trying to post something here under "New Blog Post," but instead of the "16h", "38m", or whatever in the upper right corner, the post has "Upcoming" - - - then when I come back, it's gone.

If it's the Google Plus AI getting bucky, there's most likely nothing I can do.

My other activity here seems to be going normally, so that's good news.
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"I think social justice is a good idea.

"I'd better explain that.

"I think acting as if people matter is a good idea: all people, not just the ‘right' ones.

"I'll be talking about 'the poor of the land,' private property, the universal destination of goods, and a job that's not even close to being done...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/amos-and-social-justice/
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A Father's Love Letter
Near the end of our time together, one of the inmates took a hand-written, folded letter on notebook paper from his bible. He asked if he could read it and he did. It was a Fathers letter and every line was taken from scripture. 
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"There's nothing wrong with prosperity, by itself. As 1 Timothy 6:10 and Hebrews 13:5 say, it's love of money that gets us in trouble.

"Some Saints, like Francis and Claire, both of Assisi, were poor. Others, like Elizabeth of Hungary and Sir Thomas More, were anything but....

"...Personal wealth or poverty don't matter, apart from providing different opportunities and obstacles. What matters is how we decide to use what we've got...."

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For his part, Kaepernick has been more than respectful of those who have registered their disapproval of his protest, as his meeting in San Diego with Army veteran Nate Boyer demonstrates. 
It occurred to me that I haven't been posting much recently. No sooner than I thought that I ran across an article this morning that provoked me into a response: "Bobby Knight says if it were up to him, he'd 'have gotten rid ...
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"... The Universal Destination of Goods

"Communal living isn't a new idea....

"...Forsaking worldly goods and living apart is an option, not a requirement. But there's a long tradition of monks and hermits who took that path. The vowed, folks in religious orders, chose one of the three kinds of vocation. (Catechism, 871–873)

"Most of us are part of the lay faithful: folks who '…participate in their own way in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly functions of Christ….'..."

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"I think social justice is a good idea.

"I'd better explain that.

"I think acting as if people matter is a good idea: all people, not just the ‘right' ones.

"I'll be talking about 'the poor of the land,' private property, the universal destination of goods, and a job that's not even close to being done...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/amos-and-social-justice/
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"I think social justice is a good idea.

"I'd better explain that.

"I think acting as if people matter is a good idea: all people, not just the ‘right' ones.

"I'll be talking about 'the poor of the land,' private property, the universal destination of goods, and a job that's not even close to being done...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/amos-and-social-justice/
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Our pets and farm animals constantly surprised us, especially when they reflected unconditional love to other animals
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Our pets and farm animals constantly surprised us, especially when they reflected unconditional love to other animals
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Work
Occupation
writer, blogger, artist
Skills
Research, writing, graphic design. I get along pretty well with computers, and make a decent pot of coffee.
Employment
  • the Brian H. Gill Company
    writer, blogger, artist, 1997 - present
  • Vocational Biographies
    1986 - 2006
  • Pellegrini Refrigeration
    1978 - 1979
  • Steiger Tractor
    1983 - 1983
  • KDSU-FM
    1984 - 1985
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
the heart of Darkest Minnesota
Previously
Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Dunseith, North Dakota - San Francisco, California - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Fargo, North Dakota - Moorhead, Minnesota - Urbana, Illinois
Story
Tagline
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."
Introduction
I'm a sixty-something married guy with six kids, four surviving, in a small central Minnesota town.

One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run a factory; another is a cartoonist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters, and has a day job.

I mostly write and make the occasional bit of digital art.

I'm only interested in three things:
  • That which exists within the universe
  • That which exists beyond
  • That which might exist
Bragging rights
Logged six decades on Firebase Earth, so far; Still curous, learning; Married once; Six kids, four surviving.
Education
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
    1969 - 1974
  • North Dakota State University
    1982 - 1985
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Male
Other names
Brian H. Gill, Aluwir, Norski
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NASA's portal for news about the latest exoplanet discoveries, the Kepler mission, planet hunters, and more.

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Yesterday......Paradise, lost.
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The Fragility of Life CatholicMom.com
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David Torkington Author & Speaker
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A Reflection on Martin Buber I don't think Mr. Hogg would have been employed in the first place had his predecessor not suddenly dropped dea

Don't Ever Stop Gazing at the Crucified Christ
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If you want to be filled with hope, do as St. Bernard suggests:

New Contributor's Button and Request for Bios
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At the suggestion of Jeannie Ewing, I just whipped up a contributor's button for writers to put on their blogs, if they so wish, with a link

Five Things To Remember On April 4
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Two Catholic Men and a Blog: Illusion of the Day
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We need some fire! People only listen to a really excited speaker. Muster up some excitement for the Gospel! “I don't think the purpose of V