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Check out my new post! Tips for camping with babies & toddlers. Yes, it can be done.
Some of you like the idea of camping, but your kids are still very young and in diapers. Or you may even have a newborn. Don't rule out a fun camping weekend just yet! Camping with babies and toddlers does take some extra pla...
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What else is there to say ;-)

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then call the repair man before you waste more time and money! lol
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Absolutely! Coffee should be a govt.-subsidized medication.

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“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”
#Coffee  #CoffeeShops #CoffeeLovers   
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That sounds awesome!
One thing that missionary kids excell at is in reveling in their natural habitat. From swings to elaborate treehouses from which to launch on zip lines, we certainly created plenty of opportunities for thrills.  Even whe...
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Good morning. Korrine
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Sometimes we all need some General Behavioral Guidelines

Some general ways to behave online, in order to get the best out of the internet.
Some general ways to behave online, in order to get the best out of the internet.
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Doug Phillips is a big deal in the hard-patriarchy, homeschooling, Christian community.

His despicable, hypocritical, evil actions must be exposed.
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I also have (incredibly tame) mix tapes I wish I'd kept.
Confession time: when I was 15, I had this amazing mix tape with country music on it.  I thought it was heavy metal because I'd been taught all music with a beat was "rock," and therefore evil, and the designation, "heavy met...
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I was at the concert, and I was SO IMPRESSED with you two! And it takes a LOT to impress me. Keegan & Katie, be proud of yourselves!
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Parenting: Two to Three Years
I know I'm not posting regularly, so thanks to those of you who are sticking around! To be honest, it's extremely difficult emotionally for me to look back at what I did in ignorance when I know now how damaging my choices were. So, I've already made posts ...
I know I'm not posting regularly, so thanks to those of you who are sticking around! To be honest, it's extremely difficult emotionally for me to look back at what I did in ignorance when I know now how damaging my choices we...
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A recollection by +Alistair McHarg of the very first Earth Day. Please leave all comments & plusses on the original post. Thanks!
 
As many of you know, my father, Ian McHarg, helped create the modern environmental movement and was among the founders of Earth Day. This story recalls the very first Earth Day in 1970, and a memorable encounter between my dad and another speaker, celebrated Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg.

When I think about Philadelphia’s Belmont Plateau on April 22, 1970, I don’t think about thousands of stoned out hippies basking in the sun, reveling in the nation’s first Earth Day. I don’t think about Ralph Nader, Dune author Frank Herbert, Nobel Prize winning Harvard Biochemist, George Wald, or Senator Ed Muskie.

What I do recall is an enthusiastic set by Native American rock group, Redbone; a bizarre, almost disturbing appearance by Beat Poet legend, Allen Ginsberg; and a characteristically inflammatory performance by my father, Ian McHarg. My dad, let it be said, cut a dashing figure and was at the very zenith of his popularity at the time. Ginsberg listened to every word like a man entranced. As my father stepped away from the podium, Ginsberg leaped from his chair, wrapped him in a bear hug and planted an enthusiastic, heartfelt kiss of appreciation right on his lips.

There, before God and thousands of witnesses, my father lived his worst nightmare. On the one hand, he was receiving adulation from a bona fide legend, and my dad was impressed by celebrity in a way that is, perhaps, unique to celebrities; people who dearly believe in the idea that being known has intrinsic value. So, feigning happiness was mandatory. On the other hand, he was a fearsome individual with a passion for intimidation - war hero, bully, tough guy – homophobia was woven into his tweed. Indeed, he once admitted that, if he had to choose, he would prefer a mentally retarded child to a gay one.

It would be many years before I came to understand that we hate what we fear and we build castles of rationalization around our fears to justify the hate. I can only speculate what there was lurking deep in my father’s subconscious that nurtured this very particular dread. He was not, as a rule, given to xenophobia; in general the rich contempt he felt for all humanity was spread equally across its sub-categories. I have also learned, painfully, that such disdain is always predicated on self-hatred.

My father’s shock was, at least, not incomprehensible. Ginsberg was almost certainly tripping on LSD that day, his eyes were the size of pie plates and I did not see him blink. Never a handsome man, Mr. Beat Poet was in the full-bearded phase of his career, an entire family of red-winged blackbirds might have broken it up into condos. He resembled nothing more closely than a wretched alcoholic living beneath a bridge.

Unlike the other speakers who, for the most part, were painfully cerebral and sincere to the point of tedium – even for hippies – Ginsberg was whacked. I have never been a fan of the Beats, who damaged American poetry so badly that its battered remains went to die on the lips of rappers; but even a tepid rendition of Howl would have been preferable to twenty minutes of chanting, harmonium squeezing and staring into the audience. I don’t think there was any part of my dad’s consciousness that could find common ground with that.

At my dad's funeral I made the observation, “Wherever he is, he’s probably still trying to wipe that kiss off.”

#earthday   #earthday2014   #poetry   #allenginsberg   #lsd   #hippies   #writing   #humor   #xenophobia   #philadelphia   #flowerpower  
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Thanks for all the plusses, +Majed Altmemy!
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I turn tiny beings into empathetic, passionate, contributing members of society.
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I can MacGyver a meal from the wilted remnants of the crisper drawer, some leftover rice, and the contents of my spice cabinet that will have you begging for the recipe. ;o)
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In a domestic partnership
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plumbing the depths of grace
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Surviving motherhood to 5
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  • Bob Jones University
    Music Ed, 1997 - 2001
Beautiful park with lots to do for the whole family. Will visit again!
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As part of a large family, I try to shop thrift and resale stores often. I grew up shopping thrift stores, and since moving to Amsterdam in 2011, I have visited the Goodwill Superstore multiple times. My experiences there have not been great. The store itself is dirty and not well-maintained. The pre-owned clothing is often worn-out or stained and should not have been accepted as donations. The local retail stores do donate some excellent quality merchandise fairly regularly. The prices are similar to what you would pay at Walmart for brand-new items. I've actually found items donated by Target listed for the exact same price Target was selling the item for a week prior! The customer service is very poor: I've had repeated difficulty finding associates when I need the fitting rooms unlocked; I've had associates give me a hard time about my purchases ("This item doesn't look as if it's priced correctly. I need to have my manager look at this." when all I did was pull it off the rack); and I've had associates decide to bust me for the 3-item limit in the fitting room while I'm bringing several of my kids in with me and trying to select clothing for purchase. Because of my repeated poor shopping experiences at Goodwill Superstore, I no longer waste my time or money at this establishment.
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Our family visited Perth Bible Church in January of 2012. The facilities are beautiful and appeared to be well maintained. People were welcoming and friendly to us. The musical portion of the service was mediocre, although the lyrics themselves were very encouraging. The minister was likable and engaging, although he did kiss our baby without asking permission first. His sermon was easy to follow and relate to. There seemed to be a lack of children's workers the Sunday we visited. Our school-aged children and our preschooler were placed in a class together where they watched videos played at a very high volume. We kept our infant with us, but our toddler was placed in the nursery with instructions to get us if he became upset. He was hysterical when we returned to get him at the close of the service. Seeing our shock, one nursery worker assured us he had "just started" crying. Needless to say, we did not believe her, especially since we have seen this child hysterical only when seriously injured. Bottom line: Friendly congregation, attend only if you have older, school-aged children.
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