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THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHARLES SCHULZ

THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHARLES SCHULZ

I came across the following at http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/schulzphilosophy.htm and it made me smile plus it was inspirational. So, I’m taking the liberty of sharing it with you. Give the credit to Roger Knapp.   The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read this straight through, and you'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five…

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POEM “A CREED” by Edwin Markham

POEM “A CREED” by Edwin Markham

I have a wonderful poetry book owned by my motherin law that has a variety of poetry. I was reading it this morning and the first paragraph ofr Edwin Markham's poem A Creed struck a note with me about the truth of our relationship to our fellow human beings. This is what he wrote: "There is a destiny  that makes us brothers; None goes his way alone.  All that we send  into the lives of others comes back into our…

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SOME DISTURBING OBSERVATIONS TO REFLECT UPON

SOME DISTURBING OBSERVATIONS TO REFLECT UPON

The March 23rd issue of Commonweal Magazine was intellectually stimulating on several subjects. Most were disturbing. Here are some brief summaries of several that I thought worth reflecting on  The editoral comment was about America's wars. It pointed out that “the United States has been at war for more than a decade. Thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, Afghans, and others have been killed. Tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians have been maimed or crippled. Trillions…

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HOLLIS BARNETT

HOLLIS BARNETT

My father in law, Hollis Barnett died on March 22nd 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple who I grew to love.   https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html  Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington on March 22, 1990 at the age of 83. Hollis  was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman "Herm"  Burke Barnett, was a ranger. Her man was…

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SOME RANDOM OBSERVATIONS

SOME RANDOM OBSERVATIONS

In going through a speech file I read a few items that either made me smile or which I thought had a message of interest. so here they are. They are not in any particular order nor very significant, but you might enjoy  them too. In a TED talk by Dr. Abraham Verghese he about the importance of listening to patients and a doctor’s touch. He argued that when doctors shortcut the physical exam, when they lean towards ordering tests…

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J. FRANK NORFLEET AND HIS PURSUIT OF JUSTICE

J. FRANK NORFLEET AND HIS PURSUIT OF JUSTICE

J. Frank Norfleet was a 54-year-old Texas cattle rancher in 1919 when he traveled to Dallas for business involving his ranch. He ended up being swindled out of $45,000 by a group of confidence men which left  him broke. But, that was not the end of the story about the swindle. Behind the swindle was Lou Blonger who had started his career as a saloon owner in Denver Colorado. Blonger established the largest conference ring in the history of the…

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PETER BABAROVICH 1861-1935

PETER BABAROVICH 1861-1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea. He died in Anacortes, Washington March 5, 1935. Peter was the second child Ernest Babarovich and his wife Louise Setelich. The family exported wine and olive oil which they grew in their vineyards and olive orchards. He married Marija Mattia Vulic) in 1888, who was also born in Splitska. Peter's wife, my grandmother, was born September…

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IDENTIFYING SINNERS & PUNISHING THEM BY DENYING COMMUNION

IDENTIFYING SINNERS & PUNISHING THEM BY DENYING COMMUNION

Barbara Johnson was one of four children raised as Catholics and sent to Catholic schools. She had been in a committed relationship with another woman for 19 years when her elderly mother became ill. It was Barbara who was with her praying when her mother, Loetta Johnson, 85, died.The funeral mass was arranged at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Maryland. Before the funeral service was held Barbara introduced her lesbian partner to the priest, father Marcel Guarnizo. After the…

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