Strange Thought

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Day’?s Verse:
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
1 Tim. 1:15
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Just noticed braille on the signs marking the entrance to laboratories around here. Can you seriously imagine a blind person working in an analytical laboratory?

KF quality

Two Strange Experiences

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Day’?s Verse:
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thess 2:16-17
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Leaving our apartment complex today, one of those big delivery trucks drove by. It had a complicated logo on the side with the company name (I think) emblazoned on the side: WORKPLACE ESSENTIALS. Then, underneath the name in smaller letters, it said RESTROOM SERVICES. Continue Reading >>

Time Machine Restaurants

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Day’?s Verse:
…therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.
2 Thess 1:4
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Since moving to Marlborough, Ian and I have driven by Stephen Anthony’?s, a nice-looking restaurant — there’?s something about the year-round Christmas lights lining the roof, I think, that gives it a high-class look — with the amusing address of 999 Boston Post Road. We discussed taking our parents when they visited, but it never happened. We intended to go ourselves, and STILL it never happened. Finally, this last weekend, we bit the bullet, dressed nicely, and presented ourselves there at 7:00. Continue Reading >>

All Over the Board

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Day’?s Verse:
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
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NaNo 07 winner I dedicate this NaNoWriMo win to IAN!

Have you seen those “Sport” minivans? There’s something strange about a minivan with pinstriping down the side and a ridiculous little spoiler perched above its rear hatchback door. What actually makes a minivan a Sport version? Is it the spoiler? Is it the cherry red paint? I’ve also noticed Nautica-version and Eddie Bauer-version vehicles, and I think the only difference for those is the paint job is somehow tied to the clothing manufacturer. I’m guessing the Sport minivans don’t have turbocharged engines or magnificent handling or special tires, anyway. Continue Reading >>

And That’s a Wrap

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Day’?s Verse:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
1 Thess 4: 11-12
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Watching the wispy clouds filter from dark gray through pale pink and vibrant pink into luminous white, the breeze just enough to gently toss the leafy branches of the tree outside, I appreciate not being out in the sunrise this morning. Other mornings, I would just wonder if cars can see me well in the predawn and dawn gloominess. The quietness of morning seems particularly deep, a silence induced perhaps by excessive food consumption yesterday. The stillness has enveloped even the downstairs neighbors, whose TV blares from morning to night (as far as I can determine). No fire engines with flashing lights pulling up today — although yesterday they provided long minutes of entertainment as I watched the firemen suit up, march into an apartment across from ours with an enormous fan on wheels, blow huge billows of smoke out a window, and then slowly depart. They clearly weren’t worried about the place burning down, but I imagine the family’s dismay at (a) having to call the fire department because they burned food; and (b) losing some integral part of their Thanksgiving fare. Yesterday I was thankful that I’ve never burned food that horrifically before. Continue Reading >>

Action Novel: Day 19

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Day’?s Verse:
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
1 Thess. 2:3
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I updated the ending section; I rewrote the whole section from when Marion arrives on the scene onwards. I also updated the section where Marion and Emily are at Titan Software. Check it out. I welcome constructive criticism or witty suggestions.

Today at work I saw a sign about benefits sign-ups that said

Benefits that benefit you – that’s what it’s all about. Continue Reading >>

Action Novel: Day 17 (“The End”)

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Day’?s Verse:
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 22:1-5
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