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Thanks to the people at Automattic and WordPress.com for creating a great blogging platform for expression and community and connection. I am grateful to them for doing all the heavy lifting of hosting and behind the scenes stuff. Supporting them is something I gladly do. I will be renewing my personal service tier soon. Keep on blogging fellow WordPress peeps.

Daily Prompt: Believe

If you have been coming around this here blog of mine you have seen a post or two about faith, religion, spirituality and that sort of thing. Yes, I am a believer, a believer in a loving and caring creator who is here to offer the world amazing things. God, Yahweh, Allah, Great Spirit no matter what your name for the creator is there is something to believe in if you are so inclined. (I love Jesus and I cuss a little, drink a little too).

Now I don’t believe in a creator who is destructive, mean-spirited and vengeful. We get enough of that from human beings who can and have used what they believe to marginalize people because they don’t fit in. It’s sad how many people have been tossed aside because their beliefs and faith aren’t what some people think it should be. I believe there can be a middle way or Via Media.

There is also the need to respect those who have chosen not to believe, although they seem to reflect the light and love in the god they don’t believe in better than those who believe. What you believe is your own business and what I believe in is a big table, a wide circle and there is room for more.

I love and respect you my blogging community. Believe it or not.

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Something About Harsh Critics

It’s pretty remarkable how mean some folks can be when someone does something out of the goodness of their hearts that might not be perfect or what they had in mind. Throwing criticism around is a easy thing to do these days. Granted in some situations you have to call things like you see it but for the most part the opinions of others can come across as destructive. Seems like the harshest critics are ones with a Internet connection and a social feed. There is the forgotten art of gratitude it appears. Sad.

Daily Prompt: Fashionable

Being fashionable is more than clothing and jewelry and makeup and shoes. It’s about ones inside appearance that impacts how people view them. Fashionable means how you present what you do to the world. The clothing of your heart, the perfume of your soul, the shoes of your walk in the world. I see a lot of fashion plates who look amazing on the outside but they are just as lovely on the inside where I think it matters most.

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Everyone Gets It Wrong Sometimes

One part of this blog is its dedication to current events. That is because I am big on posting about things that are happening now. However there comes a time when I get stuff wrong. I rely upon sources from the media that have a long history of journalism and getting things right. Today I posted about the death of rock star Tom Petty. It was later that his death was not verified so as of this post he is still alive.

Everyone gets things wrong sometimes but you want to be as right as you can. Keeping on top of things means verifying your sources multiple times. The web does have some great websites to verify reality from urban legend to misinformation. When I get something wrong I will own up to it and say I am sorry. Ones reputation online means being accurate as much as you can.

Daily Prompt: Popular

In school and pretty much through life I have never been popular. It’s something that hasn’t bothered me except I do like being included in things or thought of. Personally I don’t think I could handle being the “IT” person or the guy everyone raves about. Something about being popular is similar to narcissism or something like that. Popularity has its good points but it can also be a curse. Being well known isn’t all its cracked up to be if you see how some folks live with their own fame.

Were/are you popular in your circle of friends or community?

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