The serotonin levels of the members of a community profoundly affect the degree of harmony and prosperity (shalom) in that community. Continue reading Serotonin and society
Monthly Archives: March 2018
A note on today’s posts
For me, “will” and “God’s will” are technical terms with particular meanings. I will need to refer to them often in coming posts, and so wanted to post these glossary items now. I have been preoccupied this week with composing a major post about handguns and self-esteem, and so haven’t managed to develop the three current posts as fully as I’d like. I will augment them at a later date.
(Originally posted 03/15/14.)
Lesson 15: Words containing “oar”
roars soars hoards roared soared boards boarded
Serotonin and the individual
Living as Jesus taught actually changes your physical body, in desirable ways.
I will focus just now on body chemistry, and specifically one chemical, serotonin. Dozens of chemicals are probably involved, and I don’t mean to exaggerate the importance of just one. However, it happens that, on the one hand, serotonin plays a major role in the challenges I have personally faced in my life; and on the other hand, it has profound ramifications for how well anyone does in life. Continue reading Serotonin and the individual
What’s in a name?
(Originally posted 05/23/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reblogged 03/12/14.)
Some years ago, I was home on vacation (that is, visiting my mother out-of-state) and saw this item in the newspaper. In Detroit, this fellow was resisting arrest and the struggle got really mean, and he wound up sustaining injuries from which he died.
On the one hand, OK, too bad, it happens.
On the other hand, I had to wonder what other end this gentleman could have met; his mother having named him “Malice Green.”
Did either of his parents ever bother to consider what that name means?
Give your child a sensible name!
If your parents failed to do so, you may want to give yourself a sensible name.
We have a page devoted to this issue (here).
talk show host, on air talent, radio talk show, the homeless blogger
Lesson 14: Words containing “are”
Here is an example of how we’re not seeking to memorize individual words, but rather, when possible, make the fingerings of certain letter combinations automatic. The fingerings of “are,” “ares,” and “ared” apparently never change. You will reach a point where you anticipate that combination coming ahead of time, and even make adjustments ahead of it as you anticipate its coming.
Continue reading Lesson 14: Words containing “are”
“Elizabeth Warren Prepares to Make Kushner’s Life Hell”
News from the world of homelessness
Monday, March 12, 2018
This addict — from the way he acts, and the way he is in conversation, you’d never suppose he has a problem — complained to me that we’ve had an unusual number of crazies at the shelter in recent days.
Related: Life in the looney bin
Someone’s taken to stealing caps.
You know, knit ski caps? Those things.
Someone’s stealing them.
Now, they PROVIDE those things, for the asking.
Someone’s stealing them
from other homeless men.
Now, in Lutheran theology,
we speak of “the Three Uses of the Law,” that is, God’s law, the Ten Commandments.
The “First Use” is to provide order in society.
I don’t think I need to elaborate.
McDonald’s commercials have changed; and other briefs
Lesson 13: Words containing “ush”
usher plush sushi thrush gushes rushed rushes
gushed hushes hushed lushes mushes mushed pushed
pushes ushers flushes flushed thrushes ushered