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Friday, 11 August 2017

11 August 2017. Not Sick… No ISP Problems… Just Awfully Busy in the Real World

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I’ve been VERY busy in the real world. Been working overtime and learning how to drive (at 63!). There are no ISP or health problems, thank the Good God. I’m going to be posting on a rather limited basis, but I’m OK and intend to get back into harness when I get things put right. Keep on fightin’, keep smilin’, and don’t give up. The plug-uglies aren’t the only game in town…

BMD

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

11 July 2017. We’ve Reached Ten Million Hits

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We’ve reached ten million hits. I started doing this in November 2007, almost ten years ago. I’m still here… on the other hand, some of my critics have long since fallen by the wayside. I offer an eclectic mixture of Orthodox Christianity, Russian culture, Leftist politics, and humorous animals. Like all grounded people, I’m a bundle of contradictions! Beware the monomaniacal and earnest… such people tend to extremes and disregard people. Although this is most prominent amongst the “conservative”, trust me, there are “leftists” who are just as acrid and nasty (especially, those involved in “identity politics”).

LOVE rules this House… LOVE of Life, LOVE of God, LOVE of Truth, LOVE of our “little brothers”, and LOVE of Justice and Mercy. If love doesn’t rule your house and set your heart ablaze with the desire to set things right… well, you have a major malfunction. Remember… you must love the “Other” as they are, without any desire to remake them in your image. If you do this, people will notice… people can smell bullshit from a distance. Trust me, I’ve seen it in my life.

Thank you for being here with me. Come, sit down by the fire and have a warm… you’re at home and always welcome. The road goes ever onward… shall you share the road with me for a spell?

BMD

Saturday, 8 July 2017

8 July 2017. A Kind Note to My Friends

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I’ve only one thing to say to my friends:

“I’ve got yer back…. unconditionally”.

That’s all and that’s enough, I’d say. I don’t care if we disagree on this or on that. That’s a mere piffle. Friendship involves love… an understanding that the Other is what they are and that you must love them as they are, with no ifs, ands, or buts. Respect flows naturally when you love the Other for what they are… love doesn’t flow from respect… respect flows from love. Love can only flow when you accept them for what they are and you accept yourself for what you are. It does lead to bumps n’ friction… but it’s real, and that’s always good.

Friendhip is an ontological reality independent of feeling or agreement. Do think on that.

BMD

Sunday, 18 June 2017

18 June 2017. No Comment Necessary Department… Stand for What’s Right!

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Don’t let the loud rightwing get you down. We’re in the right and the “conservatives” are on the downturn. Orthodoxy does NOT agree with the Republicans and their Evangelical running dogs on ANYTHING… never forget that. For the time being, hang tough and keep strong. We WILL win in the end…

BMD

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