Category Archives: Thoughts

Help Us Name a Puppy for Canine Partners for Life!

One very important step to is picking the service dog’s name. Canine Partners for Life has asked Mobilityworks for assistance in this process. Please vote!

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MobilityWorks is one of m,y favorite companies. I truly love what they do in terms of providing disability-related vehicles for people with mobility challenges. Check out this cool contest to name a canine companion.

10 toxic people you should avoid like the plague

Written by Travis Bradberry

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.

As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy — and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.

“People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen

Recent research from Friedrich Schiller University in Germany shows just how serious toxic people are. They found that exposure to stimuli that cause strong negative emotions — the same kind of exposure you get when dealing with toxic people — caused subjects’ brains to have a massive stress response.

Whether it’s negativity, cruelty, the victim syndrome, or just plain craziness, toxic people drive your brain into a stressed-out state that should be avoided at all costs. Continue reading 10 toxic people you should avoid like the plague

Southern Hospitality 

On Friday, February 27, 2016, I was the guest speaker at Southern University for their Black Christian Union vesper service. While I was preaching about unity to the student body, a different messa…

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This was a very powerful blog post. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that in the times that we are living in that this type of thing is happening. The evil men do is still the evil that men do. I love ALL my brothers and sisters, ALL of them. When will the day come that we all love one another???? I would hope that the church would be different than the world, but how can it be when both are filled with sinful people???

Oprah and Amazon agree: Adult coloring books are hot

Amazon released its list of the 20 best-selling books for 2015, and for the first time two coloring books for adults are on it.

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For the past week, I have been enjoying a trip back to my favorite childhood event – Coloring. I used to sit on the porch, floor, or at the kitchen table with several coloring books and a 64 box of Crayola crayons. You had to drag me away from them.

Being an only child growing up, there was quite a bit of alone time to fill. Aside from my Atari 2600, and comic books, coloring was the best way to past the time. Now in 2015, coloring is back and adults everywhere are picking up new books, designed just for adults; with colored pencils, markers and crayons and skipping down memory lane.

Relaxing and stimulating at the same time, there is nothing like some smooth jazz or R&B with a coloring book to ease the tensions of a busy day. So tonite, why not grab a book, put the kids to bed and express yourself with some color.

 

Live-In Boxes in Oakland Redefine Housing Squeeze

A village of shipping containers and, for the homeless, tiny houses on wheels are making a mark in a city where rents are rising with an influx of newcomers.

Way to do it Oakland!!! Created by a Philly Native, this solution to the high cost of housing in the Bay Area is innovative, eco-friendly and cost-effective. Where else in the Bay can you live for $600 @ month. Read the article. People are transforming shipping containers into one room apartments with showers, kitchens and many of the comforts of home.

Hivos at Expo Milano 2015: changing the food system to make healthy food available for all | Hivos International

This is a five month expo designed to bring groups together to evaluate changing our food system to make healthy food available to all.

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Want to Know Why the Bay Area Has a Housing Crisis? Read This Map. — Medium

I love the Bay Area, but I can see how there could be a housing crisis, especially when you look at the cost of real estate in the region.The Bay Area is growing by leaps and bounds and will grow by another 2.1 million people by 2040. Housing production, how…

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North Dakota cops will be first in nation to use weaponized drones

It should have been recognized that eventually we would have these operating in urban areas. How many people are aware that this is going on in the United States? How long before we see these machines monitoring our moves? What dictates the “proper” use of this technology?

Just wanted to let you know what is coming.

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Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

We’re kicking off Lifehacker’s 10th anniversary celebration with a simple list: 10 things every computer user should know how to do, complete with the Lifehacker guides that show you how. Whether you’re a tech nerd or feel completely lost with computers, these are useful for everyone.

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For Uber, Lyft Riders With Disabilities, Discrimination Comes Included

Being a new person with a disability, I have become more attentive to news that impact the disabled. This article about Uber and Lyft is very unfortunate and I hope that they come up with a viable resolution.

For users with guide dogs or wheelchairs, it’s not uncommon for Uber and Lyft drivers to deny them a ride.