Monthly Archives: May, 2013

What Makes a Post Freshly Press-able: Don’t Touch Me

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Every day, a handful of WordPress.com bloggers are featured on Freshly Pressed. On The Daily Post, we take a close look at posts that have been Freshly Pressed, focusing on why we were drawn to them and what they can teach us about great blogging. We hope this series provides tips and tools to make your blog the best it can be.

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It’s been said that there are only two story plots in the whole world: somebody comes to town, and somebody leaves town. Don’t Touch Me by Delusia is an intimately personal take on the former. When a woman’s lover returns after a long absence, her feelings for him teeter between familiarity and uncertainty. Here’s why we liked this post:

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Quote: Right Value

Quote: This Love Itself

J.S. Park



— Thomas Merton

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Question: Trying Hard To Be A Better Christian, But I’m Stuck

J.S. Park


Anonymous asked:

Why is it that I want to get better, I want to be unstuck from where I am, but I don’t do what I should do? If I really wanted to experientially know and serve God, I’d at least try. But I don’t. How to I really learn to WANT something desperately? Resolve in my heart that I want it? People keep saying resolve in your heart to follow God but I don’t know how to want something that badly no matter how much I’ve suffered and no matter how much good I know He is. No one seems to understand.

 

So a long, long time ago (in a galaxy called here) was a dude who had the same problem, and he wrote about this struggle in a letter that we now call the Book of Romans, in Chapter 7, which says,

I do not understand what…

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Fascinating Early-20th-Century Color Photos of Famous People

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There are some historical figures who we always think of in black and white. After all, the world trucked on in monochrome, Pleasantville-style, until the middle of the 20th century, right? Well, not exactly. In fact, color photography dates back to the mid-1800s — the first three-color process photo was taken in 1855, but it wasn’t until 1907 that the first commercially viable method of color photography, Lumière Autochrome, was invented — and perhaps unsurprisingly, photographers jumped to take snapshots of their famous friends. Below, some notable characters, from Mark Twain to Auguste Rodin, whom we usually see in black and white, showing their true colors.

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agonia

Gnawing, howling …

The worm of despair

Gnawing, howling …

It tore a hole in the middle of my chest

Gnawing, howling …

After devouring my left ventricle

Gnawing, howling …

It gains its strength from words

like

“You’ll never be good enough!”

or

“You think so highly of yourself, don’t you?”

or

“Don’t you ever THINK – at all?!!”

or even

“You simply don’t CARE!!!”

stop

stop it, worm

“I SAID STOP!!!”

© 2013 by Patricia Acevedo

Be Happy because …

LAND OF FUN

                                                          Source: Uploaded by user via Touch Therapy on Pinterest

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Philippines Named ‘Most Stupid Country to Elect a 20-Year OJT as a Senator’ by Time Magazine

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Flag of PhilippinesMANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been named as Time’s “Most STUPID Country to Elect a 20-Year OJT as a Senator”.

“The overwhelming victory of a self-professed on-the-job trainee-cum-Senator in the recently held election in the Philippines cemented the country’s fate,” wrote Time’s news director Marilou C. Martin.

She added, “Falling for the diversionary tactics of an inexperienced candidate that saw her steer the issue away from her credibility to her skin complexion to make herself look like the underdog; gave us no choice but to bestow such title to a country, who was destined for greatness before the elections.”

“And yes, we intentionally all-capped the word stupid for added emphasis,” according to Martin.

Time gave special attention to the country’s 11,789,643 registered voters (as of press time) who voted for Nancy Binay, as contributing to the country’s “overall stupidity rating index”.

“These are probably the same 11,289,648 people who had no…

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Senatorial Elections 2013

Today, the Filipino people will vote for the next batch of windbags senators, nitwits congress people, airheads mayors, vice-airheads vice-mayors and dweebs governors to run the country. Aside from following the proper electoral procedures, kindly keep this very important rule in mind:

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Books in Art: “Adversity” Illustration by Edith Mahier

A Small Press Life

“Adversity” illustration by Edith Mahier, from the Tulane University yearbook. 1915.

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