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[random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

Where do you hide your heart? The question always reminds me of Amy Grant’s 1984 track on her hit album Straight Ahead. Her song encouraged us to turn to God during times of distress. It got me thinking about why people do what they do, particularly during times of conflict or stress. Passion and drive,… Continue reading [random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

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[YT Response] What is a Leader? My response to Activision Blizzard Mass Layoffs (YongYea, Schreier, Palmeri)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6rwbKzrcd8&t=633s As YongYea rightly points out, this is all rumour at this point, but the situation is still kinda yucky because it is most likely true: Activision is going to lay off a lot of developers while maintaining high salaries and bonuses for the upper level workers. [EDIT: Layoffs have commenced. Around 800 staff laid… Continue reading [YT Response] What is a Leader? My response to Activision Blizzard Mass Layoffs (YongYea, Schreier, Palmeri)

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[random] Naruto Episode 421: The Meeting I Didn’t Know I Wanted To See

One of the best things about Naruto Shippuuden is the time scope of its narrative. While having flashbacks within flashbacks is often confusing to the point of annoyance, I do have to say I am loving the extended background stories (small arcs) that are cropping up during the war. Warning! Spoilers ahead! As a Kakashi… Continue reading [random] Naruto Episode 421: The Meeting I Didn’t Know I Wanted To See

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[repost] “He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost” (Sender)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/style/modern-love-he-asked-permission-to-touch-but-not-to-ghost.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytstyles The sad, true story of a young woman who has not grown up to understand the boundaries of free sex through websites like Tinder. I found this article to be both sad and horrific... Dear Ms. Sender: Unfortunately, sexual consent doesn't have anything to do with care because "free" sex has nothing to do… Continue reading [repost] “He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost” (Sender)

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[posting][opinion] Conscientious Objection and Ideological Dominance within Public and Private Spaces

Warning: This a form of musing. The ideas presented here are by no means definitive and have been posted for shared consideration. Every man's home is his castle. Although this proverb is a unsophisticated sentiment which leaves aside the complexities of the interplay between pro-social behaviour and individual expression of conviction, more people than you… Continue reading [posting][opinion] Conscientious Objection and Ideological Dominance within Public and Private Spaces

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[posting][opinion] Distortions In Time: A Character’s Eucatastrophe

A reviewer recently posted a review for Chapter 58. At the end of the review, they state: Again, I am weary [wary] of this story, I love it and I’m exited, but reading some of your comments I get a bit nervous. Like, how Loki has good intentions, but that doesn’t always lead to good… Continue reading [posting][opinion] Distortions In Time: A Character’s Eucatastrophe

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[posting][opinion] Ceding INTJ Control: Part One

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3: 5-6 When it comes to being a Type 5w6 INTJ, I'm a pretty happy camper. However, there are some times when I frustrate myself or catch… Continue reading [posting][opinion] Ceding INTJ Control: Part One

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[posting][short piece] Nanny and Timmies

And lo, Nanny came unto the land of McMaster University, and she followed the congregation of the people - the students, and the teachers, and the staff - into the Student Center. And Nanny said unto herself, "Thou shalt not go to Timmies before the appointed time, that time which is when your friend Michelle… Continue reading [posting][short piece] Nanny and Timmies