Center Stage: 10/19/18

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Riddle from the Middle

#BlackInWhiteChurch Explicated: ThreePointOh Blog

“I’d have to say the most anxiety-laden moment in a Black person’s experience at a predominantly White church is when the person in the pulpit says, “Turn and greet your neighbor and tell them you’re glad they’re here.”

Black person: Will they say hi? Will they look me in the eye? Will they shake my hand? Will they smile at me? Do they see me? Are they hoping I’ll not turn around? Do they know how petrified I am right now? Am I welcome here? Am I safe?”


Depression Settles at the Bottom: Harsh Reality

“I don’t view depression as waves, at least not for me. My depression feels like white flakes in a snow globe and are activated when something shakes me to my core. I become the center and the space around me becomes my world, a world I cannot see. While blinded I…

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Daily

If you say “hey can I show you this video?” That video better be a clip and a clip is less than two minutes in my book.

And two minutes is pushing it…

One other thing.

Are we really putting ‘social influencer’ as an occupation these days? I just saw that on TV.

Ugh.

-OM

Different is Your Beautiful

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The Reflecting Pool

Daily Positive Thought Project: Increasing My Consciousness One Thought at a Time

Different- not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.

Different
Don’t be afraid to stand out

One of the most difficult things to be in life is different.  But it is in our differences that our true strength lies.  We live in a society that bombards us with messages of conformity. In what we wear, what we eat, what we buy,  in all things, the message we get is to fit in, be a part of the system, don’t stand out! Although there is a safety in following along, there is a joy that being different brings. Never be afraid to be different from everyone else, that is where your gold is hidden. Be conscious today of your unique thoughts, words and actions.  Look at the messages you are inundated with telling you…

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Dewar’s

Growing up my parents had a liquor cabinet. I grew up sneaking small nips from it and over the years my taste for scotch matured.

Once I even emptied my bottle of English Leather cologne and filled it with whisky, and whiskey, so I could have a small “pick me up” in the morning.

Who would know how much those habits can stick…

I never could shake the taste of chemical flavor from those quick bites. It wasn’t very good scotch at that point. But I still drank it.

I still love me a good glass. I assume I always will.

-OM

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Daily Denver

I got some new kicks today. I’ve been running in some very Basic running shoes till now. These feel like I am walking on air!

I know I have said I hate running. I once loved it, but something about having a TI yelling at you to run faster just ruins it all! Especially when it is hot as balls in San Antonio and you hate life every foot you jog.

I feel like I’m being chased at work so I thought I’d give running a try again and have been at it for a couple months now. It is actually helping a lot! Now when I don’t run I get angry.

What a balance…

-OM

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How English is England? a quick lesson in geology

I love her blog. Always a great historical or cultural lesson to be learned! -OM
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Notes from the U.K.

England’s creation story as we once knew it went like this: In the beginning, whatever god(s) you like to give credit to, along with all the ones you don’t, separated England from France because they thought it would be better that way, and all the humans with an interest in either country agreed that, yea, this was wise.

It wasn’t easy for the humans to do this, because humans only joined the planet some 2.8 million years ago and the separation of England and France took place 400 million years ago. But the tension between the English and the French is pronounced enough that it could have easily predated the human race by some 397 million years, give or take a few months.  

Gods, as it turns out, can be vain–it’s an occupational hazard–and they were so pleased with all that human praise that many million years later they…

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