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Happy Halloween!

Fall has finally arrived in Oregon!  The past few weeks have consisted of getting dark earlier, tree leaves are really turning the oranges, reds, yellows and browns and are strewn all over the yards, sidewalks and roads. The rain alas has returned.  It is a rainy, gray day on this 31st day of October 2015.

I have spent all day inside, enjoying the warmth and comfort of my 3 pups (see picture below) and a fuzzy blanket while catching up on shows I recorded on my DVR.

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5 Attempts to End Ridiculously Long Ladies Room Lines

About time…
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TIME

Green now means go…into the bathroom stall. The management at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl recently installed a stoplight system in their women’s restrooms to alleviate wait times.

A red or green light indicates whether a stall is occupied or vacant. “Women love it,” said Hollywood Bowl’s operations manager Chrissy Whitman. “They used to have to push on the doors to see if anybody was inside or peek through a crack or look under the stall door for feet.”

Although the Hollywood Bowl’s approach is certainly inventive, it is not the first attempt by an organization to cut down on lines to the ladies room. Here are four other past attempts to shorten women’s waits for the water closet:

U.S. Congress’ ‘Potty Parity Act’

In 2010, a “potty parity act” was introduced by Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York to address the shortage of women’s bathrooms in federal buildings. The bill…

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Seek!

A good reminder to keep pressing in to God even when we don’t think He hears our petition…
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B is for Blessed!

Look for God in things both large and small. Pursue a relationship with Him like none other!

God has the solution to our problem before we ever perceive the problem.  In Him we can find peace, strength, love, or whatever we may be searching for.

We just have to ask Him. Then trust Him. Submit to Him.

God wants to provide for His children. He delights in a relationship with us. He knows our every need and how to supply it.

We don’t have to worry. We can worship instead.

Now how cool is that?

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 NKJV

 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall…

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A Cathedral of Fire

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HarsH ReaLiTy

I flick my pen in the direction of the walls and the ceiling above.

A Cathedral of Vocabulary is formed around me.

Like the splattering of paint, words fly forth from my baton.

I direct a Fantasia like chorus, full of meaning and hope.

Mantras we recite and in those moments we are the moment.

I wonder my room can contain it all, as the jumbling ideas create a cacophony.

And like a climax my Cathedral catches fire and begins to burn.

I drink my Famous Grouse and savor the warmth of the burning words.

As I inhale them they form nicely with the flavors of my whisky.

I savor both and join in with the flames.

-OM

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