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The Walk on By

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‘… terror and dread will fall upon them.  By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone … ‘  ~ Exodus 15:16a

  • I learnt a valuable lesson yesterday as it relates to grilling chicken outside in the face of a pretty good wind: It’s a fine line between burnt chicken and blackened chicken.  It’s mostly in the presentation–the former easily becomes the latter when you use a feaux Cajun accent as you put it on the table.
  • I am always pleased to come across stories such as the following; they serve as an inspiration—and really help me to put things into their proper perspective: ‘A Salt Lake City high school boy with one arm led his baseball team to the state title last year and now has risen, again, above all expectations becoming one of the high-scorers on his basketball team which made it to the state semifinals.’ 







  • The history of ill will between the U. S. And Iran stretches back decades (such as Operation Ajax).  It was only 20 years ago that the U.S.S. Vincennes shot down an civilian Iranian airlinerOne of the sailors aboard the U.S. Vincennes gave this account: ‘[W]hen they got on shore, a lot of the enlistees on the Aegis cruiser went and had T-shirts made, that they wore proudly, with a picture of an Iranian jetliner being shot down and lots of men, women, and children falling out. Ho, ho.’ 



  • In to-day’s Land of the Free Report: ‘Despite a congressional mandate banning the sale of common incandescent light bulbs by 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning that their compact fluorescent replacements are not safe to use everywhere.’ 

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Written by ninepoundhammer

March 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm