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Rules Of Invisibility

September 4th, 2012 by Juan Zapatero

Excerpts from Rules of Invisibility
Invisible Obama
In the midst of controversy and divisiveness, both sides tend to completely overlook the obvious. In the recent kerfuffle over Clint Eastwood’s remarks, or better phrased, performance at the Republican National Convention there were all sorts of arguments engendered over whether he was drunk or not, whether
there were really 23 million Americans out of work, or whether the number was closer to U.S. government numbers of 12 million, whether Clint Eastwood should have implied that the invisible president had sworn at him, or not, whether Mr. Obama was up to the job, or, as Clint Eastwood had stated, “he needed to
go.”…
There was, of course, debate over whether he should have drawn a slashing mark across his throat when he stated, “…we’ve got to let him go.” ….
You can only become completely invisible if you remove all of your clothing…

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BREAD AND OTHER MYSTERIES

August 14th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

The Rabbi was a fascinating and very engaging person. He said one thing, though, that troubled me a bit. He said, “Ya know, under the sea of Galilee there is a break-water wall, and at certain times it’s just below the water, and at other times it is visible.” The implication of course, was that Jesus didn’t really walk on water;
It occurred to me that this was very strange indeed. You see, between the two of them, Peter was the fisherman who lived his life and made his money out on the Sea of Galilee…
There are many attempts by people to explain away miracles. Some of these attempts are by the very people who profess to teach us the scriptures, people within our own religions…
It was discovered that the DNA of yeast, though much simpler than that of humans, has a startling similarity to the DNA of humans in many respects…
I don’t recall anyone saying to him, “Well, no Lord, actually, it really wasn’t you who fed us, you see, Isaac here brought a little satchel of loaves and fishes, and so did Joseph, and well, we just started sharing…”
Is it any surprise that a being so buoyed up with the Holy Spirit of God, a being who is the living bread moving above the waves can multiply loaves that he has blessed and broken?

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The Doubt Ceiling

August 7th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “The Doubt Ceiling” by John P. Schumake

I have a better question: who is the person who is not arriving at the forefront in our current time of crisis? Perhaps he or she would like to step forth, but can’t.

…How do Cornelius Vanderbilt, George Westinghouse, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and T. Boone Pickens become the angry, avaricious, creative, dynamic inventors of whole realms of commerce and industry, the spinners of GOLD, the visionaries that caused new sorts of factories, different lines of communication, novel ways of conducting business, better ways of harnessing energy, amazing ways of working, and very individual ways of giving?

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To See Things Through

July 17th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “To See Things Throught” by John P. Schumake.

A number of years ago I picked up a book entitled, Nostradamus, The Man Who Saw Through Time. Interestingly, the author, Lee McCann completed and published the book in 1941, so his speculations about Events of World War II, Hitler’s activities, and many future events are interesting when considering that the author did not know the outcome of the events.

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Recovery Room

July 10th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpt From “Recovery Room” by John P. Schumake
If all of the recommendations and plans of the new Obama Health Plan are to be read and believed, then its fortunate that I had this surgery now, albeit paying for my own insurance and deductibles. For, under a very socialized, regulated plan where participants, like my insurance company would be forced to follow certain guidelines, at my age, it is a question, to me at least, as to whether I would have been a candidate for this surgery. You see, the surgery wasn’t absolutely necessary, and I could have lived my life with considerably depleted strength in my arm, and reduced use, but I could have done it.

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When You Grow Up

June 26th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘When You Grow Up’

What did you want to be when you grew up?
…The idea of being able to cast a staff out on the ground in front of some wicked pharaoh, and watch it turn into a snake was attractive to me. It seemed like a good job…
…I, like all messengers, am living out on a small scale the hapless fate of the people I would hope to warn…

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The Life Is In the Blood

June 19th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

It was not my intention that any should die. Of course, I knew before we opened the vent that it was possible. I didn’t know the time of their nesting; in fact I didn’t even know what type of birds they were. They had made this a traditional nesting spot, and I had let it […]

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Rising Tide

May 22nd, 2011 by Juan Zapatero

In 1911 Tecumseh gave his farewell address.
There is a story that there is a great River called the Sambatyon, and that the ten lost tribes cannot cross it because it is too turbulent
After he bows low before the sheiks of oil, he bows down lower before a sea of oil.

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