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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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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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In Remembrance Of

May 29th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

God’s ability to remember someone (or some thing) has far more life-giving qualities than for you or I to remember someone. For me to recall a friend who has passed away, I might, with fond remembrance think about a time or two when we had been together. I might even merge those two moments. I […]

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Loosed the Fateful Lightning

May 1st, 2011 by John P. Schumake

A friend asked me, “Do you think that Armageddon could happen in just a year and a half?” alluding to the December 2012 date that the ancient Mayans have provided us for Who Knows What.My answer was, “Yes, of course.” Just as the spreading of the gospel and the Rise of Christianity was rendered possible […]

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The Hand

March 20th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘The Hand’ by John P. Schumake
I suppose we are forever in danger of losing those links to our past, links that require you to research the historical significance of phrases we use today…
I was watching porpoises out on the Gulf of Mexico surfacing and diving. Their sleek black and white bodies followed a graceful and almost soundless arch out of, and then back into the water…
… The image of what we are becomes a little blurred. For a while, propelled out on the waves, or stepping through a field the image of the Creator becomes apparent…

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Before the Long Climb

March 13th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

This sad but welcome epiphany has brought me to the edge of that plateau where ideas camp out before a long climb…
The murderer is a person who fractures both the earth and atmosphere, the roads we walk on, and the air we now carefully breathe…
I saw in the eyes of his daughter a different sort of pain. Something in my selfish and male nature does not allow me to understand it, but the intensity of the loss both draws me and makes me stand at a slight distance…
The Creator could have given us a Six-dimensional universe and a broader range of colors in our vision. He could have given us a smaller range, as some animals have. We have what we have, and we see what we see, and eventually, we see what we have had…

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Ethics In Search Of Us

February 27th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘Ethics In Search Of Us’

I have talked in the past with regard to what ‘our ethical behavior’ should be with regard to the treatment of bio-engineered creatures, … as we are on the threshold of beholding the scary, perhaps invasively and presumptuously wrong, but, nevertheless, inevitable…
As it may be inevitable that each of us may someday be sitting across a table from and having a conversation with someone who has four functioning eyeballs…

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