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Love and Humanity's Paradox
Photo: Body Line - Carl HenselLove and Humanity’s Paradox“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy Love truly is the greatest of all...
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SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Receiving God’s...
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (Mark 11:24 NIV)“Now may the Lord of peace himself...
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Blow the Battle Horn! Americans are tired of...
Americans and Washingtonians are frustrated with their federal and state government. It is obvious that these systems are not working as originally designed. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan recently...
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The costs of ignoring the powderkeg men
Three months prior to the appalling homicide of Hannah Clarke and her children, Clarke visited her local police station concerned about her husband’s behaviour, particularly following the break-up...
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Jiu-Jitsu and the Bible
I have wondered lately why the bible is such a difficult collection of books to read. Really, so much of it is hard and/or offensive to our sensibilities. Why didn't God make it easy to...
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The Rooster Rider is in Paperback!
My book is now in paperback! Took long enough to navigate the software to make it so, but it is finally done.Amazon - The Rooster Rider: A Knightly Adventure Among The Small CreaturesThe Rooster...
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Washington’s Jungle Primary creates Systemic...
Dangerous Rhetoric for May 5th, 2022In Washington state, Republicans have a history of losing elections, often snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Why does this happen?One reason is that...
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A Helpful Process to Gain Fluency in Another...
BackgroundIn the mid-90s the Mongolian People's Republic had just begun to recover from the chaos of transitioning to a free-market economy. Mongolia was a satellite state of the Soviet Union...
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WEA to taxpayers: Open your wallet wider
The State Income Tax Battle Continues!Taxpayers may be surprised to learn that the battle over a Washington state income tax isn’t finished. Earlier this year, Douglas County Superior Court Judge...
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The Elite Want Us To Act Up
The Elite Want Us To Act Up Dear Friends,It seems to me, the elite want us to act up, so they can come down on us, like on January 6, 2021. Rest assured, that is the template they will use if...
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20220524: Wake-up Call
My daughter just got a job offer that would pay about 80% of what I make. She's 25, I'm 55. I have a college degree, she does not. I have 30+ years experience in a highly technical field and...
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We libertarians are experts in that...
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The Scalding Light of Skepticism
The Scalding Light of SkepticismDear Friends, It seems to me, unfortunately, many of us are unable to be skeptical of government, no matter how many times we have caught them in a lie. Like...
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Comfy Dingo
iPad drawingI thought I'd never leave the hospital. But after about a month, my body finally got strong enough that doctors were comfortable sending me home. When my doctor told me he wanted to...
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20220523: Disappointment
Yesterday I spoke about expectations. When expectations are not met, we often suffer disappointment. When others disappoint us, it's good to reflect on the fact that none of us are perfect and we...
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KITTY HAS A WILD DREAM
Title: KITTY HAS A WILD DREAM - Check availability in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm
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A non-debate in the Dáil about the Assisted...
Last week, the Dáil began debating the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill but, in reality, there was no debate. Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) poses many serious ethical and legal questions but...
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20220512: Good Enough
Several decades ago, there was a movement in the model railroading hobby called "good enough". It came from the idea that layouts will always be handicapped by space and you would never be able to...
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The Clowns Are Here On Purpose.
The news seems to get crazier and crazier by the day. Things that would be considered insane only ten years ago are now being pushed in our faces in a radical attempt to normalize the abnormal....
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20220513: A Roll Of The Dice
I provide IT services to a customer of over 200 employees, which I view as me having over 200 bosses (if you believe the old line that the customer is always right). As such, I've learned over many...
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Hey everyone
I haven't been posting much lately, or making videos or Live streams because after 10 years of trying to garner the attention of my fellow Canadians to warn them of the rise of authoritarianism, I...
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Is Life Coaching a Professionalization of...
Coaching is close to a billion-dollar industry now in the US. You can find hundreds of companies online offering coach training, some for hundreds or even thousands of dollars per certificate. ...
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People Who Are Supposed to Be the Smartest...
Our elites are the wrong place to look if you want to find logic, reason, and sensible policyMy heart sank after I saw my home state of Colorado has the second-highest percentages of bachelor's...
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The Science and Ethics of the Genetics and...
I wanted to share with you this link to my opening keynote at last week's Bayer Breakthrough Innovation Forum, exploring the science and ethics of the genetics and biotechnology revolutions.Some...
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Outrage, Coffee House Rules, Smartphone...
Outrage, Coffee House Rules & Smartphone Addiction by Asa BoxerIt is common knowledge that the addictive qualities of smartphones and mobile apps are engineered to be addictive. Many have suffered...
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Mondays of Meaning April 11th, 2022
This week's edition will discuss self-development, a conversation with Quillette's Founding Editor On Starting The Most Controversial Magazine In The World, and discovering the kind of job that...
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Still no rape crisis on our campus
Once again, our universities have shown they preference ideology over evidence. They have just released the latest survey claiming to show a rape crisis on our campuses. This follows up the...
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Wars and Rumors of Wars
Wars and Rumors of Wars Dear Friends, It seems to me, war is always the answer to every problem… for the pathological, psychopathic and stupid. Why discuss issues when we can just force others to...
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Jordan Peterson & Akira The Don - ILLUSION |...
"They're a cloud of gnats, they're only courageous in groups..."ILLUSIONft Jordan B PetersonOwn the NFT: https://opensea.io/akirathedon From the album TRUTH & DRAGONS...
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40 years of lies and deceit
The invocation of the Emergencies Act literally proved that toilet paper is vastly more valuable than the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and actually has a use. It is a cruel slave owner's...
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Genesis: Cain & Abel
Embodiment of the shadow exposes the conflict of opposites, with the possibility it will become conscious. Above, below. Spirit, matter, Good, evil. Masculine, feminine. Order, chaos. Meditation on...
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My full of liquid legs
<iPad drawing> There is a pair of legs out of proportion with hypertension. White knee-high stockings wrapped the lower half of the legs. At the tip of the toe, there are small openings with...
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Enliveners
The pain you carry,The beauty you seek,The meaning you find,Remind us to hope.Places partly seen,Cravings hardly named,Frailness yet ungrown,Are known through your words.The mirth of living,The...
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Are Aliens Coming To Enslave Humanity?
I've recently been watching old episodes of "The X-Files", and it's interesting how much predictive programming can be seen when you watch it from today's perspective. In season six it's revealed...
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SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Striving Towards...
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14 NIV)“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to...
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Evil genius at work
Imagine a sexual encounter involving a woman shagging a man, sitting on top of him, bouncing cheerfully. How could she be a rape victim?That was a key question at the heart of a case settled two...
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20220426: Systems And Cycles
Systems generally run in cycles, for example the engine system in your car goes through 4 strokes every cycle (intake, compression, power, and exhaust). These cycles "do" what the system was...
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Artificial Famine
Artificial Famine Dear Friends,It seems to me, every good Marxist creates a famine the moment they get in power, it is their way (their Tao). Mao starved to death as many as 45 million people,...
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20220427: Secondary, Reserves, And Suppression
Some systems that rely on materials to run normally will sometimes have a secondary system to "kick in" when the primary is overtaxed. An example of this is in some cars - the radiator may have...
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thinkspot Weekly Digest - April 28, 2022
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20220428: System, Not Down
A system is a group of interrelated parts that act in an interdependent fashion. The solar "system" is one such example of a natural version where the sun, through its gravity and energy, acts on...
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20220429: System, Down!
Today the clutch pedal or linkage (system) failed in my car while I was driving, fortunately the car was in neutral when it happened and I was in a turn lane waiting for the traffic light (system)....
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SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Closing A Door,...
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 3:14 NIV)“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask...
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20220430: Season Three, 18th Episode!!!
The eighteenth episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E18: Dynamic Systems", where we look at natural and man-made systems.Our...
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20220501: Prescribed Order
Many jobs and careers have very well defined paths or stages that you take before you are at the actual level of the job. For example we have journey-men, interns, residency, clerkships, etc. So,...
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20220502: Shadow (Not-) Banned
These days the term "shadow ban" is all the rage, meaning that social media sites reduce the ability of the public to see your content without outright banning you. Another use of shadow is the...
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20220503: Crisis Management
My car broke Friday night and had to be towed in. This morning, I got the quote to repair: more than the car was worth! Now, a mad scramble ensues as I'm dropping my wife off at work and using...
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Government Actions Prove A Lack Of Concern And...
I was listening to a podcast and the looming food shortages were being discussed. Although I've been predicting food shortages for over a year, this particular podcast hit a nerve because it made...
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20220504: Money Grows On (Digital) Trees
The U.S. Federal Reserve "prints" money by changing the account balance in banks' reserves at the Fed. It usually does this by buying U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities from those...
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20220505: On Edge
The whole country (maybe even the whole world) is on edge and jittery right now. Many things have come together to make a "perfect storm" to put people over the edge: pandemic, war, inflation,...
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More Lockdowns To Come In US and Canada -...
by Peter Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin | May 4, 2022 | Feature 1, Healthcare, Politics, WorldPlease take seriously the severity of this existential threat to everything free people hold dear....
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20220506: Variance, Randomness, And Noise
The field of study known as System Dynamics looks to identify, and then model, a system based on its total components and their interactions. Once you have the complete picture, your model reveals...
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20220507: Technical Difficulties... Please...
Technical difficulties are going to delay the next episode of "The Integrated Man Video Podcast" by a day, thanks for your patience! :-) The Integrated Man Video Podcast LOCALS Page
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20220508: Season Three, 19th Episode!!!
The nineteenth episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E19: System Dynamics", where we look at the study and modeling of natural...
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20220509: Turn A Battleship Around
The old saying about the time it takes to turn a battleship around is usually used to mean something is slow or is going to take a really long time. In U.S. economics, it can take anywhere from 3...
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20220510: Allow For Curf
If you have a piece of wood that's 6 inches long that you want to cut into two "3-inch" pieces, you are out of luck. The width of the blade will make sawdust out of a small section and you'll get...
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Changing The Course Of History
Changing The Course Of HistoryDear Friends,It seems to me, our choices reverberate throughout the ages, whether we like it or not. How many times could the course of history have been changed, by...
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Why did Psychiatrists Repackage...
Why did Psychiatrists Repackage Distractibility as ADHD?It is because they have mastered the art of concocting the disorder, creating the drug for the disorder and then bombarding the public with...
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20220511: Outpatient
My wife is going in for some minor (outpatient) surgery tomorrow; please keep her in your prayers. Thanks!
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Step Ahead Of The Coming Collapse.
Fighting a broken system run by psychopathic fascists doesn't have to stress you out. There are simple steps you can take to get ahead of the coming collapse that won't break your budget but will...
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Angel – (ἄγγελος; מַלְאָךְ)
An angel is a spirit being; however, since the word “angel” actually means “messenger” it can also be used for humans. When it is not translated correctly, the meaning of a passage can be changed...
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A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL
Title: A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL - Check availability in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm
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YOU'RE FREE NOW. GO LIVE!
Title: YOU'RE FREE NOW. GO LIVE! - Check availability in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm
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Running for Office in Washington State
Dangerous Rhetoric for May 11th, 2022This article is for anyone who wants to stop complaining and start making a difference in Washington state politics. Even if you don’t want to run for office,...
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A further insight into mass formation psychosis
A further insight into mass formation psychosisby Asa BoxerIn an essay entitled, “Myth and Education,” Ted Hughes—poet laureate of England from 1984 until his death in 1998—lamented that our...
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This Way Friend.
The world is rapidly changing. Psychopaths are trying to enslave us in a digital, open-air prison that no one will be able to escape from. Once you're in its grip, every word said, every movement...
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20220514: Season Three, 20th Episode!!!
The twentieth episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E20: A Roll Of The Dice", where we look at luck, random chance, and...
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20220515: A Sense Of Urgency
I have to admit, as a Type B (minus) personality, I don't have the same sense (or degree) of urgency as most people do. Perhaps it's a calculated risk that happens in my head without really being...
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The Diversity Delusion
"'Diversity,' 'Inclusion,' and 'Equity,' as described in the Critical sense, truly aren’t what they seem to be, and it's appropriate to order the three words in this nonstandard way and apply the...
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20220516: Trickle Up
My wife had some outpatient surgery this past Thursday and friends/neighbors continue to bring us frozen dinners, soups, etc. So much so that I literally (and I mean that literally) have no more...
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Mondays of Meaning May 16th, 2022
Hello,This week's edition will discuss motivation and how to solve Canada's biggest problems with Pierre Poilievre.How Your Motivational Systems Work.Imagine you have a starving rat, and it knows...
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20220517: Measuring Up
If you're reading this, chances are good that you have clean water, reliable electricity, broadband Internet, etc., etc. putting you in (at least) the top 25% of affluent people in the world. What...
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Quip about Russian military in Ukraine
Quip: Two months ago we wondered: "Does Russia have the second best military in the world?"Now it's: "Does Russia have the second best military in Ukraine?"
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20220518: Happy 31st Anniversary!
Happy 31st anniversary to my beautiful bride! Technically, I'm wishing myself happy anniversary too, but I'm fine with that, LOL! :-)
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Marx's reputation: intellectual basis or...
I've taken heat for saying Marx was not taken seriously on *philosophical* or *economic* grounds -- and that his reputation was made primarily for *political* reasons, i.e., the success of the...
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20220519: Tipping Point
Following up on my earlier post (20220505: On Edge), it's almost inevitable that the circumstances we are now facing in the world will start pushing people over the edge. In the 1980s, we coined...
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My Dog is not doing well...
Hunny Dog is in a lot of pain and we are taking her to the vet today. The vets here charge outrageously high fees; I could probably buy a good used car for what it's going to cost to find out what...
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20220520: Season Three, 21st Episode!!!
The twenty first episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E21: Tipping Point", where we look at what point we break and act out...
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SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 The Gift of Rest 📖
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For...
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20220521: Staycation
Taking a quick "staycation" this weekend, part of my conscious effort of staying away from my "tipping point". :-)I hope you have a pleasant weekend as well.
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20220522: Expectations
Spouse, parent, pet-owner, citizen (state, country), member of society, etc. These are roles we choose and they all come with expectations. Some are enforceable, some are self-imposed, all are...
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Two opposite conceptions of moral...
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Lofi Coffee Shop | Mix
New mix just dropped! 50 minutes of lush instrumental jams produced by your friendly neighborhood Don, lovingly blended for an exquisite and effervescent listening experience.Patrons and...
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20220525: Move Forward To Stay Behind
My employer gave me a raise at the beginning of this year. It was very nice of them, I did not ask for one (my employment anniversary is in September, also we don't have a formal COLA policy), and...
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Man-Made Horrors Beyond Your Comprehension.
It's been a tough couple of years, and while I'd like to tell you the worst is behind us and life will now slowly begin to return to normal, telling you that would be dishonest. For the worst isn't...
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20220526: Shock
The word "shock" can have many meanings, usually associated with a descriptor word along with it like "electric shock", "sticker shock", "shock and awe", even "a shock of hair" or "a shock of corn...
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New look and new page editor 😀More new features! 😃 Still squashing those bugs! 😁 Contributors!Be creativeCreate your profile pictureCreate your page bannerFollow other membersFollow forumsUse...
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JONAH in the Underworld
Jonah is my favorite representation of the hero's journey into the Underworld. Running from his responsibility, he is tossed into the sea during a violent storm. Jonah goes down to the realm of...
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You Have The Right To Hate.
On June 8 2021 the Marxist Fascist leader of Canada, Justin Trudeau, stated "There isn't freedom to hate. Hatred, hate speech is not allowed in Canada." Trudeau, being the towel boy for the new...
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Howdy
This will be my TS place for all things Broken Toyland. Hopefully this platform won't engage in the censoring shenannigans the other socials practice.I will post my art, mainly. I hope this turns...
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THE LONELINESS IS DEAFENING
THE LONELINESS IS DEAFENING, 5.5x12, multimedia on wood. Find it in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #lonely #painting #nobrow #outsiderart
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TEARS OR RAIN?
TEARS OR RAIN? (¿lagrimas o lluvia?), 8x8, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #paintings #nobrow #outsiderart #lagrimas
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EL ARBOL (the tree)
EL ARBOL (the tree) Specifically, the family tree. It's 10x20, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm #art #arte #elarbol #outsiderart #nobrow
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BUNNIES, I THINK...
BUNNIES, I THINK, 3x9, multimedia on canvas. It's in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #outsiderart #red #dots #multimedia
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HOUSE OF MEMORIES
HOUSE OF MEMORIES, 10x10, multimedia on canvas. It's in my shop: www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #artbrut #outsiderart #paintings #ghosts
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THE HAUNTED TREE
THE HAUNTED TREE, 7x14, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #haunted #ghosts #artbrut #outsiderart
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A GATHERING AT THE HAUNTED TREE
A GATHERING AT THE HAUNTED TREE, 7x14, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: http://www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm#art #artbrut #outsiderart #ghosts #haunted
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TAKE AIM
TAKE AIM, 5x7, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: www.brokentoyland.com/forsale.htm #art #artbrut...
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Breezy Summer Picnic
iPad drawingIt was only recently that my husband and I started having a picnic at the park. We were more for trail walking and hiking that we forgot the joy of relaxing outside. We went to a nearby...
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WHY?
WHY? 5x7, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop: www.brokentoyland.com
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Orange Daisy
iPad drawingWhen I was in school, one of my painting classes started with a 20min painting segment. Students had to finish an 8 x 10 inch painting of a life model. It was one of my favorite...
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Sakura Tree
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Bishop Barron’s West Point Address
Friends, the Bible has a lot to say about soldiers. In this address at Cadet Chapel in West Point, NY, I discuss three soldiers from the Old Testament and draw truth from their stories.
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Reading Heather Heying’s article on education
Heather’s three piece rubric for whether or not a person should be an educator seems like such a “no-brainer”. I have always learned best from those in my life who are incredibly knowledgeable on...
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On "The Babble Hypothesis" - Speaker time...
Last week I ran across some research that was sponsored by the U.S. Army and published in the Leadership Quarterly (October 2020), entitled “Testing the babble hypothesis: Speaker time predicts...
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The Smartest Person in the World
In The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard wrote: “Our commitment to Jesus can stand on no other foundation than a recognition that he is the one who knows the truth about our lives and our...
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Attention! I'm looking to put together a panel...
Hey everyone. I am looking at putting together a four person panel (myself and three more panelists) for a weekly Live stream series to give Canadians a truly diverse field of views regarding all...