Respect Yourself

If you disrespect anybody that you run in to How in the world do you think anybody’s s’posed to respect you If you don’t give a heck ’bout the man with the bible in his hand, y’all Just get out the way, and let the gentleman do his thing You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way, yeah Take the sheet off your face, boy, it’s a brand new day Respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself If you don’t respect yourself Ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na Respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself — The Staples Singers Sometimes you just “Wanna Cry,” but now is not one of them.[…]

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One, Two, Three…Crunch!

Since Mr. Owl first dared to unravel one of the confectionary world’s most puzzling secrets in the classic 1970s TV commercial, dedicated Tootsie Pop fans everywhere have tried to provide a definitive answer. Many have attempted, and failed, to lick their way to the center of the Tootsie Pop. My best attempt was in the mid thirties before I gave in. Crunch! The temptation to bite and reach the embedded Tootsie Roll prize has proven too great… just like it was for Mr. Owl. But a more vitally important topic is how many “Clicks” does it take to compromise your computer security? That number is easily calculated… The answer is ONE, just a single click can launch a whirlwind of[…]

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Know Your Enemy and Know Yourself

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” –Sun Tzu I wrestled with this post for a bit, especially considering the current turmoil around refugees and immigration. I find myself divided on the issue of how we address refugees, from both a Christian and National standpoint. I clearly see the responsibility of Christians to be the hands and feet of Christ as we take the Gospel to the nations. On the other hand our national leaders have a constitutional responsibility to protect and defend the nation. Neither are easy, and both are fraught with challenges and danger. In the end, I decided to go forward… So here goes. Sun Tzu[…]

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