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Justice Network 2

by Andrea Elizabeth

A large percentage of murder victims were last seen at bars.

From Lisey’s Story

by Andrea Elizabeth

“Amanda hated these pictures. She looked and saw her sister playing salt for the sirloin, setting for the stone. She saw her sister sometimes identified as Mrs. Landon, sometimes as Mrs. Scott Landon, and sometimes—oh, this was bitter—not identified at all. Demoted all the way to Gal Pal. To Amanda it must seem like a kind of murder.”
Excerpt From: King, Stephen. “Lisey’s Story.” Scribner. iBooks. 

I wonder if the Holy Spirit feels the same way. 

When it says The two shall become one, it can seem that one loses their identity. Or that one’s effect on the other is subtle while the other’s is almost total. In the Trinity there is one Divine mind. Isn’t it the Father’s? I don’t think in a marriage it should be the man’s but the Father’s also.

A comparison 

by Andrea Elizabeth

I had more suspension of disbelief with Jack Torrence’s descent into murderous action in The Shining than Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov’s in Crime and Punishment. I believe that people capable of intentional murder have a propensity traceable in their childhood. In other words I believe murderers are born that way. They are missing some sort of barrier. Not inevitably so, mind you. The rest of us are more subtle and do it in our hearts or more indirectly and subconsciously. Note Dick Hallorann in the shed. Actually. I think that scene was a nod to Dostoyevsky and not as believable either. 

rocks vs trees

by Andrea Elizabeth

These days I’m appreciating rocks more than trees. I think I got enough of trees in Maine and Canada. There there are endless walls of monotonous, repetitive trees that keep going and going, on and on and on and on forever without a break or reprieve for miles and miles and miles without stopping. Like a corridor with mirrors on the ends. Like a huge box of toothpicks spilled on a wood floor of a toothpick factory where all the boxes malfunctioned. Like if all the stars turned to trees and encircled you at close range and followed you around so that you were always in the middle of them.

Rocks are not so. Unless you’re talking about pebbles. But pebbles are by water and with larger and more varied rocks around them. Rocks are not opportunist like trees are. Tree seeds most likely came from somewhere else and moved there within the last 100 years or so. Ancient trees longer ago, but they have big trunks, but short arms and hardly any leaves. Rocks have been there since the earth was in the early stages of being formed. Before plants. Rocks are the only things that are truly local. They are what makes a place local. Their individual strata and composition define only that particular spot where only those particular weather and water things happened. Unless they were moved there by a great big flood or much manual labor. Then they are foreign visitors of great importance who should be treated with respect for their ancient wonderfulness.

Something reminded me of this clip

by Andrea Elizabeth

I think Kip’s retort is my favorite line in the whole movie.

Kip and Napoleon watch Uncle Rico’s selfie football movie

Good article on the King family

by Andrea Elizabeth


Heath Stocks videos

by Andrea Elizabeth

I’ve seen the first five. It’s a hard call if he should have a reduced sentence for killing his family because of the control of his long time pedophile scoutmaster, Jack Walls. While I think he was driven to do it, I believe the answer is no. Jack Walls took the lives of four people that day, not just Heath’s father, mother, and sister, but Heath too. And at least one other boy, Wade Knox, who later committed suicide. Rest in peace in jail, Heath. And may God have mercy on your soul. 

Rich Mullins’ “Divine Obsession”

by Andrea Elizabeth

speaking of Kierkegaard’s First Love in Either/Or, here’s an article comparing the ethical God to the aesthetic God. http://kidbrothers.net/release/sepoct95.html


by Andrea Elizabeth

“But grown-ups were always in a turmoil, every possible action muddied over by thoughts of the consequences, by self-doubt, by self-image, by feelings of love and responsibility. Every possible choice seemed to have drawbacks, and sometimes he didn’t understand why the drawbacks were drawbacks. It was very hard.”

Excerpt From: King, Stephen. “The Shining.” Anchor Books, 2013-08-27. iBooks. 

Except when they’ve quit struggling and give in. 

Turning point

by Andrea Elizabeth

I disagree with this article: Why the Gay Marriage Debate Was Over in 1950. Seems to me that recent gay marriage laws are because of the Civil War. I think proper people were disillusioned about religion after so much death and destruction. It was a Pyrrhic victory for the north. Then came the Gay Nineties (pun convenient). 

The Gay Nineties is an American nostalgic term referring to the decade of the 1890s. It is known in the United Kingdom as the Naughty Nineties, and refers there to the decade of supposedly decadent art by Aubrey Beardsley, the witty plays and trial of Oscar Wilde, society scandals and the beginning of the suffragette movement.”

This was followed by the more widespread roaring 20’s. The depression and WWII curbed it for a while, then decadent dissolution returned. Perhaps modern psychotherapy came about because of the insanity of the times.


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