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Mike Walsh
Christ's elect, Husband , Dad, Friend, Shepherd/Farmer. SQL Geek/MVP, Firefighter/EMT, SQL Server Consultant & Founder of Straight Path Solutions
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Mike Walsh 12h
Wow.. 1917 just finished. Sat in the theater just mindlessly staring at credits utterly unable to get up. Now trying to clear the head and eyes to drive home from the theater. Just a date with myself thankfully ;-) go see it.
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Mike Walsh Jan 23
"..We aim to make clear that we will not be able to defend ourselves with the claim of ignorance. We knew. All of us..." We know they are killing children. All of us know
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David Begnaud Jan 22
President Trump amended Puerto Rico's major disaster declaration, due earthquakes, agreeing to add 10 municipalities, making people living there eligible for federal disaster aid. They are: Adjuntas Cabo Rojo Corozal Jayuya Lajas Lares Maricao San Germán San Sebastián Villalba
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Stephen Fry Jan 22
Farewell, Terry Jones. The great foot has come down to stamp on you. My god what pleasure you gave, what untrammelled joy and delight. What a wonderful talent, heart and mind
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Mike Walsh Jan 22
Terry Jones is Pining for the Fjords. Rest easy.
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Mike Walsh Jan 21
Replying to @my100goals
So far I definitely agree. Really a great book.
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Mike Walsh Jan 21
Replying to @ChrisAdkin8
Sounds like a heatwave for here. ;-) 6.4F outside. -14.2C
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Mike Walsh Jan 21
Replying to @my100goals
Karamazov Brothers
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Mike Walsh Jan 20
Replying to @mike_walsh
With apologies for typos and an autocorrect not familiar with what I'm trying to say with certain nicknames.
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Mike Walsh Jan 20
The more I read (slower now that the work week is here), I'm running out of characters to like. But I can't help but surmise that Dostoyevsky's aim isn't for me to form opinions of Smerdyakov, Vanta, Mitya, Grigory, Ratikin, Grushenk, Lise's mom, Fyodor, Therapon, etc. But of me.
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Mike Walsh Jan 20
Can't he print his own now?
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David Begnaud Jan 19
I wanted to know which govt official in Puerto Rico signed contracts to warehouse disaster aid. The head of the gave me names + the amount of money paid: roughly $990,000. & there the aid sat, until a blogger exposed it, humiliating the govt & fueling its critics
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David Begnaud Jan 19
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David Begnaud Jan 20
The more we know about the disaster aid scandal in Puerto Rico the more it's clear that state leaders in government knew about these warehouses. The question is, why didn't they activate the plan to distribute that aid after the earthquakes when thousands of people had needs?
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
Replying to @mike_walsh
Except, Zosima in his final remarks recorded by Alyosha's ms are far more weighty than a tweet can do justice with. I read Hemingway and I can taste the vermouth and see his locations. I read Dostoyevsky and I have to guess at the sights but feel weight of my own sin and he world
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
Replying to @mike_walsh
Not really sure of the the theology per se as far as that guilt. But the actions that stem from Zosima's teaching should be the actions that stem from any theology from the Bible. Fix yourself. No. Fix myself. And regard all as worthy of praying for and caring for.
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
Zosima really echoes Paul's "I'm the chief of sinners" but then Dostoyevsky uses his echo via Zosima to suggest that we fix ourselves first. He goes further, maybe that is an Orthodox theology, to suggest that all the sins of others are as much each of our fault, if not more 1/2
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
Folks say the Grand Inquisitor is the self crushing climax of a sort in the novel. I'm barely halfway through. But I disagree. The two chapters describing Starets Zosima and his life story. Far more squeeze to self here. 14 pages then a break before Part 3. :-)
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
Speaking of the isolation and state of man: "He is isolated, and the world at large means nothing to him. We have reached a stage at which we have surrounded ourselves with more things, but have less joy." Dostoyevsky in Karamazov Brothers around 1879. We aren't so different now.
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Mike Walsh Jan 19
We have a referral program
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