My 55" TV/computer display went on the fritz yesterday and started blinking on and off. Pretty confident that I could repair it in 2/3 hours, but I bought a new one today anyways. Probably will give it a go next week, but it would be nice to give it to a motivated kid to fix. I wonder where I can find one of those? I now realize that many of the "wasteful/lazy" things I saw adults do when I was a kid were really just opportunities thrown to me.

For me it began when when I was 7-10 and came almost exclusively from movies and books, though my librarian had been part of the civil rights movement and told us stories. Freedom was something mentioned often in church, but at that age it didn't really click. The Call of the Wild, White Fang, Little House Books, Roots, Snow Treasure, and The Dairy of Anne Frank all seemed to have had a profound impact on me.

A lot of you are advocates of freedom and privacy. People aren't born valuing these things, but must learn one way or another. Many people never learned, and younger generations don't miss what they never had. When/how did you learn to value freedom and privacy?

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"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl

It was in the 90's(33C) this weekend and we had a bit of a temperature drop yesterday.

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Why would people build a church in the middle of nowhere? 

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"God will invade. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on the stage, the play is over."
- C.S. Lewis

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The tumbleweeds are starting to grow on my Facebook and Twitter accounts (and various other accounts that are doing my nut), and if Mastodon continues to be as awesome as it appears to be, those tumbleweeds are going to roll.

Which will be cool, since I'd rather spend my time writing than messing around with multiple social media accounts. No great loss anyway, as I don't have many followers on any of them.

"If your brother has become poor, and his hand can’t support himself among you, then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident. Take no interest from him or profit; but fear your God, that your brother may live among you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit. I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God."

@M0YNG Your instance looks like it's right up my alley! Will check up with you guys from time to time.

I've got dreams guys! Would love to break ground on our house this year, but time is flying by. I've done much larger projects, but not with my own $. It is a bit scary.

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