Satur-deja Vu

Apples in season – As soon as the Satur-deja Vu was published last week my family packed up and headed to Blue Ridge, GA. The weather forecast called for only a 60% chance of thunderstorms that day as opposed to 80% on Sunday and Monday. Labor Day weekend was the first “U-Pick” event at Mercier Orchards and we definitely made the right call. Apple/ apple cinnamon is the official flavor of fall in our home, not pumpkin spice, and we came home with a peck. That’s approximately 2.2 gallons.

Then on Tuesday Teresa and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. September 6th, 1997, was the same day as Princess Diana’s funeral. Mother Teresa passed away the same day as well. We were married 12 years before our daughter Johannah was born. Other couples our age have children that are grown and some have grandchildren. My younger brother became Grandpa Bunch earlier this year at the age of 40. I’m happy where we are.

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Then he bought Twitter. Maybe it’s my age, the rural setting I live in or the fact I’m not a celebrity type with a million followers but I just don’t get people freaking out about his acquisition of a social media platform. Jameela Jamil said in what she vows is her last tweet: “I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny. Best of luck.” George Takei pledged to stay, Tweeting “Should this place become more toxic, I pledge to strive even harder to lift up reason, science, compassion and the rule of law. The struggle against fascism, misinformation, and hate requires tough fighters.”

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This was our forecast as we we went to bed last night. There is nothing like 2 to 4 inches out there this morning but there is some on the grass and car windshields. The wind is potentially dangerous and we expect a low temp around 15 degrees tonight. Friends in Kentucky were getting legit snow overnight and up the east coast may get substantial snowfall amounts still. Spring starts next week, according to the calendar, but I have seen enough snow to close schools as late as April 3rd.

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Disaster relief leads to salvation. Let’s start off with some good news, that ought to be a welcome change of pace. Natural disasters often bring destruction of property and sometimes loss of life but they present opportunities for the church to step up and act like God’s children. Disaster relief is a real world application of putting others’ needs before our own and doing things for the least of these, expecting nothing in return. Click here to read the Christian Index story shown above.

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2020 huh? Sometimes it gives you global pandemics or category 4 hurricanes. And sometimes cabbages spill all over the highway. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving… gifts that no one wants and can’t be returned.

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I ordered them in April, sent two emails to the seller, asked my Facebook friends what they thought, then finally received a set of Loch Ness ladles last week. Here is one peering from my semi-famous Brunswick stew. Continue reading

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Satur-deja Vu is not just a review. It also gives me a chance to drop in some things I couldn’t find a place for, and perhaps mention a topic that will not be getting its own post for whatever reason. It lets us take inventory. I used to call My Other Blog “the bottom file cabinet draw of the blogosphere.” Saturday is when we organize the file cabinet.

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Back-to-School affects people differently.

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