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Hearts of Sponge

Conservation of Vengeance I’m sure you recognize the object in the picture above, but can you put a name to it? It’s known as “Newton’s Cradle”.  Other than doctors’ offices and old-time parlours, they are hard to come across these days....
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Un-learning to Fly

Working our way through the Old Testament, and particularly the Judges, it becomes painfully obvious that the patriarchs and heroes of our faith are anything but perfect. Abraham slept with his servant to expedite God’s promise of offspring, Jacob deceived his father,...
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A Post for Gamers

Super Mario is an iconic video game from the 1980s and 90s. Thanks to its creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, millions of gamers (children and adults, alike!) can take control of a plumber named Mario and hit the blocks, jump off platforms, and ride up and down pipes to save the Princess...
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Rob Said A Cool Thing

We’ll just pretend this is me listening to Rob’s sermon, feverishly emailing Joanne. So, this one time, I missed a church service – gasp!! – I know, I know. But, if you can give me the benefit of the doubt for just a second, I DID listen to Rob’s...
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Thorns and Thistles

Rhamnus cathartica, more widely known as Common Buckthorn is a species of shrub invasive to Ontario. According to Ontario’s Invasive Species Awareness Program, this thorny bush “thrives in a variety of habitats and forms dense thickets that crowd and shade out native...
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When Your GPS Goes Silent

In the last decade or so, we got rid of a seldom-used item from our car: a road map. Much to the chagrin of my dad and, I’m sure, many others from his generation, we felt we no longer needed a physical map in the car. Granted, we all have maps on our phones, the relic known...
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300 to One

Everyone loves an underdog story… As long as the underdog wins in the end. Aside from a captivating movie plot or book idea, no good military tactician would consider it a sound real-world strategy to face a fierce opponent like the Midianites with only 300 men; especially,...
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