Closest

Sign removed

Empty since 2013

Scratched out happy

The bank closure, where they retain rights to keep the ATM there, thus preventing another financial institution from moving in, to serve the community that has been abandoned.

So who else wants to rent, with branded ATM in your face?

And who cares about the landlord?

What they do

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Disciplings

From “A Pastoral Vision for Ottawa” by Archbishop Terrence Predergast, S.J., as published in Catholic Ottawa, Spring/Summer 2017:

…We have chosen to adopt the invitation of Pope Francis that each Catholic see himself or herself as a “missionary disciple” called to share the gospel message of Jesus with family members, fellow parishioners and friends at school, work and play. To do this, I am asking newly-appointed pastors to seek out a small team of parish leaders who will commit to going through a discipleship process with him. Then they will work with him so that together—pastor and flock—they may draw others to become disciples—helping people to encounter Jesus and commit to his way of life—thereby becoming mature missionary disciples. Becoming a disciple can begin in a number of ways: following the Alpha program, taking a “Life in the Spirit” seminar, making a Cursillo weekend, embracing one of the spiritualties represented in the archdiocese (e.g., Carmelite, Franciscan, Ignatian, Marist, Oblate, Communion and Liberation, Companions of the Cross).

The goal is that over time every parish will develop an active process of forming disciples so that parents can be equipped take up the challenge of handing on the faith to their children. Then our youth will see marriage, consecrated life and priesthood as ways to live out the call of Jesus to know Him intimately and make Him known to others…

Does one need the course or the call

Any contradiction between charismatic evangelization and Catholicism

Immense and unexpected gift

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I know how I want you to see me

From Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 3, “Field Trip“. Written by Heather Jeng Bladt and Matthew Weiner. Don Draper has lost his job, and did not tell his wife.

Remember writing down what one thought was a quote, when watching for the first time:

You don’t know me. I know how I want you to see me.

Context is more precise:

“I can’t believe after all this time you don’t know me,” she says. But the real issue is with him, not her: “I know how I want you to see me.”

So it gets summarized, but no clip.

“I know how I want you to see me.” still meriting an uplift.

Though maybe just know who you weren’t.

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Agonist

From Mad Men.

Collective circumstance.

The let go
And maybe can’t get up

To the Vanilla Fudge version of “You Keep Me Hanging On“:

You really don’t need me
You just keep me hanging on

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Peter Wolf: Lights Out

Dancing in the dark
To the radio of love

1984. All those hand moves, with the shimmy:

From the 1984 album of the same name. Title song written by Don Covay and Peter Wolf.

Didn’t seem to top it until Up To No Good, in 1990, such as with “99 Worlds“.

And turn the lights down some more
We’re the only ones left on the floor

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Leveler

Have evaluated over 15,000 students, over thirty plus years. Still get a sense of lens or blindness, when marking. Still personally mark just about everything.

See so many deferring or transferring to a teaching assistant.

Coupled with multiple choice exams.

100% multiple choice final exams.

Process the sheets. Compile.

No judgement there.

Sometimes wonder if supporting parents or others know what they are paying for.

Thought part of the fee was for a professorial evaluation.

With respect to a treasured course, assume it was Allan Bloom who personally evaluated.

Recall receiving a C+. Well-deserved, at best.

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Many

Common sentiment seems to be that there is something beyond.

Issue becomes who is the true interpreter, who is the true representative.

Maybe they all are.

Including people one meets on a day to day basis, who seem to have a particular sense of that which is beyond the present.

Difference is that those who have that sense now make no claim to saviour status. And often they are not the principal interpreters or representatives of those who claim to be The One.

So one is left with human subordinates, often without that particular light.

Remember speaking with someone as to why he should become an Imam. He had the light, but thought that such referenced vocation would be too prideful.

So when one says I know who is the Last Messenger

She got chains, attached to my head

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