Monthly Archives: November 2019

Advent (“Yet Out the Shrouds of Winter…”)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Advent “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land… Yet out the shrouds of winter a candle flicks and calls to passers-by bereft, whose hearts long iced … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: “Where Were You?’ (2017) Featuring “O Magnum Mysterium”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approach, I will be featuring past posts that remind me look up, regard the “bigger picture,” reflect, resist (and take a breather from) all that would keep heads down, hearts angry, … Continue reading

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From Boomerland: Finding Love After “A Certain Age”…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila WARNING: Gen-X-ers and below, you may wish to avert your imagination before proceeding because…parents and grandparents just…never…I mean, eeewww… My dear, long-term friend “Jan,” who has been widowed for several years, now, wants to get back in … Continue reading

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On the Dunning-Kruger Effect on “Open Data” Algorithms, or Beware the Technocracy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I came across an interesting article, “THE POWER OF OPEN DATA TO TRANSFORM AND ENGAGE COMMUNITIES: A CALL FOR IDEAS,” linked below, featured in a recent Technocracy News online issue. The introduction by TN editor, Patrick Wood, … Continue reading

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On Those Slow-Grinding “Mills of Justice” (yet Be Encouraged)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.* The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at … Continue reading

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On AI, HI, and GI (Not That GI*)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila AI In my ongoing fascination and fun around the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but NOT because I am any kind of math-tech person (math is known as “The M Word” in my wheelhouse), I found this … Continue reading

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First Church of the CRT (Critical Race Theory)?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila When words abound, transgression is inevitable….  (Proverbs 10:19, NET Bible) Critical Race Theory? According to a speaker I heard recently on Jan Markel’s radio program at Olive Tree Ministries, a concept called Critical Race Theory is very popular … Continue reading

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OK, boomer; OK, over-thirty; OK, neanderthal…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila There’s a new saying in town: “ok, boomer“. If you haven’t heard or read it yet, you will. But, you know, speaking as a boomer… If you are a member of the over-thirty un-cool crowd (in which … Continue reading

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Minding Mercy in an Age of Rage

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Minding Mercy He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8, NIV) In … Continue reading

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French Resistance Honoree Gave/Gives Timeless Advice (and More from Elsewhere)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post is “part 2” to yesterday’s essay: Beware the Borderlands (and Some Counter Intel) “Yvette Lundy, a Resistance fighter who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps after helping Jews escape occupied France, has died aged … Continue reading

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