A Bucket of Teamwork

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Several summers ago for work, I attended a week-long team-building conference held on a college campus. Attendees were divided into groups of five and members of each group were to collaborate on various projects for the duration of the conference. Small assignments began on day one and we were informed that the conference would culminate with a day-long special teamwork exercise. On the last day of the conference a project unique to each group would be assigned and required to be accomplished by day’s end.

“To demonstrate how your group has become a solid team.” the instructor explained with an evil grin.

Groans echoed through the classroom. My group’s leader was the most vocal.

None of the five in my group had met before the conference. In fact, we each came from a different state and attended the conference for various reasons. My group leader made it clear that he…

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Love Pumpkins? Read JUST DESSERTS: A FALL FANTASY!

I just purchased, for less than a dollar on Amazon Kindle, a lifetime of chuckles and laughs. Deanne Davis just published Just Desserts: A Fall Fantasy. I recommend this short story as an immediate read for yourself and your kids no matter what age! Her word pictures are so well written that my imagination moved right along from scene to scene with great anticipation.

Just Desserts: A Fall Fantasy is a new classic for the holidays, and Halloween is only a few days away. Get it now, and ENJOY!

MillieAnne

Chuck Jones – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Road Runner Cartoon Fans!

My Night at Bowers Museum…

I went to the Chuck Jones workshop last night in the vast tombs of the Bowers Museum. For those of you who don’t know – Chuck Jones is the genius who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, The Road Runner, Pepe le Pew, and Porky Pig! The workshop had about 24 of us sketching someone’s face as fast as possible, using cartooning techniques just taught us, and then go on to the next person. The goal was to sketch as many faces as possible in a short period of time and experience the delight of being creative! Quick decisions had to be made about who to give a big nose, or bushy eyebrows – or maybe draw someone’s face in the shape of a tomato or a pear?

What are the shapes of features and the faces of those in your family? Have fun!

HOT TIP FOR LOCALS AND VACATIONERS!

GET ON THE ROAD…to BOWERS MUSEUM! Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. I recently enjoyed the current exhibit about two weeks ago and came away with a fabulous load of memories, fascinating facts, and images. Go to bowers.org for information on how to enjoy their fabulous wealth of art and artifacts..from The Lure of San Francisco to the cartoons of Chuck Jones…the in between stuff like the cannibals of Papua, New Guinea, will help stick all of it into your minds forever!

A Crack at Satan…

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I recently saw something about a letter to Satan. I don’t know who wrote it but am trying to figure out if it was an assignment or someone’s daring thoughts so I could connect with it. Meanwhile, the idea has been gnawing at me ever since this morning, Thursday, June 19 2014. So here goes:

To the one who lives in darkness. Hiding, sneaking, prying, and deceiving, you are the dread of every mother who wants their child to grow up a good kid.

When I was a kid, and all the way through my young adulthood, I was lost – no where near the word of God. I didn’t know there was someone I could go to for understanding, forgiveness, and guidance. Without a mother’s love, all I had was a bitter father – a harsh disciplinarian. A father who thought beatings and humiliations would create the person he wanted me to be…subservient, and a person with low self-esteem.

My life amounted to nothing at one time, for a long stretch. You tempted me as I was starved for love, and you led me to be used by people for their advantage, and satisfaction. But no more! Not after God led me to the people who would take the steps of courage and speak to me about His type of love. It is unconditional, and it is forever.

My life had turned around for the best, though I stumbled even as I was learning. But, in the comfort and strength of God’s love, through His Son, Jesus Christ, who died for my sins and is my Savior, my faith has grown stronger each day.

And what good is faith in God, someone might ask. My personal experience is that it is the foundation built on love, freely given to me, (and to you). God loved me first before I even knew him. Then I learned the vastness of His power to do all things to protect me. There has been many pitfalls waiting for me, and in the ones I stumbled into, when I’ve called on Him, he’s pulled me out. But, one of the hardest lessons I think we, of new and old faith go through, is that God does things in His own timing. We are to surrender our misery, our problems, our lives to Him and then, with patience and perseverance, wait for the turning point that only God can provide.
He has saved me from further abuse that would’ve caused great emotional damage, He has delivered me from death’s door a couple of times. And over the past decade, I’ve learned that I’ve been a survivor by the grace of God, to serve Him by blessing others, either by words or by action.
So, evil one, take no pride in what chaos you have done to so many people. For God will always overcome the trials of His people, His children, and never leave us to suffer alone.
You, are doomed. And as I see you enact your reign of tragedy and terror on people’s lives, I recall a phrase…Misery loves Company.
I dare to share all this, my intimate testimony, because I want to love others as God has loved me.
MillieAnne Lowe
 
 

The Serial Killer of Bush Street Part 10 – Server Down!

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Hello to all my fans and followers!

I tried for more than 25 minutes to post on time, but because of a Server Down problem, I could not.

I’m really bummed! I’ve had a perfect daily posting record for Writing 101 assignments so far. What does this do to all my stats?

Meanwhile, I’ll leave my husband’s laptop and go back to mine and see if I can get on and post part 10 for you!

MillieAnne

 

It’s 12:18 a.m. I tried to connect with my site on my own laptop and was not able to connect with the server for WordPress. All this doesn’t make sense to me. Why is his computer working and not mine?

I can tell you I’m not going to sleep easy tonight. I’ll watch something on my Kindle Fire HDX. Maybe that’ll help me wind down.

Oh, I did try opening hotmail and gmail but couldn’t reach their servers either. So I could not send Part 10 and use my husband’s computer to post tonight.

I’m sorry about all this. Does anyone have tips to help me figure this out, or how to circumvent such a problem in the future? Thanks!

Good night!

MillieAnne