A digital commonplace for a Regular Guy called Charlie Pharis

Month: May 2008 (page 1 of 1)

“If You’re an Appeaser and You Know It…”

“…raise your hand…”

Of all the idiotic things a person could say in response to the President’s tough but necessary words in Israel’s Knesset! Senator Obama, I’d be pretty careful about claiming to be the target of those remarks!

But then again, a good defense might be…”I’m no more of an appeaser than SHE is! Nyah-nyah!

Man! With THIS bunch as the choices….aw, never mind!

More of What Leaders Do…

(And it even comes with another E…this good stuff from Bill Easum’s Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First

In the absence of strong leadership, leaders leave and dysfunctional people take charge.

Leaders always take responsibility for whatever situation in which they find themselves. Leaders never blame the system for their own failures. If the system destroys them, they allowed it to happen.

Leaders set their own agenda and set out on the journey to make it happen. It is silly to think that a pastor should do whatever a congregation wants him or her to do. That would be a violation of a pastor’s call.

Leaders get what they look for.

Two Old Friends, Together…

I’m enjoying a new twist on two old friends tonight…Community Coffee’s New Orleans Blend, made in my¬† little Bodum French Press! We learned to love chicory coffee way back before coffee was hot. Well, the coffee itself was pretty hot, but it wasn’t cool…pre-nationwide Starbucks days.

Our apartment in New Orleans was in close proximity to the industrial canal, and the Luzianne plant was right there. Most mornings when it was hot and muggy, the aroma of that coffee and chicory being made hung thick in the air as I made my way to class!

Of course, we made the almost-every-weekend pilgrimage to Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter. The cafe au lait and the powdered sugar from the beignets were highlights!

Later, when we knew what it means to miss New Orleans, we discovered we could mail-order the good stuff from Community. Now, it’s our morning go-juice of choice.

My nighttime working brew is usually some kind of Starbucks, but tonight I’m out, and just don’t feel like making the trip to my local mega-mart for more, so I grabbed the Community bag. Good stuff!

NOTE: WOW! I just noticed – and you will, too – the Google maps link to our old address in New Orleans shows the Seminary campus post-Katrina. And our apartment building – along with all the other “States” buildings are no more!