Friday, January 3, 2014

Give us this day our daily..... LBC topic

I suppose most folks think of the prayer from Matthew when they hear that 
 phrase  Even I do although it means absolutely nothing to me ion a religious sense.

Now give us this day  our daily caffeine is a different story. Each day starts with my version of a Big Gulp - a 32 ounce cup of coffee. Hey - it takes a lot of caffeine to jump-start me.  Ahem.

Asking forgiveness and forgiving those who have trespassed (that's the version  I always heard) against me - well that's a different story.  Some things are beyond forgiving.  But  if forgiveness is what matters to you feel free to do so.  It's your  business, not mine.

While not religious in the most commonly accepted sense, I do find the philosophy of JC fascinating and a real blueprint for a life well lived.  Strip away the magic ala Thomas Jefferson and you find that blueprint.

It's about balance. To me that is the order of things.  Yes - what goes around comes around. Karma. To and for some people that boils down to  life's a bitch. Then you die.

Again - that's a quick shack attack on the weekly LBC topic.  Another layer of the onion revealed.  We're getting to the core and the trip is getting a bit darker methinks.


  1. The rolling years seem to had slowed down a little or stuck for me, Hopefully with longer days and spring's new growth that will change.

  2. Thirty two ounces … wow. Bet you don't need any jumper cables ifn' the car breaks down. Go Shackman.
    blessings ~ maxi

  3. So wrong, Shackman. So wrong: There is no Karma. If there were I'd be rich. Anyway, life is not a trade off.

    "Give us our daily bread"? Yes, please. Preferably without breaking our back in the kneading.

    Not so much looking forward to 'another layer of the onion revealed' as hoping to get 'to the core'.

    All the best, Shackman. May fate have good in store for you.


  4. I don't know why, but the theme this week reminded me of this article. lol

  5. “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”

    ~ Christopher Hitchens.

    And you Shackman, despite needing 32 ounces of coffee to boot up, are a very decent person.

  6. Your self judgment is always too harsh, the curse of high intelligence and high standards. And crappy circumstances.

    May the New Year bring you reward and relief, my friend.

  7. You picked two nice songs. I love all that hippy dippy stuff. The Byrds are great for sending your spirit soaring. Chapin's more your intellectual type of course, but he was pretty good too.

    I love the caffeine buzz, especially in the morning.