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Tom Sheepandgoats Harley
Upstate New York
This is me in my best blue harness. My wife is looking at me with admiration. Who wouldn't? As for that grinning dope on my right, I have no idea who that is.Our marriage made waves, not so much in her family - they appreciate diversity, as in mine. "You want to marry a human?" my mom gasped. "Don't come crying to me when she buys a ton of furniture and you have to carry it on your back! Tell him, Fuzzy, " she said to my dad, "tell him not to do it." but all Dad could do was spit. But with the passage of time, they have come to love her as I do. she gives me three bags of feed each day and scratches behind my ears. Our family gatherings are quite pleasant, though some of her people get uptight when my relatives dump on the floor.
Interests: current events, religion, humor, creative writing, jehovah's witnesses
Recent Activity
Midweek Meeting: For the “I...Am your Inheritance” opening talk the speaker made reference to the Wilkes-Barre convention. It was worrisome when the Rochester convention was cancelled with but 3 weeks to go, but a substitution was quickly made. Someone commented... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Great Courses, Bob Brier, tweets composed and sent while dog-walking. AI screwups corrected in brackets For continuity, start with Part 1: After the first Egyptian dynasty period of six dynasties, comes the intermediate period, About which we know almost nothing,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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The circuit overseer related how one couple divorced after 60 years marriage—or was it an anecdote he related? It hardly matters, for it served not to illustrate marriage, but to distinguish between faithful and loyal. The two partners in marriage... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheep and Goats
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Weekend Meeting: Yikes! The speaker today has a deep pink background. It makes for no doubt as to which of the Zoom boxes is talking. #weekendmeeting Now he is developing the birdcatcher scenario of Psalm 91. He has bird graphics,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
I had decided that I would go through my manuscript and that I would take out excess ‘thats’. Can there be excess thats? I decided that that was the case. What should be the criteria in taking out ‘thats’? I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
I had the Bible reading tonight. [now a few weeks ago.] It is a good one, too, not one of those Leviticus jobs that evoke all the emotion of reading a grocery list. Numbers 11:1-15, in which the Israelites start... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Great Courses, Bob Brier, tweets composed and sent while dog-walking. AI screwups corrected in brackets For continuity, start with Part 1: Bob starts his lecture by once again gushing about the advantages of a strong king. What comes to my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Great Courses, Bob Brier, tweets composed and sent while dog-walking. AI screwups corrected in brackets For continuity, start with Part 1: Lecture 9-10 Oh my. The individual tweets from Egypt are coming out pretty rough. AI does a number on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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This weekend there was no regular meeting due to the Memorial of Christ’s death celebrated Saturday night. Most members linked to a discussion of the daily text that morning, which of course, was a discussion of that occasion. Weekday Meeting:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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The Memorial speaker spent more than the usual time (so it seemed to me) in discussion of how many had the heavenly hope, and, if they did not, were they stuck with some second-rate inferior “earth” promise? Moreover, if anyone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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When you tweet from ancient Egypt, speaking into the phone and relying upon AI, you soon learn it is dicey to say Phoraoh Sneferu by name. You do better to name him Pharoah Steven, and make corrections later. Even this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Great Courses, Bob Brier, tweets composed and sent while dog-walking. For continuity, start with Part 1: Lecture 5 The professor said his goal was that everyone should be able to read and write his name in hieroglyphs his talks conclusion.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Don’t ask me to interpret the artwork. I’m not good at those type of things. From a prior Watchtower study: A brother commented on the pictures during a Watchtower study. He said they portrayed a brother getting strong counsel from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Great Courses, Bob Brier, tweets composed and sent while dog-walking. For continuity, start with Part 1: Lecture 3: One cute thing to get your head around is that upper Egypt is lower than lower Egypt. That’s because the Nile river... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Weekend Meeting: Where is this speaker from? They announced it, but I forgot. Judging from backdrop and quality of speech, it may be from one of the Bethels. Good stuff on ‘finding the pearl of high value.’ My wife said... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Searching for the why—at first glance, what could be easier? Just read the charges. But when Putin says, “Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians, too. I really don’t understand why they are persecuted”—there appears more to it than meets the eye. When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
How much composition can you do walking the dog while listening to the Great Courses on CD? We will see. I know one thing, attempting this will improve my listening skills, which my wife will tell you are not stellar.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
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Only one person knows where the Publick Universal Friend is buried, the candy store owner told me. When she is getting up in years, she tells someone from the next generation down. The Yates County assistant wasn’t so sure. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Weekend Meeting You can’t go wrong when Frankie is giving the talk, and he is today, streaming from Florida. Most brothers will draw complaints at one time or another—too much of this, too little of that—but nobody has an unkind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Every so often I check Lloyd’s tweets—I have rechristened him Nemo. To my surprise, he has denounced a (huge) online forum as not a safe space for ex-JW’s. I think it is because someone there called him out on how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Weekend Meeting I am Zooming to Georgia for the meeting today. A friend’s son is giving his first public talk. Last time I saw him the boy was 10 and his parents were leaning on him to keep up with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
At the daily text discussion, the question was posed: What if you are a young person in school, all your classmates believe in evolution, and you want to defend creation? It was the application supplied to 1 Peter 3:15, “Be]... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Midweek meeting: That drawing of the 70 incense-offering elders reminded me of the proverbial smoke-filled rooms of politics. #midweekmeeting It has nothing to do with anything, but the footnote reads: “There is no factual basis for the claim that Tammuz... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
How do you illustrate poor Asaph, looking in upon “the wicked” and having to stifle a pang of envy? “For I became envious of the boasters, [When] I would see the very peace of wicked people,” says Psalm 73:3. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Sheep and Goats
Midweek tweets: The Gershonites, Kohathites, & Mererites were responsible for packing & unpacking furnishings of tabernacle, and I thought of those regulars who used to work in shipping packing and unpacking convention gear. (Numbers 3) It was thought a good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Sheep and Goats