4/5 Better than I thought

Summary:

Pennywise the Clown is defeated by A group of under-dog kids. Now, they are all grown up. They promised to return if Pennywise was still alive. Killing begins again, so the group returns to end the clown for good.

Score:

4/5 (pretty good) This movie surprised me. It is more of an adventure than a horror movie. I like an adventure. I usually dislike horror movies. The scares are telegraphed before springing, so I could brace for impact. Like typical Stephen King, I liked the characters more than the scares. Think of this as a grown-up Goonies.

Rated: R Duration: 2h…


Brrr… Oh, HECK no!

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Brrr… Oh, HECK no!

Yes, I used to be one of those guys, too. Then I read article after article on Medium talking about the benefits of taking cold showers. Finally, with a shrug, I said, “I guess we’re doing this.”

You won’t die. You won’t shiver. You might even like it.

This article doesn’t talk about why you should do it. I will let other articles talk about that.

If you are here, then you have already decided to take the plunge.

Let’s do this thing.

First, let’s talk about what happens in your body…


Newsletters, Wordpress, and Some Plugins

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Welcome back, entrepreneurs! You are still chewing on yesterday’s article, no doubt. If you have missed out on this whole series, article one is still (and will always be) available. As always, I am open for questions in the comments, below. You can also check me out on my website. I love talking to people! Tell me about your business!

We are still working on the first month of your new venture. I should explain the time estimates. I am not expecting you to complete the task in the allotted time. That would just be crazy talk. This is the…


The First Step Is Always Getting Started

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Many laptop computers at a table. Miscellaneous electronic devices.
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This is the #2 in the series called “Online Business Quick-Start Guide.” The first in the series can is right here.

If you need help, I am available as a coach or freelancer at my website.

There is an old Chinese proverb. It states:

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is right now.

We can spend all day asking ourselves why we waited so long, or we can start right now!

The entire process of starting an online business will take about six months. Pace yourself. Try not to get it done…


In 32 Easy Steps

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Close-up of person working on his(her) laptop.
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This is the #1 in the series called “Online Business Quick-Start Guide.” The process of starting an online business takes a lot of steps. In this series, I will lay them out. Each item can be completed for nothing or next to nothing, assuming you know what you are doing. Start with your favourite search engine. If you need help, turn to the advice of professionals. I am available as a coach or a worker-bee at https://ComputerGuy.FYI

Starting an online business is complex, but not difficult.

I have been working in the online space for over 10 years now. I…


So many versions, so little time

Piles and piles of books in a crowded store.
Piles and piles of books in a crowded store.
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“NIV stands for ‘nearly inspired version,’” The man smirked at me.

I didn’t follow up. He didn’t approve of the NIV translation, I assume. I didn’t ask what version he did read. I didn’t want to be pulled into an argument. I don’t much like arguments, especially about politics or religion.

It is better to read any version of the Bible than read no version.

There are some very strong opinions out there. What is the best translation of the Bible?

It was copied, largely by hand, over the last many years. Most of this time was without typewriters, computers, or photocopy machines. It was the jobs of “scribes” to copy these manuscripts. It was the…


How Else Ya Gonna Learn?

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“I don’t go to church. There are so many hypocrites?”

Does that sound familiar? This is one of the top reasons that people don’t go to church, but you shouldn’t let that stop you. Instead, embrace the fact that hypocrites go to church.

There have been hypocrites around us for a long, long time. Jesus dealt with the Pharisees and Sadducees. He told us over and over not to be like those groups of “pretend religious people.”

But the entire world is full of hypocrites.

People say one thing and do another. It happens all the time. That’s why I…


How to Digest a Huge Book

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“The Bible is so long. How do you read it?”

“The Old Testament is so boring. What does it all mean?”

Maybe you have heard these phrases. Maybe you have even used one of these phrases (eek!). It is shocking to me how many people call themselves Christian and have not read the Bible.

It’s a big boy. I get it. But the rewards are many.

Let me get one thing out of the way. You are not required to read the Bible to be a Christian. Reading the Bible will not get you…


Mental Illness is Always Messy

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I am a Christian, and I have been dealing with depression for several years. It has gotten particularly bad as of late.

If you have never dealt with depression or known someone with depression, you may not even know what is like.

It is soul-crushing. Everything in you is just sad… so sad. You feel worthless and the idea of doing anything is hard. So very hard. Even the idea of taking a shower or putting on clothes can be too much on particularly bad days.

It is a vicious cycle. Doing nothing will make…


Worth it, but still with huge problems

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This was it. I had been saving up for a Rosetta Stone membership. I had a new family and I wanted to understand their language like a native speaker. It was expensive, but Rosetta Stone seemed like the way to go.

I plunked my money down for a two-year membership. It was a chunk of change, but I am worth it and my family is worth it. I set aside time in my daily routine. I was eager. I was excited.

Notice how I am using everything in the past tense? Good catch.

Matt McCabe

Copywriter. Father. Husband. Follower of Jesus Christ. Active Medium writer. Available online at https://ComputerGuy.FYI

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