Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - September 2016

Mack's Corner

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What was the best cup of coffee you ever had? I was driving work one morning, drinking my coffee, thinking "Wow that is a good cup of coffee", I did it just right. Then I was thinking "What was the best cup of coffee I ever had?" I actually know, it's an easy question. Do you know the best cup of coffee you ever had? Mine was at Restaurant August in New Orleans about 11 years ago. My cousin was getting married and we went down for that. Of course you know me,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Rough Cut When we first moved in to our house in 1988 we didn't have much furniture. We moved from a 900 sq ft house. So I started building my own, all wood. I made a chair, an end table, a bench/loveseat, 2 big book shelves and a kitchen table. This was my normal Saturday routine. I would get all the cars out of the garage, pull out my table saw, turn on my little black and white TV to watch football and start. Everything I made was my design and very non-exact. If I was... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 17, 2016

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The awkward times The Washington post did an experiment: HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L'ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. A young man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, and began to play. It was 7:51 a.m. on Friday, January 12, the middle of... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Spotless The way you can tell a professional painter from a non-professional is by the amount of paint on the painter. Pros always look clean. I am not a professional painter! Every year or so we re-stripe a big part of the parking lot (2100 parking places total). 25 gallons of paint will do about 1/5 of it. I bought a fancy striping machine a few years ago just like the ones the pros use. They're real expensive but I've paid for it about 6 time's over by doing my own... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 3, 2016