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Talking with my pants down Last Sunday it started raining at 10:30am and rained hard, really hard till 11:15am. I've got a rain suit, so rain is no big deal ... Mostly.  .  You put it on over all your clothes, so you're covered head to toe. The only problem is that all my stuff, keys, wallet, notes, pens, cell phone, and radio are all inside the suit. So I'm in the parking lot at the 3-way like I always am on Sunday morning, waving and pointing and I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 27, 2022

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BIG I was watching one of my favorite movies this week "Big". It's the story of a 13-year-old kid who's too short to ride a roller coaster, finds a "Zoltar" machine (it grants wishes), and wishes he was big. The next morning he's still 13 but he's in a 30-year-old body (Tom Hanks). He likes being big but in the end, he really wants to be a kid again (who doesn't).  I've had 2 people this week tell me they were disappointed in... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 20, 2022

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1 in 33,390,720 Years ago I got to hear Marcus Buckingham. I liked him so much that I got one of his books. It was about this idea: "Improving your strengths not fixing your weaknesses". He wants you to improve the things you're good at and quit trying to fix things you're not good at. I've been complaining about this since I was in college. They wanted to teach me stuff that I was not interested in and absolutely terrible at. I wanted to learn things I was... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 13, 2022

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I'm perfectly lost!! In 2005 we set up 1000 chairs in the south hall and another 2000 chairs in the gym. We set up the gym every weekend and the south hall whenever they put tables in there or cleaned the carpet.. stuff like that. One Saturday morning we were setting up both rooms. I had about 50 people show up.  Nobody except me knew what they were doing when we started, everybody was a pro by the time we finished. The gym was easy because it had square tiles on the floor... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 6, 2022