Almighty Parenting!

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

I had an interesting conversation this week. About God.

Not something I talk about a lot. Religion – or belief, is one of ‘those subjects’. You know. The ones thar get people well and truly aerated.

This conversation was along the lines of ‘if there’s a God, why does bad stuff happen’. I had a (rare!) moment of clarity and this was what I came up with.

Parenting. You want the best for your kids but they go their own way regardless.

They can bring the greatest joy you’ve ever known and in the next minute, break your heart but you have to let them make their own decisions. Triumphs and disasters because that’s how they learn – or not as the case may be.

It’s bloody hard to sit back and watch your kids hurt themselves and self destruct. It’s soul destroying to see them hurt others.

You only…

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Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 48

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 48.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them after the chapter.  At the end is a list of where the Aleph Tavs occur, as they are no longer included in the main text. (Note: to clarify, this is … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 48

Mermaid Sightings

Mermaids (masculine: mermen) - legendary creatures, half-human, half-fish.  Generally considered mythical.  But not so long ago, these creatures weren't considered mythical.  There have been a number of sightings of them - some by reputed persons - throughout history.  Here are some of these sightings. From a somewhat skeptical source: Something strange began happening in the … Continue reading Mermaid Sightings

A Good Day to Die Hard

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 9th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight I reviewed Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Die Hard 4.0 (2007).  This fortnight I’m reviewing:

  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), rated M for action violence and coarse language

That of course is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated R for violence and language.

As usual, I will include the trailer and a clip at the end.  And as usual, the disclaimer applies:


A Good Day to Die Hard

John Moore’s contribution to the Die Hard franchise – the 5th and currently latest in the series – is THE favourite for condemnation, being generally reviled.  In my opinion, however, it doesn’t deserve it.

The film begins with the pending rigged trial of Russian whistleblower Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch), imprisoned by corrupt political rival…

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Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 2

J-M's History Corner

As my readers will by now know, I have embarked on a project to translate the entire Bible into English, a project I am calling the Restored English Translation (RET).  I have previously posted Genesis 1 of this translation; today is Genesis 2.

I will, in this translation, restore our Creator Yehovah’s original Name, as well as, where it appears, His title Elohim (commonly translated as God).  I also restore other Hebrew names .  I also restore the Aleph Tav


which is the revelation of Yehoshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Christ/Messiah) throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament), as well as in the Hebrew Brit Chadashah (New Testament).

As explained in my previous post Biblical Genders, in the first two chapters of Genesis until the creation of Eve, Adam was a hermaphrodite (whose female portion – not rib – was removed to make Eve), for whom “he” is an incorrect pronoun…

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