Officially an Anglican

As of 11 Nov 2018, I officially become an Anglican and broke ties with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. It was a needful thing to do, and I feel very very glad about this. My mental health has improved over these 4 months and I do not want to return to an unwelcoming place that inflicted…

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Happy Trails to Mind Your Biscuits

The Breeders’ Cup is in a few days, and soon I will see one of my favorite horses race for the last time. I first heard of Mind Your Biscuits when I was at the Winner’s Circle OTB in 2016, a month before the Derby. As usual, I was at the bar watching Aqueduct before…

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Welcome Equestricon Readers!

I’ve passed out buttons featuring my website’s logo at Equestricon and I want to welcome all of you, especially those from the Thoroughbred Women’s Network. Although I only got to attend Sunday’s preparty and all of Monday, I had a great time, despite not having enough dosh for Breeders’ Cup merchandise. No problem; I got…

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Without Apology

(This is for Autistics Speaking Day 2018. Content warning: Misogyny, depersonalisation, ableism. I wanted to include the picture of this protester, but I do not know if I could secure permission, so I left the picture out. Also, I’m posting this today as I will be too busy dealing with Breeders’ Cup work.) To the…

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Stronach 5 Picks, 11 Oct 2018

y0 y0 y0!!! As useful as glitter on your carpet, here are the Stronach 5 picks. Last week, about 70 people got about 1,100 bux each. My picks guarantee you a boot to the head. 1) RACE 7, GULFSTREAM PARK WEST Try Box of Gold, his first race has decent results. 2) RACE 3, SANTA…

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STRONACH 5 PICKS, 5 OCT

It’s Friday and it’s time for my Stronach 5 picks. I got 1 out of five and I want to improve my ratio. Other people did better; I heard that a few horseplayers split the pot to a bit over $9000. Obligatory, Gratituous Dragonball clip. 1) SANTA ANITA, RACE 3 Try Twitterati, she looks like…

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Recap of the Anglican Theology Conference

Earlier in the week, I attended the Anglican Theology Conference at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. I heard about the conference via the Anglican Church in North America website. So, I decided to go. First, I looked at hotels near the university. The Motel 6 was about a few miles away and…

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Stronach 5 picks, 28 Sep

Today the guys at The Stronach Group are introducing their Pick 5 bet. The Stronach 5 features 5 different races from TSG-owned racetracks. It’s a buck per bet, so pick your horses wisely. Since yours truly is not allowed to bet pentafectas, Pick 5s, or higher wagers, I thought I should give you my picks…

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Spaghetti can get you wed.

Yes, that’s clickbait right there. Hear me out, it’s a sweet story about how I won the heart of my Preggie. The Prelude: Concordia Irvine I got into cooking when I have a kitchen at the student apartments. At that time, my alma mater’s upperclassmen living quarters are apartments, not mere dormitories, while freshmen live…

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Welcome Anglican Visitors!

I want to say hello to the attendees of the Anglican Theology Conference at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. As you can see, it’s more my personal thoughts and music I loved to hear than treatises. There are various articles on my dark night of the soul. But there are also horse racing articles, music,…

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Biological Phenomenon by Bow Wow Wow

My favorite instrumental. It reminded me of bicycling around Orange County. Or at least biking carefully and walking the bike up hills in Newport Beach. It evokes surf and spaghetti Western. I was going to name my blog “Theological Phenomenon” as a homage, but my blog was too general for that title. That and I…

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Spa Night at the LinuxFest!

First: I want to welcome those who I met from the Family Scholar House gala last night. It was a pleasure meeting you all, and I hope you visit this page for my favorite music, horse racing picks and spiritual progress. No guarantee you will win something, though. But you get to read about those…

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Love Peace and Harmony by Bow Wow Wow

This is the US version. I remember listening to BWW during my studies at Concordia Irvine. Their music helped me through difficult episodes. After that, I would occasionally listen during my years with Preggie. When I settled in Kentucky, I wanted to play Bow Wow Wow all day. To hear this song on the way…

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Higher Than The Sun by Primal Scream

Here is a piece from the early 90s, an extended version of this Primal Scream song. It’s pretty much about tripping balls to the point of experiencing higher consciousness. This version is much better than the radio edit– not rushed but a sensual stream of sound. The problem with this song is that any adult…

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Selections for Kentucky Downs, 13 Sep

Today is the last day of the meet, and I do have picks for today. I’m working from races 3-10 as I am participating in a free tournament and the past performances cover these races. Remember that you subtract the KTDF money from the purse money so we can see a more accurate level. 3)…

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