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Aquinas on Humility

Book report:

After a fair study of the works of Thomas Aquinas the following is a mash-up of what I harvested. To get the full text as Aquinas wrote it google “summa iia iiae 141

Article 6…

Objection 3. Further, Anselm gives seven degrees of humility:

1. “to acknowledge oneself contemptible”

2. “to grieve for this”

3. “to confess it”

4. “to convince others of this, that is to wish them to believe it”

5. “to bear patiently that this be said of us”

6. “to suffer oneself to be treated with contempt”

7. “to love being thus treated.”

[Food for thought]





(buried beneath scrolls)

This landing page is designed to keep traffic from wandering very far into the blog. As I mention to people that I direct to, this is a personal site. I tell everyone that they will probably land on something that does not relate to why they came [here].


Click Bait

In Facebook (and other places) there are postings that are designed to get you to “like” or “comment” or “share” for many reasons. Following is a partial list; maybe they look familiar:

“…don’t scroll past without an “amen” (usually accompanied by a gross photo)

“I wept at 1:25. You should get a box of tissues before you continue.

“You won’t believe what happens next…

“Comment with the first word you see (in a matrix of letters filing a box)

“No one ever reads my wall. Type any words to let me know we are still friends…”

“shake your head and comment on what you see.” (a blurry set of moiré lines with a shadow of a kitten)

“Name a city with an A”

All of these request are done by predators that appeal to your sense of pity or gaming or friendship. They are made by people who could care less about the story they present. They are collecting your actions and selling them to social media vendors to make it look like links that they monitor for their customers are getting the results promised.

Don’t fall for these worthless pranks. They are called “click bait” because they exist only to hook you into some nonsense that only serves their needs, not empathy for some false cause or momentum for a worthy cause.


Workin’ Hard

I used to cringe when government heads used the expression “workin’ hard.”

Now I get it. I have “worked hard” for the last month. I spent money. I studied for hours, logged over 30.    I had to brush up on terminal commands. I worked hard but most of the time nothing worked.

Once in a while the screen would turn the right color and I would giggle like a school girl getting a gold star from the teacher.

But now I am happy to be away from all that.

A conversation with my daughter turned my attention away from building a workbench to “capture, repair and return web sites to the cloud.”

I have learned that WordPress is a lot like MS-Access. The widgits act like queries with report properties.


Confession:  Bless me Father for I have over-engineered life, again.

Penance: Watch more YouTube tutorials about WordPress until you can “play it like ringing a bell.”