Patrick’s Place http://www.patrickkphillips.com Regular Doses of Common Sense™ Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 My 10 Favorite Unofficial April Holidays http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/my-10-favorite-unofficial-april-holidays/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/my-10-favorite-unofficial-april-holidays/#respond Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38948

I was browsing a list of unofficial April holidays and commemorations and I thought I’d share a few that might be worth your time this year.

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Everyone Can’t Have Grown Up with a Rough Collie! http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/everyone-cant-have-grown-up-with-a-rough-collie/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/everyone-cant-have-grown-up-with-a-rough-collie/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38726

Everywhere I go with my dog, I hear from people who say they grew up with a Rough Collie, then add it was the greatest dog ever.

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When Legalism is Bigger Than Jesus http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/when-legalism-is-bigger-than-jesus/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/when-legalism-is-bigger-than-jesus/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38963

When a church focuses more on legalism than on Jesus Christ, it creates an atmosphere in which the rules become more important than the relationship with God.

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Binge-Watching Study Reveals How Many Episodes We Watch http://www.patrickkphillips.com/television/binge-watching-study-reveals-episodes-we-watch/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/television/binge-watching-study-reveals-episodes-we-watch/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38958

If you're into binge-watching, you can bank on perching yourself on the sofa for quite a while for your favorite show, according to a new study.

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American Kennel Club Announces Top Dog Breeds http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/american-kennel-club-announces-top-dog-breeds/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/american-kennel-club-announces-top-dog-breeds/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38943

If you've been paying attention to the annual rankings of top dog breeds, the American Kennel Club's top choice shouldn't come as a surprise.

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Why a Missing Oxford Comma Could Be Worth $10 Million http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/missing-oxford-comma-could-be-worth-10-million/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/missing-oxford-comma-could-be-worth-10-million/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38929

A missing Oxford Comma is playing a major role in a class-action lawsuit and could wind up costing a company in Maine $10 million.

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Yes, WordPress Can Handle Daylight Saving Time http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/yes-wordpress-can-handle-daylight-saving-time/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/yes-wordpress-can-handle-daylight-saving-time/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38924

Every year I wonder why WordPress can't seem to automatically adjust itself to accommodate the time changes of Daylight Saving Time.

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My 10 Favorite TV Opening Themes That Explain the Show http://www.patrickkphillips.com/television/my-10-favorite-tv-opening-themes-that-explain-the-show/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/television/my-10-favorite-tv-opening-themes-that-explain-the-show/#comments Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38880

Some TV opening themes do more than just introduce the principal actors: they actually explain what the show is actually about.

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High School Reunion Fell Victim to Payment Deadlines http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/high-school-reunion-fell-victim-to-payment-deadlines/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/high-school-reunion-fell-victim-to-payment-deadlines/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38922

Even though it's more than a year away, they're already talking about my 30th high school reunion...and why we didn't have a 25th.

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In Church, Forced Interactions Aren’t Christian Fellowship http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/in-church-forced-interactions-arent-christian-fellowship/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/in-church-forced-interactions-arent-christian-fellowship/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38914

Some churches have what seems to be a skewed version of Christian fellowship and it could make an uncomfortable situation even worse.

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