Patrick’s Place http://www.patrickkphillips.com Regular Doses of Common Sense™ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 When the Air Conditioning Dies, You Notice! http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/when-the-air-conditioning-dies-you-notice/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/when-the-air-conditioning-dies-you-notice/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40339

It's amazing when you realize how much we take basic 'necessities' like air conditioning for granted here in the 21st century.

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‘Christians’ Don’t Act Christian-like in Cross Lawsuit Aftermath http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/christians-dont-act-christian-like-in-cross-lawsuit-aftermath/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/christians-dont-act-christian-like-in-cross-lawsuit-aftermath/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40330

The fallout of a Pensacola cross lawsuit should prove to the victorious attorney some Christians just don’t know how to behave.

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Was It Right to Release Cosby Juror Names? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/cosby-juror-names-released/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/cosby-juror-names-released/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40324

The judge ruled to release the Bill Cosby juror names after the comedian's sexual assault trial. If you were a juror, would you want to be identified?

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Do We Really Need a Smartphone Age Limit? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/do-we-really-need-a-smartphone-age-limit/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/do-we-really-need-a-smartphone-age-limit/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40325

If a Denver group gets its way, a smartphone age limit will prevent retailers from selling the devices to children under the age of 13.

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10 Unusual Names of Animal Groups http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/10-unusual-names-of-animal-groups/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/10-unusual-names-of-animal-groups/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39349

English has some unusual names when it comes to animal groups, terms we use to describe a collection of multiples of specific kinds of critters.

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What Blog Post Word Count Should You Shoot For? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/what-blog-post-word-count-should-you-shoot-for/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/what-blog-post-word-count-should-you-shoot-for/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40262

The word count is sometimes used as a measuring stick for good blog post writing, which is really a shame because it's a lousy way to tell.

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The Charleston 9: 10 Years Since the Fire http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/the-charleston-9-10-years-since-the-fire/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/the-charleston-9-10-years-since-the-fire/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=38769

A massive furniture store fire claimed the lives of nine City of Charleston firefighters — the Charleston 9 — 10 years ago.

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‘Frame TV’ Will Make Television Look Like Artwork http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/frame-tv-will-make-television-look-like-artwork/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/frame-tv-will-make-television-look-like-artwork/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40219

Here's an interesting idea: Samsung's new Frame TV is designed to make a television set resemble a piece of artwork in your home.

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Are Christian Bloggers Causing a Crisis of Faith? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/are-christian-bloggers-causing-a-crisis-of-faith/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/are-christian-bloggers-causing-a-crisis-of-faith/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39538

An Anglican priest penned an essay about the dangerous lack of authority over Christian bloggers and why everyone of faith should take it seriously.

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Alexandria Shooting was ‘Wake-Up Call’ That Shouldn’t Have Been Needed http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/alexandria-shooting-was-wake-up-call-that-shouldnt-have-been-needed/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/alexandria-shooting-was-wake-up-call-that-shouldnt-have-been-needed/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=40212

Wednesday morning's Alexandria shooting has been described as an important 'wake-up call' for politicians and our political discourse.

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