Monday, October 23, 2017

Colleagues, A Love Language All Its Own

Yesterday I followed a whole heap of colleagues in formal procession and full regalia into a colleague's funeral. Most of us had also just been surprised beforehand by the news of another colleague's sudden death the night before - both were in their 60s. As we filled the sanctuary aisle on our way to the pews, the image came to mind of police officers lining the streets when they say goodbye to one of their own. An imperfect metaphor but one that gets close to describing the shared connection of work in common. My colleagues so often hold space for other people's big moments of life and death. It was different to show up for each other in this way, a motley crew covering the spectrum of grief, love, and loss.

Last Thursday, I picked up a colleague who had flown in for the funeral. He said he was grateful to be able to be with his "team." His gratitude is a bit of what I mean when I use the word "colleague."  There's a lot of love in the word. My colleagues represent a variety of kinds of work in the church world and, in my experience, it's one of the weirder professions one can be called into. The weirdness is part of the love. There are things that we understand without words because of common experiences that defy description. Honestly? There is much among colleagues that mystifies me after only a few years in the mix as a second career person. I can also honestly say that I couldn't continue to do the work without them. It's a love language all its own.

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  1. A brand new patch released for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. This patch is now available on PC (Steam). You will see that with Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Update, the developers made various bug fixes, adjustments, and improvements. They also made some important network fixes. Take note that the download and install size is about 1.1 GB. Below you will find some key patch notes regarding Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Update

    Fixed missing animations on Gernese after beating the Chapter III Boss.
    Fixed an issue causing Stormfall lighting to be incorrect when loading the Chapter II map.
    Fixed an issue causing a black screen or a crash when loading a corrupted character saved file.
    The news panel has been removed from the main menu.
    Fixed various client crashes thanks to this Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem patch.
    Fixed various server crashes.
    Fixed issues with the friend list and friend activity that prevented players to join each other.
    Fixed a desynchronization issue of the party leader state.
    Added a max cap to damage bonus provided by ailment stack count via active skill modifiers.
    Eclipse now stuns for 1 seconds baseline. The modifier “Unseelie Gale” now increases the stun duration by 0.5 seconds.
    The Burn ailment now inflicts damage to 5 targets around the main affected target instead of all targets thanks to this Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem patch.
    Fixed health bonus displayed in summoning skills active skill modifiers tooltip not matching the actual health of the summoned minion.
    The Untainted Zealot and the Zealot clone are now easier to target with projectiles.
    Fixed an issue where Wolcen Leveling Items an instance of the Justicar still used its Inexorable Advance skill.
    The Pacified Hierophant that can be summoned by the Aurora Knight is now weaker (less HP and fewer modifiers).
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