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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 07:41 pm
 I have wonderful news about Dragonthology, but I'm going to hold off on talking about it until next week. I just can't concentrate on my own good fortune when the parents and relatives of twenty young children and seven adults, are overcome with sorrow tonight. The holiday season will never be the same for any of them. Gifts that had already been purchased will sit unopened. Hopes and dreams that were established the first time that each parent saw their newborn have now been buried in a flood of blood and shattered bone. Lives with potential to change our world have been snuffed out too soon at the hands of one who was not far from childhood himself.


It doesn't matter who or what is assigned blame. What matters is the dead - that they not be forgotten. Hold each name in honor, hug your children a little tighter, and treasure each moment shared with your loved ones, even if those moments degenerate into arguments and tears. My heart bleeds for each and every victim - the murdered as well as the living survivors who will never be able to forget. 
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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 06:03 am
 Life throws a lot of things at us, usually in such broad strokes that we have little chance to avoid the lessons. Yesterday, as the residents of the city of Denver and suburb of Aurora held their breaths hoping that the horrors of the shootings and the explosives were ended, the world caught up with the news and reactions set in. A young man had killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others.



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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 04:53 am
Today I will be leaving work early to attend my friend Rich's memorial/visitation in the funeral home north of the Twin Cities. Chickie will be helped by Jim and Chickie Mama to keep things going while I'm out of the shop. So I'll go up north in the rain and hug my friend's widow and daughter and wish that the whole thing was just a bad dream. But it's not.

But not all is dark. Check out my new umbrella! )
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 05:50 am
So I know my house is a mess. On my day off, I do laundry and then usually spend the rest of the day working on my writing or drawing. In the meantime, the house gets a bit dirtier *sigh*. I want a self-cleaning house. What brings housecleaning to the forefront again?

A dear friend suddenly died yesterday morning. It's done a nice job shaking up my world because he was a couple of years younger than I am. He had some health issues - diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues, etc. But generally speaking he was such a presence, it's really hard to visualize the world without him in it.

What does housecleaning and Vodka have to do with each other? Look below the cut )
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Saturday, April 14th, 2012 05:42 am
The Ides of March with Caesar's assassination has nothing on April 15th, but the events of the 15th were staged on the 14th. Within fifty years of each other, two major events happened that still reverberate now, a century or more later. One was the death of a single person, the other the deaths of more than 1500, but each still echo. So let's walk through history for a little while today.

pics and history below )
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 04:32 am
I usually don't feel my age, in fact, I usually ignore my age unless it is of benefit to me. So I will occasionally take advantage of a senior discount, but usually prefer to act the age that I feel instead of what the calender tells me. Unfortunately, after shoveling wet and heavy snow for more than two hours yesterday, I'm feeling my age *sigh*. Oh well, it could have been much worse. We only got some snow, other parts of the nation got deadly tornadoes.

reflections on my Dad and B2ME follow below... )
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Thursday, October 6th, 2011 04:28 am
I worked at the computer for most of the day yesterday. I have come much closer to wrapping up my larger story (oy! It's still TOO large) and on the third re-write, I finally ended up with a good drabble for the week.

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