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Monday, December 31st, 2012 09:24 am
New Year's resolutions are quickly said, quickly forgotten, and often quite temporary. As we pass into the next year, I propose a single life-long resolution for you - Make Your Mark. Do something that will live outside of yourself in some fashion. Whatever fashion it takes, Make Your Mark. I'm even going to push one step farther and specify that you should Make a Positive Mark. There is no doubt that negative actions can also make a mark, but do you really want to be known and remembered because you caused pain or anguish? Those whom I know would not, and I suspect most of you reading also would not.

Make Your Mark sounds so easy, but how to do it? Here are some suggestions...

Carve a sculpture. Don't know how? Get a piece of stone, a chisel and a hammer and try. Down the line you'll need a few additional tools - a rasp, some sandpaper and a polishing cloth - but the basic way to accomplish this is really pretty easy. So give it a try. OR...

How to make your mark continued below the cut... )
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 04:23 am
Although I usually would have posted on Monday, it was a day off for me to celebrate the New Year, and I spent it at my computer, writing and playing a bit of Lord of the Rings Online. I'll be playing catch-up all week with posts that I need to respond to or at least read, but it was SO worth it!

a year of possibilities? )
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 06:12 am
I just spent the past 2-1/2 hours catching up on as many MEFA reviews as possible and I think I caught most of my friends and those stories that really caught me over the past year. If I missed you - it was totally inadvertent. If I reviewed you - I wish I had the time to review more of your work.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 04:59 am
As promised, I now continue my celebration of Diwali, the Hindu New Year. Today is the New Moon, Diwali. Decorate your cows and calves, if you run a business, close your accounts for the year and make ready to start your next year. Have a big breakfast or lunch.

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Monday, October 24th, 2011 05:09 am
This week is Diwali, also known as Deepavali. It is the Hindu New Year and begins two days before the new moon, sometime between October 14 and November 13.

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