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Today in My History

2000:  Back to Home Base
2001:  I'm in the Wrong Job
2002:  Walk a Mile in My Shoes
2003:  Back to the Bush
2004:  Black Holes

2005: Is There a Black Cloud Out There?
2006: Leave Off the Mascara
2007: Families
2008: The Cousins Day that Wasn't
2009: Transition
2010:  Fragility Again

Bitter Hack
"Superior Donuts"

Books Read in 2011
Updated: 10/17
"The$80 Champion"


Crawdads at Ludy's from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

On You Tube

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Butterflies Alive!
Jocelyn's Shower

Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage
My Compassion Kids
Postcrossing Postcards
The Pen Pal Project

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24 October, 2011

41. What is a quote that you love?
"You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp." -- Anne Lamott

That quote seems particularly appropriate this month.

42. Do you think of pure hate as something humanity created?
Is there such a thing as "pure hate"?  If so, we humans definitely created it, or inspired it.

43. When was the last time you wanted to scream?

I'm not generally a screamer, but if I think about some things over the past month, I could choose times when I really would have loved to scream if I were the screaming type!

44. Do you ever at times see the world in black and white?

I try to see shades of grey, but sometimes all you can think of is black and white.

45. Have you ever thought that cell phones are too obtrusive?

Good lord yes!  Especially in restaurants.  And on buses.  And the second a plane touches down at an airport and at intermission during theatrical performances and...and...and...

46. In your life, where do you thank the rainbow will end?

Where all the dreams that I dare to dream really do come true.  Where troubles melt like lemondrops... etc.

47. What is something that you never want to do again?

Whatever it was that got me in trouble the last time (especially when I never find out what that was!)

48.When was the first time you realized the world was small?

We were taking one of our foreign students, a physician from Chili, to tour Muir Woods, the redwood grove outside of San Francisco...and in the middle of all that loneliness he ran into a fellow med student from Santiago!

49. How you spend your time contemplating life’s mysteries?

I try not to think about it.

50. Ever discuss your political beliefs with people?

Probably more often than I should

51. Do you care about the environment?


52. What’s your motto for life?

You can only make a difference if you care.

53. Is progress destroying the beauty of the world?

It depends on which progress.  Some yes, some no.

54. Do you believe there is life somewhere else in the universe?

I think it is terribly egocentric to think that in the entire vast universe, this tiny speck is the only one with life.

55. Would you like to rule a country?

Good grief, no!

56. Do you believe everything has a purpose?

I'd like to think so, but sometimes it's more difficult to believe than others

57. Is war ever for the best?

I truly don't know.  I'd like to say no, but then I think of some of the terrible rulers in the world and I just don't know

58. Could you kill anyone in defense of self or loved ones?

Altruistically, I'd love to say yes, but unless put in that situation, there is no way any of us can ever know how we'd react.

59. How do you react to people (Such as Governor Rick Perry) who don't believe global warming is really our fault?

I am happy that there are comedians who deal with that, but is scares me that there are people who agree with him.

60. Does love conquer all?

Again, it would be nice to think that, but sometimes love just isn't enough.

61. Is euthanasia morally acceptable?

It pains me to think that if my dog was suffering as much as Kathy was in the months before her death, we would help her out of this life, but because Kathy was a human being, it was necessary that she suffer, even though she tried so hard to die.

62. Is world peace impossible?

I always ask for "world peace and a clean house" for gift-giving occasions.   I suspect one is as impossible to achieve as the other.

63. Is pride a good or a bad thing?

I think Kwizgiver gave the best answer:  "it is a good thing, hubris is not"

64.What do you think is the purpose of your life?

I'm an inspiration for living a healthy life...because I haven't and look how I'm turning out!

65. Do you believe in karma?

It's a nice theory.  I'm happy when good and bad karma are accomplished, but I don't think one or the other are inevitable.


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Then and now
Jeri was 4, Brianna is 3-3/4
(I don't know how old Mickey is...but he's held up pretty well)



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