Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Since the end of last week, we have been wrestling several very impactful issues in our family.  I am very thankful that I am able to say today that they are both in the process of resolution....taking some time to think through, act upon and be acknowledged on the behalf of the other parties outside our family who were involved...some of it much like a root canal, painful, unpleasant and replete with foul language, threats of harm and the like...

Bottom line however is that our stife will begin to calm today, and the most significant action will take place on Friday.  I am unsure whether there will be any other than vague references to these know more, you either have to have the capability of making direct contact with myself, my firstborn, the young one or the firstborn\'s Ann.  If it is appropriate for you to know the details, any of us will fill you in.

That\'s all for now...hope you have a wonderful day...till later, much love to you



Monday, August 18, 2008

Taking time....

Already this morning....been up since 4, and been at the office since 6...working on three machines at once and waiting for the call center for AT&T to be open so I can get in touch with them about service for a user who is travelling....

Lots of things going on....home and here...the young one in his second week of far he is enthusiastic and optimistic...the firstborn is working through his challenges with his \"find\"...I am helping him in the ways that I can (using my ability to write to create an authoritative document to prod them into some sort of reasonable will be waiting in the email and on the fax machines of the folks in charge, hopefully shaking complacency about this issue and spurring some positive action on behalf of the firstborn...)

That\'s it for now...doubtful that there will be much will be going on with the all company meeting taking place...lots of remote users will be here for work to be done...ah well...till later, I hope you are well....much love to you....



Friday, August 15, 2008

Stuff going on....

This week has been OK...some really nice moments and some stressful some things done and a lot more coming on the horizon....

The young one is in his first week of band camp for UT Rocket Marching far the experience much better than last year....looking forward to the first home game of the season - Sept 20 - it will be amazingly awesome...I will be practically busrting with pride, to be sure.

The firstborn is taking some action on the whole stabilization plan on transportation...winter coming and he had only his motorcycle to look to for a ride...he has located an awesome deal on just what he was looking for....bringing it home today...I will be excited to see it...

This weekend, no plans yet....see what happens when the time always, I have plenty to do at the office, and probably will be there at least one of the two days....

That\'s it for now....hope all is well with you...till later, much love...



Thursday, August 14, 2008

This pretty much sums it up.....

A number of years ago, on one of our infamous vacations, I bought a small art is about 8 1/2 by 11.... the appeal at a glance is the myriad of colours that dribble and run from top to bottom of the space...on closer look, the true treasure of the piece is revealed - the reason that I was able to justify almost $100 to take it home with me (a fortune for me for something like this, even now!) This pretty much sums me I think, how I feel about I approach life -

It doesn\'t interest me what you do for a living.
I want
to know
what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart\'s longing.

It doesn\'t interest me how old you are. I want
to know
if you will risk looking like a fool
for love,
for your dream,
for the adventure
of being

That\'s all for now....hope you are well....till later, much love to you....


Oops!!! - PS - Happy birthday to my sister, Sheri - she is 47 today (holy crap!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Slacker ;-) been a little lax on the posting on the blog since last Friday...apologies on that...had a couple things at work come up over the weekend that took a little of my time and have begun participating in the online collaborative at a site called \"\"...there are a few projects there that interested me a bit and I have contributed a few things to them as well as starting to post some stuff I had written awhile back...

The new stuff that I have posted is rather dark and pulled out of the icky slithery not very well lit part of my brain...not what anyone who knows me in most contexts would expect...but I own them and they are indeed part of who I am and what I think...if you are interested you can go find them on WeBook...I am not going to make this easy for you by providing you a link, however....

Anyway....hope that you are well....I DO have one thing that I would like to partner in Converses here at the office has a son who is in Alaska doing lots of cool stuff and she shared with me his current Flickr album chronicling his adventures...I am sure she will not mind if I share the photos and his commentary with YOU as well...they are astonishingly beautiful photos and he has written a little about each to give you info about what he was doing to have the opportunity to take them...his Flickr album link is :

As the lyrics of the Beck song Hell Yes! say....\"please enjoy!\"

That\'s it for now....till later, much love to you.....



Friday, August 01, 2008

Heads Up Photographers and Flickr Users


For the second year in a row, Flickr is hosting \"24 hours of Flickr\"  Last year the event was held on May 05, 2007 and resulted in a wonderful book of the best of the best of submissions.

If you are a Flickr member, your home page will have a link to the Flickr blog that will also take you to the 24 Hours of Flickr page.  You must be a member of the group to be able to participate and post on the day.  Submissions will open on the day, and the time stamp of your photo upload will need to be for August 08.2008

If you are not a Flickr member, please consider becoming one....there is a free membership that allows you 100 hosted photos and the \"Pro\" membership allows unlimited uploads every month.  In addition, there is the functionality of content and geotagging of your content available, which allows you to assure that your images are accessible to people through searches.  Content you upload is also protected by the Creative Commons intellectual property settings you choose.

Hope to see you participating...I will be prowling with a camera all day that day, looking for that PERFECT Flickr image.

That\'s all for now....till later, much love to you....