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Mar.07.2014
Fotas is an acronym.  Friends of the animal shelter, they support the animal shelter through fostering activities and donations.  They arrange play days for sheltered animals, take them on walks and help organize drives for food, money, cash, operations, blankets and towels when needed....
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Mar.06.2014
"Get up," came the command. I recognized the voice.  I didn't appreciate his tone.  I snuggled into the covers, adjusting Quinn, the black paw feline, against the side of my chest where he'd taken refuge.  Tucking himself up tighter into a ball, he released a gentle hum. "Get up,"...
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Mar.06.2014
I drew close to the battlefield, not knowing it was there.  I'd heard the sounds without hearing them.  Now the field was silent so I noticed the sounds were gone. Much time and energy is spent in my life, on my behalf, with me battling myself.  I attack myself and build walls to...
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Mar.05.2014
Been having trouble meditating and finding my mantras.  It's the pinball experience that I've been dealing with. Pinball is a game, in case you're unaware.  Don't know what people remember or know in their reality. In mine reality, though, pinball is game commonly found in bars,...
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Mar.03.2014
I enjoy writing, writing about writing and talking about writing so when Barbara Froman invited me to participate in the blog tour, I accepted.  The blog tour is an interesting project where writers answer four questions about their writing, casting a  broad light on who we are as writers...
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Mar.02.2014
March has arrived.  I'm freaking out that Jan and Feb, 2014, are already history.  The pace of life hasn't allowed much time for calendar gazing.  I've just been riding the waves of the days, trying to keep balanced on the board.  The water below is cold and dark.  I don't...
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Mar.02.2014
Friends requested the use of our guest room for Friday and Saturday nights. They were coming down to celebrate someone's birthday and visit with other friends. "I said it was okay," my wife said.  "We welcome their company." I shrugged.  "Sure." "I'm not doing anything special for them,"...
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Mar.02.2014
We have a guest room.  I don't know its origins but our guest room mattress has mythological abilities to soothe.  I think we've had that mattress 20 years, since living on base housing at Moffett Field but it might be older than that.  Very soft, it's cozy, sucking you into its...
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Mar.02.2014
I confess:  I am a whinger.  I complain about my life a great deal, bemoaning small trifles as though they're of great magnitude.  It's my nature to whine.  Sometimes, though, my problems get put into perspective. My wife and I didn't want to see Twelve Years A Slave when the...
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Mar.01.2014
They've been doing more studies about dreaming or more correctly, why some people remember more dreams.  Whether those people actually dream more isn't uncertain. I'm one that remembers more dreams.  Last night's final remembered dream was about me and my wife being somewhere that struck...
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Mar.01.2014
Just bow your head and weather the storm.
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Feb.28.2014
I left off my writing yesterday with a chapter finished.  Walking home, the first line of the next chapter came to me:  “Everyone was talking about ‘the girl’ on Monday.”  With that first line as my anchor, I took off on a writing streak today.  At seventy-five pages, not...
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Feb.28.2014
Remember the three finger salute? Control-Alt-Delete. Microsoft made it popular.  When programs or your computer stopped responding or hung up, you'd use the three finger salute to terminate the offending application or service or shut down your system and reboot. I could have used that this...
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Feb.26.2014
Have some coffee.  It'll help.
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Feb.25.2014
Let go and trust.
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