a voice from beyond

While clearing a stack of old mail off of my dining table this morning, in preparation for the arrival of my first “test subject” in my current healing research project, I came across a letter from my aunt. Anne, whose memorial service I just attended two days ago, had sent this to me in May, […]

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a lesson in dying

It’s been too long since my last blog entry, and for that I humbly apologize. I won’t make excuses for my absence, but will instead dive right in…. My mother’s sister, Anne, passed away on Friday morning, 14 October 2005, at approximately 8 a.m. PDT. She had been diagnosed with secondary metastasized melanoma in December […]

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bleeping intention

I have somehow come to be the co-founder of a study group for the movie, “What the Do We Know!?” — really, my friend, Ansur (aka the Lord of Truly Atrocious Puns), is the true founder, as all I’ve contributed is the name of the group (Bippety-Bobbity-Bleep) and my presence at a handful of meetings. […]

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positioning

You have probably heard about Cindy Sheehan, who has been protesting outside President Bush’s Texas home following the death of her son, Casey, who was serving in Iraq. Casey was killed in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004. But it wasn’t simply the loss of her son that prompted activism from this previously very […]

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give a man a fish

Somewhere in the late 1990s, I ran a across an age-old maxim that had been updated for the computer age: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to use the internet, and he won’t bother you for weeks.” Ah, I wish that were so. I have […]

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disconnect

It has been awhile since my last blog entry. I’ve not been deliberately avoiding ‘thoughts from the spiral’; rather, I had an unexpected hard drive failure (as though anyone ever really expects the computer to just die one day). The good news is that I had recently performed a full-system back-up, and my laptop was […]

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what’s your bottom line?

I read an article earlier today about the financial impact on productivity of cigarette smoking: “Early deaths caused by smoking cost the nation about $92 billion in lost productivity between 1997 and 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday” (source: CNN.com). I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that this loss of life […]

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