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I read a bit of story, many years ago, describing the thing people sometimes become as their lives wear on.  Changing from these beautiful things called people, all in love and enraptured with one another, into beasts of many arms and many eyes.  Constantly...
I read a bit of story, many years ago, describing the thing people sometimes become as their lives wear on.  Changing from these beautiful things called people, all in love and enraptured with one another, into beasts of many...
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The Needs of the Many
I find it interesting to read about other places where home-schooling is outlawed.  The state has a vested interested in ensuring that children are thoroughly and sufficiently educated.  I can't necessarily disagree with that sentiment, but the execution le...
I find it interesting to read about other places where home-schooling is outlawed.  The state has a vested interested in ensuring that children are thoroughly and sufficiently educated.  I can't necessarily disagree with that...
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I sip the last drips of a chestnut liquor from the tall blue shot, a glass emblazoned with a place we'd been once.  Good memories.  My mind has barely felt the effects, and the light from the screens are blinding here in the dark. Tomorrow crosses my mind. ...
I sip the last drips of a chestnut liquor from the tall blue shot, a glass emblazoned with a place we'd been once.  Good memories.  My mind has barely felt the effects, and the light from the screens are blinding here in the ...
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Skepticism
Radical is not skeptical. There seems to be a trend, among certain groups of people, of a belief that bucking the "norms" is healthy and good.  It's certainly worth discussion, but only insofar as that discussion is useful and well-rounded.  But when it's s...
Radical is not skeptical. There seems to be a trend, among certain groups of people, of a belief that bucking the "norms" is healthy and good.  It's certainly worth discussion, but only insofar as that discussion is useful an...
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A Progress Update Q1 2015
William's language continues to improve.  His grasp of certain concepts still presents challenges.  We've been coming up with new and inventive ways to practice that which cannot be directly explained.  For instance, he has trouble knowing when you're talki...
William's language continues to improve.  His grasp of certain concepts still presents challenges.  We've been coming up with new and inventive ways to practice that which cannot be directly explained.  For instance, he has t...
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I'll Forgive You...If....
I spoke with a friend recently.  He confessed a certain feeling of dread every time he saw a call or email from his mom.  I could relate. There also appears to be a more general trend: adult children at odds with their parents, conflict and argument, contro...
I spoke with a friend recently.  He confessed a certain feeling of dread every time he saw a call or email from his mom.  I could relate. There also appears to be a more general trend: adult children at odds with their parent...
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There's really nothing to be said about that.  The only thing I do now is to try to help others: to let them know they're not alone, to maybe open/change a few perspectives, to give others an insight they otherwise might not have had.
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The Ultimate GOOJF Card
Ever play that game where there's a "Get out of jail, free!" card?  It's something of an idiom nowadays, meaning to commit some nefarious act and not have to suffer repercussions for it.  After the recent (and hopefully limited) rash of brothers molesting t...
Ever play that game where there's a "Get out of jail, free!" card?  It's something of an idiom nowadays, meaning to commit some nefarious act and not have to suffer repercussions for it.  After the recent (and hopefully limit...
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The Way It Happens
I am no expert, I have no training, I have little knowledge beyond what I have experienced and what I have learned in my own studies.  But I hope this may ring some bells...you are not alone. It starts with devaluation. Someone who is supposed to care does ...
I am no expert, I have no training, I have little knowledge beyond what I have experienced and what I have learned in my own studies.  But I hope this may ring some bells...you are not alone. It starts with devaluation. Someo...
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rediscovery
Grief is nothing new, and yet it's always new.  Each new grief is one unique river-worn stone on the long and arduous path of living.  Different shades, different sizes, some with sharp corners, some as smooth and beautiful as the devastating reality they r...
Grief is nothing new, and yet it's always new.  Each new grief is one unique river-worn stone on the long and arduous path of living.  Different shades, different sizes, some with sharp corners, some as smooth and beautiful a...
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Post Mortem: Robert D. O'Connor, Jr.
My brother is dead. He died yesterday, in a motorcycle collision with a white Mercury.  The driver of the Mercury was 81, my brother was 50.  He was wearing a helmet, all the protective gear, was estimated to be going about 45 miles per hour.  He was doing ...
My brother is dead. He died yesterday, in a motorcycle collision with a white Mercury.  The driver of the Mercury was 81, my brother was 50.  He was wearing a helmet, all the protective gear, was estimated to be going about 4...
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Thank you, I appreciate it more than I can say - in grieving, I hope it may help others along the way.
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NFS Stale File Handles... on a node standby migration... with multiple NFS shares
So I guess I'm doing something I shouldn't be.  That's not unusual. I have a pair of data-store servers that are mirrored with DRBD.  Pacemaker is providing the cluster management, and for sharing up a cluster-acceptable file system I chose NFS because, wel...
So I guess I'm doing something I shouldn't be.  That's not unusual. I have a pair of data-store servers that are mirrored with DRBD.  Pacemaker is providing the cluster management, and for sharing up a cluster-acceptable file...
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Giving Thanks
I was moved by a notion, recently, about giving thanks.  The faithful have their heavenly father to thank, and somehow that gives them joy.  I'm afraid I don't see how.  Despite all my years of indoctrination it never made much sense to me.  After all, if s...
I was moved by a notion, recently, about giving thanks.  The faithful have their heavenly father to thank, and somehow that gives them joy.  I'm afraid I don't see how.  Despite all my years of indoctrination it never made mu...
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