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Our differences will always be trumped by what we share...

I have not posted anything to my blog in quite some time, largely because things have been going smoothly for the last few weeks. I have been enjoying the quiet. We've seen movies, visited with friends and family... lead a normal life. More than anything, we have not been to a hospital in months... since my dad passed away at the beginning of November. This gives me time to think. We live in a world of differences and changes that seem to have us tumbling toward oblivion but there is hope. This weekend the hope comes from a dog, elephant, tortoise and hippo.

Noodles boodles movies and more

It is a fun week when we get to see My Bloody Valentine 3D and Coraline in the same week and both for free as previews!

I have not posted anything in quite a while and since the preview was free I figure I could give them a little press back.

MBV3D was a decent horror movie, but in 3D is was great. It was "inspired by..." the original movie but was not a remake per se. If you like horror, you like camp and a B-movie is for you, AND you like to wear ridiculous polarized glasses, this movie is for you!

So It's Come to This? The Christmas Form Letter

 Pat and I have had a very tough year, or two really. We have basically spent the last two years in hospitals, starting with my brother's cancer related illnesses, to Sandy's lengthy hospitalization and my dad's decline from Dementia.  However, we found a few highlights along the way and wanted to share them.  We sent this out as our Christmas form letter... yes, it's come to this and we're sharing it with you.

Brave New World - Here at Last

This week there were two articles that made me immediately think our society has entered into the "Brave New World" outlined by Alduous Huxley in his novel from the early 1930s. 

Brave New World introduces us to an engineered future society that is perfect.  Perfectly free from thought to a large extent.  Depending on your point of view it could be a dsytopia or a uptopia.  How much do you want to think about your day?

Best of Craiglist Nemesis Wanted

I am NOT alone in my need for a Nemesis!  I am not sure that I am that specific about my need for what type of accent my nemesis will have nor do I even require my nemesis to be a living person or animal.  But whatevs, clearly we are brothers and we must unite.

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