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The Foundation of Freedom

May 25th 2015 4:08 pm
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The Foundation of Freedom

Thanks to all who gave their lives for our freedom, and to their familes and friends. The only payment we can make against the debt we owe you is by doing our best to maintain that freedom.

Please note: The title used here is of my own making. I have been unable to find any information regarding this art. If anyone can help with that, please contact me. Thank you.


Phase Two... still curious!

August 7th 2011 5:04 pm
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Eagerly awaiting the results of my testing...


Okay, I just have to try this...

August 7th 2011 5:00 pm
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This is another one of my seemingly never-ending tests.


Please help find Officer Bane!

December 27th 2010 8:06 pm
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Here's a link to Bane's page where you can read about him and find more links. And here's a video to watch, just point to the video link with your mouse to watch it.

Find Bane Video



July 17th 2010 10:16 pm
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Dear Friends,

I want to thank everyone for all of the love, wishes and prayers for my dear Katie. I know that meant a lot to her and her family.

Katie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, where she will join so many of our friends and family who have gone before us. It gives me great peace and comfort to know that she will be waiting for me there when my time comes. I know that her family, even in their grief, feels the same way.

Katie and I had one last wonderful evening together on Thursday... we enjoyed a delicious dinner and champagne, making toasts to ourselves and our eternal love. We listened to the beautiful music from the night we became engaged and from our wedding day; we danced in the moonlight and we shared our memories of the past and our feelings about the future. We pledged ourselves to each other until the end of time.

Parting company that night was the hardest thing I have ever done, except for grasping the thought that her family and I would be left here without her. But I wanted her to have the rest of her time in this world to share with her family, especially her Mom who rescued her from an uncertain but undoubtedly bleak life. Thank you, Kim, for giving Katie the chance to grace our lives as well as yours.

Once again, thank you all for being there for us. Now go find your humans and make sure they realize how lucky they are to have you!




'This is a test...'

December 13th 2009 7:22 pm
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This is only a test.
Testing: 1, 2, 3...
This is a video test...
Test complete!

NOTE: This entry was edited on 10/07/2010 to add the video test.
The video is one that was posted by Catster Raza (ID# 482689) in the (Error 4) on Mouseover thread in the Pawsome Pages group forum.


I'm proud of my brother Ringo!

December 2nd 2008 8:15 pm
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I want to tell you a story about my brother Ringo.

About a week and a half week ago, on Sunday night - actually very early Monday morning - at about 1:30 A.M., Mom was already in bed and Ringo and I were in the bedroom too. Dad was just walking in when Ringo went flying out of the room growling. He raced to the living room and started barking like crazy. Now that is not unusual behavior for him at all, but he never acts like that once he goes to bed.

Dad went out to see what was up, and he heard some yelling outside. That's really normal around here at that time of night because we live near a bowling alley with a popular bar inside, and 1:00 A.M. is closing time. So he brought Ringo back into the bedroom, but meanwhile Mom heard the yelling too, and she could hear it more clearly because she has better hearing and she had the bedroom window on her side open a bit. She told Dad it sounded like a woman yelling "HELP! CALL THE POLICE!" So Dad ran outside and looked around. He couldn't see anything and there was no yelling at first. But just when he was about to go back in, he heard it himself and it sounded just like what Mom said!

He ran back in the house, told Mom to call 911, grabbed his coat and a MagLite and Ringo (hrmph!) and ran back out. The yelling was coming from the direction of the pond a couple blocks from our house... the pond is on both sides of the road. He and Ringo hopped in the car and drove up that way, trying to look all around, but didn't see anything. He went up to the next major intersection (where the Police Station is on the corner) and turned around so they could look along the other side of the road more. They went by the pond again but still saw nothing. So Dad was gonna go back and park by the pond to look with the flashlight since the road is a lot higher than the pond. When he turned on the next street to turn around, three squad cars went flying by... PAST where he last heard the yelling! So he followed them past our house, flashing his lights and honking to get the cops' attention. They went racing into the bowling alley parking lot and drove up to where a couple was apparently approaching the "your place or mine?" point... I think the cops sorta ruined the moment for them! Anyway, that was where Dad caught up with them and told them that they went too far because whatever was happening was back by the pond. I guess the dispatcher gave them the wrong information because Mom told them that Dad heard the yelling last up by the pond. The three squad cars there quickly took off and headed for the pond.

Well, at that point, there was nothing more for Dad and Ringo to do so they went back home. They just got out of the car when they heard more yelling and they saw one of the cop cars drive right off the road into the area around the pond. All the cops were shining their spotlights down there. Then a bunch more cop cars came zooming by and stopped by the pond. Soon after, an ambulance came there. You should have seen all the flashing lights!

They were there for a long time, but Dad had to get to bed so we don't know how long. And we still have no idea what happened. But from what we saw and heard, it must have been something pretty serious! The good news is that since the lady was still yelling when the police showed up, she must have been at least still in fairly good condition.

Well, that's my story! Ringo wouldn't say anything about it... you know Ringo, he just says stuff like "well, it's just my job". But I wanted to let you know that, even if we don't know exactly what he saved someone from, I think my brother Ringo was a hero.


Don't wait until it's too late to say Thanks

November 27th 2008 10:15 pm
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This holiday, based on a tradition that goes back for centuries, is a day designated for giving thanks for the multitude of blessings which have been bestowed upon us.

Last year, we enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day at home. The next day, I received, among other things, a p-mail from my best friend Wilson. In his message, he said he was thankful for me and my two brothers. It was short and sweet, and made me feel wonderful.

When I went to reply to it, Wilson showed up with a new name: "Wilson - Rainbow Bridge". I was devastated. How could Wilson just leave like that? I never even had the chance to thank him for being my friend!

But of course I did. I had that chance many, many times. And that's the point of my diary today. Don't wait until it's too late. Say it now.

To my friends: THANK YOU! You mean more to me than you'll ever know.


The Legend of the Rainbow

May 21st 2008 10:56 pm
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as posted by ocean1025 at Deaf Pagan Crossroads on June 5, 2007

Based on a Native American Legend

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel; all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite.

GREEN said: “Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves - without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”

BLUE interrupted: “You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing.”

YELLOW chuckled: “You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun.”

ORANGE started next to blow her trumpet: “I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and pawpaws. I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”

RED could stand it no longer. He shouted out: “I am the ruler of all of you - I am blood - life’s blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy.”

PURPLE rose up to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: “I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me - they listen and obey.”

Finally, INDIGO spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: “Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening - thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, RAIN began to speak: “You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me.”

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands. RAIN continued: “From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace… for the rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow.”

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

(for my friend Wilson, who was blessed with the gift of turning rain into rainbows)


I only have a minute!

May 21st 2008 6:21 am
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I just have time to say one little thing right now...

When it rains, it pours!

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