Monthly Archives: September 2013

you never know who’s watching


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for two and a half years now, i have lived directly across the street from the thai mission.   the doorman at the thai general consulate has worked there for 41 years, although i didn’t know that until today.   i really don’t know very much about him at all, actually.   he speaks very little english and i’m sure we have never had a conversation lasting longer than one minute – until just now.   on my way back home from walking ivan, he crossed the street and waved me over to let me know that today would be his last day, and in his very broken english said the following:

you haven’t been around much lately and i was hoping i would see you before i left.  you are one of the good ones, a big heart, kind – i know it and god knows it.  i wanted to make sure to say goodbye to you – god bless you.

i am putting that on my top 10 nicest things ever to happen list.

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“If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit,this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.”
 ~ Annamalai Swami

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angel party in the sky today – i’m sure of it!   happy birthday, sis.   you’re still being thought about and missed every single day down here.   

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I searched for God and found only myself.
I searched for myself and found only God.
~Sufi Proverb

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like it was yesterday


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2 of my brothers volunteering at ground zero 12 years ago.
god bless every one of us.

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“As for those that carried out these attacks there are no adequate words of condemnation. Their barbarism will stand as their shame for all eternity.”
–British Prime Minister Tony Blair

the budster


in loving memory of my parents dog, buddy.   he was one of the great ones.

mom & buddy

  mom & buddy

thanks for all the years your happiness filled the house.  you did a good, good job.    bye bud – love you.

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“There is honor in being a dog.”
 – Aristotle

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de-magnatize me, please


the mac computer that my friend gave me just about a year ago when my 2 year old – $1600 computer died, has just about completed it’s life in this world. although i’m not a doctor,  i would give it another 2 weeks to live.

i do have a notebook with very little memory and storage capacity for use in emergencies, and at least it gets me online – except when it doesn’t.  in this case, it’s the service, not the notebook which is the problem.  my connection speed is so unbearably slow it actually hurts my brain to check my e-mail.  i called time warner cable on monday to remedy the situation.  after all of the usual button pushing, confirming the nature of the problem (to assure i would be directed to the right department), my account number, phone number, name, address and health history, a woman got on the line and made me verbally repeat same. she then proceeded to tell me she would transfer me to the right department.

it came as no surprise that i was put on hold for 9 minutes, being that the right department had to be located somewhere in the himalayas.  when the man with a heavy indian accent answered the phone, he asked me to repeat all of the information i had already twice offered.  i was expecting this and therefore able to keep my blood pressure at bay – that is until i understood that  my  accent was too heavy for him to comprehend my words correctly.  eventually he preformed a speed test (www.speedtest.net) on my connection  to make sure it met the minimum speed of 30.  the results came in at 17.   after a total of 30 minutes on the phone with time warner cable, he informed me i had a problem.  he then offered to set an appointment for a tech to come to my place on saturday.  that was on monday.  it is now friday and my connection speed is 11.

my phone, generously given to me by another friend when my last iphone died may, or may not, be ok.   i think it’s the service, not actually the phone, that makes it unbearable to have a conversation.  the  crackling and “underwater” sound effects almost always cause the conversation to be cut short, as it’s just too painful.

although i do not have cable tv, i used to get channels 2 – 12.  recently, they mysteriously vanished – along with my camera battery charger.  this was within days of the death of my ipod.

i am sure that i am somehow magnetized and electromagnetic frequencies are unable to perform in my presence.  today i will use the computer at the public library to investigate if there is some kind of exorcism for  this condition.

(more on this condition here)

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“Dear, eyelashes, wishbones, dandelions, pennies, shooting stars, 11:11, and birthday candles,  DO YOUR JOB.”
 ~  unknown

l’shana tova


shana tova v’chatima tova
or, good year and good seal in the book of life!

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wishing all the best health, lots of love, prosperity, wisdom and joy every single day this year.

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