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There seem to be a number of these stories lately concerning people who are ‘brain dead.’ This latest one from Texas appears to be especially dreadful in nature. Even  if you’re fully in favor of taking persons like this off of life support, the fact that a pregnancy is involved makes it much more difficult.
We also have not heard much about Jahi McMath’s plight in the past few weeks, even since the family asked for privacy and was allowed to find her care somewhere.. 
These stories are touching and awful. We all hope none of us ever have to personally experience the horrid nature of having a family member filled with life suddenly succumb to a ‘brain dead’ existence. 
Even though science discounts most miracles, they have been known to happen.. So here’s hoping they do ..

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New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …