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The dreadful heartbreak

It has been about a year and a month since I lost a friend to cancer. She was a brave soul who endured agony before she passed away.. She was young—at least I look at her that way since she graduated the same year as me from high school, and I’m not old, right? It is somewhat weird that Facebook pages never die .. We can pass from this existence, but the words and ‘likes’ we had will remain so as long as Mark Zuckerberg and the NSA permit it..  My friend’s name was Lori.. I visited her Facebook page the other night and realized that people were still actively posting messages to her.. sending love .. actively asking for her to help them. Grieving never stops, perhaps.. And maybe with technology it is evolving. Does it help or hurt to be able to constantly go back to someone’s Facebook, or Twitter, or blog? After all, a visit to the page could make it seem like they’re still here, somewhere. And maybe they are. Alexander Graham Bell often visited seances. Some think his invention of the t…

The dreadful heartbreak

It has been about a year and a month since I lost a friend to cancer. She was a brave soul who endured agony before she passed away.. She was young—at least I look at her that way since she graduated the same year as me from high school, and I’m not old, right? It is somewhat weird that Facebook pages never die .. We can pass from this existence, but the words and ‘likes’ we had will remain so as long as Mark Zuckerberg and the NSA permit it..  My friend’s name was Lori.. I visited her Facebook page the other night and realized that people were still actively posting messages to her.. sending love .. actively asking for her to help them. Grieving never stops, perhaps.. And maybe with technology it is evolving. Does it help or hurt to be able to constantly go back to someone’s Facebook, or Twitter, or blog? After all, a visit to the page could make it seem like they’re still here, somewhere. And maybe they are. Alexander Graham Bell often visited seances. Some think his invention of the t…

Sometimes miracles happen

Sometimes the news is bad.. Sometimes a miracle happen. Tears of joy finally escape my eyes tonight instead of yet another tragedy about a child.. Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing while his aunt Pamela Rauseo was driving in bumper to bumper Miami traffic.. She screamed for help as the baby went purple without air.. She frantically performed CPR on the baby. And suddenly…she got help. NBC NEWS reports this: The female good Samaritan who came to her aid was Lucila Godoy, who was driving with her own child when she spotted Rauseo in distress. "I wasn’t thinking. I just got out of the car and saw the baby and heard her calling him Sebastian, which is my baby’s name, and I just freaked out," Godoy said. "I couldn’t think. I was like, ‘Please don’t die on me.’" Flagged down by the Miami Herald photographer who took the gripping photos, Sweetwater Police Officer Amauris Bastidas also rushed to help. The three did CPR on Sebastian, who started breathing — and then suddenly s…

Sometimes miracles happen

Sometimes the news is bad.. Sometimes a miracle happen. Tears of joy finally escape my eyes tonight instead of yet another tragedy about a child.. Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing while his aunt Pamela Rauseo was driving in bumper to bumper Miami traffic.. She screamed for help as the baby went purple without air.. She frantically performed CPR on the baby. And suddenly…she got help. NBC NEWS reports this: The female good Samaritan who came to her aid was Lucila Godoy, who was driving with her own child when she spotted Rauseo in distress. "I wasn’t thinking. I just got out of the car and saw the baby and heard her calling him Sebastian, which is my baby’s name, and I just freaked out," Godoy said. "I couldn’t think. I was like, ‘Please don’t die on me.’" Flagged down by the Miami Herald photographer who took the gripping photos, Sweetwater Police Officer Amauris Bastidas also rushed to help. The three did CPR on Sebastian, who started breathing — and then suddenly s…

Frightful Friday.. Scenes from the end of the world

My wife's birthday was yesterday.. My son's birthday is tomorrow. Sandwiched between both this year is a Friday. Today. The 21st day of February and, already, the 52nd day of the year. We're not close to Christmas but one day soon we will be, and we'll laugh about how another year went by. I guess by this point in the second month of 2014, you're New Years resolutions are fully expired. Correct? If not.. good show..Good show.

Onto the news..
It's not the end of the world as we know it. But I still don't feel fine..


Scenes like this look like the end of the world. But they are just how things go in Kiev these days.. The violent Ukraine protests continue.. and now the President has made concessions .. There are also panic-stricken Ukrainians storming shops, banks, and gas stations..  and lots of images of empty store shelves..


Scenes like this look like the end of the world. But they are just how things go in Venezuela these days. As the economy crashes, state-sp…

Frightful Friday.. Scenes from the end of the world

My wife's birthday was yesterday.. My son's birthday is tomorrow. Sandwiched between both this year is a Friday. Today. The 21st day of February and, already, the 52nd day of the year. We're not close to Christmas but one day soon we will be, and we'll laugh about how another year went by. I guess by this point in the second month of 2014, you're New Years resolutions are fully expired. Correct? If not.. good show..Good show.

Onto the news..
It's not the end of the world as we know it. But I still don't feel fine..


Scenes like this look like the end of the world. But they are just how things go in Kiev these days.. The violent Ukraine protests continue.. and now the President has made concessions .. There are also panic-stricken Ukrainians storming shops, banks, and gas stations..  and lots of images of empty store shelves..


Scenes like this look like the end of the world. But they are just how things go in Venezuela these days. As the economy crashes, stat…

"it's the polar vortex" ...

This is what the map of the United States may look like next week.. the polar vortex makes a return.. Late in the game, but it’s looking strong and cold.. Ready?

The FCC will not let reporters be mad as hell and not take it anymore..

The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom »Regardless of political persuasion, this is just a bad idea. No one, really, logically has yet explained to me why it is needed. I know what really is needed.. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and other sources.. And a strong and fearless media .. one that doesn’t pay attention only to celebrity and bypass the real news. Thankfully we have Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. For now. Until the newsroom police ….

The FCC will not let reporters be mad as hell and not take it anymore..

The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom »Regardless of political persuasion, this is just a bad idea. No one, really, logically has yet explained to me why it is needed. I know what really is needed.. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and other sources.. And a strong and fearless media .. one that doesn’t pay attention only to celebrity and bypass the real news. Thankfully we have Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. For now. Until the newsroom police ….

Banker deaths, golf courses in droughts, and animals striking back: This among the major headlines for the Tuesday Terrors

News to use.. not to abuse. Everything you are about to read is urgently important. None of it should NOT be a top story.. but there's only one top. And we're never on it.

There's lots of stories on the agenda for the Tuesday terror update. real and brutal headlines from around the world.. and also faint and scant signs of goodness here and there. To coin an hackneyed term of today: It is what it is.
Bankers gone mad.. The HORROR REPORT and various other sources across the Internets have been telling you about the dead banker count now being 6. They are all considered suicides--jumping off buildings in London and even shooting themselves in the head with nail guns were among the choices to self-expire. And now we add number 7: A JP Morgan banker leaps to his death in Hong Kong.. Of the information we know now:  The man went to the 30-floor Charter House in Hong Kong.. police failed to convince him not to jump. JP says he was a junior level banker who played a role on several …

Banker deaths, golf courses in droughts, and animals striking back: This among the major headlines for the Tuesday Terrors

News to use.. not to abuse. Everything you are about to read is urgently important. None of it should NOT be a top story.. but there's only one top. And we're never on it.

There's lots of stories on the agenda for the Tuesday terror update. real and brutal headlines from around the world.. and also faint and scant signs of goodness here and there. To coin an hackneyed term of today: It is what it is.
Bankers gone mad.. The HORROR REPORT and various other sources across the Internets have been telling you about the dead banker count now being 6. They are all considered suicides--jumping off buildings in London and even shooting themselves in the head with nail guns were among the choices to self-expire. And now we add number 7: A JP Morgan banker leaps to his death in Hong Kong.. Of the information we know now:  The man went to the 30-floor Charter House in Hong Kong.. police failed to convince him not to jump. JP says he was a junior level banker who played a role on sever…