Fall Colors

Your colors changed When you drew near That final moment of life Like leaves on the trees After the summer season Had come and passed But the colors were Not bright nor radiant Rather pale, drained of Rosy red blood cells Beneath the surface The only beauty To be remembered From that day Is the knowledge That you were released From your suffering … [Read more...]

2008 Elections: Bill Clinton Wants Me to Vote for Obama

Bill Clinton left me a voicemail yesterday, asking me to support Barack Obama. The one call on the day before elections was not too bad compared to the daily (sometimes twice a day) calls I was getting from John McCain's camp, which felt more like a bill collector than a friendly persuasion call. Plus there are the other tons of local political recordings from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Janet Napolitano, corporate commission candidates, and so forth. All in all, my phone is ready for this day to be … [Read more...]

People Come Into Your Life For A Reason

This is a poem by an unknown author. I have come across it a few times, and today, when it ended up in my mailbox again, I thought it would be a good thing to share. ----------------------------------People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide … [Read more...]

My Grandmother

This is a photo of my grandparent's wedding in Japan in 1957. They had quite a love story. It began quite humorously with my grandfather making the mistake of giving her a friendly smack on the behind, which ended with him finding himself on the floor after my grandmother decked him. Later, he found out that she came from a prestigious family, and realized he had to make amends. He camped himself outside of her home for three nights in the cold, until my great-grandmother convinced her to go … [Read more...]

The Sweetest Drug

Love is a drug It comes in many forms As there are varieties Of potential loversYou begin feeling strong That you do not need it Until you get a taste By choice or by accidentOnce you have the penchant The craving will begin It weakens in time only if You can stop savoring itBut each time you do The need, the desire for it Grows stronger and begins To drive you out of your mindIt makes you ecstatic When you know you have it It makes you almost crazy When you stand to lose itThe … [Read more...]

Backup Your Blog for Peace of Mind

A month ago, I came across this post from a favorite blogging resource of mine whose blog was hacked, and all the content was lost. Fortunately, the author was smart enough to have backups, and was able to restore things quickly.After reading that post, I downloaded the Wordpress Database Backup plug-in and started having my database backup emailed to me daily, to two separate addresses, just in case. I also download all of my files (images, pages, etc.) via FireFTP.This morning, my backups … [Read more...]