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Ken and I have now stayed married for 25 years. No one is more surprised than I am. :-)
I give him all the credit!

Ken and Ellen on anniversary


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone. May the year 2013 be a better one for all of us!
I've been getting lots of spam LJ comments, which has led me to go back to various old public entries in an effort to get rid of them.

A spam comment led me back to this post:

This was part of my "LiveJournal novel" for NaNoWriMo in 2006, in which I "played all the characters" (all the fictional LJ accounts) of a group of people who met through X-Men roleplay and ended up with some personal drama of their own.

I'm glad that a spam comment led me back to that post. I needed to read it again.

Patrick's Rune

This is for some of my friends who are struggling right now. I have posted this before, but there can never be too many times.

"With you in this fateful hour
I place all Heaven with its power
and the sun with its brightness,
and the snow with its whiteness,
and the fire with all the power it hath,
and the lightning with its rapid wrath,
and the winds with their swiftness along their path,
and the sea with its deepness,
and the rocks with their steepness,
and the earth with its starkness,
all these I place,
by God's almighty help and grace,
between you and the power of darkness."

Madeleine L'Engle

Thinking of changes

If I've spent a dozen years or so wishing that I could be a different kind of "counselor" than the kind I am .... maybe it's time to do something about that.

LJ Archive

LJ Archive keeps failing, even with a fresh download and even on a Win XP netbook.

Tonight, I am the Doctor who does not want to say goodbye ... who is too often alone, and should not be .... and tonight, I choose to honor all who have leaped into the unknown, with no guarantee of the outcome, but nevertheless willing to take the ultimate risk for any chance, however uncertain, of being reunited with the ones they love.

A man so loved ....

I just watched a beautiful memorial slideshow for Wayne, done by one of his friends for the memorial service. It is SO powerful and SO well put together. Wow.

He was loved so much, by so many - his family AND friends.

He felt so alone, and yet there were so many people who cared.



As Krystle used to say in her voice posts, "Hello LiveJournal."
Just testing the LJ app for Android.
Test, test.....


Writer's Block: Superman

Are you an avid reader of comic books, or were you at a previous time in your life? Who is your favorite comic book superhero of all time?

I still read comics. There are many comic characters that I still feel a connection with. I'll choose two favorites: from DC, Batgirl; and from Marvel, Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat).