Category: Personal

The fall (and hopefully reprise) of Phydeaux

[Ed. note - This post was initially written in October 2010 but wasn't posted to the front page until now (April 2011), when I need to follow up with updates.]

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Yesterday,
     All my troubles seemed so far away,
     Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
     Oh, I believe in yesterday.
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Yesterday,
     Love was such an easy game to play,
     Now I need a place to hide away,
     Oh, I believe in yesterday.

                            Paul McCartney

The pathway is broken
     And the signs are unclear
     And I don't know the reason why you brought me here
     But just
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Here's to good friends...

This weekend, SWMBO and I went to dinner with a group of our closest friends in what has become an annual New Year's event. We always use this time to reflect on the prior year and look toward the coming one.

We usually sit around and talk about the major things that have happened to us during the year and try to predict what will happen soon or what we have planned in the new year.

While we still did all of that, this dinner had a slightly different tone. You see, this year has been an especially turbulent one. As a [……]

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