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  1. Alison update part 2

    Then a voice inside my head said: “Just because you are new you, does not mean you must throw out the best of the old you” Which, surprisingly calmed me, because the old Robby did seem to excel under pressure, granted, this lead to my ruin, since I often came to rely on this fact, but sometimes the pressure is too much for anyone, but hey, all things in moderation. All this happened in the space of a second or two, then the main directory came up on my mp3 player. Now one of the quirks...
  2. Best Picture Nominees of 2013 w/Commentary

    Nine films are vying for the Oscar for Best Picture. As of tonight, I have now seen all nine. My 2014 Oscar Ballot Which film will win? My guess is 12 Years a Slave. Which do I wish to win? Nebraska. Just saw this film tonight. What a wonderful story with characters that cement themselves into both mind and heart. The black and white cinematography, by Phedon Papamichae, is breathtaking—reminiscent of Gianni Di Venanz's cinematography in Fellini's 8 1/2. Nebraska 8 1/2 Here are...
  3. The Key To Box Five

    I thought I had missed out on getting a copy of this special edition. At first it was sold out, and then... Well, at any rate - it was waiting for me with the rest of my mail tonight when I got home. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm not a huge collector; I have some items that are one of a kind, but I'm more than happy to have this in my possession. Just beautiful.
  4. In syncness

    Love letters will be handed to you. Take them, they are sincere. But if the syncronicity on your end is anything like it is on mine, then you might be fooled by them. I'm still just sitting here, thinking all the time. :o
  5. Give Me a Break

    I need a break. Wow, has it been a taxing and intense last six weeks. My training ended last Friday. I have been set free to sink or swim. Yesterday was Crazy with a capital C. Five appointments! Fortunately all were pleasant and patient—while I got my footing. Everyone has been telling me it takes years to learn this job and they still don't know everything. I think that is reassuring. I still haven't decided. I will still be traveling to Flagstaff on Thursdays to meet with clients...
  6. Life Is Crazy

    This week has been difficult. I could barely drag myself out of bed yesterday. I just didn`t have the will to get up and face another day. In fact getting by day by day is really difficult for me. Just simple everyday things feel like a monumental tasks for me. I`m always so tired and have no energy. Even though I`m always so tired it takes pills to make me sleep. No meds means no sleep for me. This has gone on for years now. I can`t see an end to this. It feels like this illness has been...
  7. Not So Secret Garden

    Penelope and Siddhartha ~ Sid for short because he is... I have two tomato plants which I transplanted into containers to grow on my porch this past July. Very late in the season—a risk. It was an impulsive thing—to start a tomato garden this year. I was inspired by a new friend of mine who is a master gardener/scientist. But so far things have been running smoothly. I named them Siddhartha and Penelope. Siddhartha—because he looks like a compact Buddha sitting all stoically in a green...
  8. TTY: Sydney book signing at Books Kinokuniya (May 22, 2015 5 pm)

    Haha probably. There were surprisingly fewer people there than I anticipated! The woman from the store organising the queue said, "a lot" of people applied and 150 were chosen. The people on the wait list all got signed and it was all over in an hour. Clearly "a lot" of people stayed away as they thought there was no point showing up. He was lovely to people and someone intercepted what was signed and I reckon he would have signed anything but they only passed the new edition of...
  9. Whisper To A Scream

    "James Dean revealed the subtle light which rests so eloquently on everyone, and as we follow his sleight of hand, we wonder how it ever managed to be so elusive. Like everything intimate, remote and transforming, when all was nearly apparent, he disappeared, leaving only his iridescent traces. This was James Dean's magical capacity." "Stardom gave an indestructible aspect to "James Dean," but it was the deceptive ordinariness of his creation and the very casualness with which he adopted...
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