Glider Pilot Dad

Dad died last week….he was 97….his life amazing…
I’m so sad….I miss him so much…..
I miss our conversations….his love of life….
He will miss his first great grandchild….
He wanted to vote for Hilary Clinton…..go dad!
No one prepares you for the loss of a loved one….
Life goes on but it has stopped for me….
For those of you who say he was 97….well, he was, however, he had the mind and body of a man in his seventies…
</His discipline was that of a young man…
He was my pal, my heroe, my dad….
I hope it will get better….


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Dad, thank you for being my hero…
Dad, thank you for being my strength…
Dad, thank you for giving me the opportunity to travel the world…
Dad, thank you for teaching me the future is our strength, never look back…
Dad, thank you for being an amazing glider pilot….
Dad, thank you for being proud of me throughout my career…
Dad, I remember you in your pilot’s uniform running through the door to hug us when you returned from an assignment…
Dad, thank you for being the creative genius who made a difference in so many lives…
Dad, thank you for the spirituality you brought to our home…
Dad, I loved the dollar pancakes you made for us after church….
Dad, thank you for your good looks….
Dad, thank you, thank you
Dad, make hospice go away and come back to me..


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Brian Williams

He made a mistake…
The days of Walter Cronkite are long gone…
He cares about our men and women in combat…
He made a mistake…
Newsreaders are not the backbone of our society…
We make our own judgements…


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Art and Community



Heart of the Sea by Ray Ferrer

While reading a favorite blogger’s post “Emotion on Canvas,” this image caught my attention. Truthfully, all of Ray Ferrer’s artwork catches my attention.

The majesty of the ship, shrouded in the indigo shadows of night and ocean, seemed ominous. The words in the January 26th post were more forbidding:

Hi Friends and Fans of Ray! This is his wife, Rhian Ferrer….
Tuesday morning I found Ray in bed having a seizure (he has never had one before) I brought him to the hospital and he is stable but has a massive baseball sized tumor in/on his brain.  He will be undergoing surgeries, radiation and chemo therapy in the upcoming months.

This young artist and his wife are now in for the fight of their lives. But fighters they are, as evidenced by Rhian’s post, yesterday:

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Dad is with hospice now… sad……didn’t think it would happen to is or him….
I love u dad….


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Help Raise Awareness for Ray

Today, You Will Write

Hey Gang,

I just wanted to share a thank you note I received from Ray’s wife, Rhian. Thanks for the support. Visit his site, give whatever you can and keep him and his family in your prayers.

Remember, every little bit counts.

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Thank you all for the kind wishes and thoughts as we battle this beast together.

I am Rhian, Ray’s wife, and I created a GoFundMe page for Ray as we battle this baseball-sized brain tumor.  Please have a look and share if possible.  He is offering artwork and other great gifts through this site and through his Etsy.  Links are in the FundMe page.

Please if you can at least share out on all social media and help raise awareness.

Thank you so much!!


Ray Ferrer – Artist
Website / Blog (60,000+ followers):

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Paris Fashion Week

My dad is now in hospice and the world is focusing on Bruce Jennner’s gender. One has nothing to do with the other, yet, nothing makes sense anymore.

I love my amazing dad and the world continues to spin. Happy talk on GMA….bombings in Afghanistan….family continuing on with their daily priorities…..not thinking their day will come.

My dream is Paris Fashion week….I can dream and make believe.


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Paris and Pain

Haven’t written in a bit….
The holidays got in the way of reality…
My challenges are the same…
I’m getting a gratitude jar that will remind me of the good in my life…
Paris asks me if I have the right to be sad that my parents are in the last phase of their lives…
Paris asks me if I have the right to say I’m tired and wish I could go back to the future…
Paris reminds me I’m just lucky I have the opportunity to care for my parents and my prayers will go to those in pain…..


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RerunCentury is like a time machine for TV fans


This is neat: RerunCentury is curating classic TV shows, including titles like the Lucy Show, the original Dragnet, the Gene Autrey Show and more. Episodes of each show can be streamed straight from the site, without any pre-rolls or video ad breaks.

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All of the shows on RerunCentury are in the public domain and hosted by the Internet Archive, where you could also download them to play them on the go — but RerunCentury does a great job at making them a bit more discoverable and adding other context to it: TV fans interested in yesteryear’s programs can use a calendar to see what the TV schedule of a typical Sunday afternoon in 1948, 1979 or any other year of the second half of the 20th century looked like.

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WATCH: 10 Year Old Girl Beats Military Man In Push Up Contest

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