November 2009

I Did It – Wrote a 50,321 Novel in a Month

November 30, 2009

I need to brag.  I wrote 50,321 words in one month.  This was the requirement to get to display the  winner logo and get a certificate verifying I wrote that many words.  It’s not these things I strove to accomplish.  It was the idea of disciplining myself to write almost every day and writing as […]

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Prayer

November 20, 2009

I’ve been thinking about Nic Sheff and his praying to God for help.  He says that he doesn’t believe it God but doesn’t know what else to do, so he prays.  It appears his prayers are answered.  He doesn’t say it in so many words, but it comes through in his writing.  I figure most […]

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Response to I’m Cheering for You Nic Sheff.

November 17, 2009

I wanted to see a picture of Nic and his dad so went on line.  The father looked like I expected and Nic didn’t.  I’m not sure what I expected.  There was a link to A Hip Mom’s Guide, one mom’s thoughts on raising boys, living life, & having fun.  I wrote the following comment. […]

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Don’t Blame God

November 17, 2009

I agree.  We shouldn’t blame God for the evil in the world because the evil in the world comes from man and not from God.   Hitler came into power because the people, including Jews, did not rise up against him.  Germans did not raise up against him.  Countries refused to accept the Jews when Hitler […]

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A Beautiful Boy

November 17, 2009

My previous theories have been proven correct.  I see Nick as a neglected boy.  When he was young and in LA with his mother, she was too busy with work to give him much time.  The stepfather was too busy looking at women and telling a young boy about his sex life.  These adults were […]

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Don't Blame God for Terrorism

November 17, 2009

I read this article tonight (while enjoying my free 90 day preview) in the USA todays e-paper. It is about God and terrorism, I found it surprising to see this article right after I finished reading and commenting on my sisters recent blog post “God on Trial” anyway it is a worthwhile read, it is […]

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Happiness

November 16, 2009

I think that happiness comes from being satisfied with the way things are while trying to improve them.   It seems clear after listening to A Beautiful Boy and Tweak (First couple chapters) that none of these people were happy because they were always looking for something better.  If they found happiness, they weren’t happy with […]

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God on Trial

November 14, 2009

I watched this movie last night.  It was a thought-provoking Masterpiece Theater production which walked us through a mock trial held by a group of male prisoners at the Auschwitz death camp during WWII.  Who was on trial?  God.  The prisoners accused God of breach of covenant, not murder or conspiracy, but a breach of […]

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Sleepless and no longer in Seattle

November 13, 2009

If there is an art to insomnia, I am developing it well. And for anyone (1 out of 3 people at any given time studies show) who suffers this, you too will understand what an unfortunate event this is. I never understood how one could be held victim by there own inability to get a […]

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Happy Birthday

November 9, 2009

Well, I awakened at 3:30 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep so watched the the movie, 3:10 to Yuma, with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.  It was a great movie.  A 14 year old boy’s father escorts Crowe (a killer and robber) to the train station to ship him off to prison for the […]

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People Connections – A Beautiful Boy

November 6, 2009

Stephen said in his last blog that “despite what we may think, when we connect with people it makes us feel connected to ourselves.”  He is right.  I continue to go to cardiac rehab, not because I need it, but to be with people. I’ve talked to Stephen about joining Toastmasters or Rotary or any […]

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Food, happiness, and the joy of family

November 6, 2009

We just finished a wonderful meal of Swedish Pancakes. We watched as our daughter inhaled 5 of them, of course using her face and hands, not surprisingly in that order. It was delightful to see. She concluded the evening with a dance performance in the living room, complete with her newly discovered skill “the foreword […]

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Loving Ourselves

November 5, 2009

I get a copy of the Christopher News Notes once a month and came across an old one I hadn’t read. The name of it was Your Own Good.  The word Christopher means Christ Bearer.  We all struggle, if we care about people, with loving God and loving our neighbor and loving ourselves.  The article […]

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A Living History

November 4, 2009

So I have to say how excited I am to have my dad writing on this blog! Except of course for that fact that I am now going to have to change the little family graphic I have on the top of this web site! I hope that in years to come we will have […]

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Comments on the Book, A Beautiful Boy

November 2, 2009

Stephen, one thing about a bit of angst is that it builds character and gives us insights we would have never had otherwise.  I have been listening to A Beautiful Boy and wondered as I listened  if maybe his parents tried to hide the hurt from him and didn’t make him tough enough mentally. The […]

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National Write a Novel in a Month

November 2, 2009

I wrote 1747 words in the first day of the write a novel in a month.  The story idea came from an incident that happened about 25 yards from my second cousin’s house in Santa Cruz. The story starts this way:  Pardon the language. Chapter 1 Caesar was unsure that to do next. He’d stabbed […]

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Testing

November 1, 2009

Was online with Stephen, and we finally got the pasquinifamily blog set up.  Will write more later. 

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Seattle Grace

November 1, 2009

I wish when I thought of a great idea I would write it down, I swear I had a couple of wonderful ideas to write about on our trip here to the Pacific Northwest but then when it is evening time and I am sitting down to write I feel like the idea was either […]

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