Goodbye, Beautiful

Those were my last words to Willow before I turned and walked out the door. For every moment before; when I had been upset, afraid, angry, thinking this was a mistake, and wishing I hadn’t put myself in this position – I knew that this final moment would be tough. And it was. A volunteer … [Read more…]

I feel better and better about this decision

If there was any doubts I had about my decision to give Willow back to the rescue, they were displaced yesterday morning. We were on our morning walk yesterday when she went after a kid. It is one thing for her to be overly aggressive to dogs, squirrels, and strangers, but to be aggressive towards … [Read more…]

Another Goodbye?

This morning, the Falls Church Chief of Police stopped me. I was not driving nor was I in a car. She saw me walking Willow, my white German or American Shepherd, whom I recently adopted from a rescue and stopped her Ford Crown Victoria in the middle of the road. She asked if she could … [Read more…]

Polishing the WRX

I picked up this light scratch going down a road I shouldn’t have, especially since it was a) muddy, b) had clearance issues, and c) had trees/bushes overgrown into road. Fortunately, I did not end up stuck in a batch of wet Virginia red clay. I did, however, manage to scratch both sides of the … [Read more…]

The Quilt Video

  BTW This video is UNLISTED on YouTube. According to them, the only way anyone can see this is from a link or an embed. One day I will have to prove that. If only to myself. This is a video I shot, edited, and posted to YouTube. There is little explanation that is required … [Read more…]

This is why the rest of the world laughs at us

The same day of the marathon bombing in Boston, 11 Americans were murdered by guns. The pregnant Breshauna Jackson was killed in Dallas, allegedly by her boyfriend. In Richmond, California, James Tucker III was shot and killed while riding his bicycle – assailants unknown. Nigel Hardy, a 13-year-old boy in Palmdale, California, who was being … [Read more…]

Maybe it is an Aries thing

Consider the following: April 14-15, 1865 – President Lincoln’s Assassination April 15, 1912 – RMS Titanic Sinking April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon Bombings April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Massacre April 17, 2013 – West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion April 18, 1983 – Beirut Embassy Bombing April 19, 1993 – Siege at Branch Davidian … [Read more…]

The hard truth from Mr. Ebert

Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. … [Read more…]