Before I start writing out my frustration in regards to this WITCH, I first want to apologize to my friend, Peter Thomas Senese. I owe you a blog post for over a month now and haven’t been able to get to it. What I have to post for you about the I Care Foundation is so super important to me and I feel so unbelievably bad that I haven’t posted it yet. It is getting there though, slowly but surely, and I hope you understand that our crazy busy schedule just hasn’t allowed us to finish it yet. I want to thank you so much for your patience.
Now my thoughts on this WITCH, Sandy. I’d like to call her more evil names but I want to keep this blog as clean as possible. When I first heard about Sandy possibly heading for us, I just couldn’t believe that we could get hit by a hurricane 2 years in a row. No offense to the people in Florida, but I don’t live there for this reason and now, all of a sudden, we, in NJ, are getting hit again! Plus the fact that it could affect Halloween again, 2 years in a row! Last Halloween it was the Snowtober then now, this WITCH.
Best-selling international geopolitical thriller author Peter Thomas Senese eight years ago never imagined he would become one of the nation’s leading international parental child abduction prevention advocates, and that he would be directly responsible for bringing home numerous internationally kidnapped children while also preventing a significantly larger number of cross-border abductions from occurring. However, that is exactly what Mr. Senese has done: he has helped rescue children of abduction from as far and as volatile places such as the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, while also stopping American and Canadian child abductions to countries notorious for never returning abducted children: Japan, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia to name just a few nations. By every sworn testimonial of numerous parents, Peter Thomas Senese is a hero who has created a large number of miracles when it counted most: their children.
Heaven is for Real is a true story about a boy named Colton Burpo, who at 4 years old, had a near death experience. Well, you could technically say he did die for 3 minutes. Colton was brought to the hospital after complaining of stomach pains and constant vomiting. The first visit to the hospital diagnosed it as stomach flu. It turned out though that Colton’s appendix had burst and had an abscess. He was in really bad shape because he had this in his system for 5 days! After surgery, they thought they were in the clear but as Colton and his parents stepped into the elevator, the doctor had stopped them because the blood work revealed that there were 2 more abscesses. With the condition Colton was in there was little hope that he would survive. His parents, Todd, a pastor, and Sonja, had asked for prayers from their congregation. The next day, it seemed like a miracle had happened. Colton was sitting up, playing like a normal 4 year old. Doctors and nurses could not believe it. To the Burpo’s, it seemed like their prayers were answered.
I felt so many emotions reading this story. But first, let me start by telling you a bit about this story. Chasing The Cyclone is a story about a father facing this horrible storm of international child abduction. Within the first few pages, the author found a way to capture your attention and never want to put the book down. When the narrator, Paul, realizes that he has lost custody of his child Alex, because his ex-wife, D, had made up all these lies, you instantly feel for him. The storm he faces ahead is every parent’s worst nightmare. It opens your eyes to this important issue that is not talked about enough. To think that there are countries out there that your child can be abducted to and the government there will do nothing to help you! And since Alex is not a US Citizen(he was born and raised in Canada by his mom), there isn’t much the US government can do to help Paul. The way the writer writes this story, you feel every struggle, every heartbreak Paul is going through. You start to wonder, since the author writes so passionately about this issue, as to whether he or someone he knew went through this. And when you read his acknowledgements, you do realize that he has.
Due to the layout of our staircase, traditional child safety gates do not wedge properly in between the opening. This led me to the Kiddy Guard Retractable Safety Gate. Read the full post for my review on it.
Replaced a leaking old GE fridge for a Samsung – 28.0 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with LCD Touch Screen and Apps (Stainless-Steel). It’s very similar to their 2010 top-of-the-line model, but with an LCD display for $400 more.
I’m onto your game now Steve Jobs. You build somewhat reliable hardware and back it up with customer service. But the device dies a horrible slow Trinity-Neo death right after the warranty expires. Luckily, (for you) that’s just in time for the new improved hardware released that makes us want to sink another $2000 into your pockets. I hope you like the 2 years of subsidies I’m paying you through the nose with AT&T.
My Applecare ran out a few weeks ago and as expected my blackbook stopped working with Mary using it. Just like her white Macbook. I tested the HDDs. Docked it into a Thermaltake Black Widow BlacX docking station and it wouldn’t mount. Picked up a new Seagate 320GB and the blackbook is back up. So I think new HDDs for all Macbooks, including her Mary’s dad. Apparently Apple has shipped a batch of bad HDDs from Seagate with FW 7.01. Apple is at fault, and Patti and Mary are off the hook.
Why is there not a recall on this?
They say things happens in threes and it couldn’t be even more true this week. On Tuesday it was Ed McMahon, today it was two others: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Three legends that will live on in people’s hearts forever.
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I recently recorded Jagger “talking” away. He loves to talk! Video after the jump.
Several months ago I was contacted by Lauren Passell of Parenting.com with a few questions about mommies, daddies, blogging, and thoughts on an article. I thought it was innocent at the time, but after visiting the Parenting.com forums, I think there was more to it than expected. I hate to conspire, but I wonder if the reason I was approached by Parenting was not because they were looking for a daddy’s perspective on things, but perhaps it was a mask to hide the real question Parenting wanted to answer: Is the article, Mad at Dad, fair?
Well Parenting, according to the 8 page thread and the 3 page followup, I’d say you’ve angered a couple fathers out there.
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