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Echoing what everyone else has said: So sorry for you and your family, but in whatever small way it matters I'm glad you were able to see him in Florida, and that he was not in great pain, and that he left behind such a vibrant reflection of his presence in your life in the vivid colors of the painting on your living room wall.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2014 on Dad at verbatim
Thanks. Also... awkwardly... that was a draft. But. Now republished as a finalized thing. Sorry. This is why I shouldn't be allowed out in public.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on weak at TwoBusy
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Thank you for not going with some variant on "French Kisses" for your nom du internets.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2014 on Bracing for the big thaw at Laid-Off Dad
Reading is so 2008. I'm just going to be a vlogger from now on and post videos of you. It's much more efficient.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2014 on So... that was nice at TwoBusy
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*sniff* Just a little dusty in here, is all. Happy trails, fellas.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2013 on Solstice at DadCentric
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"Bears do not fucking sit in chairs, as well." Solid insight from Mr. Urungus.
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Having been laid off twice - and having enjoyed the experience neither time - I can say with some certainty that you're not alone in still feeling some active bitterness, even years later. Yeah, you can come to terms with it on an intellectual level (as a function of understanding how it may have been an expression of economic truths that resonated far above and beyond your own little piece of the world), but on an emotional level... it feels like betrayal, of a sort. And that's not something easily forgotten (or forgiven). Anyhow. Really strong post -- even if I'm 2 months late in getting to it.
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I presume you're already familiar with this fascinating tale of the Marxist threat?
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Jeeeeezus, man. DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2013 on Ack-ack-ack-ack at Laid-Off Dad
So. All of this basically sucks. Although - based on my understanding of science based on watching a lot of movies - sometimes being radioactive means you get superpowers. Which you could choose to use for good, or for... not good. Hmm. Some interesting possibilities there.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2013 on Sometimes ya just gotta punk it out at the weirdgirl
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Love the way you wrapped it up. "Reset" sounds just about right.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2013 on The Water Cycle at DadCentric
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It's always tremendously disappointing when someone whose work you really appreciate is revealed to be something virulent and despicable — and I had the same response to learning of Card's bigotry: a mixture of shock, sadness, and confusion about how my revulsion at his homophobia can and should affect my very real appreciation for Ender's Game (and, to diminishing effects, its many sequels). Obviously, the forthcoming launch of the film brings this all back into focus — and I think you're very right in offering Mel Gibson as a comparable example. After Gibson's hyper-public drunken meltdowns and anti-Semetic rants, I was unable for years to see anything he appeared in without being overcome with revulsion. Which sucked, because it meant that a whole slew of films I'd enjoyed forever were suddenly off-limits to me. Recently, I tried dipping my toes back into those waters — and found I was able to watch Braveheart without flashbacks to Gibson blaming Jews for the majority of the evil in the world or drunkenly threatening to do unbelievably horrible things to his girlfriend. It was, in all honesty, a pleasure to discover that enough time and distance had passed to allow me to appreciate the work as a thing in and of itself, and not to have that appreciation spoiled by the rot in the artist. I'm hoping that, in time, that will come to be the case with Ender's Game. It is and will continue to be a terrific story... and at some point, hopefully you'll be able to separate all that the book meant and continues to mean to you from the festering hatred of Card himself.
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Gracefully written. An incredibly appropriate choice of metaphors. And a tough, tough, tough piece of news, all the way around.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2013 on Playing Hurt at DadCentric
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Bienvenue au DadCentric. Please keep your hands inside the ride at all times.
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::wild applause::
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2013 on Hookers, Line, and Sinker at DadCentric
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And for a moment, as we paused and breathed deep, we allowed that illusion to live: that this was a world of fireworks, of vivid dreams of twisting rainbows falling like rain through soft darkness. And then there were more - whipcrack echoes, whistling through the air, clear and unmistakable even through the filter of ten miles and a shifting camera struggling for focus, bringing us to the edge of the moment as it unfolded across the screen - and the time for illusion was gone. "No, sweetie," my wife said gently. "Those are gunshots." Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at DadCentric
Wow. A GREAT story, exceptionally well-told.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2013 on The Man in the Beige Windbreaker at DadCentric
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Why Sinestro never just stabbed him in the eye with a banana is beyond me. (and yes on your rationale for choosing not to share your opinions on the parenting topic du jour. that's pretty much the way I've been looking at it since... forever.)
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He drifts deeper into winter, long hour after long hour, each night stretching farther into darkness than the last. His days reduced to fleeting glimpses of reflected light, the comforting touch of a familiar hand on his shoulder, a warm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at DadCentric
Hope it's going well.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Hiatus Challenge at the weirdgirl
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That was heartbreakingly lovely. Your daughter is quite a writer.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2013 on "I dreamed a dream in time gone by" at Bohemiology
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Having also read all of the Reacher books... Andy's reservation is the EXACT reason why my wife and I have been unable to even consider seeing the film. stupidtomcruisegrumblegrumblegrumble
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2013 on Movies and Muffins at verbatim
Turns out the judges dig me in ruffly pink chiffon. Who knew?
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Thank you, sir!
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Thanks for the kind words!
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