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Everyone's comment here is so uplifting and so positive. I don't know why I feel sad about this news, but I do. Houston seemed like such a doable place to visit you, California seems impossible. I've been to Houston once before, never to California. If you do decide to move, I would love to visit at some point down the road! I am encouraged by the thought that you'll be significantly closer to your family and they can help you if you have medical emergencies. You may also be able to be more active socially, which is something you've wanted to do for 4 years anyway. Perhaps your relatives will accompany you to the cat events and the poetry slams. It is more fun together than alone. I have full faith that your blogging, as others have mentioned, will continue full steam ahead. I have full faith and confidence in you that you'll continue churning out brilliant, funny, endearing, touching writing about many topics. Best wishes and safe travels from your friends in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Wow, this is incredible, Kiril. I'm truly happy for you! Well deserved!
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Wow! This was very, very interesting, Kiril. You totally lucked out having people give you a ride to and from this place. Your keen sense of observation and admiration for that which is all around you is to be commended.
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Wow! Totally creative and ingenious! I do not know this Lynyrd Skynyrd song at all, but such a clever rhyme! You find inspiration from anything. Love that!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2016 on Travelin' Caterpillar at Mad Macedonian
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Your perspectives of this museum are quite interesting. You are so right - - the exhibits pose questions to make us think, particularly in light of all the difficult and often sad social problems facing our world today. I love that your mind is capturing these details and you're able to enjoy them fully.
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There is always so much frustration in your life, Kiril, but you handle things so gracefully and with your trademark sense of humor. So sorry that these things all happened, with very little explanation. You're right - - you should have been informed of these changes, but you dealt with the hand you were given in a really nice way.
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Loved every aspect of this blog post. An excellent summary, both with its successes, brief nod to difficulties, and the ultimate inspiration.
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This doesn't look much like a bird, though it does remind me either of a snake head or a ferocious dragon head. In both cases, I love the thought that defiantly staying within faith and not giving up is the best course of action.
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Your comments on LinkedIn are quite interesting, like everything you do, Kiril. My personal experiences mirror yours. I rarely have time to do anything on social media, as I must juggle my personal time judiciously. However, my end result was vastly different than yours Though I understand your need to close your account due to nonuse and due to the fact that you saw that nothing palpable came your way, I've decided to keep mine open, even if inactive, as an archive of my work. I, too, hope to get that magical lead that will jumpstart me back into paying gigs, but until then, I'm actually pretty happy just for the ability "to be found," which is the primary lesson I learned from Robert Lee Brewer when we joined the platform challenge three years ago. If your LinkedIn profile allows you "to be found," irrespective of the fact that you do not get positive leads, try to think of it as "free advertising" for your blogs. You want new readers, right? Just something to think about so that you'd reconsider rejoining LinkedIn. I highly recommend it.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Good-Bye LinkedIn at Mad Macedonian
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Everything you say and do and write about is incredibly intriguing and fascinating, Kiril. The hat analogy is fabulous. It is interesting, because I have observed you wearing a hat, but did not pay attention to how many different styles you had. Each style represents a different period of your life. It is all so full of meaning.
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Your descriptions are always so interesting, Kiril! Very, very interesting. I almost feel as if I closely witnessed what you lived through. I am just glad you are fine! I agree about needing to buy heavier-duty rain gear to be able to better withstand the rain conditions. In the meantime, thanks for the great reporting!!
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Very witty and clever, as usual. Loved the memory of your mom. Kudos!
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Love the photo of you exposing yourself to poetry. Absolutely hilarious. How smart of you to realize that your style of poetry is not exactly slam material. I tend to agree, but you went for it anyway. Good enough to get you featured. Awesome. Congrats!
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I can't believe you met Alex Trebek!!!!!!!!! Great life lessons...
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The captions are HILARIOUS! Your blog is always so rich and full of descriptive perspectives.
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Fascinating!
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Love, love, love the photos!
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Your perspectives and thoughts are lovely...
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Thank you for your detailed replies. There is still a lot I don't know or understand about this new apt., but you being the inspiration that you are, I know you will address those inconveniences in time.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on A Peek Inside My Humble Home at Mad Macedonian
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Wow! How interesting! I really hope you'll post updates to this. I am fascinated by this. Are you allowed to paint anything? Are you allowed to change the carpet or color or anything? Do you plan on adding color in some way? Please tell us more about your bookcase situation. Did you used to have one? What size are you looking for? Silly question, but have you already checked with the Houston ResTore? http://houstonhabitat.org/restore/
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on A Peek Inside My Humble Home at Mad Macedonian
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Loved this post! Had no idea bikes were so expensive! You are witty and descriptive as ever. Thank you for adding so much detail and character to this lively story! I am confused, though. I assumed you used your bike out of necessity to get to work, but now I see that you don't. If you had a bike now, would it improve your work commute?
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What a wonderful perspective of a fascinating cultural and professional event. You are SO living your dreams instead of just talking about them. This was the most important sentence I read: "It is said that if you want to stay passionate, you have to stay productive...you have to have a reason to get out of bed in the morning." I think you are more of an inspiration than you think.
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I LOVE the update, Kiril! I am SO glad you started attending Lakewood once again!!
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2014 on An Act of Faith Revealed at Mad Macedonian
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What a great way to build up the suspense! Loved this!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2014 on Yo, Gabriel! What Do Ya Think? at Mad Macedonian
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Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to answer my questions, Kiril. All very interesting and mostly serious replies, which I appreciate very much. If I were to leave you with just ONE piece of advice, it would be to get rid of this mentality: "I felt I didn’t have the time, skills, resources and connections to do more than the simple things I tried." As long as you FEEL that you can not move forward (whether that is true or not), it is that FEAR that will hold you back.
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