Monthly Archive: May 2008

Little Kira's Wish to Oprah, paying it forward 0

Little Kira's Wish to Oprah, paying it forward

I told Kira that in life, we often get back more than expected by wishing for someone else. I asked her what she’d like Mary to bring for someone else, and our Kira answered, “I want Tony (my brother) to have a train.” Let me clarify that she meant a toy train. I saw the episode when you gave away the train load of cars.

Full Circle: Surprise! You're Dead. Now what? 3

Full Circle: Surprise! You're Dead. Now what?

I’d always been the coolest cat, untouchable by fear or feeling. Lesser men cracked but I’d earned my tough exterior. Nothing got to me until Kara. Love finally touched my heart – and broke it.

George the Destroyer 0

George the Destroyer

I knew America was in for a wild ride the day after the 2000 election. Cameras inundating Crawford, George Bush strode forth like a rodeo cowboy – arms flared, chest puffing – and declared himself President. The cockiness to me...

The hardest decision ever: Clinton or Obama 0

The hardest decision ever: Clinton or Obama

I’m still wearing an ‘I voted’ sticker, cast my ballot in the North Carolina primary. First-time primary voter here, but long-time political animal who agonized, and finally decided based upon who is more electable. Sorry Barack. A month ago I...

Paypal: no pal of mine after devastating my bank account 0

Paypal: no pal of mine after devastating my bank account

I’ve always been nervous using Paypal. The fear of a hacker cleaning out my bank account arises every time a new phishing email asks me to hand over my Paypal information. I never expected Paypal to be my nightmare-come-true, but...