lonely written words—are all you’ve got”

—Virginia Shea

“communication happens when I know you know what I know”


Good-bye, Arfur or “Knowing when to let go”

Writing is therapeutic for the writer, so I hope you’ll indulge me.

We put Arfur to sleep early this morning. He was a really big kitty that at one time in his life weighed 24 pounds. That was several years ago and since then he had been on a stricter diet that regulated his weight, but he was always big-boned and big-personalitied.

After a month with painful urination and blood in his urine, Dean came home to find him in constant pain, which we suspect was caused by cancer. We met at the vet’s office where we discussed using ultrasound

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Creamy peanut butter feelings for my new MacBook Pro

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Time for an upgrade

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Getting ready to let go of an old friend

How do you change something that has stayed the same for so long? After 16 years I sold my pickup and bought a new car and my emotions are a mix of losing a long-time friend, gaining a brand new toy and satisfaction of negotiating my first car deal by myself.

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@Me possibilities

Iain Boyd started an E-mail thread on TidBITs Talk with the subject “Domain of frivolity”. He realized that with Apple’s .Mac service being re-branded under [Mobile Me](http://www.apple.com/mobileme/) the new **me.com** address could lend itself to some fun wordplay.

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Surfing’s cheaper in the fast lane

I replaced our old *and rented* cable modem on Friday with a new [Motorola Surboard SB5101](http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Surfboard-SB5101-Cable-Modem/dp/B000JV9LUK) I purchased from Amazon and have so far seen great improvements in my surfing. The difference between a nearly seven-year-old [Toshiba PCX1100U](http://www.toshiba.com/taisnpd/products/pcx1100u.html) and the new Surfboard was worth every penny.

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