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Tomorrow is a day to spend some special time with loved ones, a time to be romantic.

It is also a time when there is a huge pile of marketing done to anyone who will take notice.

I must apologize as I too am going to join that marketing blitz.

What I am offering would not be considered romantic but it is a rose of sorts.

I have finally published my first eBook, The Bleeding Rose.

It is a collection of short stories I wrote when I was an EVE Online addict.  I hope you enjoy reading them.

Happy Friday Everyone!


Random Thought for Friday, December 5, 2014: Are We Confusing our Kids?

xmas2014Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

It is that time of year again where we attempt the all important “picture of the young kid with Santa” photo.

Logan is two now and last year, our attempts did not go so well. We were only able to get a good picture from this very nice family who had a kid in his daycare.  They offered to do Santa photos for everyone and they were really the best anyone could hope for.  I am sad that they are no longer there this year.

This year we made our first attempt at Phipps Plaza.  Nope, it didn’t go well.  Just a note to those of you in the Atlanta Georgia area.  I don’t know if this is the norm, but the Santa crew at Phipps Plaza is not at all that kid friendly.  You may want to try elsewhere.

The second attempt was much better.  A big thank you to Santa’s Village crew at the Southlake Mall in Morrow, GA. All of you were very kind and helpful with trying to help Logan get a good photo with Santa. Your crew was the kindest, most helpful, patient and professional we have ever seen. Happy Holidays to you all!

It stuck me suddenly this morning though. What if Logan is doing what he is supposed to do when he starts to cry and throw a fit.

Consider this thought. As children begin to get older there are various things that we teach them. One of those ever important things is how to deal with strangers. We will tell them to not trust someone they don’t know, don’t go away with a stranger, don’t get the car of a stranger, etc….We will tell them that if there is someone you don’t know on your playground to stand and point at that person and say stranger.

We tell them these things to keep them safe.

So, why is is that at age, say two, we are surprised that they throw a small fit when we place them on the lap of this person they do not know that is wearing a bright alarming color, red and makes a deep chuckling sound when they see their little faces?

Did you ever wonder about that? Like I said, it never occurred to me until this morning. I think I should congratulate the little guy on a job well done then, eh?

Happy Friday Everyone!


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