October 29, 2007

The Rainbow Bridge

A close friend's pet recently passed away. It was his cat, and was with him for 14 years.

I sent him the following poem, which I think is comforting, and always seems to make me cry. It's called The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

I hope you enjoyed it.

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October 25, 2007

Gambling is stupid

Gambling is stupid. I think if you want to gamble you should be allowed to, but you should also be allowed to burn piles of money if you wish.

A good example of why gambling is stupid is just to look at how the casinos treat people. A man was denied a jackpot
because of a supposed "machine malfunction".

That is arbitrary and typical of casinos. Who decides what a machine malfunction is? The casinos do. So you lose any way.

Plus, just try to do complex math in your head, you'll get kicked off the blackjack table.

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Non Writing

I haven't written in a while. I 've been going through a lot at home and at work. Things are progresing well with the baby, it is overdue now by a day, but all is ok.

I lost my job, and that kinda sucks, but I am going to enjoy the time I have with my wife and future son or daughter.

I will write more soon. I've been writing a lot at Operation Fatherhood. So read that a bit. I'll have some more red meat here soon!

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