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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 29, 2013, 7:10 AM
Well, here we are at the end of August, 2013 (already!). On one hand, i clearly remember the hoopla and fear revolving around Y2K, on the other, it seems so far away. The new century/millennium doesn't seem so new anymore.

In a sense, being in the 2000s had given me a younger take on my life. Oh, there are a lot of things that concern me, not the least of which are the world, socio-political and financial situations, but some things are happening that give me some hope.

At my age, the state of my health (which is good, by the way) gives me pause, as i realize i'm much closer to the end than the beginning of my life, but i refuse to let it dominate my thinking. i take every day as a gift from God and go from there.

They say that, to avoid Alzheimer's, you should keep learning things and that's my plan. What with all the amazing things happening all around me all the time, there's plenty to occupy my mind ... my writing, my photography, my interests in just about anything and everything. When that slows down, my dear wife will keep me busy on whatever project needs doing (such is the fate of the DIYer!)

So, as we sail toward the end of the New Millennium's fourteenth year (in it's second decade!), instead of bemoaning the state of things around us, let's be thankful for what we are privileged to have, look forward with optimism and DO something! As we do, let's take a moment to pause, every now and then, to think about, and pray for, those who are fighting for us and for those who live under the evil thumb of oppression.

Let's echo that great line from the amazing series, Battlestar Galactica ... "SO SAY WE ALL!"


T. H. (Tom) Pine
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I'm a (published) author, who loves to take photographs - landscapes, architecture, the changing sky, boats, cars and good, art nudes. I first heard about this site from my daughter, who's on this site too as "Silkenwinds" and she told me about another artist here, "Rah-bop," who has since done the artwork for my children's book, "Crystal, Guardian of Upsidedonia." Since then, I've had fun posting and reading the comments of fellow "deviants." You guys ROCK!

Check out my writing website (below) to see what I'm up to in the writing world. I have several novels, including a kids' book, geared from age 7 to the early teens, but adults will enjoy it too. Along with the original, full-color, wrap-around cover, there are 12 b/w original, internal illustrations of some of the fanciful creatures that inhabit Upsidedonia. E-mail me with your request and I'll personally autograph every copy I send out and include a free, souvenir pen. Now, did J. K. Rowling ever do that for you? :)

Current Residence: Home is where we park it - full-time RVer
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Favourite photographer: Rimantas Dichavicius (from Lithuania); John E. Powers
Favourite style of art: Landscapes, waterscapes, architecture, the changing sky, sailboats, cars, good nudes
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPod (160-gig)
Favourite cartoon characters: Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Jessica Rabbit
Personal Quotes: [Mine:] "It may be a good idea to reconsider owning a pet that could eat your kids." "Clothes do not complete us; they only cover who we really are."



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decophoto32 May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite .
Wordworker May 20, 2013  Professional Writer
Ur welcome!
Kerl-of-Fox-County Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Belated thanks for the Spamcan fave :-)
Wordworker Apr 7, 2013  Professional Writer
ur welcome!
Xantarax Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the :+fav: on [link] ! :)
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