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Guys.. you have to read Rob’s blog…

May 11th 2006 in Uncategorized

Go… now.. read it.. take something away from it.

Specifically, read:

http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/bad-news-my-mom-is-in-hospital/ then
http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/10/from-billings-mt/ then
http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/10/bad-news-gets-worse/ then

Its so sad that Rob is going through this, but it is something we will *all* have to go through at some time or other.

I acknowlege that I am the *last* person that I and many others would consider worthy to advise on the creation and nurturing of close human relationships – but I’m aware of who and what I am – my strengths and my weaknesses – and I am reconciled to same – so let’s put that aside… 

Please think about this – some of us have close connections with family, some of us have very loose/distant connections, and that is fine as long as we can survive the application of one important rule… if that family member or associate died tomorrow, would we be happy about our interactions with that person?  Would we have any regrets? It bears thinking about.

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And…it is unsecured <sigh>  You’d think that such products would come with warnings now.  Oh, yeah, they do, but you’ve got to **read the installation manual** to know to run the wizard.
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