So……So you think you can tell…..

The same old fears…

Wish you were here….

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don’t think it can’t happen again

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Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.

The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.

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So true

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Awesome and then some

best thing i’ve seen in awhile

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not to jump the gun or anything…

but….zero to minus 15 winds chills….MINUS…

Winter

just sayin’…

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Happy New Year and stuff

Happy new year.

First off – the new OS for iMac – Yosemite – is crap. It’s such a memory hog it’s as if it was designed by Microsoft.  Sorry I ever downloaded it.

Second – ancient history time -there was a day when if you wanted to “work in radio”, back in the day when radio was a viable industry, you needed to get a license from the FCC, and that meant studying for a typical government test where you needed to know all this junk to take the test then promptly forgot 95% of it because the knowledge will never get applied.  It meant a trip fcc licenseto Varrick St  in NYC to the FCC offices to take it.  We’re doing some house cleaning and I came across my old one, long expired – interestingly it expired in 1985 yet I continued to work in radio until about 1990.  Guess anyone can get on the air now – which can be verified by a quick tune up and down the dial…

Was I really ever 180 pounds?  Not going to say say how many pounds that was ago…

Third – what’s been going on these past few months – I’ll give you the short version as the long version would be a bit tedious by this point.  The bottom line, back in October, after months of testing, the mrs. was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Fortunately it is the treatable type, for which we are forever grateful, and we are in the middle of a couple months of chemo.  The treatments, because of the toxicity nature of the chemo, are all in-patient for 3-4 days so we drag our butts to NYC every other week until the end of February to kick the shit out of this disease.  So far so good; the Mrs is feeling good physically and outside of the trauma of hair loss, everything is progressing and the treatments appear to be doing their job.

A word about oncology nurses. Nobody, and I mean nobody, does better at their job than these ladies – especially where we are.  The doctors should be donating at least 30% of their fees to these people.

Fourthly (is that a word) – I knuckled under and started a Facebook page (hangs head in shame).  Honestly, tho, the people I have re-connected with, thanx in large part to a 40th high school reunion which will be the subject of another post, have been amazingly supportive through our cancer journey.  I guess it was time for the Facebook thing to happen…

Oh yeah, one other thing – in the middle of all the medical stuff we sold our house, bought a new one and moved.  Let’s see, outside of getting pregnant I don’t know how better to stress us out…

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Merry Christmas

To my friends whom I’ve been ignoring, to my shame, in blogland…hope your holidays are safe and healthy…

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