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Master Post
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Queer As Folk

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When Queer As Folk ended, like many, I was unsatisfied with that ending so, I began a journey that became this fanfic, which continues the story of most of the main characters while also introducing several new ones. There is also an underlying narrative provided by the Editors of The Brian Kinney Operating Manual that Michael was always so fond of quoting to Justin. This fanfic spans nearly sixty years and in that time people die, but before they do, a lot of living happens and in almost every case, those lives are lived to the fullest of my capabilities. From Daphne to Ted, from Jennifer to Carl, everyone has the life I would have wished for them including Brian and Justin.

Short Stories
Christmas Stories

Adam Lambert & Tommy Joe Ratliff
My one, my only. During the 2010 tour, Tommy deals with his frustrations in the only way he knows how, by not talking to Adam, by not talking to anyone, by taking matters into his own hands, thereby eventually making the situation so very uneasy, Adam must finally confront him. Some angst  but with a better future available to them if they chose to take it.


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EssaysThese three essays are about Fundamental Particles and some of what I consider to be the most awesome objects in the cosmos like Stars & where they are born and Black Holes & Quasars.

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Netflix Is A Joke_Emmys 2017
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Talk about messing with the fourth wall :) If you missed this on the Emmy's, which I did, finding it instead at AdAge, then watch & enjoy!!



From Netflix: 'Netflix is a joke. There, we said it. Brand new stand-up specials from Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld are coming soon. Only on Netflix'.

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The 13 Finalist Photos From Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
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For more beautiful, and poignant, photographs, please go here :)



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Anyone one who knows me even vaguely well...
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...knows that I have a 'thing' for all things NASA.jpg
And not just because my father worked there throughout my formative years. I just like NASA .

For instance, they find interesting and fun ways to involve the public in their adventures in space exploration.
               Case in point, waaaaay back in 1995 or so, I came across, and no, I don't remember how, signature postcards addressed to the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) located almost locally, mid-way between here and LA, at the California Institute of Technology, that if they were returned in a timely manner would become part of a golden disc of collected signatures that would be included onboard the Cassini spacecraft on its journey to Saturn.

This golden disc, along with its over 205,000.engraved signatures, would eventually meet its demise by plunging into the planet itself. In some far off and distant future, I could barely imagined, the signatures of my mom, who actually died just before Cassini launched in 1997, my dad, who died ten years later, and me and my then husband of 10 years, 30 now, would all burn up in Saturn's atmosphere thereby, in my mind, allowing us to become a part of the very composition of Saturn itself.

After its highly successful 20 year journey, Cassini is now orbiting between Saturn's inner-most ring and the planet’s surface and will tomorrow, Friday September 15, 2017, meet its demise with a slow and controlled descent into Saturn's atmosphere. For me, this is bittersweet because I have been able to imagine all this time, my parents signatures traveling through space. Mine and David's too, and tomorrow that ends.

Still, tomorrow we become, in a way, a part of Saturn and that is pretty, pretty cool too. So, thank you NASA for allowing us to journey along with you in such a personal way. I am in your gratitude .And farewell sweet Cassini, you will be missed.



If you want more info, follow the link to The Grand Finale Tool Kit and do a bit of exploring yourself.

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How to practice effectively...for just about anything - Annie Bosler and Don Greene
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From: Ted_Ed
Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.



I've taken much of this little vid's advice to heart so, I hope you enjoy and can learn from it too!!

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I facebooked this, I tweeded this, so I might as well Livejournal it as well
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I got this info from dailykos, a daily email generally about politics, but in this case, about Equifax which I think is valuable for everyone. As the author advises, just assume that you have information with Equifax and proceed from there. And the information he received from his financial guy allows you to do just that. Some of you have already talked with your own financial guy but just in case...

Follow the link to the article at dailykos and see what you think. Better to have too much information than not enough.

Hope this advice can help at least guide you in protecting your information.

IMO The system is broken.

Two for the price of one
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I think, as these periodically come along, I'll post them here because they really are speedy yet full of information about ISS!
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SpeedyTime #7 - Minus Eighty Degrees Laboratory Freezer for ISS


Cutting-edge science is on the daily menu on board the International Space Station, but where do the astronauts store their lab results before they’re shipped back to Earth? In one of a dozen large freezers, of course: in this SpeedyTime segment, Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer shines a light on the MELFI, Minus Eighty Degrees Laboratory Freezer for ISS.


SpeedyTime 8 - Space Photography

Even though it’s zooming along at five miles a second, the International Space Station provides a great vantage point for photography of the Earth from 250 miles overhead. In this SpeedyTime segment recorded just before his return to Earth, Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer shows off some of the station’s “picture windows” and introduces the crew of Expedition 53 who talk about their reasons for spending time with their cameras pointed toward home.



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Back on Agust 23rd,
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I posted a little meme, six questions about five things such as '5 things on my to-do list:' one of which was 'Do speed drawing (this is sketching for 30 mins...' an exercise which, obviously I hope, the drawings below aren't a part of.

techgirl_on_ij and lisa_thecat were both sweet enough to ask me to post some of my drawings and I have decided to do so since I never really have.

If you click on a drawing,which I would suggest especially with the horse and the tree, Livejournal will, kindly, make the image larger as three of these are about 20 by 30 inches with the other two, a bit smaller.

They are: An ice flow; An abstract; A tree; A horse; and A grove of trees done on gray paper. You can hardly tell the difference since my lighting was off, but the rest are done a white paper so the drawings are, in fact, are more warm than cool.






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I haven't posted any 'just photos' since like March or something so, since I have a couple floating around cluttering up the space on my deaktop, I think I will. And in no particular order. Well, alright, some order is involved.

We ventured forth into downtown San Jose one evening to see The Book of Mormon and while on our way to the theater, we passed by what I think is a lovely view of the Guadalupe River Parkway which is three miles of winding river and parklands running through our fair city. Biking, running, walking all that healthy stuff is done within it. Before the parkway, when it was just a river, it would flood, especially in the downtown area, frequently. No more. The parkway not only makes the environs around the river more beautiful and useful, but more safe as well.

My take on the eclipse, little dancing half-mmons on the ground. Me included!!

These candles represent the Great Blackout of August 2017 which lasted a nerve-wracking 10 HOURS, from 6pm to 4am. How we made it through I'll never know. And honestly, if it hadn't been for my fully-charged Kindle this night could have ended very differently.
              Saturday's temp, indoors, outdoors, a day I, personally, zombie-ed through with only the vaguest of recollections remaining. Weird how that can happen.

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