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Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004

Got this nifty little quiz from fairygodmum

You Are a Visionary Soul

You are a curious person, always in a state of awareness. Connected to all things spiritual, you are very connect to your soul.

You are wise and bright: able to reason and be reasonable. Occasionally, you get quite depressed and have dark feelings.

You have great vision and can be very insightful. In fact, you are often profound in a way that surprises yourself.

Visionary souls like you can be the best type of friend. You are intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and a good healer.

Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul

Very nice thought. We shall see if it's got any bearing on reality.

Granddaughter tipped the Christmas tree over a few minutes ago. I'm glad I bought cheap and artificial! It was so lightweight it didn't hurt her, nor anything in the area. The lights weren't plugged in, and nothing broke. Granddaughter thought it was funny. Her mother wasn't amused. It did break the base, though, so I'll need to either fix it the male way (get out the duct tape) or by hot glue. Fortunately it was cheap enough I won't feel too guilty if it doesn't survive for next year, though I will certainly try to salvage it. We have it propped up for the moment and it's nearly Granddaughter's bedtime so I'm not too awfully worried about it just now.

It was another day of wanting to wring someone's neck. You get the idiot factor, like on the day's previous entry, the Kiss My Ass Award; and unfortunately you get the much grander tragedies, another baby in critical condition and a man in jail for child abuse. A friend of the family told me that the man shook the baby boy and threw him against a wall. The sheriff's office said we had our details wrong (I didn't report anything until I talked to them) but declined to release information - which is against the law, under the Freedom of Information Act. They finally put out a press release a week and a half after the incident occurred, and I'm not buying for a single second that they had it ready to go when I called. Bottom line they'd never have put it out there had I not tracked it down and insisted.

That's all too common, too, but nowadays when push comes to shove, if the story's important enough, I've made enough connections to pull out the big guns. This one was marginal. The child was important but I didn't know if it warranted a phone call to the Associated Press. Another story I'm pursuing most assuredly IS. One of the local mining operations is burning toxic materials, dumping God only knows what into our air. They've got a permit through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) but the permit only allows them to burn from dawn to dusk. That smokestack's going 24/7, 365 days a year.

When someone blew the whistle, somebody in ADEQ tipped off the folks at the mine and they covered up. Over and over again, apparently. I've got some photos and witnesses and I'm going for the story. The person who called me said he fully expects to have a hit put out on him as a result of his taking things public.

But that's precisely why I intend to call in the Associated Press on this one. I'll do my part, do some investigating up front, but I'll also be setting the Big Boys loose on them. Sad when it comes to that, but the alternative is to allow this crap to continue, simply because nobody stands up to it.

And an offbeat bit of good news, or at least good news for ME. I found my book of stamps so I can actually MAIL my Christmas cards this year, heehee. So if you want a card from me you've got to email me with a name and address.

I decided to be adventurous and added the links to my last five entries on my page. Haven't decided yet whether to leave 'em or not but thought what the heck!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )