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  1. 366 Celt: Year And A Day Of Celtic Wisdom And Lore (Paperback) by Carl McColman Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (Paperback) by John O'Donohue
  2. The flu vaccine is one I don't get as well. I did get it once, was fine for two years then hit hard. Since then I've decided I can deal with the sniffles for a few days. Right now dealing with an annoying case of Post Nasal Drip, and nothing that just handles it... everything has other stuff, like Acetaminophen for pain, but I'm not in pain. I just got to suck it up and take some NyQuil tonight so I don't drown overnight. NyQuil, the only medicine that comes in two 'flavors' - Green and Red. It's not Cherry, it tastes like red. But the stuff will knock me out for hours, better than a few shots of hard liquor.
  3. For those of you who pray, keep in mind our fellow man in Mumbai, India, and the families of Westerners killed or taken hostage by the terrorists in this brazen and despicable act.
  4. One of my favorite songs: and an a capella version
  5. Originally published: Boarding Call your ticket booked without alarm or announcement this rainy night in November, right no refunds, exchanges no way to even change your mind all you have, is a moment to say your sweet love goodbyes and as if on queue, they usher you to your place at the front of the line the attendants make their final call for ticketed passengers to board this time and with every beat and twitch of your feet the captain starts the engines and pulls away and we all stare and watch you go leaving us all here behind as you take off clime, ascend the nurses take your baggage away for your soul depart but your body remained lifeless and still but a frame this is the difference between airports and ICUs your baggage always stays behind now you’re off, and free remember me as I will surely remember you and we’ll meet again when ink is penned and I’m issued my ticket and boarding call until that day I will live each day keeping you in heart and mind as we leave others weep as another flight departs on time. They always depart on time. They always depart on time. They always depart on time. They always depart on time. They always depart on time. Posted by B.L. McGarr on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 at 2:46 am.
  6. I didn't like the first one initially, but they have since grown on me. So much I'm working with some friends to create a Live Action Espionage RPG that will be uber cool.
  7. The song that I'm addicted to right now: One of my favorites:
  8. I've listened to quite a few theories on this subject, but I wonder if maybe the experts working on the calendar during Mayan times either died or was in some other way of not completing it? I simply throw that out there because in my line of work (technical support) often the most simplest of answers left unexplored. My thought on it all is that in 2012, the sun will rise, some chaos from people panicking may play out, but at the end of the day the sun will set, the moon will rise, and all will be the same as it was before hand. It takes a long time for thought to change. Perhaps mankind will be intelligent enough to use such an event to help usher in that new thought, but in all it will be just another day.
  9. There are many reasons when I stumbled upon the ULC site that I said "go for it." The clarifying one: No charge. Free is good. Not saying that was the basis of the decision, but at the end of the day when you can really say "I did it because I really had nothing to lose and everything to gain." Second, since I am a Druid, there are very few organized groups, and those that are seem to be more interested in recreating the Lord of the Rings (or just singing and dancing) instead of contemplative reflection and learning to be one with the world. I have long determined that the mountains are my cathedral, the trees my priests, the wind my choir, the river my baptismal font, and the earth my pew. I looked into joining the ADF, a Druid organization with a branch here in the Phoenix Area but decided against it after seeing videos of their rites (like I said above, more interested in singing and dancing). I've also considered attending a Universal Unitarian church here in the valley, and I may still do so to get the 'social' aspect in. However, getting myself willed to do such a thing is easier said than done. For my entire life I have not felt welcome with the blindly led congregations and shunned the ignorance of organized religion. Only recently have I felt that something was missing in addition to my own studies of my adopted rites. So, sitting here staring at the ULC website with, like I said above, nothing to lose and everything to gain, I went for it. I admit afterward I snickered thinking "Heh, here I am someone who has railed against organized religion for the longest time just requested to be ordained!" Thats when the thought train left the station. My younger brother is getting married in the next few years, and he wants me to be part of his wedding. Maybe I can truly be a part of his wedding by officiating it, saving him the cost of having to hunt down a clergy. I've also been working on a hand-written, leather-bound collection of what my beliefs are. My other problem with joining a group such as the ADF or UU is that I've thought about my beliefs long and hard, and they may not reflect what the group has decided. By becoming an ordained minister, I can write them out and if someone else agrees with them then we can discuss them in length and work on them together. I'm not obligated, nor is anyone else. I can help guide those pagans that are like myself, without a congregation that understands. Finally, I did two years of work with the Red Cross, and eventually will do so again, this time being able to offer my services to those who need them. The thought did cross my mind of perhaps making some extra income presiding over ceremonies, but in the long run it won't be an advertised thing. If someone asks, then I certainly will take the honor. Although, I'm wondering how they're going to react at work when/if I alter my signature in my email? I'm still waiting on my approval and certifications, but I'm sure there will be no problems. - Brad