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Don't be mad! I'm sorry I didn't reply to anyone who put comments in my journal. I really am sorry and want you to know that I read all of them. I promise if you respond to me again I will write back this time. I've think I've figured out the right way to use LJ. Things have just been a little nuts. Traveling for my job is fun but you're up at 5am and don't finish until 11pm when you are managing a conference. I went to San Francisco and never got to see the city. I sooo wanted to see the Golden Gate bridge again. The last time I was in San Franciso was 1980. But, I never got to leave the hotel and when I was on the way to the airport, the bridge was the other way. I'll just have to go back for fun. In a few weeks I am going to LA to a hotel on the beach for a conference and, this time, I WILL get to see the beach even if it has to be at 4am!!!!!

I hope you all have Happy Passover, Easter or just a Happy Spring!!!!! I've put away my coats and refuse to bring them out again until next winter. Enjoy the sunshine everyone!!!!
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Time seems to get away from me. I admire all of you who seem to post something interesting every few days. My life must be very dull compared to everyone. Lots of angst going on in this family. My older daughter just turned 30 and right before Christmas her boyfriend of 4 years moved out saying he needed his space. My 26 year old daughter has been married for two years and with her husband for five years before that. he just decided he needs to see if he still has it and is divorcing her to move on. I sometimes wonder where my daughters find these men. They are bot intelligent young women - one a Marine Biologist with a Master's and the other teaches autistic children and is working her hers Master's. It seems hard for them to find nice, intelligent young men who are sane and want to marry and start families. I guess there are two sides to every story but sometimes I worry about them being alone.

My job had been keeping me pretty busy - traveling a lot. I set up my computer at night in my hotel room and read all your posts and stories. I feel there are two sides to me - high powered business woman, wife and mother and the other side loves Elijah, Sean, Frodo, Sam, Viggo, etc. I guess it is a release of tension to just be able to sit and enjoy the fantasy world you all create. Do you suppose we read them - and those of you who write them - because are lives are too simple and ordinary. I never thought I would love reading slash. It was not a lifestyle I was even aware of until my late twenties. (I had a very sheltered Catholic life.) But the stories I love the most are those where stronger, older people are talking care of Elijah or Frodo. I always see Sam as the physically stronger of the two and taking care of his Frodo. And I guess Elijah, being the youngest of the group, makes me hope they all took care of him and stioll do. In my mind, I know he is a very capable and strong young man who is intelligent and experienced beyond his years. But in my heart I hope that when he is away from home there is someone to take care of him. I have son's slightly younger than him and I hope there is someone they can rely on when they are away from home. Maybe he has so many older fans because we all want to mother him. He is very motherable and loveable.

Anyway, I also worry about the issues of the world today and am a part of organizations and committees trying to effect political and social change. I've lived in Asia and seen the world and I worry about what the future holds for my children and grandchildren. LJ is my escape and I truly thank all of you for giving it to me and others. We less creative types really appreciate you writing geniuses out there. Some of you need to write books or screenplays. Those of you who write screenplays should try to get them produced using the actors you use in your stories here. Some of them are very good and I hate it when they end. You make me fall in love with the characters you create and I want to know what happens to them after your stories end. Even if I don't always have the ability to leave a comment Please know that I am reading everything you write. And take this as thanks for all of it.
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Hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends! I know I don't post that often but jobs, family and health seem to always get in the way. Just had surgery again last week and am now home recuperating. Have also spent the last month moving house and traveling for my new job. Life seems to get so complicated. Just want you all to know that I still read all your writings and, even though I don't comment, I love everything I read. I admire all of you who are able to use your imaginations to write such wonderful stories. I wish I had your gift. I love to escape into your world. I am a huge Elijah fan and just love to read everything that involves him or one of his characters. Keeps my mind off my troubles when times are tough. Thanks to all of you!

Gay Rights

Oct. 3rd, 2006 07:05 pm
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We would like to know who really believes in gay rights on livejournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you truly believe in gay rights, then repost this and title the post as "Gay Rights". If you don't believe in gay rights, then just ignore this. Thanks
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OK! After getting a nudge to post, since I hadn't realized it had been 27 weeks since I posted, I had this nice long post written and it all disappeared. Well, I apologize for not updating. Had two surgeries since March and radiation treatments over the summer and just didn't want to post while I was feeling miserable. Am better now and even started a new job a few weeks ago.

Was reflecting on the anniversary of this date 5 years ago. I am a New Yorker so the day has been pretty emotional for everyone. We give thanks for friends who were in the towers and survived that day and a police officer injured who also survived. They still live with the emotional scars but consider themselves blessed.

We were living in Hong Kong at the time and stayed up all night to follow the events. It is amazing how things have changed since then and yet remained the same. We have invaded countries, more people have died and there is still hate in the world. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all just live and let live? I'm a product of the 60's and always hoped that there would be peace in my lifetime. I don't think there will be, but, hopefully, my children will live in a lovely world.

Here, we all seem to get along together. Hopefully, we all respect each others views. Maybe if we all tried to be tolerant in our own little corners of the world that tolerance would spread. We need to remember that there are people all over the world, of all races and religions, who are kind and tolerant. Let's not dwell on the extremists. We have more in common than we think.

Peace an love to all out in LJ land!!!
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Well there has been nothing earthshattering to update in the last month. Lots of stress though. Am going in for surgery tomorrow and may be out of touch for a while. I keep enjoying all your stories and hopefully I'll have a treasure trove of Elijah and Frodo to look forward to when I am home again. Can't wait! Should be home next week and hopefully will be able to get to my computer. Love you all!
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It has been a while since I posted. Sorry for that. The holidays got in the way and had a literal houseful of children, their husbands, friends, etc. I was also at the last stages of chemo and was sooooo tired. Still am. But, thank God, that is over and it is now on to the next step. I never knew I could be this exhauseted, though. They tell me this is normal and that I will be feeling like my old self again soon. I sure hope so.

I've been enjoying all your posts and the stories you write have kept my mind off other things. They have been wonderful. I am coordinating a conference in New York City in early February and, in between working, I take a break and read a story. Wonderful therapy!!!! Thank you for all of these. There are some great writers out there and some of you should put your stories in script form and try to get them filmed. Some of them would be wonderful.
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Well it has been wonderful opening this LJ. Now I am no longer posting anpnymously to comment on and praise people's stories. I've disovered another user out there who is at the same stage in he chemo as I am and perhaps we can share notes. Nice to know there are others out there who seem to think it kills their brain cells. Thought I was the only one! Well, I'm getting ready for Christmas and my kids are all coming home. One daugter is flying in from her home in Anchorage. My other daughter and her husband are driving up from Florida. One son is coming home from upstate NY. And little brother at home is very happy to have his siblings coming to spend the holidays. It's great to have everyone together and I am looking forward to the chaos. Hope you all have very happy holidays that are filled with love.
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I've been ill for the past 5 months and discovered how many angels I have in my life. So many LJ users have been ill and I've noticed what a wonderful support group of friends they have here. Reading stories on LJ and in so many fanfiction sites let's me get lost in the stories and forget my troubles for a while. I work from home and am on the computer most of the day. When I need a break I read the stories out there. I especialy like Slash fiction - usually having to do with Elijah. Don't know why I love these stories - never thought I would - but it really moves me and makes me forget about myself for a while.

Someday I may try writing but don't think I am very good. Keep writing so I can keep reading!
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Hi everyone! I've just started this journal and don't know where to begin. I am an older user and this is a bit strange. I'll start by telling you a little about myself. I've been married 33 years and have 4 kids. I've lived overseas and loved all the people I've met. I have been reading people's journal stories for over 6 years and thought I would like to have people be able to respond to my comments. I got tired of using anonymous. So, here I am!


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