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About Dolphin2013

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    Here and now in the heart of America.
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    Staying alive. And thriving.

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  1. What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    The Armadillo String Quartet playing "Youkali Tango" from an album called "Lost In The Stars - The Music Of Kurt Weill." It's somber and thoughtful and yet there's a little uptick in chord progression towards the end for a little hopefulness.
  2. What Are You Eating?

    Tonight, I'll be eating homemade chili and maybe roast cauliflower. Maybe not.
  3. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    You know, that's what I tend to think regarding my son & husband. Because I'm the basketcase in the family. But I realize I'm doing okay--although unhappy and stressed right now. We can be flawed, right? There's no such thing as a perfect parent. Right now, I feel the disjointedness and heaviness of being out of step with everything and everybody. I don't know who I am today. I bet you're a better parent than you think you are, Tim. It's not easy with a kid on the spectrum. high-fiving you from over here & sending hugs
  4. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Work and cramps...not a good combo. Sending you gentle hugs of encouragement over the ether... {{{{{{{{{ @CoolCat7 }}}}}}}}}
  5. Random Thoughts 2

    A woman asked me how I was feeling. She seemed concerned and said she hadn't seen me around. I told her I'd been around (where I work), different shifts. I was touched that she seemed concerned. I felt so grateful to her and almost let loose a "my husband's sick, I don't know what I'd do if he died or couldn't work anymore and if I were alone and I feel so isolated and lonely..."
  6. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I want that option, too. I'm hanging on right now. And it's good to see you here
  7. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Sometimes love isn't the answer. Love is love and then someone gets sick. I wish I was a robot.
  8. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I'm glad you got to go outside. I was running errands with my son today. Even driving around in the brisk air and bright sunshine, with autumn finally painting the foliage...nice! My husband has some health issues and I'm trying not to worry. Because my brain has its own issues.
  9. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    If the news is from a big corporation, it's possible your newspaper's financial or business news department has some inkling about it. If you send an anonymous letter, you will not be taken seriously (I know for a fact...) It might be better to contact a consumer advocacy group--some organization that has consumers interests's at heart. Or a senior citizen's advocacy group. Your city's newspaper is probably owned by some MultiNationalGlobalMediaEmpireWantingAllTheMoneyAndInfluenceInTheWorld and while it's tempting to dream of being a hero and bringing Goliath down, it might therefore be more difficult to actually get to a reporter who takes you seriously. Big hugs {{{{{{{{{{{{ @CoolCat7}}}}}}}}}}
  10. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Right now so many of us are in pain, I'm sticking my middle finger up to Whatever created us with dysfunctioning brains that wear out our abilities to cope. I feel as up and down as teenager, but right now, down, down, down on myself, on my spouse, on the whole Universe. I have a 5+ hour shift this afternoon, starting in 45 minutes and even though I said I'd try to trade it, I didn't even try. And that's partly because I want to let my brain vegetate while I do customer service and I don't have to deal with real issues that I'm scared of dealing with. Like another memory resurfaced and I'm just left feeling angry and abandoned. I checked some old journals from when I was a teenager and no, I didn't write about what happened, but I remember it very clearly and have my whole life. I'm glad I didn't write it down--especially as a teenager. My journals (and I) were totally vulnerable. Anyone could have read them (and probably did).
  11. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    @JD4010 Stop it with the the rainbows already! Life is better with you in it, rainbows and sunshine would suck if I thought your leaving would be responsible for it!
  12. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I sprained--not a bad sprain--my left hand along & under my thumb. I've iced it. Keeping it wrapped up and typing with only 3 or 4 fingers on that hand. I have so much stuff to do. Crapitola.
  13. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    @salparadise6132 and I meant to give you a big hug, but ended up ranting about my own insecurities. Big, belated hug for you, Brian.