Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OCT 16 2018

COUPLE COMMENTS ABOUT.....
."GLAD THE ICE CREAM WORKED OUT--- WONDERFUL HOW EVERYONE JUST STEPS RIGHT IN TO HELP!--" THAT IS THE ONE PART OF SDP THAT IS SOOOOOO CRITICAL-- I HAVE BEEN IN SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO STEP IN AND HELP-- NOT SO HERE--- REGARDLESS OF ANYONE'S CAPABILITIES, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING SLIDING SOUTHWARD-FROM PPILES OF LAUNDRY TO RELUCTANT GAS HEATERS...    UNBELIEVEABLE AS IT IS... RIGHT NOW THIS PLACE IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN BEFORE DOGFEST---  SOMEHOW IT GOT ALL CLEANED UP AND PUT AWAY-- SO ASIDE FROMT HE FACT THAT HTE REFRIGERATORS ARE BULDGING WITH -- MOSTLY PASTRY-- WE ARE IN GREAT SHAPE.
WELLLLLL... SHAPE at what  end???? I GAINED 3 POUNDS AND HAD A temp of 95.4.  i got the temp cured by the left over corn chowder WHICH i found in a cooler in thE t tent...
we need to have a shake down dinner to solve any problems for next year-- before or after the topsfield fair will be the big one...   after is  more the end of october which is ---- colder.....
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MOVING ON,,,  AND ON....  janine - i don't know who contacted who... but there is  cultivaTE CARE FARM IN BOLTON.  (  can be googled  cbs news not petting zoo.) with the help of a bunch of people whit letters after their names  they have =managed animal assisted therapy which is covered by a bunch of insurances... we certainly have all the  elements to join that purpose--- with very few changes... mostly signage--( crazy acres  and nutt house) and i have no intention of getting  into goats OR LLAMAS....--  from my professional  experience  goats never develope teh understanding  that donkeys and danes do... LLAMAS ARE TOO JUDGEMENTAL,, IF THEY DON'T APPROVE.. THEY SPIT.
yesterdays dd  i mentioned how dash responded to scot's emotional talk.... well janine came uop with  a donkey story...she had a donkey walk with our bunch around the pond-- and one new donkey dragged one kid  around the pond a great speed--- how or why bella ended up holding that don'keys rope, i don't know--- but the donkey  stopped and walked like it was going to church with bella on the leash.... 
so i think we have the correct animals for the project... ? another goldie moment?  
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this conastant contact does not let me do a   https    www thing  but the  rest is cbsnews.com/news/were-treat-mental-illness  has teh full story..
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I WILL TRY AND  FIT--- ON PAPER ANYWAY....  remember years AGO GEORGE ( DVM) MANAGED FOR ME TO RECIEVE THE MASS VET ASSOC AWARD FOR IMPROVING HUMAN ANIMAL BOND...
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I spent many hours watching Dogfest via the cams. The Cam Ops did a fantastic job. It looked like great fun.
Thank you so much for being on Explore and allowing us to share on all the festivities. I especially enjoyed seeing the recipients and their special service dogs wandering about and behaving themselves. That's what it's all about and makes me feel great that I'm a supporter.
Thanks to you, your staff and volunteers for making it special for all of us - in person or watching from afar!!!
Beth 
Silent CP April 2015
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You guys!!!! I knew the braces would help Eve get back on her feet but I never expected this!! I figured we still would have a long road of strengthening ahead of us to get past some of the pain she was having. This is such an answer to prayer. Now to just work on endurance so she can stay on her feet longer. This is where Finn is such an amazing blessing!!!! Right now she is just complaining that her legs get tired. What you don’t see here is that Eve took a little pit stop at her wheelchair but then walked the rest of the way up to the house including the ramp!! 
Edited to add- I’m so glad we kept up with swimming and bike riding! I’m sure that is why she is doing so good! Can’t wait for dance class at Midwest Dance Center!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

OCT 15 2018

soooo many helpful people-- we spend an awful lot of time trying to FIGURE OUT WHO WILL SCOOP 200 DISHES OF ICE CREAM AND WHO'S ARM COULD MANAGE------ BUT WHEN  LAURA  stood there with 5 contaINERS OF ICE CREAM 4 OTHER PEOPLE CAME RIGHT ALONG TO HELP SCOOP-- NOT A PROBLEM...  WHY WE EVEN CONSIDERED HIRING A ICECREAM TRUCK, I DO NOT KNOW,.-- THERE IS A BIG LESSON THERE..

SDP IS NOT  A PLACE YOU GO TO GET WAITED ON--- IT AIN'T NO SPA...YOU CAN NEVER SAY "WE SAt by the pool and sipped martini's from dawn to dusk..."  it is more like...." i was teh one to locate a carton of papercups behind the tractor so we all could eat terriffic meatballs someone brought from new jersey"  and / or  " there was enough room to get out of the rain... we had a choice of too hot near the fire or not quite warm enough around the one table." 

every year we have a discussion about  putting up more tents and providing lush accomodations... like chairs.. i would hate to lose the "do it yourself" atmosphere --i would also hate to pay for the help to do all teh things we need to get done for dogfest..

i see it more has having the pieces in place for things to happen...  like firewood.

Please send comments about this year's Dog Fest and/or recommendations for next year's to linda@servicedogprojecr.org.  The 7th annual Dog Fest will be held earlier than chilly October!

problem there is teh topsfield fair-- which takes ove all the hotels for miles around  and the fair involved teh monday holiday of ?? columbus day??
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sunday morning ... it was cold and clammy in  the shade front of the  g tent-- til someone noticed the sun over by the donkeys- and people got up and rolled their  round tables 100 feet to the sunlight.  i saw that happening and thought -- now that is right !! 

i have to admit i saw it from my heated golf cart ( toyota sequioa) - my excuse was to bring bentley down for photo ops out the back window... i eventually went back to my ezgo.
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the highlight was ... easily  the talk   scot gave  on sat--- and again on sunday  for those who missed saturday..  you can find his  talk by googling scott dash  mess into a message 
in his talk he got a bit emotional at one point- and his dog dash got up from  the sidelines and went to him and circled him before going back to lying down...  i have been told they do that- and i have often thought someone was being overly sentimental abotu it..  but i saw dash do it for absolutely no other reason  than scot  was upset. he says in the talk that he came to sdp and met me--- abd came back 2 days later when i knew more about him..   what he didn't say was i had had a  $99 cory check done on him..  because he told me he was an alchololic, had tried to hang himself and therr was a warrent out for his arrest-- if those were his talking points, i needed to find out quickly if he had anythinng in his past that i would consider a real problem...  dash liked him-- who was i to question her decision? 
HE NOW HELPS WITH THE PTSD PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK STATE- GOING AROUND SPEAKING- AND IF ANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A 45 MINUTE TALK FOR SOME CONFERENCE/MEETING  -- I RECOMMEND SCOT
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 THE ONY EXCITEMENT WAS  ... MO FELL DOWN.... LUCKILY TANNER WAS ON HER AND JUST STEPPED OFF...  SHE IS LIMPING A LITTLE...  I DUNNO--  I'M GLAD BELLA WASN'T ON HER.   IT WAS ALSO A LESSON FOR JANINIE-- I AM SURE I HEARD JANINE SAY "WHY NOT LET BELLA RIDE  ?  WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH MO?" I GAVE AN EXECUTIVE "NO "  ON THAT ONE  
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 MURPHY'S LAW SETS IN EVENTUALLY EVERYWHERE.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

oct 14 2018

I MUST SAY SOMETHING TO THE CROWD TODAY---

PAM JUST SENT OUT THE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE DAY- AND THO  THERE ARE THOSE BUSINESS ORIENTED PEOPLE WHO INSIST WE HAVE JOB DESCRIPTIONS ON FILE SWOMEWHERE,  THE STREGNTH OF SDP IS IN ALL THE PEOPLE PAM HAS LABELED AS FLOATERS.   LIKE  JERI /STEVE  ICE HOUSE THEN FLOAT. WE COULD NOT BEGIN TO LIST THE JOBS THAT WILL NEED DOING AND WORST OF ALL TO GIVE THE PROPER PRIORITY TO THEM..
I HAVE TROUBLE WITH  SHEILA ( OBRIEN OF ADI) WHO IS A FANTASTIC BUSINESS PERSON BUT I CAN NOT GET  ACROSS TO HER  THAT TO GIVE EVERYONGE AQ LIST OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS HERE IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME. MY DAUGHTER GWEN HAS THAT SAME KIND OF MIND. PERFECT ATTENTION TO DETAIL-- WHERE JANINE  SWHOULD HAVE  TEH TITLE  OF  ---CT---TITLE   CONSTANT TURMOIL

 I COUDL MAKE ALL THE LISTS IN TEH WORLD AND WITHEACH NEW DAY/  "LEARNING EXOPERIENCE" MY LIST WOULD CRUMBLE.

FYI.......IF BUD HAD A LIST OF WHAT HE HAD TO DO , ... BRAKES ON TEH GREEN GOLF CART WOULD BE HIGH ON THE LIST BEFORE SOMEONE RAN INTO SOMENONE EXPECTING THE BRAKES TO WORK... SOUNDS IMORITANT TIL SOMEONE SAID  ... THERE IS A FUNNY  GAS SMELL IN THE BARN..  GAS SMELL SUPERCEEDS BRAKE FAILURE.  BUT NOT BY MUCH..

WHO KNEW   ( AND WHAT THE HECK IS TEH LOGIC OF....)  WHEN PROPANE TANKS RUN OUT THERE IS A GAS SMELL BY THE APPLIANCE....  FYI... WHO KNEW???? WE DO NOW... AND $850 WAS USHERED  IN BY BUD ABOUT 9PM LAST NIGTHT.  IT WOULD HAE BEEN COLD WITHOUT IT.

PEOPLE ARE THANKING ME  WHEN THER ARE SO MANY PEOPLE DOING FVERY DOO THINGS WITHOUT WHOM WE WOULD NOT BE.... I AM ONLY TEH TRAFFIC DIRECTOR.;.. SO I MUST PUT TOGETHER  SOME AKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THEIR EFFORETS
\AND GET TEH MIC TODAY.

P.S.  DONNA'S HUSBAND HAS A BAND THAT IS FAR FROM AMATUR -

Saturday, October 13, 2018

OCT 13 2018

BIG DAY #1-- NOT POURING YET... BUT M,AP SAYS IT WILL POUR HEavily til noon when it will clear til tuesday.
all the cp's got together  FOR A MEET AND GREET aT TH HOTEL LAST NIGHT-- PAM AND I WERE JUST TOO BUSHED TO GET TEHRE...
MANY EXCITEMENTS... MOSTLY THAT  SHERRY BROUGHT 2 METAL DANE CUTOUTS-- FULL SIZE-- BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED WHITE WITH AUTOMOTIVE PAINT
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PROJECT???\
FOOD !!!   LOBSTER ROLLS_ NOT THE REAL THING,, BUT ALOT LESS MESSY ALOG WITH ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES -- CHICKEN SALAD-- FRIED DOUGH, ONIONS AND POTAOSE.. WE SHOUDL SURVIVE.,

 THERE ARE AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE IN MY KITCHEN NOW.

somehow we will cope
also  coping with anotherr mule and associated donkeys are due to arrive at 8am to be shuffled into the very back  where they will have  shelter, hay and water after a long trip from ??texas??


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I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE WHO HAS SPENT TIME HERE TO FILL OUR A  NOISE MAKING REPORT.. - I HAVE NEW BATTERY IN MY OSHA APPROVED "SOUND LEVEL METER"..  FESTERS ARE  TO PLAY WITH IT AND MY LASER DISTANCE METER....

 MAny of teh poepl here today have spent time overnight--- even more have spent days volunteering- and THen the ones who watch for hours on the cameras.. what i would like is to all of them to  write their  opinion of teh amt of noise created by the 60-100 danes ,
 a couple of the cp's have actuaqlly monitored all the night time  noises -  for 3 months which ---once p displAYED IN DIFFERENT WAys ---showa alot of patterns-- teh most amazing is that someone must go to work at 6am-- because there are  many 4 day sequences of  barking FROM  5:40  TO 5:45am  on a rotaTAING BASIS 4 DAYS ON  4 DAYS OFF--- MUST BE A NURSE  KIND OF JOB. THEN  THE NOISES FROM ASSORTED  RACCONS-- PEOPLE NAILING STUFF AT 4AM  COYOTES HOWLING-- AND TEH ROOSTERS...
ALONG WITH TEH  SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE  LIKE GRAVITY MAKES THINGS FALL DOWN,  DISTANCE MAKES THINGS LESS NOISY - AT 100 FEET YOU CAN NOT HEAR A DOG BARK OVER THE KEURIG  COFFEE MAKER RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.
TO GO IN MY FOLDER...

ENJOY !!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

OCT 12 2018


STUFF IS HAPPENING--- AND AND A FEW "DISRUPTIONSS TO A PERFECT PLAN ARE HAPPENING
QUICKLY-- CASE IN POINT..
BECAUSE I WAS DISTRACTED  I NEVER INVESTIGATEDE WHY A  SLIGHTLY BAttered ULINE BOX was not the usual  white uline box and just figureed someone was reuaing  one.. fatal error----  because the brown uline box contained teh white cartons of teh tyvek envelopwa for mailing the shirts--- so minus teh tyvek envelopes someone decided to use the cardboard calendar envelopes- doesn't sound like much until the postoffice startS weighing them and charges $3 ext5ra for teh cardboard.--  with so many shirts... it is reasonable to redo the  labels and  open them up  -- meaNING ALL YOUR CALENDAR ENVELOPES WILL COME WITH A REDONE  LABEL   AND  PACKING TAPE CLOSURE...
SECOND CASE---
  BECAUSE TEH SCOOPING OF ICECREAM IS ACCOMPLISHED BETWEEN 6 AND 10 DEGREES----I HAD SUGGESTED WE PICK  UP ICE CREAM ON SUNDAY NOONISH---  I WASN'T WATCHING  AND MEGAN HELPED BY PIICKING UP THE ICE CREAM  YESTERDAY -- PERFECTLY LOGICAL--  HOWEVER.... THE REST OF THE STORY IS TEH WALKIN FREEZER HAS BEEN BEING ORNERY-- AND WAS UP TO 30 DEGREES BEFORE WE HAD SOME GUY COME DIDDLE WITH IT.2 DAYS AGO.....- SO I CAN NOT RELAX IN THE FACT THAT IT IS RELIABLE--- WORST CASE SCENARIO IS WE HAVE TO GO PICK UP MORE ICECREAM ON SUNDAY..  NOT A HUGE PROBLEM  JUST ANOTHER INTERESTINFG FACET OF DOGFESTING.
RUNNING GWEN TOTHE AIRPORT
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 THERE WAS A PEN AND INK DRAWING OF EVE ABD FINN..... BIT I  GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND IT ON FACEBOOI OR SOMEWERE ELSE
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OK HERE IS THE FIRST COMIC DRAWING!!!! THIS IS JUST ONE PAGE THEY WILL BE ON. THE CREATOR SAID HE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO JUST SHOW UP OUT OF NO WHERE SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE WILL BE A MORE CLOSE UP DRAWING OF THEM FURTHER ALONG! HE SAID IT WAS HARD TO MAKE SUCH A HAPPY LOOKING DOG LOOK MAD AT THE BAD GUYS!
** COULD YOU ALL GO OVER & & LIKE OR FOLLOW HIS PROGRESS ON HIS TOURETTE'S LIFEPAGE** HIS WORK IS REALLY AMAZING!
DID YOU ALL KNOW EVE ALSO HAS TOURETTES???
SOOOOOO EVE GOT NEW BRACES TODAY & I THINK I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD HELP HER GET BACK TO WALKING. WELLLLLLLLL SHE BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER WHEN WE GOT HOME & WALKED ACROSS 2 ROOMS!!!! ALMOST LIKE IT WAS NOTHING! I'M SURE IT WASN'T & WE WILL STILL TAKE IT SLOW BUT WOW!!!! I DIDN'T GET A PHOTO TODAY BUT CAN'T WAIT TO POST MORE PHOTOS OF FINN HELPING HER TO GET STRONG AGAIN!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

OCT 11 2018

it is starting-- a pallet of  biottled water- and nearly as much soda to start us....aj  and someone else is upstairs,  + (daughter) gwen is here needing a ride to the train and fugen is on teh redeye from ca needing a ride from shuttle.  that will get me to about 8am today.----the gas guage is not quite on  --E---personally, maybe i am on 1/2 .
ice cream is our current challange... the ic truck folded.. so we are back to richardson's which sounds  s impl;e- until bud found teh waqlk in freezer was 36 degrees
qouck call to repair guy and it is fixed--  questionable contents but at what temp is ci =scoopablel,
the internet says 6 to 10 degrees

the walkin was part of a system... when the interns were here for the summer we had it made... they had to get some beef out of the freezer daily  and had a chance to look at teh temp... that fell apart... and luckily bud checks these things out and found we had big trouble.
bud does great things... like make brakes work on the golf carts.. and keep track of  things like manuals and grease... .. we really need someone to walk around this place looking for trouble-- bud is not here every day- and it is a full time jop.
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i had alot of comments on what should be janine's new book "hostage to fear" --- here's a couple..
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Thanks for writing this DD it has coalesced so much of what i see. From parents hovering around their kids to drivers in traffic, everyone is acting seriously afraid. Now I am not saying that bad things don't happen in any of those places but they always have and it will continue. But to be so afraid that you drive like something bad is going to happen at any moment or your kid is going to get snatched at any moment means that a whole lot of personal education is excluded from peoples' experiences .

Your voice I wish could be heard by so many others. Everyone is listening to that other one selling the dog food!

 EVERYONE IS NOT MY ENEMY 

GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR MY FIRST BIG LAUGH, I HOPE, OF THE DAY.  THE DD IS HILARIOUS AND SO VERY TRUE.  "HOSTAGE TO FEAR"...WHAT A GREAT TITLE AND TOPIC.
ANYWAY.....ENJOY DOGFEST.  IT WILL BE GRAND. I'LL BE WATCHING.
AFTER 6 YEARS YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE AND AMUSE US ALL.  THANK YOU FOR BECOMING PART OF EXPLORE AND INCLUDING US ON YOUR JOURNEY TO MAKE LIVES BETTER.  YOU DO A GREAT JOB.
WITH LOVE,
NANCY HIRSCH
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 many explained it was FDR that said " the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

oct 10 2018

 THERE IS A HUGE ELEMENT IN ME WH=ICH SAYS DO NOT TAKE ADVICE  ON THE VIRTUES OF  ANY KIND OF DOG FOOD FROM A PERSON SELLING THAT DOG FOOD.
I CAN REMEMBER A FRIEND IN NEW YORK WHO TOLD ALL HER DANE FRIENDS THEIR DOGS WERE GUArente4ed  NOT  to GET HIP DISPLAZSIA IF THEY BOUGHT HER STRANGE DOG FOOD...
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manipulating fear to your aDVANTAGE...is the new american way- all right .... so i am stuck in neutral--lets go back to richard-- from california - who has since passed.... so i can't get in trourble with him ( hopefully)
when we put in the parking pit, , the edges of the "ramp" were not as well defined as they  could be...-- so i pounded in a couple posts and slid white pvc pipe over them--- looks great...  but richard--- who managed a national company very successfully was adamet thaQT I PUT IN JERSEY BARRIERS ( THOSE CONCRETE THINGS) WE ARGUED-- HIS POINT WAS SOMEONE COULD DRIVE OFF THE EDGE- I SAID IF TEHY DID , I WOULOD JUST GET THE TRACTOR AND PULL THEM OUT. "YES BUT THEY COUDL GET HURT" - SO I WOULD CALL 911-- " AND THEY COUDL SUE YOU."-- IMPLYING I SHOULD LIVE IN FEAR OF SOMEONE DRIVING OFF THE EDGE--I JUST REFUSED TO LIVE IN FEAR OF THAT HAPPENING... --  but i do remember it.
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BESIDES THE FIRST AND ONLY IDIOT TO DRIVE OFF THE EDGE  WAS ME.
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IF YOU DON'T BUY MY HOME SURVEILENCE CAMERAS YOUR HOME COULD  BE ROBBED OF ALL YOUR GRANDMOTHERS WEDDING PICTURES.
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SO YOU ARE BUYING A NEW CAR-- DO YOU WANT TO HAVE IT SPRAYED UNDERNEATH SO IT DOESN 'T  RUST?------ WHY DIDN'T THE FACTORY..... ETC?????
OR --- YOUR CAR IS 4 YEARS OLD NOW AND TO REPLACE THE ENGINE WITHOUT MY INSURANDE WOULD BE $7500
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TAKE THIS PILL AND YOU WILL NOT GET ARTHRITIS 15 YEARS FROM NOW
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WEAR THIS SNEAKER AND YOUR KNEES WILL LAST LONGER.
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YOU REALIZE LIGHTENING STRIKES 90 TIMNES A MINUTE... BETTER BUY LIGHTENING RODS
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these ads all specialize with things that can not be proven in the next 24 hours.
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 remember i once sold puppy breath so people could sprinkle it around the thanksgiving table so no one would argue....
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better use a cane.. aren't you afraid of falling?( i prefer to pad myself with  ice creama nd french fries so whan  i fall, i bounc)
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far be it for me to suggest schools not put kids in wheelchairs just because it is easieer to haul them around like a sack of potatoes... meanwhile saying... it is safer... which it probably is..
so where is teh point at which being safe is detrimental to the kids health????
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somebody???? lincoln??? said we have no fear but fear itself.-- or something like that
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so i told janine to write a book -- "hostage to fear"  which is what we all have become... i got the hard part done.... the title... she said as soon as she gets fired she will get on it.