Unconscious Art?

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So much has been going on in my life lately that you’d think would serve as good fodder for thought, writing, and posting. I’ve got the thought part down pat, but continue to be overwhelmed and tongue-tied. While I know that a big part of what’s been getting in my way is directly related to how the constant and excruciating stress of my legal situation is affecting my health and my psyche and I’m just praying that once that obstacle is resolved for good, that my ability to think creatively and organize my thoughts will return. It’s curious how this affects only my verbal and writing skills but not my art. At the same time, it also is in keeping with my feeling that someone – or something – else is guiding my hand when it’s on my mouse, as I (almost) NEVER think about what I’m going to create either before or while “painting” something on my computer. It just simply comes out and I’m just as surprised as anyone when I see the result. Have any of you experienced that when you doing something creative?

This posting will be short but I did want to share with you some Good News for a change. In a not surprising move, the Florida Supreme Court issued their ruling declining to accept the discretionary jurisdiction that my adversary had sought to overturn the appellate court order that had been in my favor. (YAY! …Once again, my appellate attorney, Robin Bresky, Esq., rocks!) The case still looms in the lower court, where it had been remanded to decide the amount that my adversary must pay. Tomorrow morning we’ve got a motion hearing and a status conference, and so in keeping with my past practice, I’m serving up a fresh group of original legal icons for your pleasure.

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Memorial Day Tango

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First things first…

I’d like to offer my salute and prayers to all members of our armed forces and their support teams who bravely gave their lives for our freedom and for the freedom of those whose own governments sought to suppress freedom. To the families they left behind, we can never quite feel your pain, but recognize that you, too, have sacrificed for your country. We are grateful and proud to be the beneficiaries of your dedication to the ideals of a free world and to our country, which forges ahead working towards spreading those ideals and the tools of knowledge and love to achieve it. The struggle is hardly over, but the efforts of our military heros, fallen or disabled, family or in-the-field support, has not been in vain. Their spirits live on and inspire us to be worthy of their sacrifice. To the rest of the civilians like myself, please take a moment to remember and another moment to donate, whatever you can, to the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) who provide much needed support for the soldiers who’ve returned with the scars of war and the families left on their own.

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The old saw that “It takes two to Tango”, while clever, is a set-up for faulty logic when applied to any and all contentious disputes in litigation. No reasonable person would assert that the bloody, vicious battles between the Christians and the lions could have been avoided or should have been resolved by the Christians “taking the high road” by conceding the contest to the lions. What was true in ancient Rome remains true today in our modern-day colliseums: the court house. Like the Christians and lions, not every party to a lawsuit is responsible for the necessity of court involvement nor responsible for such litigation being unnecessarily prolonged and not every case where the adversaries share the same biological parents can be attributed to a mutual sibling rivalry. But it often can be difficult to determine who is the aggressor and who is the victim, which is why it is so vital for all of us to suppress our frustrations and preconceived notions and try to listen and observe anew.

As every judge in every court knows well, the danger in making premature judgments based upon faulty logic is the increased likelihood truth will escape, the merits never reached, justice will be compromised, and public policy defeated. The task we ask of our judicial system is tall indeed as our judges are as human as we. And so, on this Memorial Day, when we pause to remember those who’ve fought for our freedom, that we all resolve to aspire to facilitate justice in this life. Likewise, it seems equally fitting to pray for those men and women who struggle each day to keep the faith of our fallen patriots with their hearts, minds and courtrooms every day. Lord knows, it ain’t easy.

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This Blog Has Eyes

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It appears that my little ol’ blog has made it into the big time! In the latest turn of events from the decade-plus lawsuit I’ve been weighted-down with, my adversary has credited my writing with having such credibility and influence, as to deserve a number of hyper-linked citations to it in his/her latest pleadings. I suppose I should feel honored to some extent that my adversary not only extended the effort to track me all over the internet, but then spent well over 30 hours to read each and every one of my 158 posts. Does he/she simply find my posts and artwork to be that excellent and entertaining that it deserves so much time? Or was the time spent as part of a vitriolic and cynical hunt, looking for (and expecting to find) the type of vitriol and false accusations directed at him/her that my adversary has made a career of flinging at me?

As I’ve lamented many times before, it is virtually impossible to relate to someone who is either unable and/or unwilling to recognize where they end and others begin. Such persons (whom I’ll refer to as “Vlad” for the sake of convenience) project upon others, their own motivations and morality (or with either the prefix “a” or “im” as may be appropriate) and therefore fully expect others to take the type of actions that they would under same or similar circumstances. The biggest problem with this is that Vlad is apparently clueless that Vlad’s arguments are with a person created in their own imagination and have no accurate relationship to the thoughts, motivations or actions of the very real, flesh and blood person at the center of Vlad’s private hurricane. Case in point, are Vlad’s insinuations that my blog reveals my “true” feelings, motivation and intent which are allegedly vengeful, fanatical, obsessed, self-righteous, malicious, and that my motions before the Court(s) have been persecutory, legally improper and without any reasonable basis in fact.

I will not attempt to use this blog to defend any of those allegations (which I have only paraphrased above for sake of brevity), as that will be properly addressed in the courts. What I will say here is that Vlad is correct in the claim this blog reflects my “true” feelings, motivation and intent. While I completely disagree with Vlad’s conclusions, I think my postings to this blog speak for themselves, especially when taken as a whole and not snippets without context. And I’m very proud to stand on that record.

Because this is an active case now before two separate courts, it is not in anyone’s best interest to make suppositions or to prejudge the parties or issues. So, while I greatly appreciate the support I’ve received from many of my readers both on and off the blog, I specifically ask that such commentary be either kept neutral or communicated privately off this public blog. Thanks so much for understanding.

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Tonight’s freebies are not my typical fare. They are my heartfelt tribute to a very special and important woman in my life, my mother-in-law, Catherine Ann Fath Javorek. “Katie” as she preferred to be called, passed away last week, peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 92. Almost everyone who knew her, described Katie as a “Sweetheart”. She was caring and funny and always ready to stuff you with food. A deeply religious woman, dedicated to her Catholic faith, she nevertheless graciously welcomed me into her family and cheered when our son became a Bar Mitzvah. Katie introduced me to quilting while I was pregnant with Rob and shared her “Quilting Buddies” with me at monthly get-together. She loved flowers – outside, and enjoyed when I would read out loud to her from her favorite poetry book by Edna St. Vincent Millay. But most of all, Katie loved and lived for her 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. I will miss her greatly but am comforted by the thought that she is now off dancing somewhere among the stars with her beloved Eddie.

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