Spinning Wheel Gotta Go Round

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So where the hell have I been these past 3 weeks? Ahh, if you only knew… 😉 To be honest, I have spent most of that time sleeping. My body and mind just had to escape from the physical pain and emotional strain that I’ve had to endure for so many years, and then try to regain the strength to go the next round. As to my health, while I certainly don’t mind not having to be pricked or to have my blood drained a couple times a week any more, it’s more than a little bit disconcerting to be told that the only reason for this change is because my doctors see no point in it anymore inasmuch as there’s nothing left they can try to treat me with. So while the good (even amazing!) news is that while the past chemo treatments failed to “cure” me, they were able to give my liver, pancreas and heart enough of a reprieve to slow down the rate that they were detiorating at, the bad news is that they are still detiorating and keeping me stuck in a hospital bed 90% of the time. Hereditary Hemochromatosis is such an insidious disease – atleast if you didn’t know you had it until it was too late to prevent major organ damage and other diseases or conditions from setting in. Sucky. I know this rant is in conflict with the promise I made to get back to my cheery self but I AM working on it and am getting closer to a genuine smile than I was last week. So progress is being made!


What goes up, must come down. Spinning Wheel…

Not all the news in my life is bad (as the above makes it sound). I’ve actually had some very good news on a couple of fronts. One, I just received the first edition of a 15-Month Calendar I designed, and however immodest it may be, I must say I’m really impressed with the quality of Zazzle’s printing and materials. They somehow made my artwork look a 1000% better than I could possibly imagine or even realized I was capable of. While I did all of the artwork and layout, without the right paper, ink, or expert application of the printing presses, the artwork would have been totally lost. So, for any of you who are contemplating turning your own artwork into useful products or beautiful prints, I highly recommend Zazzle. And if you’re just one who has a strong aesthetic sensibility and enjoy beautiful things, I hope you’ll consider checking out my Zazzle shop.

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“Front and Back Covers of IconDoIt’s 15 Month Calendar (Nov. 2010-Jan. 2012)”

Okay, the other good news is that the Florida Appeals Court finally issued their opinion on my adversary’s attempt to overturn their prior opinion (that had been in my favor) and then my adversary’s attempt to have that Court strike my response to the Motion for rehearing. Not surprisingly, the 4DCA denied both Motions, which secures the awards already granted in my favor and allows me to seek restitution and damages. I’m praying my opponent finally “gets it” that he/she has run out of places to hide and it’s time to stand tall and accept full responsibility for the consequences of his/her decisions. We all f*ck up at times. We’re all human, after all. It is only in refusing to admit wrongs, in refusing to accept liability for them, in refusing to sincerely apologize for them, and then engaging in further wrongs with the purpose of deflecting the blame and consequences onto the very person harmed (unfairly) by the original bad decision, that makes one a pariah to society.

Enough of the monologue – and on to the Goodies! Tonight I’ve got a set of original images that have an obvious practical use right on your desktop. A set of folders that I’ve named “Slick”. Enjoy!

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The Cat’s Got My Tongue

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For the last six weeks or so, I’ve really had a hard time putting my thoughts into words (written and especially spoken). It’s one of the symptoms (or side-effects?) of both my epilepsy and leftover vestiges of the three rounds of chemotherapy, wherein I know in my conscious mind exactly what I want to say but for some reason can’t get the message to my mouth or hands. It comes and goes without warning and can last for anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours, and has on occasion lasted for several days. It is incredibly frustrating – especially when it creeps up on me in the middle of a sentence! Something in my brain diverts the message from it’s “normal” pathway to who knows where. I think that if I can discover that location which holds all my lost words, I’ll probably find the missing mates to my socks and mittens there as well. ;=)

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Dot's The Cat!

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Justice Watch – Week 16

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In the process of writing Sunday night’s post, I spent quite a bit of time surfing the ‘net in search of all that I could find about my Uncle and his little family and especially what his two son’s had been up to in the years since I had visited their parents. There was SO much, that I’m sure I hardly made a dent! I was so fascinated by their passions and accomplishments that I stayed up the entire night reading to the point that my brain got so overloaded that I felt my head would explode and so I shut down my Mac and proceeded to sleep until almost 3:00 pm on Monday. I don’t know why I do things like that (staying up all night) but it seems like I alternate between two extremes: from not being able to focus or remain awake for more than 20 minutes at a time to being in hyper-focus mode for 24-36 hour stretches. Before I went through Chemotherapy, I only functioned in one mode which was all out all the time and sleeping no more than 4-5 hours a night without skipping a beat. I hate that I’ve lost that ability as I always thought that life is too precious to waste it sleeping. Sigh.

In any case, I hope to learn more about my cousins endeavors in order to intelligently fill you in. In the mean time, being yet another Tuesday, I’ll be on my “Justice Watch” for what is now the 16th week since the 3-Judge Appellate Merit Panel began to deliberate over my case, and I’m praying that this Wednesday morning will finally shine on a published opinion. As usual, I’ve made some new legal icons for you this week, where one of them, a symbol for World Justice, has been inspired by reading about my cousin, Ivan Sigal, who is the Executive Director of “Global Voices“, an organization of Bloggers in more than 150 countries. Because of that role, he had been invited to be a part of a panel at the 2009 event “Passing the Baton” held by the US Institute for Peace to speak about the powerful influence of the Internet, and blogs in specific, that can be used to encourage and spread peace as well as to foment conflict and terror, and how it is vital for both the government and citizens to actively engage online, both listening and learning as well as building a strong, positive presence. (Forgive my huge simplification but I hope I got it correct.).

Enjoy!

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