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Birth Announcement

Hear ye! Hear ye!

I have launched my new website as of 1 December, 2006.

If you are interested, please visit:

This will be a more active site and include a blog of sorts. This blog space will be more for the Rev-ness of things.

Thanks for having been a part of my active webness and blogology. Now it is time to evolve some more.

Much love,
Rev. DD

P.S. Today is World Aids Day. Say a little prayer for someone.


Ok, I am one for seasonal weather but these warm days and realllly cold nights are throwing me off. I had to put a down comforter on the bed. Did someone move San Diego north and we didn't notice?

Distractions abound of late. Didn't even realize I hadn't posted for awhile--even though I have had much to share.

Here's today's quirky quark event: I was on the phone answering a customer service survey about my recent meal at Rubio's and filling in my code number exactly as the radio began playing a Rubio's commercial. Radio spots for Rubio's have not been typical or abundant before and then to have one air just as I am conducting Rubio's activities is an amazing bit of serendipity. I have no idea what the bigger cosmic message is on this one, but it was duly noted.

Last night, Don and I went to Borders Books to meet and listen to Richard Lederer. He is known as the Verbavore because of his voracious vocabulary and his penchant for prose. Not only i…

Good News for Chocoholics

Just hadda share this one --

From a recent aricle in The Daily Telegraph

Chocolate 'as good as aspirin'
From correspondents in Washington
November 15, 2006 12:00

A FEW bits of dark chocolate a day could have the same benefit as aspirin in reducing blood clots and preventing heart attacks, researchers said today.

"... the chemical in cocoa beans has a biochemical effect similar to aspirin in reducing platelet clumping which can be fatal if a clot forms and blocks a blood vessel, causing a heart attack,'' lead researcher Diane Becker told the annual conference of the American Heart Association, in Chicago.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor cautioned that her work was not intended as a prescription to gobble up huge amounts of chocolate laced with health-offending substances like sugar, butter and cream.

However, she said two tablespoons a day of dark chocolate, meaning the purest form of the candy made from dried extract of roasted cocoa beans, may b…