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The Pursuit of Happyness

Just returned from another trip to L.A. to support my mom. It was a bit easier trip than usual--whew. And she is actually doing better. Whew and I'm grateful.

The long drives have afforded me a great amount of think time that I appreciate. And I am also grateful for Verizon IN calling so I can chat on my cell with buddies for a long time and make the drive seem shorter.

When I heard on the radio that the film. "The Pursuit of Happyness" opened Friday (the day I drove home), I knew I had to go. Right away. I knew I needed to take a dear friend with me. So we dashed off to Horton Plaza (oh, Ray Bradbury, what were you thinking?) to catch the 4:35 showing. Wow. Although, clearly dramatized to engender the full kleenex effect, it was a very inspiring film to say the least. There but for the grace of God, go I/we. And yes, the film explains why the spelling of happiness is with a 'y.' I kinda like it that way.

Today, Saturday, Dec. 16th is also the one year annive…


Ah, a fine crisp morning in San Diego.
I woke beore 5 am--mind was racing with things to do, decisions to make, yada yada.
Waited till after prayer work and the sun rise to take my walk. I walked over to the post office to return a book shipment that I didn't order (almost oxymoronic)and I arrived shortly after 8:00 a.m. only to my dismay that the station didn't open till 8:30!! Argh. even though I knew better,I tried to push the thick box into the restricted slot. However, there were two pieces of mail in the lid that seemed stuck. Open and closing the flap did nothing to dislodge them. So I reached my hand in and shoved them down the lid. They appeared to be slightly damp and stuck. Was I only there to help these letters move on their way? ah so... so be it. And then a postal worker came out to hoist the flag and I asked him if I could put my return book in his cart and he said yes. I had already honored inutition and brought a marker pen to write on the box, "Refuse…