Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maggie and I are headed out on Turtle Road Trip 2010 in 4 days. Booyah! Is that how you spell that word? Boo Yah.

I'm excited. Nervous, and maybe a little sad to be going for so long. But excited nevertheless.

I've started compiling playlists for the road, and will hopefully have them all set by Wednesday. I'll hopefully have everything all packed up by Wednesday as well. I think the latter is a little bit of wishful thinking on my part, though.

Yeah, I'm excited.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


My oldest nephew's long-term partner and mother (I'll refer to her as H) to their 2 year-old baby boy was officially declared as missing this past week. She abandoned/deserted my nephew and their son shortly before Easter without saying why she was leaving or where she was going. She. Just. Left. No explanation. No nothing. No one seemed to take it seriously other than a handful of people including myself, and my nephew. Then a few weeks ago, H (or someone else acting as her) filed for joint custody of their child. She didn't show up to court. One of H's relatives heard from her on May 5, and H was in Baltimore, MD...that's pretty far away from northwestern, PA. No one has heard anything from her since then. And she certainly didn't show up to the courthouse last week for the custody hearing. Nothing.

There is a rumor circulating around, saying that H joined a fanatical cult - I am not going to name rumored cult. If she did join this cult, I wonder if she left on her own volition with all her faculties of mind and body, or was she heavily influenced/suggested to leave by one or some members, or was she taken by force. I don't know. I don't know if said rumor is true, nor do I know if it is untrue. Whichever way I look at it - independent desertion, kidnapping, cult, etc. - it's all horrible and wrong. I've been worried about H for several weeks now. I've also been worried about my nephew and their son. I've been trying to help my nephew by being available to him as well as helping with research on legal assistance, aid, and Pennsylvania's laws. I've offered to have him and his son to come stay with me here in Cleveland for awhile and have also offered to go to Penn to help them out. My nephew has declined this last offer of mine - at least so far. I hope he takes me up on helping him out some more, though. I can't even imagine what he's going through right now. What their son is going through.

And now H is officially declared as missing. It's about time.

This is some scary sh**. I'll keep on praying and meditating for my nephew, his son, and H. I hope she's okay. We are all worried and wish for her safe return. If you are of the praying and/or meditating sort, please add them to your thoughts and/or lists. We need all the help we can get.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I keep messing around with the templates on here. I'm not sure what I'm going to go with, but I am sure I will not be creating my own site from scratch anytime over the next year or three. I think the whole website launching thing is going to be thrown in my basket/list of goals that I would someday like to achieve, but are not of huge importance right now. I generally revisit those goals 1-2x a year just to see if any priorities have shifted, but as of right now - and for the past few years, and coming couple years - me launching my own website chock full of me putting some learned skills to use, is not a priority. In the meantime, maybe I'll just plug the domain name I own into this blog.

I've missed you, blog.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

so much in the silence

I'm apparently going through a quiet phase. This has been going on for an undisclosed amount of time. As you can tell, it's been a fairly long phase, and I'm not sure how much longer it will go on.

I will say that it has been a difficult year in many aspects of my life. As time moves forward, I find I am gaining physical, mental, and emotional strength paired with a positive momentum, not to mention insight, education, creativity, understanding, compassion, and wisdom; Although I am not moving forward as quickly as time seems to be.

Maggie is amazing. I honestly don't know where I would be today, if not for my beautiful child. She is my heart. And for as long as I am around, I will strive to give her the best life possible within mine and what I consider to be my Greater Power.

I hope to begin posting more often on here. While facebook has its merits, it's not the same as my trusty blog.