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Spring Air

Spring in Seattle finds me sick (just a little), with a stuffy nose and somewhat uncomfortable. Sitting at home is not something I enjoy doing unless I have a project going, so I spent the morning hour installing an Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager on my Mac and a refurbished Dell laptop I recently picked up. The install is fairly simple and can be found here: https://drupal.org/project/drupalpro. Download and install the box and then download the environment image and load it into the box.

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Forgiveness, to what end?

Forgiveness is a righteous, highly selfish, act. Saturday evening, August thirty-first, I attended the Selichot Service at the De Hirsch Sinai Temple in Bellevue, Washington. Selichot is the Hebrew word for forgiveness. In the discussion following a short clip about historic gross indiscretions against people and groups, such as the Holocaust, Slavery, the Amish school massacre, and even the yet unaddressed killing of several unarmed Irish youths by the British in Belfast, Ireland some thirty years ago, it became obvious to me that the term forgiveness did not mean exactly the same thing to everyone in the room. It also occurred to me that the term, though obviously implying "release," would not have the same meaning for both sides, the one forgiving, and the one being forgiven, solicited or not.

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Walking In Seattle

Twice I went for a walk yesterday. I logged about eleven thousand steps, nine thousand of which counted as exercise steps. It was a sunny day, a beautiful day, and I worked up a sweat. I walked to a park nearly two miles from where I am staying, but I had to turn around as I got there because I had to relieve myself. I did not think to use the facilities at the park until I got back home. Something is amiss with my thought process. I truly mean that.

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