I sure hope 2023 is a good year for us all


Flashlight Enthusiast
Jul 19, 2014
Mobjack Bay
The last few years sucked big time

The poet Kahlil Gibran wrote,
The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

The philosopher Professor Benjamin Lev Kweller wrote,
I'm like my grandma, short, but I stand tall, playing every single card that's dealt to me. Well, you know, some days are aces, and some days are faces, and some days are twos and threes. You gotta fight, fight, fight, fight, all the way. You gotta fight, fight, fight, all the way. You gotta set your sight on the Lord in your life. You gotta fight till your dying day.

Hooked on Fenix

Flashlight Enthusiast
Dec 13, 2007
Not starting out well. Dad is in the hospital. They had to remove an infected toe. My second appeal for disability was denied. Now I have to lawyer up to fight it in court or give up on the claim. I’m not happy about either situation. Hope everyone else is having a better New Year’s than me. At least I got to spend some quality time with my Dad watching movies and football in the hospital.