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SUMMER IN FORT LAUDERDALE PART 1

Monday, August 05, 2013



(THIS IS A REPEAT OF A PAST SERIES--WITH A FEW CHANGES BRINGING IT UP TO DATE HERE AND THERE--ENJOY!)



This will be a little different from the blogs I have been posting as there are a few 'odds and ends' I want to catch up on. For example we just got notices for the first two shows I will be reviewing of coming Broadway tour shows.







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An old timer, who every one reads for young adult, sci-fi, vampire, princess book reviews lunarhunk. (LUNARHUNK AKA AJ AKA AARON NO LONGER POSTS HERE) He and his partner Ray are the first couple to have a civil union ceremony under the new laws of Rhode Island--and this is after being together for 10+ years. In addition AJ, as he is also known, is starting a new job, a step up from his old one, in the library field next week and it will be interesting to continue reading about his journey in life.

ON AUGUST 1, 2013, AJ AND RAY BECAME THE FIRST SAME SEX COUPLE TO MARRY IN RHODE ISLAND--LOVE MAKES HISTORY!

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Some things that caught my eye in the papers--for complete stories go to sun-sentinel.com Here are some quotes:

"There seems to be more contempt than compassion for the needy these days especially for the jobless and mentally ill."

"$17 Mil The amount of additional aid the United States will donate toward fighting famine in the Horn of Africa, pushing America's total aid to the region for the year to more than $580 Mil. " (Good thing we aren't having a financial crisis here and all Americans are doing okay--right?)

"1, 470 millionaires paid 0 federal income tax in 2009 according to the IRS."

"Medical debt linked to 62% of bankruptcies. An American family filed for bankruptcy due to illness every 90 seconds and nearly 3/4s had health insurance."

"People are cheating the government by claiming less than their total home income they take in to get what is called 'freebies' but really aren't."

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On a lighter note I gave away--yes, me!--a 10" key lime pie! I knew if I brought it home I would eat the whole thing and I am still on that no sweets routine! (Well I wouldn't do that today--besides I'm on sweet routine!)

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LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE.

NEED WHAT YOU WANT.

ACCEPT WHAT YOU RECEIVE.

GIVE WHAT YOU CAN.

ALWEAYS REMEMBER, WHAT GOES ROUND, COMES AROUND..."
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