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About me? You want to know about me, you can discover an aspect and part of me within my journal. I'm 38, married to my highschool sweetie, been a couple now for 24 years or so. I've got six children and we are a blended family. Three out are of me and three are with me, all are loved by me.

Here is a part of one of my favorite bits of prose. It's by Kahlil Gibran

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper the sorrow carves into yourbeing, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup tha holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters 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 going 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.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Togethere they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
camping, children, cooking. everything :o) well, family, food, friends, hikes, learning, most things ;o), outside stuff, reading, running, study, swimming, writing