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MY OTHER SITE, SUZYRICEIMAGE.COM, TO BE RECREATED

Hi, Readers:

I received a nice and very helpful email yesterday from a fellow named “John Lesueur” who wrote:

I followed a link from a facebook fan club that directed me to your website.

[THIS IS NOW A BAD URL -- DON'T VISIT -- BUT POSTED HERE FOR REFERENCE]
suzyriceimage.com/about/the-star-wars-logo-design-page-one-of-two/

John’s email went on to advise that, once he’d visited that URL (above), he’d encountered a compromised page (“hacked”).

I don’t know the name of the fan club on Facebook that referred John to suzyriceimage.com but I quite appreciate him taking the time to let me know about this problem.

My excellent webhost, livingdot.com, spent many hours last night going through suzyriceimage.com files and databases for the intrusive issue and they’ve suggested I recreate the site afresh.

Thus, I’ve asked my host to clear the existing site contents, everything, from suzyriceimage.com, after which I’ll recreate that site’s contents. Anyone who visits suzyriceimage.com in these current days will find a welcome page but little else — the site is image-file-intensive so recreating it will require a few days; as of this morning, this post, I can’t advise any visitors as to when the site (suzyriceimage.com) will again be presentable but once it is, I’ll post again on this site (suzyrice.com) that the work has been completed.

To John Lesueur and to anyone who may participate in that as-yet unidentified Facebook fan club, it’d be great if they could share this announcement and provide a different URL for that same content that is also included on this site (mirrored content here without any compromise):

http://suzyrice.com/about/the-star-wars-logo-design-page-one-of-two/

and the additional pages here that complete that information, as follows:

http://suzyrice.com/about/the-star-wars-logo-design-page-2-of-2/

http://suzyrice.com/about/more-internet-gossip-negating-my-design-of-the-star-wars-logo/

THUS, any visitor can still read the same information on this site, suzyrice.com, but without the compromise that intruded into the other site’s mirrored page.

REMEMBERING 9/11

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Photo credit unknown.

Found standing amidst the remains of the fallen World Trade Center two days after the devastation on September 11, 2001 were these cross beams from one of the towers. The remarkable shape of these preserved beams did not go, nor has gone, unappreciated or undervalued.

In a remarkably depraved state of mind, atheists brought a law suit against the intentions to preserve this “World Trade Center Cross” in the national memorial for 9/11. That law suit was defeated and the “WTC Cross” has been faithfully included in our nation’s memorial, as it should be — even for those who are not Christian or hold no reverence for Christianity, the beams as they were found and in what shape they are make a remarkable statement as to the events of 9/11/01 which was a decidedly religious statement by Islamacists in antagonism of the United States as a Judeo-Christian nation.

May all who perished on that day and afterward from the ongoing effects of that terrible series of events rest in peace and may God comfort, continue to comfort, their survivors.

Square-Red-SMLRelated:

Judge Throws Out Atheist Lawsuit over World Trade Center Cross
- by Susan Berry, Breitbart News, March 30, 2013

Read about the negation of including the WTC Cross in our nation’s memorial from this article, which I find well versed but utterly mind-boggling as to the writer’s obtuseness, as he calls the inclusion of the WTC Cross, an “attempt to Christianize 9/11″:

Of course the 9/11 cross is a religious symbol
- by David Silverman, Washington Post, May 02, 2013

It’s so sad to read such inability to appreciate and value — as that from Mr. Silverman — the remarkable nature of this relic from 9/11, the WTC Cross

HOLD ON, SITE STILL GROWING

Ruse-to-collect-Ostrich-eggsSite appearance quite obviously still under development — apologies to readers/visitors who take a look during the developmental process and find a variety of quirks and other unresolved issues.

SITE APPEARANCE REDESIGN ONGOING

The site is still in process of being reactivated — appearance, technical aspects, everything within my capabilities to remanage. This site’s been publishing over many years and it was way past time for both an extended break (since taken) and a freshening-up (underway).

Please continue to visit but there’s no rush. Happy Independence Day tomorrow.

READERS WILL NOTICE APPEARANCE CHANGES

Hi, Readers:

After being off-blogging for many months, I’m soon to return to refresh this site.

However, in that SITE-REFRESH process, notice that the site design is no longer customized, which won’t persist: customized design to soon return, next few days.

OBVIOUSLY, I’M TAKING A BREAK FROM ‘BLOGGING’

This site has been active for over ten years — a few entries from among the older site contents since removed after insights changed but most of the site contents remain as-is despite changes in this writer’s perspectives — but as of this time, I need to continue the break I’ve taken from updating since intermittent posting throughout last year.

I will, certainly, again update this site once I reorient to writing commentary longer than what twitter makes possible in it’s one-hundred-plus-word entries. However, as of today, I don’t have any idea when the updating of this site will resume, only a promise that it will resume at some near-future time, so I estimate.

As expressed in the past, readers are quite appreciated by me so I hope that this fallow time of this site’s contents will not discourage readers from checking back in, say, a month or so, by which time I should make new content available. The site isn’t abandoned nor forgotten, I am just of the opinion that when one has too much on one’s mind — in this case, that refers to me — it’s best to be succinct about a parsed aspect of all that before taking to the internet and writing about a big combination of issues.

“GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR FUTURE – GOD IS THERE.”

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Having a friend who is in a Catholic religious order proves rewarding in more ways than one but it’s especially great to receive newsletters from such a friend, which I do.

The latest newsy-email I received inspired me and quite dramatically; I feel a need both personally and publicly — privately and professionally, private issues and Ye Olde Political ones — to orient perspectives and plans toward the future with a new sense of adventure.

I’ve also discovered the newest perspectives I want to base my next paintings on, which is a unique event for me because the concepts I explore on canvas with paint only emerge as themes that affect all the paintings done in the same period of time, and, I only develope these concepts, from what my history tells me about this process, every ten to twenty years or so, meaning, they are rare and refined and represent perspectives under exploration by me and once done, I tend to “go out to pasture” for years and don’t reapproach the paints and canvas until there’s a new reason to explore the media. Now there’s a new reason.

Involved in that, this latest emailed newsletter from my friend, my religious friend. It quite inspired me, and it follows here:

“Give up the familiar: Leave yourself and face the unknown.”

Mother Xavier Ross – Foundress, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

“Look forward to the good there is yet to be.”

1. Identify your sanctuary in transition – a shelter for tranquility, peace, prayer, memories.

2. Re-define your mission – find yourself. Who am I now? Identify the pieces of your puzzle; decide what parts of the puzzle you want to keep; what are my gifts now, what is important to me? Am I most comfortable around adults, children, or by myself?

3. Be gentle with yourself; “Lord, I have done the best I can with the resources that I have.” Give your worries to God so you can sleep; our resources aren’t the same now — they may get better; don’t torture yourself with regrets, fear or depression, it saps energy.

4. Love equals time, one of our best resources; letters, phone calls, e-mails spell love.

5. All our lives are about transition – change:

“Go confidently in the direction of your future — GOD is there!”

“THE LONELY PATH FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME” – AND HOW TO IMPROVE THIS

UPDATE 02/07/13: this post was reserved, unpublished, in my Drafts file last November 2012 but it’s worthy reading and so it’s being published at this time, February 2013.

At some point in every one of our lives, we are in need of concentrated medical care which usually and often means, we’re in contact with a hospital for a focused experience in treating or hoping to be treated what ails us. This article is written by a woman who is a registered nurse and was available — and able — to provide needed care to her loved one while the overall hospital process was inadequate to — and failed — her loved one and her. Not all of us are registered nurses or have one available to us and that dilemma is what the author of the following article emphasizes:

The importance of registered nurses in the process of following hospital patients through to outpatient care, from:

The lonely path from hospital to home
- by Beth Ann Swan, Washington Post, November 26, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012

Christmas-Palm Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and Christmas merriment is in the heart of the merry. The times are challenging for many of us yet this day assures us that the tough stuff is passing and there’s much more good “up there” with faith. Lights on a tree are a good illustration of God’s promises as with His love before those promises are fulfilled.

But I am not naive: suffering, pain, anger, betrayal, loneliness, poverty, illness…all these exist at this time for many on this Christmas as they do all the years-long, past and present. It’s a challenge of climbing higher than these depressing conditions and experiences: faith in a God who loves and provides can be a task when physical conditions prove otherwise. For some of us, though, despite such experiences, God’s love leads — faith, like those lights in a tree, shines on by some intractable and innate means and I call that miraculous.

Santa Claus came to town and he laughed because he knew he was mere messenger of very wonderful things already delivered and unsinkable: the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s gift that decided the match already and it was the good that won and still wins.

All I know is that God provides. Sometimes He says ‘no’ but He never ignores a faithful prayer and a good intention. But sometimes He says ‘yes’ and it’s usually through other people or ourselves when we participate in His generosity. And generosity isn’t defined by only the material, though, of course, material generosity is the most obvious and assisting in the tough times of others.

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A few stories about acts of charity — people acting on God’s behalf among us:


Family Promise delivers on hope, housing

- by Theresa Walker, Orange County Register, December 24, 2012

Success Stories
GoFundMe crowdfunding websites have raised millions of dollars for personal causes & life events.
- from site, “gofundme.com”

Lay-away Angels Pay Off Orders and Pay It Forward
- by Judy Keen, USA Today, December 20, 2012

…just a few stories among many. Christmas is a special time to rejoice by engaging in charity and increased charity, but giving happens all year ’round by some and they should always be praised for their charity in our ongoing prayers — they certainly are in mine.