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CLEANED UP AND/OR DELETED LINKS, and, the twitter thing

The broken-links on this site have been either deleted or corrected — most, deleted, because as with me and this site, many links included ten-to-two years ago now relate to inactive sites.

And a few others, now deleted, took readers to places I no longer enjoy, support or want to feature on this site.

The site Categories and Tags will receive a house-cleaning soon, too — many to delete, new ones to create.

Use of this site is not discontinued but only still on-hold: inactive for now. Closer to the November 2016 election, the site will reactivate.

Also, I’ve been busy on twitter.com for years now and their shorter-statement/interactive process is more appealing to posting here. Now that twitter has taken a weird turn with it’s establishment of a “Council” to monitor-and-ban others (a group comprised of very Leftwing users who are punitive toward free-speech that’s not Leftwing), many users are staying away if not abandoning it’s use.  For now, I am still active there.

Here’s a link about that twitter “Council” issue, from Breitbart::

Twitter’s Restraint of Conservative Speech Is Why It Is Failing

MY OTHER SITE, suzyriceimage.com

My other site was defaced, as I’ve already posted here. I initially planned to recreate the site but after a long delay, decided instead not to — instead, to redirect that domain (“suzyriceimage.com”) to this primary domain.

I will create a gallery of contents on this domain, suzyrice.com, on a few pages here, that will present again the preferred contents from that other gallery site.

I haven’t been creating new content on this site due to my need to regroup creatively; I’m sure those who opine, publish and work on original content otherwise will understand this ebb-and-flow process of producing.  This primary site, however, is in need of refreshing.  Thanks to any/all who may continue to visit.

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!”