Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. 2002
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NOVEMBER 29, 2002
Greets and Huggers.  Posted the evening of November 29, 2002.  "Chappy" ..... ( http://www.chappysplace.net ) .... one of  the "damn cats" .... trapped a mouse  ... the other 4 cats sat there watching.  Picture 4 cats ... waving pom-poms  ... hehehe ... an alternate species "spectator sport"!  Susan was beside herself  ... her "babies" will now need to be inoculated  .. to protect them from "rabies", "feline HIV" and "Mad Cat" disease, (we don't eat cats in the USA ... do we?  .... hmmmm ... do have a really good recipe for cat meat Yakymundo, (a Korean specialty  ... kinda like a cat meat ravioli)  ... have not shared that with Susan).  Understand mice can carry the "Hunta-Virus"   ...   but geez  ...  when did mice become carnivores?  When was the last time you saw a mouse "with an attitude"?  Well, better get my shotgun and solve this problem.  Although, must admit, I don't have any good "mouse" recipes.

We have all read George Orwell's "1984", (published in 1949)  ..... required reading for most high school seniors and college freshman, (see ...
http://www.gerenser.com/1984/analysis.html  ...  if you have trouble remembering it). With national ID Cards being proposed  ... with surveillance camera's everywhere  ...  and now a proposal that the Pentagon monitor all electronic business transactions using supercomputers  .... the "Total Information Awareness Program" ....  all in the name of "security".  None of the above actually "make" us more secure, (as noted by Dan Sharp earlier in the week).  How many of our civil liberties are we willing to sacrifice for a "feeling" of security?  "Doublethink"!! (obviously my posts are in "A-vocabulary").

Had a VERY good friend, Dennis V. .... (
http://www.karltimmerman.com/dennis.html) ... call me last Sunday ... his computer was fried.  Told him and his Lady to come by, I would fix it.  I took some of my spare parts and did.  He "chats" with his children and his "Mom".  He lives for that.  Dennis is a hero. "Purple Heart" .... Nam. He is dying .... no one knows why. I suspect "Agent Orange".  The VA in KC, (according to him ...  blew him off)  ... the VA folk in Columbia  ... call him to see how he is doing. They care.  To the VA folks in Columbia  ... Thank You ... I ....  (and a grateful America) ...... dip my FIN to you.  This man is a hero.  To the VA folks in KC  ... go back to working for the Casinos. 

Had friends and family visit Ft. Timmerman for Thanksgiving  ... enjoyed good food, (cooked a "Turkey L'Orange", http://www.karltimmerman.com/turkey.html ) ... ate way too much ... and enjoyed watching Susan, family and friends watch football.  I/we take too much for granted:  both in the civil liberties we enjoy and the "things" that make up our life. Thanksgiving is a day to pause and give thanks for the blessings in our life  .......   and to give thanks to and for those that have made it possible for us to take these blessings for granted.

After much soul searching ... after many gut wrenching calls to my friends:  I have reached the conclusion  ...   that  ...  I must come out of the closet:   I'm a male lesbian.  I suspect alot of men are but are afraid to come out of the closet:  they hide behind that    ....  <shudder>  .....  "hetero" label.  By the cruel ironies of fate ...   I am doomed to love a Lady ... doomed to lust after a Lady ... my Susan.  May not be politically correct .... .. know I can no longer qualify as a BoyScout leader  ....   but like some things in life ....  it just is.  Speaking of which .... she calls!!  :)

The fireplace is cranking out heat ...  everyone is stuffed on leftovers  .. all is well at Ft. Timmerman tonight.  Our thoughts and prayers to and for our men and women in uniform:  may they be safe and return home safely.

As always  ....    if my post offends  ...  I apologize.

Karl (the dumb ole country lawyer from Holden, Missouri)