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Friday, March 28, 2008

To all my Family, Friends, Associates, & More

Wopila Tanka!!
("Many Thanks" in Lakota)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Encouraging Words from MCEA Legal Counsel

Note: The Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA) is an independent public employee association representing Maryland state and local employees on workplace justice and freedom issues.
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Awalt
Sent: Mar 21, 2008 9:17 AM
Subject: MCEA Board of Directors' Meeting

Keep up the good work at the Board of Directors' meetings--you were really on point for the important issues....
Stephen B. Awalt, Esq.
Kearney, Drechsler & Awalt LLC

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Please tell my Mother!"

(Originally posted on 3/18/06)

Something especially wonderful happened to me this morning at the Washington, D. C. Temple (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
There was a small multi-racial/ethnic group of us performing vicarious marriages and family sealings for others, some of whom had waited for over 200 years for this Priesthood blessing.
Sister Salazar was pregnant with her next child, and she and her husband were at the altar, when the realization came into my mind that her forthcoming baby's spirit also was there with us.
This child was so very grateful to and proud of soon being "Born under the Covenant"(due date is August, 2006) to this humble sister and brother.
The prompting grew stronger, and, as the sacred work progressed, I continued to bask in this realization.
Finally, and with more than a little impatience, a small voice pleaded, "Please tell my Mother!".
And so I did.

Monday, March 10, 2008

More on "A Cautionary Query"

The well put response by Stephen Schaefer, was one of many reactions to my previous "A Cautionary Query" email and posting.
That "Who'll watch the watchmen?" email was sent, in batched format, to all on my email list; including media, elected & appointed government officials in multiple States, MCEA public employee union leaders, prison and state employee coworkers, family, LDS Church members, friends & neighbors, college alumni, and many others.
Each recipient who responded to me reacted to this email from a different and personal perspective, some believing that it was intended solely for them or their organization.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

A Cautionary Query

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(Who'll watch the watchmen?)