Welcome to 2007…

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!
– from Rocky Balboa

Hi All,

BugPhuck! As you can see, practically my entire blog (everything since ’97) has been somehow wiped out and this is the only entry you see here. I was writing before Xanga, before MySpace, and before the term “blogger” was in wide usage. Not that I’m trying to defend my position as a worthy writer of attention (not just yet, at least). But, my audience is still around – I think. Listen… you can hear crickets… and they either like to read me too, or they’re “crucking”. (Figure that one out.)

Anyways, my dumbass… I somehow had accidentally reset my MySQL database (for you techie savvy peoples) and this is what you see here for now – as of today’s entry date, which is January 1, 2007. Therefore, I wanna wish you all a Happy New Year, everybody! Our intelligent but, at times, clueless species have survived thus far.

So, does that mean I’m gonna start anew? The timing is impeccable, isn’t it? Starting the year with new thoughts, goals and ideas… and blog entries. No doubt. But, I will, I promise you, have published (and gettin’ paid for it) writing material (mostly fiction) for you to read in the extremely near future.

I’m sure my pasts blog posts will be recovered within the next few days. Or, so my optimistic view of the future nurtures me to believe. But, until then, you are allowed mercy of my words. I have even removed (temporarily) the link to my fiction and non-fiction work. Actually, the truth is, the disabling of MySQL has wiped out the links too. So, it’s only a matter of time when you see them back up.

But, to change the topic. I know this the time of year that people start asking each other,”What’s your new year’s resolution?” It gets boring and clichéd doesn’t it? ’cause you know we all find reasons to not do them as we get deeper into the year, and we wait until the following year arrives and we reset our resolutions again. If you’re gonna do something, do it. We’ve all survived, this time let’s all show a little courage and begin to evolve… Gee, I think I’m talking to myself again.

I wish you unforgettable odd times for the year 2007 C.E.

ray hom

The future holds nothing else, but confrontation.
Public Enemy

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