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Please do not respond to this email from [email protected]

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It claims that wolfpeace, known here as Shelly or shalimar is stranded in Spain and needs money.

As Shelly is approximately 50 feet from me here in Indianapolis, I know that to be untrue.

Kindle Buffet Comics and Graphics novels

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Today's Kindle Buffet ends page 3 with 10 Comics and Graphics Novel books. It looks as if they are samplers and commentary, no9t so much actual stories, but I wanted to let people here know about them while there is still time to get them for $0.00.

http://www.weberbooks.com/kindle/

Looking more closely, at least one of them has some actual comics.

An update on my road, to follow Annette's

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Some of you may remember that last summer, ( 2011), I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They thought they'd caught it early enough that it would not come back. Nevertheless, I was put on a relatively mild chemotherapy, ( just in case! ). I was also put onto a trial study of a vaccine for pancreatic cancer.

After the chemo was over, the study and the vaccine injections continued. I also continued to get CT scans every three months.

Another Amazon/Kindle book I'd recommend to our authors

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I'm sorry I didn't begin to read this book and highlight it while it was free from the Kindle Buffet a couple of days ago.

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don't tell issues.

Shalimar update-She had her surgery yesterday

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They did their work on the infected area on her left foot, and also lengthened the Achilles tendon on that ankle, so she will be hobbling around for quite a while. I'm taking in the walker she's used after previous surgeries today. The doctor thinks that is all she'll need to get around.

Holly

Shalimar update-UDATE. Surgery is definite

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After batting it around for a while, the doctors are still talking about surgery, but not UNTIL TUESDAY. They can't seem to make up their minds. Yesterday they were going to send her home and wait a week.

Holly

Shalimar( Shelly) is in the hospital, surgery is definite

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She got the results of the tests and MRI, and is now waiting word for when the surgery will be.

I read all of the comments to her about 20 minutes ago, and she wants me to thank everyone for their thoughts.

Holly

(original message)
As many of you know, diabetes has cost her all of her toes over past years.

Snoopy & the Red Baron to return to the Emeryville mudflats

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The artist, Tyler Hoare, plans to install them this weekend.

Not counting the time they were taken down as eyesores, he says they only last about 5 years maximum before the forces of nature destroy them. Some of his other creations have lasted as little as a day, because they were down at the waterline.

This may be the last time he can do it, though, as not only he is getting older, ( he's in his 70s), but there are only 3 posts left of the 20 or so that were there to mount his masterpieces on when he started.

For more, and pictures, go to:

I'm embarrassed to be asking for help finding a story ...

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again.

About 3 years ago I asked for help finding this story, and must have just read it, but not saved it.

The protagonist is at a private school for boys at the start, and is asked to sing with a well known orchestra ... as a girl.

'She' is a hit and goes on to national, ( world?) renown.

It turns out she is intersexed and marries her one time roommate.

She also takes down a professor who was taking credit for work his students had done, and she exposes him.

Help, please?

Holly

Here's another bit of 'Spanglish', Erin

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This was a sign on the wall of the first and original Round Table Pizza, before Bill sold the rights to the name and menu to some franchisers. ( For those of you est of the Rockies, or outside the US, Round table is strictly a West of the Rockies chain. The original was in the town where I attended high school, and it was THE PIZZA JOINT in the area.

If you could decipher the sign to the owner it was worth a free pizza. Everyone was on the honor system not to give i away, and it seemed to have worked.

OK, here is the sign

Seville der dago
Tousin bosses inaro
Nojo demis trux

I grew up in CA at the time you were doodlebugging, Erin ...

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... but one thing was the same. We also called ant lions doodlebugs, so I don't think it was strictly an Arkansas thing.

I never worked the cotton fields around Fresno, CA, but did do some agricultural work with many of my friends in the same time frame, 1950-1954, when I was 6-10.

Sex change might not bar wannabe beauty queen (MissUniverse)

This just in- at least in my usual sources ...

The Miss Universe contest may change its mind regarding Jenna Talackova, the transsexual Miss Canada,

""provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions."

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_20313136/sex-change-might-not-...

For everyone who has lost one of their animal friends.

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A few days ago, Sue Brown blogged about having had to put her cat, Biscuit to sleep. I commented about having a week earlier having to put my cat, Bleu to sleep, and many other commented as well.

I know it has been hard for me to face my loss, too.

STILL open for (editing) business

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I hope shalimar's blog the other day didn't put off anyone's sending me anything to edit.

I poster before that, that I might be a bit slower than usual getting to a story, but I had only one day I was so weak i didn't make it to the computer, or feel like even having them bring one to me. I looked forward to having to get up, walk to the computer room ( Family Services) and check my emails. I needed to get up and walk, and sit up, and time at the computer was better than just sitting on the couch in my room. I did receive and returned 3 edits while in my quite pleasant gaol.

Southern California teen sentenced for killing gay * student

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Remember Brandon King, the 15 year old shot in the back of the head in a computer lab 3 years ago?
This article still calls him 'gay', though Larry was portraying as female at school.

Southern California teen sentenced for killing gay student

By Greg Risling Associated Press
Posted: 12/19/2011 11:01:02 AM PST
Updated: 12/19/2011 12:04:34 PM PST

VENTURA -- A Southern California teenager was sentenced on Monday to 21 years in state prison for killing shooting a gay student in the back of the head during a computer lab class three years ago.

Almost Free, to a Good Home

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I have lost so much weight in the past 3 years that my corset no longer fits properly.

It is bright blue satin and black and laces to around 34 inches which is now loose on me.

It is in excellent condition, work only by a Little Old Lady, ME!

If you are interested, send me a private message and we can see what we can work out as far as shipping, which might be free, but no promises.

Holly

Ho hum. Annuder HHH update,

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I got the final word just this afternoon.

My Chemotherapy starts around noon on Monday.

And I have been accepted into the trial study of the immunosuppressant inoculations. There was a fifty fifty chance I would actually receive the injections, and the other fifty percent, that I would just be in the other half, being monitored periodically the rest of my life.

Interesting how location affects the way news is presented

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Though I haven't lived in San Jose since 2010, I still read the online version of the paper. I did live there or work within the range of the printed paper from 1973 - 2010, and have many friends living there, so I still identify with the city. Besides, I like their online comics!

This article,
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19199091

about the murder of a transgendered woman does give her name as James (Lucie) Parkin.

But, it states that her transgendered status was not the cause of the murder, and most importantly,

ALL OF THE PRONOUNS USED FOR HER ARE FEMALE.

An update, 4 1/2 weeks after my surgery

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I'm doing well, and still ahead of the surgeon's expectations ... BUT
There had to be a but, didn't there?

I've known for two weeks that in the pathology lab work, they found that one of the 17 lymph nodes that were in the removed mass had cancer cells in it. But I was not able to see the oncologist till today, so only a few people have been told.

Thank you to everyone who has wished me well

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Everything continues to go well, 6 days after getting out. I've cut the pain pills in half and may quite in a day or so, and went out for several hours shopping with Gwen and Shelly.

Didn't buy much as we we pricing and trying to locate an exhaust fan for the kitchen. I need to let the landlord's agent know our ideas, as it will soon be too cold to keep the back door and kitchen window open to keep the smoke alarms from going off,or when cooking onions.

I'm still less comfortable when sitting or standing vertically, but if I can kick back even a bit it isn't bad.

Holly is BACK! Additional info.

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Hello, all, here I am, back home 5 days after my surgery, minus my gall bladder and about 1/5th of my pancreas.

I tried to get on at the hospital to let everyone know things were going well, but the 'nanny' filter on their network decided this is not an acceptable site for an adult to visit..

My doctor seemed to be thinking I was doing well. He told me that his personal average for this is 8.8 days, so I am well ahead of that average.

Read it fast, this may not be available beyond today

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Here is an interesting cartoon I found in today's paper.

This is a direct link to the strip that may be gone tomorrow.

http://www.gocomics.com/brainwaves/

You may be able to see it later by clicking on September 03 2010 in the upper right corner for a while longer.

I'm not familiar with the site, just happened across it in the Indianapolis Star online.

Why September 03 2010 showed up today, I have no idea.

Notice of a probable BCTS BBQ in Northern Utah, June 19

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Shelly/Shalimar and I are going to be moving east in the last half of June, and spending a couple of nights and one day, a Sunday, north of Salt Lake with Penny Cardon, author of ‘Educated in the Hills’.

We will be traveling with a couple of other BCTS members, Beth Williams, & Sparrowchild, so that will make 5, and I have already contacted one other BCTS member about it.

To make it a bit easier to get there, we are thinking we may hold a BBQ in the Ogden area, and invite anyone from this community, as we have twice, out in Walnut Creek, CA.

A last reminder about the West Coast BCTS get together

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As I have said before, I will be checking my email one last time around 8AM tomorrow for any last minute requests to attend, but I think we will have enough, ( and there is a new grocery 2 blocks away), if you should just decide to come at the last minute.

Here are directions from the west, Oakland/San Francisco direction, on HWY 24, on I680 from the south, and I680 form the north.

This URL is for coming in from the Oakland/ the west on hwy 24 & the Caldecott Tunnel.

The weather forecast for Walnut Creek is looking better?

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It's gone back from showers to just partly cloudy all weekend. And now they are saying a slight chance of showers.

I guess we'll just have to set up tents and hold our hands out to see if they get wet.

So you're all still invited to join us at the 2nd West Coast BCTS get together, as long as you can make it to downtown Walnut Creek on your own

PM me if you are interested.

Holly

2nd west coast getogether is next Saturday It's not too late

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If anyone is still sitting on the fence about joining us, please do so, the more the merrier.

If anyone sends me a Private Message here right up until 8AM Saturday, I will send more complete directions with a couple of images to help if you are driving.

We figure the unofficial starting time as noon, and to run until whenever, probably around sunset.
We'll be doing some setting up, and making sure the Canada Goose messes are cleaned up before noon. Several hundred live in the park.

The action in my post "62 hours" went wonderfully.

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I can't believe how easily everything went.
I had to wait until the court room opened at 9AM, and was out before 9:15, after teh judge (GG) made a little joke about it.

"Holly Happy Hart, I think that is one of the best names I've ever heard I hope you'll be very, ( short pause ), HAPPY, ( second short pause ) with it." This in front of a courtroom full of people. I wonder how often she gets to use a bit of fun word play?

By 9:30 I had several certified copies of the decree.

My Magic Number, as of 7PM PST today, is 62

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I've almost posted something about my upcoming event twice, only to realize that someone else might feel I was upstaging a post they made that day.

In 62 hours, I will enter courtroom 60 in the county seat, and go before the judge.

I fully expect to walk out with a piece of paper that tells me my legal name is now:
HOLLY H HART,
and go from there to the Department of Motor Vehicles to start the process of getting a driver's license that say the same AND that my gender is F.

The April 2nd BCTS Get Together is coming

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I'm still working on options for bad weather, but somehow or another we're going to make it work out.

If nothing else, we may have a couple of tents to go over the tables at the park. They still need to be checked out. But hopefully we will not have to worry about them.

I'm still looking for a place we can go indoors if we have to. The place I thought of first, does not have a separate room we can use, but I haven't put on a full court press yet.

A DATE, & maybe A PLACE for the Second West Coast BCTS MEET

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We have A DATE, but only roughly, A PLACE

We had the date for our Second West Coast BCTS Meet narrowed down to Saturday April second, Sunday the third, or Monday the fourth.

I pretty much took Monday out of the running, because some of need to go to work on weekdays.

I suggested that Saturday looked best, as Saturday afternoon and evening was mid-weekend, while Sunday afternoon was crowding it for anyone who had to return quite a distance.

In Oct., many wrote and said, "Why didn't you tell us?

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OKAY, NOW I'M TELLING EVERYONE.

Of course most of you will not be able to make it. Last October 14, Arecee, MonaLisa, Rachel Anne, shalimar, Heather Rose Brown & I got together in a park in Walnut Creek, CA, when Erin was up this way.

( Rachel, shalimar and I all seem to think we had one more person, but can only name the seven listed above. I'm sorry if you were there and we are missing your name.

A number of people said, "Why didn't you tell me? I would have tried to make it," or words to that effect.

Vicky Kowalski- 1st Trans person elected trial judge in US

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She is the first transgender person known to have been elected as a trial judge and one of very few elected to any office.

Read the article here, before it is archived in a few days.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_16966747?nclick_check=1

I followed this election, though I live in the next county.

There was some opposition by some people/groups, but her opponent did not seem to use her gender/gender change as much of an issue.

Happy Hollydays and an update on my health, too

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I'm not sure how many of you read Arecee's blog when he posted Assassin part 6, but I'm the editor who was under the weather and delayed the posting by about 3 weeks.

it seems that I have had Hepatitis, luckily, not the contagious types, for several months. I've been trying to take off 2-3 pounds a month and had gotten down to 210 from 250 Nov 1.
Then, without trying to, I lost 10 pounds by US Thanksgiving Day, Nov 23.

That is when I really began feeling bad. My Thanksgiving meals consisted of a bowl of soup and 2 peanut butter sandwiches.

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