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What Is and What Could Have Been.

most of us are blissfully unaware of The Near Misses; the calamitous collisions with Fate that could have Changed Everything but, improbably, didn't when the seemingly inevitable conclusion of the chain of Could Have Beens doesn't actually make itself manifest - much to the chagrin of The Cosmic Oddsmakers - and allows one to continue to hold the belief while watching the nightly news that The Horrors only happen to other people.

but occasionally the veil is lifted, such as when you find a burned out plug that likely caught fire, given the wisps of carbon on the wall above the outlet, just a few feet from your child's bedroom that leaves you left to ponder What Is and What Could Have Been.

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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

the complete tales & poems of winnie the pooh

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

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