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"When I was ten I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." ~ C.S. Lewis

I'm up to book four in The Chronicles of Narnia again. They're a sad read from the point of view of an adult.

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I just watched one of the major apartment buildings in my complex burn to the ground in a massive conflaguration.

Doors being kicked in to save the oblivious, wailing and gnashing of teeth, we had it all.

At this point, I am unsure as to whether there were injuries or deaths. Both are a high possibility.

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It appears that the money has been moved in the
president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and
I suppose that's the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the
levees can't be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make
the case that this is a security issue for us.
-- Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2004

Sharks are swimming down canal street.