Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sorry to hear...........Pro volleyball

Sorry to hear about the passing of Michele's mother........There were many comments about the volleyball, and I sat next to Casey Jennings today (who won the men's championship yesterday) as his fiancee, Keri Walsh, won the women's today!!! What kind of talent are those 2 going to produce!! Sitting on my other side was Holly McPeak, the all time winner of women's beach volleyball tournaments. Casey, Keri, and Holly all live in Manhattan or Hermosa Beach. The kids start playing here at 3 years old!!! I have to get back to reviewing videotapes, and working on this week's newsletter. Ciao, Richard Roe


onrynurse said...

Sorry, Michelle for the loss of your Mom....hugs...
We watched the sand volleyball on TV, the other weekend!! Gotta be super fit and talented for that!! Glad you enjoyed the Tournament, Richard!!

Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:55:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi All,

MICHELLE, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Just this weekend I attended services for one of my best friends who lost her mother. It was a real tribute to the bond between mothers and daughters.

Just visited my mother today. She made sure that she took MY blood pressure several times. How ironic, since she is the one with heart problems.

Michelle, take of yourself and take as much time as you need.

Ladies, I have not been around for awhile, but must say you are all teriffic! very romantic...speaking of the moon, I am a moon child, born under the sign of Cancer. The full moon was beautiful this past week. I adore sitting by the water and looking at the reflecton of the moon on peaceful waves. one of my favorite sports. I used to be quite good at it, but haven't played in some time.

I agree and am happy with the honesty, warmth and intelligence that is being shown by you Richard and the ladies of the blogg on this adventure.

All the best to you all.


Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:47:42 PM  
bdnc said...

My deepest sympathy to you Michelle... i lost my dad years ago and all i can do for him is to remember little things that made him a great dad. :-(

Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:53:55 PM  
happy said...

to leslie vancan

Thanks for your generous offer! My sis went to Vicotria last September and I definitely want to see it for myself. I know I would LOVE it! She went on the trip & all I got was a little yellow piggy bank. :) labeled 'Victoria' - which happens to be my daughter's name!

Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:01:14 PM  
KLew said...

Richard---I did watch a bit of the volleyball. A very vigerous sport.
Casey has a great smile!!! We do not have that type of sport in the Northwest--especially on the beach!! There are many people who do play indoors though. I am more of a baseball nut. I would love to see baseball in Japan. It is supposed to be quite an experience. Have a nice evening.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:06:06 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir toute la monde,
Michelle please read my "Blog" message sent to you on the July 23 Blog: "Travel by Full Moon"
Leslie and Happy.............this could be a very fun experience in September......I am so up for it!!
Still struggling with my 3 items...pas o man!!
A la prochain
La Belle form La Belle Province xox

Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:13:35 PM  
BlogSmog said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
My son (who was 36) passed
five years ago so I know first hand that grieving is not an easy process. One does heal and the wonderful memories sustain the survivors and allow us to move on knowing that they are now outside of pain and rest in peace.


I did enjoy watching the volleyball competition and it inspired me to go to my favorite beach for the rest of the day. Spectacular day in the islands-- surf was up, tradewinds were blowing, and water was warm.

Thanks for sharing the activity with us.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:27:26 PM  
Belizegial said...

Richard and ladies, good evening from the windy tropics.

Would like to add my condolences to our fellow blogger, Michelle, at the passing of her mother who has been lifted up toward the astral light and to God...

My prayers are with you all tonight.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:39:36 PM  
droma said...

Hi Richard,
"What talent are Casey and Keri
going to produce!!" Just imagine
the expectations their children will have to
try to live up to!!
Lots of pressure on the offsprings of successful parents, just ask your sons.
I am not trying to be a smartalick(sp?),
but it can be a problem sometimes.
Gute Nacht (1 AM here)

Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:05:13 PM  
Travelin said...

Good morning everyone,
As I sit here in yet another hotel room, this time in VA. Yes, everyone we are getting closer to Cape Cod. So I can sit on the beach a few days and be a vegatble and not drive. I say a prayer for Michelle and her family, as I watch my grandmother sleep. I am so blessed to still have her and taken this time just for her.
But I am anxious to see my son next week and spend some time with him also. And go back to Florida and find a place to live. See my children, get my dog back from my ex. Visitation time is over.
And yes Richard, even do some more traveling, if you choose me, just not February please. I would still love to see other places. Just not do all the driving next time.
I still haven't seen the Oprah show with Richard on it, your movie, or even the volleyball tournament. Sometimes you miss alot when traveling.
Have an awesome day everyone, I haven't driven this stretch of the country since my ex was stationed in Fort Campbell, KY and the kids were babies. Now they are all grown up. How time does fly.

Monday, July 25, 2005 5:01:38 AM  
Suzie Shea said...

Such a full and energetic weekend! It is awe-inspiring to see how various people navigate their bodies in the wonderful world of sport! It was also thrilling to see Lance conquer a seventh ride and move on to other endeavors. Your weather was fantastic as well.Have a great week!
Suzie Shea

Monday, July 25, 2005 7:35:35 AM  

Good Morning everyone!

Cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the game.Without wanting to sound like bragging(oh well, take it as you may) it didn't compare to last summer, yes I got to be in Athens to see them play.WOW, WOW, WOW,is all I can say.I had larygitis for three days after.I think everyone was glad, they kinda got sick of hearing me talk about USA,USA,USA,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH.Certainly to their credit Greece did a great job too, with everything, I was proud of them!
Richard, even if we don't get a chance to meet,while in Chicago go to North Ave. Beach and check out the games there, the nets should still be up.
I am sorry to hear about bloggers leaving, varities of opinions is viable to good conversation, think it over and try to keep in mind what the format is here,ROMANCE, TRAVEL,exchanging ideas.Please for one moment do not think I sound like a "suck up".The last thing I my life I have ever been know as is timid, as a matter of fact most times I have had to bite my tongue a lot.The saying is from those who know me is "if you don't want to know the truth, then don't ask
".........".No one has ever had to second guess me, it's just that it's easy for us gal's to stray from the topic's.We have soooo much to share and ideas to give it can get a little hairy.
The only thing I can say in defense "of" RR is that he may not have had a chance to blog re-garding M's mother.Sometimes a person could be looking for the right words.

On a lighter note,picture this;"wake up around 6:am, fix a cup of coffe ,wrap a big ol towel around ya, walk out to the hot tub, step in, and have your private time with God, and while all this is going on up in the tree is a Hummingbird flapping away with the sun breaking through the leaves in the tree.Who say's God doesn't speak to US !
This is what I got to see yesterday morning here in Albuquerque,Took a day off from my work out here, fantastic.We certainly don't have to go far for our experiances.

Travelin,I will be in Orlando with a bunch of my family in Aughst,19-26th, do I understand you work at Disney, we could have a "cupa" together, let me know.
ONE MORE QUESTION and I'll sign off; RR it seems we have basically the same women blogging since the beginning, with all the mail you are receiving why is it there aren't tons more or new ones joining us each day???, or could it be we are just the "stead fast and loyal types, die-hards true to the end kinda women. "FOOD FOR THOUGHT"
Well, Ciao for now got to go o work,....

Monday, July 25, 2005 7:43:05 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

My heart has been touched by each of you, thank you for everything.
Love, Michelle

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:12:14 AM  
Mary R said...

Good morning Michelle, Richard and Friends,
Michelle, my prayer is that there will be someone close to help you through this loss. As I said yesterday, now your Mom is in a place where she can see the whole picture. We down here on earth can only look up and see our limited view.
I remember hearing an interview from a survivor of 9-11. The interviewer asked this lady after she had survived being in a shaft for so long, "Why did she think she had survived?" She said, "I must still have something important to do." So do all of us that are still alive. No one is Dead as long as he is remembered by someone.
Yesturday,we had no time for TV. My visiting family helped me finish an outdoor project I had been working on. It went so fast with all of their help and is now there as a memory every time they come here. AND my 7 year old grandson made the Key Lime Pie:
1 14-oz can condensed milk
3 egg yokes, 1/2 cup Lime juice
1 9-inch graham crust. Blend 3 ingredients till smooth, fill crust, bake @350 8 to 10 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before refrigerating, for dinner. The dinner conversation included many childhood memories. The pie is great & quick.
Richard, I love to travel as well as the next person and have done most of mine because of work. Do you ever miss "The rest of the story" The simple pleasures of HOME? I have never heard you mention that???
We have talked about our travels, other people we've passed, the moon,etc., what about the people like Michelle's Mom or whoever has infulenced our lives and helped us become who we are today? A simple rose for the living is better then a costly wreath for the dead. Is this topic too REAL for bloging???
Mary Rose
Mary Rose

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:27:30 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning Richard,
I was Not going to Blog again, but I do need too.
I have to say.. When I read the Heading this morning I felt an overwhelming urge to tell you "THANK YOU" Michelle I am certain needed that from you.
I am sorry I did not get to see the Volley Ball action.
My Full moon expeirence was dancing under it with my ex while it was sofltly raining and he was following me home from working a late shift, and our song had come on, he flashed his headlights to pull me over, we danced in the middle of the road, holding each other tightly, kissing, dancing slowly, not even knowing that the music had changed we were on our old road and so much in LOVE then.
we hadn't even noticed we were soaking wet.. he lighlty pushed a strand of hair from my face, then looked into my eyes, and told me, the starlite in my eyes made them even bluer than the ocean, and he could just swim in them. the contact between us was so touching it brought tears to my eyes, and made me feel so incredibly warm as though (at that time I thought I had found my soul-mate). I had put my head in his shoulder and let him hold me. Then we knew we had to go home....
Thank You for letting me share my story with you..

Being in my 40's I am in my prime Richard, and I, as you know continue to date, from our early blogs, so I have never given up looking for my soul-mate, and have never put all of my eggs in one basket, yes I just called you an egg!! And I did not mean to bite your head off either, so "I AM SORRY". But I wanted you to know that because in my life, Love, Family, God then Fun is the way it is. There is no room for someone who has no respect for others, even if the others have less than thee. I know I have nothing, not even an education, but I know how to Love, I have my Family, I have God in my heart and he is always with me, and I have a smile on my face always:) no ever knows if I am hurting! I always have fun!!! my motto!! Mostly because I am not afraid to try, and I am not uncomfortable in saying No, or telling it like I see it... (standing up for someone else is my job, it is the mom in me)

Have a Wonderful Day,


Monday, July 25, 2005 8:28:27 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Good Monday AM!!!!
From Moon-Soaked Carolina!!!
Just back from my floating cabin on the lake(which is solar power with XM Radio and other modern conveniences, but no Internet)But, I slept in the hammock, half over the water and bathed in that beautiful moon, we were all looking at and seems that I was still connected with what was happening on the Blog.

It is so easy to miss small details on this Blog, Wanda, that happen to be Monumental to someone else.

If I read & skimmed thru correctly, Looks as if Sybil lost her Mom as well as Michelle.???
Am I Correct Happy???
I think the commradery of our "new
found" network of friends is very special, I too hope there is a way that may of us can meet in a group, if not we will meet "uno on uno".
The Cruise idea is not dead, Maybe we should start with Oprah and get several folks funded as a core group, no doubt many of us cannot afford to be the world travelers that we desire to be on our own pocketbooks or we probably would not be so enthralled with this venture to begin with.
I read of "Traveling & Grams" coming thru "our neck of the Woods" and felt a loss that I didn't get to meet them.

Love to all!!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:57:22 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Note to Myself & other Bloggers,

Let's keep an eye on the "Big Picture", and even when conversation on this Blog is "less than perfect", on occassion.

Remind me to "never say, NEVER" because one of you gals or Richard is sure to say something that I will just have to comment on!!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 9:09:49 AM  
happy said...

to cathyincarolina

Sybil, writing as 'anonymous' at 6:05 a.m. on the previous blog site said her mom had died.

I agree with you that it "is so easy to miss small details on this Blog, Wanda, that happen to be Monumental to someone else." There are so many, many many storylines to follow. It's a natural soap opera except that it's truth not fiction. If we knew all of each other's would be more than any one of us could wrap our minds around!

The blog is merely a microcosm of life in general - just a small cross section of it. Life, death, joy, sadness, success, failure, thrills, despair - anything which can happen within a huge city of people will definitely happen within our little group. Even if we were only 15 people this fact would still be true. C'est la vie.

And righto cathy - sometimes we just gotta comment!! :)

Monday, July 25, 2005 9:31:43 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour a tous,
Sybil, please accept humble apologies, I also failed to see your blog about your Mom. Please share the poem that I sent to Michelle on the "Full Moon July 23" blog. I hope it will provide comfort for you and your family at this time......take best care of you and yours ...thinking of you.
La Belle in La Belle Province xox

Monday, July 25, 2005 9:43:11 AM  
BikingNut said...

Thank you for clearing up a confusion for me. I read the note from Sybil but missed the one from Michelle so I was going to go back and read all.
It is a sad moment when we lose our mothers. So sorry for both of your losses. Now celebrate the wonderful gifts your respective mothers gave to you throughout your lives.
Biking Princess

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:09:07 AM  
bdnc said...

So, sorry to have missed your posting and i've included you in my prayer as well.

i'm sure there's a lot here that we have missed and misconstrued. That only shows how real we are all here. All we can do is learn from them. I missed the game but i had such a wonderful day yesterday.
Although, i have been making myself busy lately with girlfriends, i am starting to miss an opposite sex's companion. Do I sound desperate?
ohh yoy!
I get a lot of offers from young men but never from my age group (i'm 47). Why is that?
Ladies, most of men my age are taken, and i work from home so i don't get to meet a lot of them. Any suggestions?? :-) How 'bout you Richard?

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:29:35 AM  
bdnc said...

Anonymous A SMART ONE
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha Oh my gosh! that's funny! ha ha hah ah ha ha

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:57:00 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Oh!!!!The "old conspiracy theory"
I bet your right:)"O SMART ONE", This "Blog thing" is probably something you do not want to waste your time on!!!!Let me quote you, YOU HAVE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO!!!!!

Lots of Laughs!!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 11:16:13 AM  
Anonymous said...

to anonymous
So that's why YOU are here?

Monday, July 25, 2005 11:28:29 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey guys!
Let get a is very short.
Smart One.....Is it a sin for any one of us to dare to dream and express ourselves??.......I think not.
Your venomous hostility makes me feel quite sad for you!
ANGER is one letter short of DANGER!
La Belle in La Belle Province xox

Monday, July 25, 2005 11:41:54 AM  
Forest Hills said...

To Sybil and Michelle
I, too, had read of your respective losses. I was away from home, and internet, and can only respond now ... with my heartfelt, albeit belated, sympathy. I can assure you that the pain eventually does go away, and the love and good memories live on, in your hearts and in those that these loved ones touched.

My sincerest condolences.

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Monday, July 25, 2005 12:16:19 PM  

Canadian Bloggette... Love that quote about anger/danger, got to write that one down.

I will say I am curious as to why we don't have more ladies joining us.

OK, I;ll trying asking this question again, HOW DO YOU TYPE IN BOLD WHEN BLOGGING? Iknow I'm not the most literate with my computer but I thought I had the basic's down. It seems ot's different o this blog site. SOMEBODY PLEEESE help this novice out(I still have to look at the keys when I type)

Travelin.....don't forget to let me know about Orlando :)
Later all....

Monday, July 25, 2005 1:17:37 PM  

Richard, I can see your a sun,sand and water kinda guy, so am I, glad to hear I'm not alone in this rarely use air conditioning issue.
I was thinking, how about stepping outside of the box and do a trip toooooooo.....hear it comes........
I think it would be a great adventure.I know whenever the Discovery channel or Animal Planet is showing anything to do with it, I can't peel myself away.Maybe living with the eskimo's in an igloo will be something to talk about in the days when we are sitting in the rocker at the "old folks home" and exchanging our"tall tales" (chuckle-chuckle)
THINK ABOUT IT?!?!?!?!?!?!

Monday, July 25, 2005 1:29:14 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey La Dolce Vida,
Ever been to Alaska??
I camped in Alaska a few years ago...started in Whitehorse and went form there...incredibley vast, at times barren and so very peaceful, you can travel an entire day and see no one!
ps. the Bold thing...sorry can't help you...not only do I have to look whilst typing but after all this blogging I can proudly say I have only just mastered typing with 2 fingers!!! Yah! !
Clickgirl and bdnc are Tech PhDs...they have been a tremendous support with my Blog ills and I am sure they could help!
La Belle in La Belle Province xox

Monday, July 25, 2005 1:46:45 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Your doing a great job I hope you live through all of this. I really miss our chats via e-mail on Sunday. The Blog is great but very impersonal. The first e-mail from you I ran though the house yelling he's for real, the next one I fell on the floor. It doesn't take much to get me excited.

Monday, July 25, 2005 1:49:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

First off deepest sympathies to Michelle and Sybil. A deep sad loss.
Back to topic.
Richard has requested...Commenters should be thinking of only posting comments somehow related to the Senior Bachelor endeavor-and that is Promoting Romance and Adventure for People of all Ages. Too much "news" was being posted that had nothing to do with the intended purpose of the blog.

He tried to get comments about your moonlight travel keep the blog on the topic of TRAVEL & ROMANCE.

If I were Richard, I would definitely be crossing those who can't stay focused on the topic, off my list and off the blog, in the interest of the mission.

He asked to start side blogs:
Good topics could be
WHAT I DID TODAY (not related to topic)

This might make it easier for Richard to get the information he repeatedly has been asking from everyone, on this BLOG. I think we might even get more comments from him! Just a thought to keep our host in mind and on the topic while posting. Happy Days are here again...

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:20:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hola Richard!
Oh m'goodness California livin' by the seaside wid da volleyball and stuff goin' on sounds good 2 me :) the atmosphere along that whole coastal area must be a 'vibe' unto itself...California Dreamin' :)

One of my favourite poets Kahlil Gibran:
Then a Woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.
And he answered:
Your Joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say "Joy is greater than sorrow", and others say "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

To all of us who have Loved Ones that are now our personal Angels watching over us from G-D's Window.

Senior Bachelorette :)
from 'out of africa'
Vj in Toronto Canada

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:21:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Condolences to's never easy to lose a loved one. Was busy taping the rest of my video to send to RR and then getting ready for company in the afternoon so missed the volleyball tourny....DARN!! I do like to watch them, and only hope my granddaughter will be that good someday.
Ciao, KJS

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:26:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good early evening to all of you on the east coast-and good afternoon to all my fellow west coast lovers....i wanted to respond to to the blogger who believes that this website is a scam and that you are all being set up for some reality TV show....i am a personal friend of Richards and I want you all to know that I often pop in to say hello to richard and what I find every time...a man totally consumed with this process! He does review every log every day-several times a day! He cares about this adventure and for those who doubt...well i have some advice for you-we are not here very long so why not "Dream always and Dream Big"! Richard will take a few lucky particapants around the world on one hell of an adventure-for those who cant comprehend this fun and excitment-well you have two options...1) change your thinking and open your minds to this very generous idea or 2) take your pestimistic attidues and small minded thought else where-eliminate yourselves! Whether you have been burned before or dont believe in romance and adventure-I am sorry for your past...maybe it is time to let go and set your mind and heart free! Richard is a GOOD man with a GOOD heart-someone will become very lucky...believe in GOOD prevailing!
Best in being selected.

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:28:35 PM  
bdnc said...

To Make Bold
add greater than + b + less than signs before each word or sentence and add greater than + slash + b + less thansigns at the end of each word or sentence.(just like html tags above (where you type in your comments) or go to
for other references. :-)
I hope that helps.

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:28:53 PM  
bdnc said...

To Make Bold
OOOOPS Sorry wrong link for references, try this one

Monday, July 25, 2005 2:35:07 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard!
What would Life be like without those of us who DREAM BIG? The Senior Bachelor's Mission Statement: "Romance And Adventure For People Of All Ages" a wonderful way to ignite that passion for Life, afterall that is what dreams are made of! Yes I admit to being a DREAMER in every respect and imagination is the 'fuel' for my dreams! We live in a world of opportunity and sometimes it knocks but once and never again, for me this is just that, a golden opportunity, a DREAM of a lifetime! Maybe even the American Dream! :)
So to ALL who DREAM and DREAM BIG!
Salut...L'Chaim...Prost...Cheers...Chin Chin to ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE in the true sense of the word!
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Vj in Toronto Canada

Monday, July 25, 2005 3:41:19 PM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Good afternoon to all! Most importantly, Michelle, just think...there is another bright star in the heavenly skies...just look up and you will always be close to your mother.

Surfing thru the channels yesterday before heading outside, I saw some of the volleyball tournament and did think of you, Richard. I bet if we had been looking, we would have seen you in the stands...did you have on a SB t-shirt? I would love to hear how you got so involved in this sport...before your California days? As for the moon, everyone had such beautiful stories. I am always surprised when I come across people who don't even notice the moon and I'm talking about females who should still have that loving feeling... as the Righteous Brothers would say. One of my nieces when she was a toddler would always say when she looked up at the moon that "Aunt Brenda (that's me) is in the moon." It has guided me thru a lot of nights and given me hope because if something that far away can direct the tides of the oceans, then my little speck in time can account for something. Looking forward to your next newsletter but enjoy the night first! Brenda

Monday, July 25, 2005 3:54:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi everyone

Just a couple of comments on some of the stuff I just scrolled through:

To the person who posted the blog on 'topics' i.e.

'What do you think of Richard'
'Questions for Richard'

let me just say that you've either never read anything that has been written before or you just don't get it!!!!

The adoration bit has been done and done and done. People cannot think a lot of things about someone they don't know.

Most of the questions have remained unanswered, have been asked repeatedly by different people so .......

you enjoy yourself and do all of the above and whatever else you feel 'Richard has asked you to do'.

Oh and I feel you can rest easily knowing he probably has 'crossed those off his list ... you know the ones who 'cant stay totally focussed on him' i.e. those who have a life outside of this!!!!!

Incidentally, in my view, lots of really good travel experiences were being exchanged here by people who actually have travelled so as the whole endeavour initially started with a travel theme can you not see the relevance?

The other comment is to RR's friend! Don't be so arrogant and patronising in assuming you know what people are thinking and/or dreaming. How could you possibly know??? You sound like one of the blog censors (agree or your gone!!) There are many people blogging here who have as I said already travelled all over the world (it's not just Richard's experience). Of course he is busy reviewing tapes etc. He started something so he has to see it through, especially as he has made it public. If you feel the need to post something, then read the Four Agreements first. The way you think is just your reality.

Monday, July 25, 2005 4:44:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. by the way, I don't agree with any mad hysterical type postings like the one from the person who went on about the 'reality tv show' etc. but even she/he has a right to comment as its a www site!

Monday, July 25, 2005 4:51:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

to Richard Roe

"Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in."

"If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old."

"One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been."


Monday, July 25, 2005 5:06:22 PM  
The Coach's Daughter-"ella" said...

Dear People of All Ages,
I respectfully submit these words with the intention of promoting goodwill among those of us who travel together in our search for happiness, love, “Romance & Adventure.” I hope they will be welcome…

“The practices of many spiritual traditions contain antidotes for those emotions that block our ability to feel compassion. Take jealousy, for instance, the green-eyed monster which hopes the other person will be diminished, imagining this will free up proportionately more for itself. In Buddhism, the supreme medicine for envy is said to be mudita or "sympathetic joy," which calls on us to feel happy about other people's success. This is easy enough with those we love; but what about those with whom we feel competitive-whose loss would be our gain?

I once witnessed an exchange between a Tibetan lama and a questioner on this subject. "Rinpoche," said a pleasant middle-aged man in a checked sport shirt, "I adore my son and I want him to be happy. He's a linebacker for his high school football team, and I find myself rooting for him to just cream the opposing quarterback. Is there anything wrong with that?"

"Of course not," the lama replied equably. "You love your son, and you want his happiness, and he's happy when he beats the other team. This is only natural."

There was an audible sigh of relief in the room: the spiritual path may be challenging, but it's not ‘unreasonable.’

The man smiled. "Thank you, Rinpoche," he said, making a quick little folding gesture with his hands.

The lama laughed sharply. "I was only joking!" he said. "Actually, this is not at all the right attitude. In fact," he said, glancing at the man mischievously, "a good practice for you would be to ROOT FOR THE OTHER TEAM. See THEM winning, see THEM happy, see THEIR parents overjoyed. That is more the bodhisattva way."

Try it for yourself sometime: Root for the other team. But isn't this the mortal sin of "low self-esteem" or a lack of "competitive spirit?" Not exactly… it's more like metaphysical jujitsu. Rooting for someone else's happiness, we tune to a different wavelength. We feel more beneficent; less deprived, more capable of giving. The focus on another person's satisfaction becomes a lodestone that paradoxically draws us closer to our own. Isn't most envy just our own potential disowned? Aren't we jealous of what we ourselves might become? When we take another's viewpoint, we may suddenly feel there's twice as much to go around; not more money or fame or square footage, but what underlies the whole pursuit… more LOVE...“

--This is reprinted from Field Notes on the Compassionate Life by Marc Ian Barasch (published by Rodale)--
Cheers to ALL…
The Coach’s Daughter-“ella”

Monday, July 25, 2005 7:07:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

This is off-blog topic but something I would like put out there....Richard, I would love to see the proceeds from the Senior Bachelor shop used toward a humanitarian project wherever we go.....please consider it.....we are so immensely blessed, each and every one of us....let us share our blessings...

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:11:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

Namaste Richard and The Coach's Daughter- "ella"
Thank you "ella" for the Teaching, I will keep the book in mind! Being a student of the Kabbalah, we as students are taught just that, not to be envious/jealous of others. Since embarking on my spiritual journey learning Kabbalah which started in 1991, these same lessons keep surfacing in my everyday life. The real work is in the implementation thereof, becoming the practitioner, applying what I have learnt (not from books per se) but from listening over the years. I am by no means 'there yet' but strive to
remain with the consciousness of sharing and becoming more and more pro-active rather than re-active!
The spiritual journey is not an easy path, the straight and narrow!
I have to 'check' myself in order not to become too complacent:) The moment I let my 'guard down', the rug is pulled from under my feet :)
We are Spiritual Beings inhabiting physical bodies.
By the way a good book to read is GOD Wears Lipstick by Karen Berg. Men need to read it too as it will enlighten them pertaining to the psyche of the Woman.
La Dolce Vita!
A suggestion for the 'Romance and Adventure Team': A cruise in the Bahamas during Full Moon! :)

from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Vj in Toronto Canada

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:16:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good evening Richard :)

Regarding your comment that you especially love to see moonlight reflecting on water, I immediately thought of the song,
"Moon River".

...two drifters off to see the world
there's such a lot of world to see...
we're after the same rainbow's end
waiting 'round the bend
my senior-bachelor friend...
Moon, Richard and me :)


Monday, July 25, 2005 8:34:35 PM  
sharingthenight said...

let me see if I can still blog..
things are looking really slow, and there have been some interesting things said.. everyone is so different, thats what makes the world go around... I like that, That is Why I can be different.. I will be right back.. Wanda

Monday, July 25, 2005 8:48:29 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi Richard, Ladies,
how are you this evening?
does it seem to be a bit dim?
yeah, it is me, so your friend that stopped by ~ is the one that gave us the wonderful info on you not too long ago? It really would have been nice of him to give a few more details today!

We are still in your living room right????


Okay, I have a cup of coffee, and I thought about this and decided you all really need to hear this... I sent it to a few friends today, I heard it yesterday.. get closer, I am not to good at this -

The Bananna looked at the vibrat--
and said why are you shaking?
they are going to eat me??? lol ha ha ha ahaahhaa


Monday, July 25, 2005 9:04:48 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Wanda...........
I don't get it!!??

La Belle from La Belle Province xox

Monday, July 25, 2005 9:19:37 PM  
onrynurse said...

Morning Richard....
MN ,,,,,OOPPS....I turn into a pumpkin soon!!
Hope you've had a great day!!
We are finally getting rain here in NE.....and it's cooling down some!! YEHHHHH....
HI to all!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:08:02 PM  
onrynurse said...

Ps... I see it is posted in your time clarify...its midnight here!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:09:47 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

To La Dolce Vida in order to bold a statement do this without the spaces.

Type a caret "<" then type a "b" then type another caret ">". Notice the carets are left and right. Then type what ever you want. When you want to stop the bold print (because it is like a toggle switch) Type a caret "<", type a forward slash "/" type a "b" type a caret ">".

I probably didn't spell the caret right but you get the message.

Monday, July 25, 2005 10:59:20 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

To anonymous friend of RR Thank you we needed that. All we are really looking for occasionally is some support. We to are looking for romance in our lives, we to are looking for a chance in a million to meet someone very special. We wouldn't be here blogging every day in hopes that Richard would catch one glimpse of our post and that would strike an interest.

All we ask is that the procedure is done in an honest fashion, with some kind of integrity attached.

I've talked personally to alot of these ladies and they are all beautiful, intelligent women with the same goal in mind.

Please do not chastise us as if we were children. Ninety five percent of the post are positive, and beautifully written.

Richard put his head on the chopping block (sorry Richard), and it does take a lot of courage to do what he his doing (being in the public eye is a drag sometimes)- he too is looking for that special woman.

I think these women are smart, yet vulnerable and that includes me. We're not out begging for the attention of men. We are all looking for someone that has the tenacity that Richard has. A man that has goals, loves fun, is articulate, and is loving.

Please don't insult us by putting the rest of us in the gategory of the women that think we're being taking advantage of. We are smart enough to make our own decisions. We wouldn't be posting messages everyday, if we didn't believe that a dream can come true

I suggest to my ladie friends that we simply ignore those negative responses and keep up the good humor and exceptional communication.

Thank you for letting me vent. :>)

Monday, July 25, 2005 11:18:28 PM  
eileen said...

Richard, my beach experiences are from the great lakes around Michigan. Would be great to see the moon over the ocean.
I'm not very good at volleyball. Miss the net quite a bit. Wild shooter here. Oh, well we can't be good at everything we do. :>)


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:17:11 AM  
la dolce vida said...

Good Evening One and ALL

Maybe I should say Good Morning it's 1:15 AM where I am so don't know if this will post tonight or tomorrow.First of all I want to thank ALL of you who came forward with the info on how to bold type, I'll try it tomorrow, knowing me it'll probably take me a month to figure it out. I'm the one who couldn't figure out how to stop my VCR light from flashing(remember those) so I solved the problem, I just put a piece of black electrical tape on it, "worked for me":):):)

Speaking of books to read,try"IF THE BUDDHA DATED" The movie "What The Bleep Do We Know"was supposedly loosly based on it, but quite frankly I can't see the connection. I have never reversed and forwarded a movie so much in my life, and I rarely have a problem "getting it".
I'm going to watch it again on a morning when I have nothing on my mind and see if I can concentrate better.
Shoot, give me a good movie like"An Affair to Remember! As many times as I've seen it you'll still hear me saying"look over by the couch, can't you see why sh'e not getting up, come on Cary your smarter then that!! Love it, love it. If anyone hasn't seen "Notebook" yet do yourself a favor and rent it, "FANTASTIC"
I think I have an idea to get our juices flowing, let's all tell one of our most memorable/indearing/
scariest/or jaw dropping travel story we have experianced.
I know we've all got one (or a dozen) to tell. Let's take RR's lead and show him (and his friend) we've got it in us too!!!!!
I'll post my tomorrow(getting sleepy), anyone can start the ball rolling.
See ya all in the AM,.....CIAO
(temporarily in Albuquerque)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:48:06 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

If you don't get the bold figured out. email me at ""

I'll be happy to call you in NM and talk you trough it over the phone. It took me forever to get my name on the blog and even longer to learn how to bold. I'm still trying to figure out how HAPPY does the blue color.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:28:11 AM  

Suzanne in Mesa..............
I'll probably be taking you up on the offer.
Can you all believe the time, add an hour to what it post's at.One of my insomniac evenings.
So the blog comes in handy :)
OK, I have a confession to make and if anyone laughs at me know that you will be responsible for sendinG me ino the kitchen for the "dark chocolate chocolate chips".
Here goes:..... I just learned why some names are in blue and others aren't........ya-ya, well better late then never! That was fun reading the info, it put a whole new slant on everyone.
Maybe Suzanne can tell me in the e-mail or on the phone, she seems pretty knowledgeable.
(I get silly when I'm tired)
Travel story tomorrow.....CIAO

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:31:46 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Buenos Dias Muchachos (sp?) and Signor Richard,
La Dolce Vida....."you are a riot Alice" I can't do bold, can't do blue, STILL can't figure out how to attach photos, so you are so not alone, don't sweat the small stuff!
I rely on my computer to edit photos, design etc and I still can't get this Blog tech stuff!!BTW......check out my Blogger info for my favorite movie!!! My all time best mushy, feel good, tear jerking movie!!, even enjoyed the latter version: Annette Benning and
what's his name.
I was in bed late and up early.. 3 hours ahead of you guys so a little sleep deprived and brain is all good!! Will attempt to kick start the Travel stories. Great idea by the way...Kuddos!!

"The Bloggette Travel Dialogues"

Chapter #1

The Flying Canadian Wimp:

Way back when (well before computers and when you could buy a pack of gum for a quarter!!) I applied for a job as the Canadian Buyer for a company based in Berkley California. In the interview I was asked "Are you comfortable with flying?" As a single Mom with 3 babes to feed and desperate for a job I replied:
"Sure, absolutely no problem!!"
What was I thinking???
I ABSULTELY & CATEGORICALLY ABHORED AND WAS TERRIFIED OF FLYING!! (Much to my Dad's horror as he was a RAF pilot during WW II)
Well........I got the job and consequently had to fly ALOT.... and I was still terrified, especially landing and taking off from Chicago, the busiest airport in North America in those days..dreaded each and every trip, but I loved the job!
I was truly not sure how I was going to manage all this angst re was making me crazy. If I heard one more time the old addage: "You are safer in the air than on the ground" I would scream!!
Then during one flight we experienced horrific turbulance, I was sure it was a plot as EVERY flight had the worst flipping stomach on the ceiling turbulance and each time I was positive I would never see my beloved innocent little babies ever again, they would become was clearly the end of my world and theirs!
I think the flight attendant could sense by my white knuckles and green face that I was none too the turbulance abaited she said the captain would like to see me in the cockpit! I replied "you have got to be kidding!!??"
Anyway I obliged with great trepidation and quivering knees. The door to the cockpit opened and I was asked by the pilots to take a seat and join them for a while. But...I thought...what if I have to throw up or have a full out angst attack...right here!! NOT PRETTY!! NIGHTMARE!!
Next thing I hear is "There is a lunar eclipse tonight and we thought you might like to get a bird's eye view"
WELL let me tell you.....
NEVER in my dreams had I ever witnessed anything as spectacularily magnificent.
A full lunar eclipse right before our eyes... we could almost reach out and touch it! I remained upfront witnessing this once in a life time breathtaking phenomenon with my new found pilot "best friends" for the balance of the trip.
Life as I knew it was forever changed, if the celestial beings could perform in such a miraculous way then I could learn to enjoy flying!
From that moment on flying had a whole new meaning and became of one of my alltime favorite things! Which was a very good thing as I had copious flying ahead of me for various jobs etc.
My flight back recently from Bangkok-Sydney-Honolulu-Vancouver-Montreal comprised of 34 consecutive hours of fight time and 49 consecutive travel hours(alone!) and I loved every single minute of it...albiet I lost an entire day enroute!
So..... La Dolce Vida you may have opened Pandora's box...judging by the length of my story. Humble apologies!!
Ciao Bella Bloggettes and Richard
Have a tres tres bonne journee
La Belle dnas La Belle Province xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:10:09 AM  
sharingthenight said...


I know this is really been on a lot women's minds and it is very personal,
I am one who takes pre-cautions when having sex..
but I am a bold enough person to ask.. however I know you will probably say you will answer this in good time...
that is your motto..

I had the Most romantic dream last night, so my question this morning,

Richard, if you could please get back to me on this as soon as possible..

How long has it been since you have had sex?
Do you take Viagra?

Please Have a Wonderful Day,
Wanda Whitworth

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:14:57 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

CHI TOWN GIRL and SUZANNE or any one with these HTML skills,

Ok, I can make it bold!!!!! Now, how do you make your name show up in blue. Naturally Blonde!!!!

Well!!! WONDERS Never Cease!!!

Oh, I know, the BLOG POLICE will say that this is a total waste of Blog space

Sorry 'bout it....Scroll'll live!!!

CathyinCarolina said...

Thank you!!!!


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:24:07 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good Morning Wanda, fellow sleep deprived Bloggette,
I still don't get it!!!

Kidding again...
too much!

ps. Identical scenario...I feel SO MUCH BETTER..I am not alone!! I have lost 4, count em 4!! Wonder where they go?? Do you think they land in someone else's Blog Land?? EH?? Not good!

pps. Me thinks RR has PLENTY of no problem!
Ciao and Bon Chance
La Belle xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:34:22 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard,&"Women of the Blog",A thanks to:Cathyincarolina,happy,canadianbloggette,bikingnut,bdnc,forest hills,anonymous-thank you.
Started back to work on Sunday,was not able to work for 2 weeks,and was not able to focus,and was not sure if when I started back to work if I could(I am a NYS Lic,Massage Therapist)anyway,work is my respite.& being that meeting Richard would be the "wildest dream come true"...I probably will not be,thank you again(I did see the poem,it was lovely),Take Care,Enjoy,Sybil

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:35:04 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

There is one in every crowd!!!!
Are you intentionally trying to make me feel like a totally impotent Bloggette!! I am so envious!!
YOU rock my friend!!....
how bout giving Blog lessons 101?? there are some of us that could use Bloggette Tech Viagra!!!
Now I really MUST get to work!!!
Have a great one y'all!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:41:34 AM  
Cathy said...

Lots of Love to Sybil!!
Wanda, Get off the Internet
Someone is trying to call you!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:42:58 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Warmed my heart to know the poem was of some comfort......big warm hugs and kisses to you and yours
Thinking of you...
Yesterday is history, tommorrow a mystery, today a gift, that is why it is the present.
La Belle xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:49:06 AM  
bdnc said...

To Suzanne Mesa Arizona
To make it bold and blue, use the < a > and < / a >

for italic use < i > and < / i >

to link use < a href = " type the link here " > word or link here then < / a >

Joke: (we are all adults right?)
"what did the egg said to the boiling water?"

You can't get me hard, i just got laid. *lol*

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:08:20 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:14:39 AM  
bdnc said...

to CathyinCarolina
Good for you! :-) isn't that a lot of fun?

To sharingthenight
*lol* that was funny! i hope i can remember that to tell my daughter.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:16:27 AM  
bdnc said...

to err is human....

correction: what did the egg say not said
my english teacher will not be happy with that. *tsk tsk* :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:20:54 AM  
bdnc said...

To Canadian Bloggette
yey! woooooo hoooooo! waaa hooooooo

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:27:44 AM  
happy said...

"Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it..."V. Havel

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:41:44 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi Richard again!
I need to take just a minute and say a word to Sybil,

I am So sorry to hear about your Mom, God Bless you and your Family!!!

Please wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze thats a hug from me...

Have a Wonderful Day,
Wanda Whitworth

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:41:50 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi Richard,

Quick Question:
Do You Send E-Mail or Messages of some sort, on Sundays to Redtbird?
(did I read that some where?)

and about my dream, it was all weekend not one night!!! so I got it wrong it wouldn't be viagra, it would have to be cealas!

I don't take the stuff so please check the spelling for me!!!!

Have a Wonderful Day,
Wanda Whitworth

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:39:13 AM  
LA DOCE VIDA said...

Good Morning,
GRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!! Now along with all my other insecurities I have to deal with "low blog esteeem"
Life is just getting too complicated. All the other things that have to be remembered, #'s for this and that, password's here and there, can't remember all this stuff. I had to make a card up with all my computer acesss gobily-goop, names for all the accounts ya use on line, HEY! they need to make things more streamlined, I thought this was the "space age", besides who can remember this junk. Me, I go into the next room and can't remember why I'm there,AND I'M STANDING IN THE BATHROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just thought of a get rich quick idea, a computer that all you have to do is put your finger on a space that reads fingerprint's and it allows you to access whatever.
Remember you read it "here" first!
I want a piece of the action.

OK ,Now I'll put my money where my mouth is:
I'm in Instanbul Turkey,going to meet my husband's family for the first time,we've been there for a couple of day's and he's tired of babysitting/ translating and wants to go take care of some buisness.Fine, goooooooo I tired of having to look at you looking bored, besides I wanted to go out for a walk and see the neighborhood.
Now here I am ,I'm thinking I can handle this, so I ask my sister-in-law if she'd like to go out for some freash air.I had been practicing my Greek words and phrases for weeks and felt by confifent.She looked at me and made a sign for just a minute and came back with a cup of tea and this terribly sympathetic look on her face.OK, so I drink the tea and ask again, still no response, I;m waiting for her to get a sweater and head for the door,nothing,I wait, ask again and motions with my fingers like they're walking and point to the door. Again the sign for "wait" , I wait, she comes out of the bathroom with a "HOT WATER BOTTLE"
Now I am totally confused! So I sit down resigned to the fact I'll just have to read a book. Since I'm laying on the couch doing so the poor thing get's upset, put's the hot water bottle on my stomach and looks worried. Now I don't want to make her feel bad so I smile and tell her thank-you.
She proceed's to go across the street and make a phone call from the grocer's.(this is 32 yrs ago, Turkey, not everyone's got a phone in their house)So I'm lying there when about 20 minutes later my husband comes bursting into the living room asking me what's wrong.I look at him like's he's nuts!!!
Ready for this; he tells me his sister called him and said to hurry and ge back because his "bride'(that's what they called me, cute huh?) was sick? What, I'm not sick and I proceed to tell him how I asked her if she wanted to go out for some air.
OK rwady, she thought I said "I had gas and wantedto go find him.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thinking I'm in pain, hence the tea and hot water bottle and looks of concern!
Man did they love that story, there wasn't one person who didn't get to here that one. They just thought it was the hoot, ya just call me "fart girl".
Needless to say witnin 6 months I was speaking Greek, and my I proudly say considering you can't read it.Best way to learn a language, go there and dive right in.
So, who's next, I got a ton of these I can share, I give ya another later on, time to make the donuts, CIAO,

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:29:18 AM  


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:36:37 AM  
bdnc said...

Actually there's a program that remembers all your username and password. if i can find it i'll let you know. Where are you blogging from? just want to make sure that you can get it where you are.

but for now i'm off to hopefully do a decent workout. Gloomy day but i am going to enjoy it anyway.
ta-ta for now! :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:23:12 AM  
bdnc said...


Go to:

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:26:27 AM  

I'm usually in Chicago, there's where I llive, at the moment I'm working in Abuquerque. I'll just be here foranother week or two.
Thanks for the info, let me know

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:30:19 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

canadian bloggette Would you mind to email me. I loved your story about the airplane and lunar elispe. I'm very interested in becoming a new friend to you.

Please feel free to email me at

Thank you Suzanne

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:02:35 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Sybil and all bloggettes I invite everyone to email me. I am having so much fun with this adventure although sometimes I get a little down in the dumps because it is taking sooooo long.

Sybile Please do email me for sure, it's always nice to have someone you can talk to and I'm sure you have many good friends, but I would like to be a new friend
Best Regards Suzanne

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:09:56 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

OK bdnc this is a test for in color

bdnc what does "link" actually mean and how would one use it?

Thanks Suzanne

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:21:48 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi Richard~ When Days the News Letter come out again? And I think I would really like to visit California again.. it has been a very long time since I was there, and you make it sound wonderful...

I can't wait to hear from you.. hopefully today....


Have a Wondefrful Day,

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:26:36 PM  
bdnc said...

Suzanne Mesa Arizona
Hyperlink (link) is a just a way that takes you to another document or another part of the same when you click on this .... Senior Bachelor , it takes you to where it's link to.

hope that helps :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:25:29 PM  
Dreamweaver2 said...

Hi Richard, thanks for sharing your Christmas eve in North Vietnam. Christmas eve without a companion could certainly be very lonely. Bad enough to be without someone special and family, but also in a foreign country...very courageous Richard! However, I love the way you found humor and comfort that night when you were with those beautiful people...even though you were in "Karoke Hell". I suppose you could have stood up and sang Jingle Bells for them...yes? I would had done that and probably sing a few carols too, but then I love to could had been great fun!


Thursday, July 28, 2005 4:54:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, When you return, come to visit. D in C BBALLFAN

Monday, September 12, 2005 7:20:40 PM  

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