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Fri May 03, 2013 at 06:52 AM PDT

Bullets, Bombs, and Bikinis

by Darryl House

With apologies for the titillating title this, for better or worse, is not a photo diary.

Danielle was a lifelong friend in the most literal sense. Her parents and my own are friends. We were born a few weeks apart and we played together as infants. We explored together, discovered together, experienced many coming-of-age landmarks together, and did all the things friends do, for many years. We shared our first loves but not for each other -- she was too good a friend for that. There were no secrets between us and I don't believe any were possible. We were closer than siblings. There was no space between our souls. Our parents and just about everyone else assumed we would eventually marry.

Maybe that's why we didn't, I don't know.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:28 PM PST

The art of argument

by Darryl House

These are techniques I use when I engage in a volatile discussion. Whether I'm corresponding via voice or print they have served me well. I intend to use the current most sensitive subject in America as an example but these were born of discussions on a variety of topics.

I've purposely avoided the term "debate". That word implies, to me, a structured exchange of words and ideas between people well informed on a topic. Arguments occur between people or groups on any topic at any time. They can be structured as in a court of law but more often they're spontaneous and participated in by folks who may or may not have any intimate understanding of the subject.

I won't presume to try to instruct anyone about how to communicate with another person. If I use "you" in this diary please assume that I'm speaking to myself. These are, essentially, notes to myself that I use to prepare for difficult conversations. I present them here in the hope that I might learn from your own experience and expertise.

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Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:04 AM PDT

The Economist's Obama Endorsement

by Darryl House

If this has been covered, my apologies. Though the endorsement of Obama by The Economist magazine isn't earth-shaking news, the text of the endorsement is interesting, as are the predictable reactions from the usual GOP suspects.

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You are in the current BP Catastrophe Morning Edition - AUV #403. ROV #402 is here.

The digest of diaries is here.

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Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 08:27 AM PDT

Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #384

by Darryl House

You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 384; number 383 is here. The digest of diaries is here

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 07:29 PM PDT

Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #379

by Darryl House

You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 379; number 378 is here. The digest of diaries is here

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 11:05 AM PDT

Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #374

by Darryl House

You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 374; number 373 is here. The digest of diaries is here

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

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PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 320; number 319 is here.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 315; number 314 is here.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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You are in the current BP disaster ROV number 285 number 284 is here

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

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Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:04 PM PDT

Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #218

by Darryl House

You are in the current BP disaster ROV, number 218. Number 217 is here.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier's Diaries to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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You are in the current BP disaster ROV, number 214. Number 213 is here.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier's Diaries to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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