Venom Spreads

Your children’s behavior depends on a good upbringing

– R. Hilton

I wish my life had the capacity to surprise me. It doesn’t. Picture that which will subtract what little happiness I still possess, and you may be assured it will happen.

My sister, Horta is the one bright spot remaining in my life, the one person who will be by my side no matter what, and in whom I may rely. To be fair, that remains true, but I fear it will soon come to an end. My son and her daughter have begun an unholy rivalry that must inevitably end with her expulsion. And my sister, I am sure, will not forgive me that.

Kree and Skrull are in there somewhere. Let's just say you're not seeing them at their best.
Kree and Skrull are in there somewhere. Let’s just say you’re not seeing them at their best.

I wish it could be otherwise. I fear that Horta will leave with Skrull, even should I wait to pull the trigger until she is an adult.

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Torn Webs

No one lives forever.

– Connor MacLeod

Timing changes everything. It can take something that might be shocking and make it acceptable, but it can also do the opposite.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.

My father, Charlie, died this week. He outlived Mother and saw his grandchildren grow into a rowdy crowd. We all knew he had to go sometime, but his solid presence, his daily runs, and his fantastic joy managed to persuade us he’d always be there. His generosity of spirit inspired his grandchildren during the many occasions that their more unfortunate parents were at each others’ throats. It humbles me that I can no longer rely on him to guide my children.

I will always miss you. Daddy.

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The trapdoor spider weaves no web

Decisiveness is overrated

– Hamlet

I am a weak man, and probably a bad one. “That which I would, I do not. That which I would not is what I do.” It’s an old quote, but that’s probably because it’s true. I’m not the first to fall to temptation, and I will not be the last. More’s the pity.

I am a weak man, and unable to resist her wiles.
I am a weak man, and unable to resist her wiles.

The Devil in a Cowgirl Hat found me in a moment of weakness. And God help me, she is good at her craft.

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