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“If I only had the time … .”

That’s what I’ve been telling myself the last several months whenever I remembered how much I’ve enjoyed expressing myself on this blog. But life is busy these days, and I simply couldn’t get to it.

What have I been up to?

Well, what really put me behind was the San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Then I attended other comic-cons, including one in Baltimore, then another one in New York City. They all take time, but they are a valuable resource for someone who creates a weekly podcast.

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I’ll never understand the desire to damage someone or something else. If I don’t like what’s being done, I get away from it. Why a person decides it is time to hurt someone else is beyond me.

Recently, there was a beating of transgender person in a McDonalds in Maryland, where I live. Here’s the latest on that story from thewashingtonpost.com:

>>Community Rallies Around Victim Of McDonalds Attack

The woman who was attacked in a Baltimore County McDonald’s last week thanked the woman who stepped in and tried to help, as more than a hundred supporters gathered at the Rosedale restaurant Monday night. The rally drew together representatives of transgender, civil-rights and faith-based communities in a call to action to stop violence against all people.

“I’ll never forget you for this,” Renee Polis told Vicky Thoms, who was hit in the face as she stepped between Chrissy Polis and the two teens who were caught on video punching and kicking Polis, and dragging her by her hair until Polis appears to have a seizure.

The attack was filmed by a McDonald’s employee and was first posted on YouTube last week. Despite being removed from the video-sharing site, it quickly went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views after being linked from several websites, including the Drudge Report.

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