What Will Never Be

My Dad is at peace now We love you, Dad Dad, why did you have to die so quickly? Didn’t you know you were supposed to live long enough to see the next generation? Yeah, that’s right, Dad, one day I was going to have kids, little rug rats running…

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Twentieth Century Motion

Twentieth Century Motion Dad in 20th Century Motion Twentieth Century MotionBy Carl VotaFord pick-up, Exit 11A,trees, trees, treesGreen, yellow, pinkBright yellow flowers.Signs advertisingElectric transfer station.Concrete bridges, concrete veins.Tension, relief,Always wonderment.Bad drivers, ha-ha,Always drive me nuts!All right, passed that one.Wonder if he feels the same about me?Oh, well.Man, are the semis…

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Eulogy for Carlos Vota

My Dad is at peace now Hello everyone. I’m Wayan, and like my father, I’m a little shy up here on stage.Now I wanted to tell a story today because that’s what Dad loved to do. We’ve all heard them, and we all loved his tales of amazing adventures in…

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Press Journal Obituaries

In Memory Of Carlos Vota Carlos Vota, Vero Beach Carlos “Carl” E. Vota, 64, of Vero Beach, died Dec. 16, 2003, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach, after a brief illness. He was born May 4, 1939, in Santa Barbara Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to Vero Beach in 1977…

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Goodbye Dad

My Dad is at peace now I love you, Dad Tonight I held my Dad’s hand. I held it tight while he struggled to breathe, even with the oxygen and morphine. I held it tight while the nurses came in and out to check on him. I held it tight…

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A Few Observations About Ice

Ice is not always in drinks Nice backdrop, eh? A few observations about ice: – it can be very hard – it can be very dry – it can be very smooth – it can be very rough – it can be very hard I note these observations as I…

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Car America

Varoom! There went quality of life! A sea of red Here I am, sitting in six lanes of traffic, six lanes of cars idling, with another six lanes idling across the way. Now add in the other twelve lanes that are actually moving, and I am in awe at the…

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Overqualified and Unemployed

What is work really? Me and my self Now there are few joys in life than being told you’re smart, ambitious, and organized. That is unless you’re told all those great things as a way to frame the most hated comment in all the work-world: ‘You’re overqualified for this position.’These…

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I’m in the Wall Street Journal

I’m an Expert at More Than Just Traveling GETTING THE PERFECT SHOT Tip Why Get close Too many shots show people so far away that you can barely tell what color hair they have. Post many photos One shot can’t capture every side of you. One Colorado mom posted fancy…

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Life is a Terminal Disease

Lung Cacner is a real bitch! Be strong, kids One day we must all die, for like the Oracle in Matrix Revolutions says, what has a beginning, has an end. Most of us ignore this little fact until we have to face it directly, and for some it’s a millisecond…

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