Monthly Archives: November 2014

To my dearest friends

Today has been a slow and relaxing day. It was elevated into a wonderful reminder of how fortunate I am. I have had and do have some great people in my life. Exceptional women, it be a bit more precise, that have really encouraged me and inspired me to be a better person. It is just something that i was directly reminded of. There are many types of love and I can say to each of them, I Love You. But for each it would mean something different. Really what it means is simply – I am extremely grateful for your presence and influence in my life. You have impacted my life and I shall endeavor to do right by that. You always have a place in my heart and in my life. No matter distance or time if you ever anything I am here for you. Thank you for being my friend.
But really, I love ya is just so much shorter and easier to say. 😉

And Now for something completely different

Not really. Just a bit different than my past couple of entries. More, back to our regular scheduled program. It is that time of year. Things get busy. Plenty of travel. Things aren’t about to slow down. In fact my slow time has been the past two weeks, which is saying something. So a quick summary and then why things are about to get a whole lot more quiet.

The Fundraiser for Family Promise has been a huge success in my opinion. In fact, since no one reads this, I’ll let you in on a little secret. The goal is set at 5,000.00 USD. However that was never my goal. Originally it was 2,000.00, but I wanted to show a different amount. I wanted it to seem higher. To give people something to shoot for. To allow for the possibly of going beyond my goal. We are at 1,100.00, but there is another 500.00 is unseen donations (older generation not doing the online donation thing). And a guy who is going to match whatever I raise when my fundraiser ends. We talked and he he is on board, but that will never be seen either. However if the fundraiser ended today, my actual goal of 2,000 would be met. Takes work and effort, but I am happy for it.

Been working on expanding the books the JAO has put out. Those are brief summaries meant to help individuals open the door. But I continually see people seeking to use our material as the end product. A major misunderstanding. So I have been working on addressing that and creating a better product for Jedi to use. This has cut into the time I had set aside for the Academy programs on the forums. Basically since it is reworking the material I didn’t want to do both. So instead I have focused on furthering the resources and will get back to work on the academy and main website by the beginning of the new year.

In all that (plus work, life, training, etc.) three games have been begging my attention. World of Warcraft and their new expansion. Which, I must say, very enticing. Definitely not kiddie pool stuff. I very much enjoyed my time back. Though, I haven’t been able to play much. The little i have, no regrets. Star Wars The Old Republic is also coming out with a new expansion. So been trying to put in some work there. But again time. And then finally the long awaited for me – Dragon Age: Inquisition. I have taken what little game time i have and put it to this game currently. It is huge. And not without its flaws, but I am hooked. I must say. It is thus far meets my expectations.

Things have been quiet at the JAO and I apologize for that. When the new year hits new activity will be going on. I will be making the JAO ready for the attention we will be getting due to books and documentaries. As well as Star Wars itself. It will move at a neck-break speed once I crave out the time to focus on it solely.

Currently it is family and travel time. Dad – Cancer, has mentioned is a previous post is really forcing me not to do my normal – I’ll just stay home and work on this stuff attitude. It is a time to ensure good memories are made so should the worse come to past there are those times fresh in the memory. And if the best result happens – well there are worse things than having a few more memories to smile at.

I cannot promise any real updates until the end of holidays, but I’ll certainly try. The JAO is always open and ready for use for you. You don’t need me there to make it a active and fun place – just need each other. Be well and type at you soon my pretend audience.

And Now for something completely different was originally published on 365 Jedi

And Now for something completely different

Not really. Just a bit different than my past couple of entries. More, back to our regular scheduled program. It is that time of year. Things get busy. Plenty of travel. Things aren’t about to slow down. In fact my slow time has been the past two weeks, which is saying something. So a quick summary and then why things are about to get a whole lot more quiet.

The Fundraiser for Family Promise has been a huge success in my opinion. In fact, since no one reads this, I’ll let you in on a little secret. The goal is set at 5,000.00 USD. However that was never my goal. Originally it was 2,000.00, but I wanted to show a different amount. I wanted it to seem higher. To give people something to shoot for. To allow for the possibly of going beyond my goal. We are at 1,100.00, but there is another 500.00 is unseen donations (older generation not doing the online donation thing). And a guy who is going to match whatever I raise when my fundraiser ends. We talked and he he is on board, but that will never be seen either. However if the fundraiser ended today, my actual goal of 2,000 would be met. Takes work and effort, but I am happy for it.

Been working on expanding the books the JAO has put out. Those are brief summaries meant to help individuals open the door. But I continually see people seeking to use our material as the end product. A major misunderstanding. So I have been working on addressing that and creating a better product for Jedi to use. This has cut into the time I had set aside for the Academy programs on the forums. Basically since it is reworking the material I didn’t want to do both. So instead I have focused on furthering the resources and will get back to work on the academy and main website by the beginning of the new year.

In all that (plus work, life, training, etc.) three games have been begging my attention. World of Warcraft and their new expansion. Which, I must say, very enticing. Definitely not kiddie pool stuff. I very much enjoyed my time back. Though, I haven’t been able to play much. The little i have, no regrets. Star Wars The Old Republic is also coming out with a new expansion. So been trying to put in some work there. But again time. And then finally the long awaited for me – Dragon Age: Inquisition. I have taken what little game time i have and put it to this game currently. It is huge. And not without its flaws, but I am hooked. I must say. It is thus far meets my expectations.

Things have been quiet at the JAO and I apologize for that. When the new year hits new activity will be going on. I will be making the JAO ready for the attention we will be getting due to books and documentaries. As well as Star Wars itself. It will move at a neck-break speed once I crave out the time to focus on it solely.

Currently it is family and travel time. Dad – Cancer, has mentioned is a previous post is really forcing me not to do my normal – I’ll just stay home and work on this stuff attitude. It is a time to ensure good memories are made so should the worse come to past there are those times fresh in the memory. And if the best result happens – well there are worse things than having a few more memories to smile at.

I cannot promise any real updates until the end of holidays, but I’ll certainly try. The JAO is always open and ready for use for you. You don’t need me there to make it a active and fun place – just need each other. Be well and type at you soon my pretend audience.