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About Literature / Hobbyist Premium Member Lawrence L PiperMale/United States Recent Activity
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do NOT expect a pageview or thank you.

ALSO: i will not tender a thank you for badges.
[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQ… ]

- - - i delete all badges without comment. - - -
[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

- -thank you! thank you! thank you! THERE!- -

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Lawrence L Piper
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
work for the cure of pain
in everyone, for we all
have at least some,
exaggerated in our minds,
and may think we walk alone...
llp - mar'09

Current Residence: Southern NH, just down the street from the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center where i worked through the 70s before getting fired and barred for life from my career for participating in the 'PATCO strike of August 1981', [google it if you're curious]. i loved that job. Pres Reagan terminated 12,000 of us with a knee jerk stroke of his pen.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Print preference: index finger?
Favourite genre of music: alternative
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: Alexandra and guess who
Skin of choice: quite pale
Favourite cartoon character: road runner
Personal Quote: from he to whom much is given, much will be required.
Interests
To our wonderful Northern neighbor: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoun…

:heart: pip
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: my thoughts - [always]
  • Reading: 'Life's Solution' by Simon Conway Morris
  • Watching: MSNBC - [in the background]
  • Playing: godlet - [amateur]
  • Eating: nothing - [sadly, out of crow]
  • Drinking: black coffee - [always]

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:icongipgm2:
Gipgm2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Was Woody Allen a friend of yours
I think of Mira when I see your pic
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's a stretch I can't
even begin to answer... :lol:
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:icongipgm2:
Gipgm2 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
I formatted the query while testing the products of the newer breweries.
My research was extensive but as I peered into the depth of of the subject
I became slightly confused--thus the Woody question---please disregard ----
Do you know a good cure for the hiccups???  
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Well, Gip, I was wondering if you really thought
Mira Sorvino and I looked somewhat alike. If you
did, it would be a compliment, I guess? :O

According to a segment on TV news this morning,
micro brews are lower in alcohol content.  So there's
that. :nod:

For the hiccups, somebody told me once to hold my
breath for ten minutes.  When I woke up they were
gone... the hiccups too. :hmm:

havagooday :D pip
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Pip.  Thank you for faving.  Hope you have a great 4th.  :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'll have a contented 4th, leaving
the crowds and traffic to they who
Need to be out there, Scott...

Be safe and sunburn free. ;)

meanwhile, enjoy some PF - 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f8R8r…
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BleedingProphecies Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for collecting my work! :heart: 
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jojo22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the support you gave to Mids :hug:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.  He's such a practical
and realistic guy it isn't difficult.

[A terrific guy I've known for
a whole three days] :O pip
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jojo22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew there was stuff troubling him, I just didn't know what.  I was reading your tale about your father and brothers.  My paternal grandmother, she lost a number of brothers early, and my paternal grandfather died pretty young too.  My grandmother was the longest surviving of her siblings (into her 80's), and my dad is still with us in his 70's, so maybe we got lucky on the genetic draw, but you never know what is lurking.

Me, I really corrected my lifestyle habits about six years ago, kept that up for 4 years, but in the last two I've let it slip.  Realized I had slipped into a state of not caring what happened to me, kind of engaging in a slow suicide.  Then at the beginning of the week I realized I had been taking my health for granted and if I continued to do so I would end up regretting it very badly.  A short sentence came into my mind 'I need to decide to live.'  So I just dropped my bad habits then and there, and can hopefully leave them dropped.

Realized I also needed to heal my spirit.  Like you, I don't do organized religion.  I see it as a social structure, with too many bad people involved to use others fear to control them, too often to do harmful things and I won't be co-opted in such a way.  But at the same time I realize I need to nurture my soul with something, so I'm working on that, trying to figure that one out.
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