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The Best Suitcase, and how I Lost Mine

I used to have a bit of an obsession with Zero Halliburton luggage. Look familiar? That's because bad guys in all the movies use the briefcases to hold their money and bombs. Over the years I kept buying these things, and usually traveled with a huge 26" suitcase as well as a matching computer case.

I still really like my Zero Halliburton suitcases, but they're somewhat unweildy. Two day trips don't require a hectare of packing real estate.

Plus, there was the allure of the carry-on only passenger. I never really understood how it worked before. How do people carry everything in such small suitcases? Is it really that much more convenient? What's so bad about checking bags? I was curious.

Some thoughts I've

On My Life and My Writing

not mentioned since I now have a more permanent means of expressing myself:  * while I was living with the boy-friend (much later, I split from--verbally abusive), I sensed God giving me a dream to not only help me out, but ultimately help a great number of other folks.  This dream was a 2-parter: the 1st--shoot a lot of photos with my (then) Minolta Srt101 film camera, post those photos on-line for people to buy.  Part 2--from the profits of those photos, I would create a foundation to begin funding a homeless shelter & services better than what's in my community currently--the one I feel I'm led to begin will be strictly Christian policies firmly in place.  No one will be turned away, unless the shelter full.  Additionally, the message of the Gospel will be shared, gently to those who are in need or to those who are curious There will no ramrodding Jesus Christ's message of everlasting life to anyone who comes through the doors of this shelter or of its services. Then, that went down the the proverbial toilet, when I broke up with b.f--losing everything I owned because of the infestation of 3 species of bugs, I was instructed not to bring anything to my new 'digs'.  I thought for certain that 2-part dream was gone, forever!!! Of course, if the Lord God is the one inspires to do something and circumstancesseem to waylay that something, it "don't mean diddly squat", because the Lord is, by far bigger than any circumstance. * I, then, received my 2nd camera--a Minolta X-700 film camera! The camera was already loaded with 2-year-old film. I got as well a package of film and a bag.

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