Life – Vida Archive

  • As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

    The Captain Diaries: May 22, 2011

    As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

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  • When I came into your life, I quickly found myself loving you and you loving me in such a profound way that we found no more natural progression than to want some sort of commitment in our relationship. Commitment... that's scary!  <small><strong>**Note:</strong> This content requires site login.</small>

    Committed to You **

    When I came into your life, I quickly found myself loving you and you loving me in such a profound way that we found no more natural progression than to want some sort of commitment in our relationship. Commitment... that's scary!  **Note: This content requires site login.

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  • You were still the innocent, fun, good-hearted pretty girl who loves to dance and has more faith in God than the whole world. But those cowardly friends of yours who looked the other way, they didn't know you like I did.

    With Regret in the Air

    You were still the innocent, fun, good-hearted pretty girl who loves to dance and has more faith in God than the whole world. But those cowardly friends of yours who looked the other way, they didn't know you like I did.

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  •  ...Addressed me as, "Cadet Mongefranco." "Cadet?" I thought. "Wow, that has a nice ring to it!" I felt liberated and invigorated. My life was finally catching up with my future, but this time in real life, not just in my dreams.

    The Captain Diaries: April 10, 2011

    ...Addressed me as, "Cadet Mongefranco." "Cadet?" I thought. "Wow, that has a nice ring to it!" I felt liberated and invigorated. My life was finally catching up with my future, but this time in real life, not just in my dreams.

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  • "Are you absolutely certain that this is what you want to do?" Perhaps I could. But it would require my absolute devotion, enduring financial hardship, and making school my life for three long years. Could I really do it?

    The Captain Diaries: March 29, 2011

    "Are you absolutely certain that this is what you want to do?" Perhaps I could. But it would require my absolute devotion, enduring financial hardship, and making school my life for three long years. Could I really do it?

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  • I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  <small><strong>**Note:</strong> This content requires site login.</small>

    My life is back on track… and so is hers. **

    I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  **Note: This content requires site login.

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  • So, what was the first thing I did?  Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

    My dreams unveiled: Robotics, FBI and NOAA Corps

    So, what was the first thing I did? Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

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  • She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

    The City of the Living Dead

    She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

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  • It starts up high in the vaporized waters, where the cosmos pauses as it passes through a heavy magnetic field....

    It is what it is….

    It starts up high in the vaporized waters, where the cosmos pauses as it passes through a heavy magnetic field....

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  • JR started switching the tablet with a good one that he brought along.  That's when I decided to peek, and oh my goodness!  There was a lady in the operating table with her stomach wide open!

    A surgical epiphany

    JR started switching the tablet with a good one that he brought along. That's when I decided to peek, and oh my goodness! There was a lady in the operating table with her stomach wide open!

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