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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Why I'll be in a shell until Monday

About 36 hours ago, my mother lost her fight with cancer; she was 58.  As one would expect, this hasn't been an easy time for me.  Beyond the obvious, it was Mom who instilled in me the ambition to be aware of the world around me, and do what I can to change it for the better.  She lit the spark that, fueled by my admittedly obsessive nature, became the now six-year-running China e-Lobby.  As we Americans of Irish descent tend to take our time in remembering late relatives, I'll be out of pocket (actually, in a mourning shell is more like it) for the rest of the week.  However, I'll be back with regular posts starting on Monday, December 4.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on November 28, 2006 | Permalink


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My condolences on your loss, D.J.....

Posted by: Mike The Greek | 2006-11-28 6:57:37 AM

I remember well the conversation I had with my father the night many years ago before he passed from this life due to pancreatic cancer. I think that experience has enabled me to empathize much with those who undergo a similar experience.

My sympathies to you and your family, D.J.

Posted by: Brent Weston | 2006-11-28 7:56:25 AM

Condolences...sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Markalta | 2006-11-28 8:57:28 AM

Sorry for your loss. Deepblue.

Posted by: deepblue | 2006-11-28 9:20:50 AM

Sorry to hear this, my friend

Posted by: Winston | 2006-11-28 10:19:25 AM

Give rest, O Lord, to the soul of Thy servant who has fallen asleep.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-11-28 10:36:44 AM

DJ,you and your family have my empathy...

Posted by: Canadian Observer | 2006-11-28 10:38:50 AM

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

I believe that another journey is in store....

Happy Trails.

Posted by: Simon | 2006-11-28 11:24:48 AM

Take care, DJ. I've been where you are, and my thoughts are with you now.


Posted by: RightGirl | 2006-11-28 2:36:24 PM

I'm sorry to hear about this. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-11-28 5:10:24 PM

My condolences.

Posted by: Jason Kenney | 2006-11-28 6:07:21 PM

I am very sorry to hear about the death of your Mom, D.J. I lost my Dad to death more than two years ago and I still miss him every day. Crawl into that shell because it is the only place you can live for awhile. I know that you cannot talk or write.
I would just venture to tell you that I am thinking that your Mom was very proud of your Freedom promoting work on your excellent website.
I shall miss you while you are gone. God Bless your Mom and you and your family - and keep you in the sad days ahead.

Posted by: jema54j | 2006-11-28 7:02:55 PM

Most sincere condolences.

Posted by: Rondi | 2006-11-28 7:58:04 PM

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

When my father died eight years ago, I learned that love is stronger than death. Death robs us of the physical presence of our loved ones, which is perhaps one of the most difficult things about being human, but it can never rob us of their love, which continues forever.

May God comfort you and your loved ones in this time of grief, and lift you up as you remember and give thanks for all of your mother's gifts to you.

Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.

Posted by: 'been around the block | 2006-11-29 6:25:45 AM

DJ, your mother raised you right. You are a credit to her. She must be terrifically proud of you, and I believe she will always be proud. My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of your family, for your loss.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-30 10:54:20 AM

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