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Friday, December 31, 2010

2011: Just The Way We Are



THE FOLLOWING SONG (ON VIDEO) MAKES A VERY GOOD POINT. DO YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER IT IN 2011:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

His Masters' Music/Hangover Cure

I write to music. I don't like to write without it.

I tried several options and they just didn't make me happy.

So, early this morning, I held my breath and made a deal with Howard Stern.

I'm very happy now that I did.

This is a late Christmas present to me. From me. And that's okay with me.

Now I have all the tunes that I want, and entertainment, news, discussion, weather,etc.

I like it all...well, I'm not so sure about Howard, or Dr. Laura (she's coming in January) or Oprah.

But hey...that just allows me to branch out.

And I might just do that.

"Come here, little black Toto dog...did you bring me some more music to listen to?...You did...Oh, good dog."

Pet-pet-pet.

Yeah.
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Another thing the Dog Star brought me today is a preliminary list of cures for the inevitable New Year's Day HANGOVER!

If you don't drink alcohol on New Year's Eve, then goodie for you. But a lot of people will invariably toss back a few...followed by more than a few. And for those of you who DO...here's the list:

Doctor Radio’s “Hangover Helpers”:

*Eat breakfast in a dark room.
*Drink a virgin Bloody Mary with extra Tabasco sauce.
*Chew on celery sticks.
*Take a New Year’s Day run.
*Eat pickled herring.
*Drink very strong tea with honey and cucumbers.
*Munch on bread with peanut butter.
*Drink lots of seltzer water and eat fatty foods.
*Get up early – sleeping late and laying in bed is a recipe for feeling like crud all day. Get up early, drink a lot of water, take some aspirin and get to it.
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I think Dr. Radio is a masochist with a strange diet. He strikes me as being one of those people who doesn't hit the booze very often.

Then again, maybe his advice will work.

But just between you and me, I think the combination of cucumbers and pickled herring is a little scary.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

No More Puffin', Mr. President



President Quits Puffin'

I smoked cigarettes for years. Then I quit. Now I haven't smoked cigarettes in years.

According to the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, President Obama hasn't lit-up a cigarette in months. Good.

Will Barack Obama remain smoke free?

Yes, he will.

How do I know?

I've been there.

Well, I haven't been inside of the White House (I've stood in front of the gates more than once, however). What I mean is, I've faced the "Let-Go-Of-Tobacco" moment of truth.

So did Barack Obama.

Every smoker who goes through the process of quitting, reaches that point.

Once again, it is the time of year when bad habits are dropped and good behavior is picked-up.

And our hard-nosed Commander-In-Chief has decided to lead...by example.

I belong to NORML, which is an amusing acronym for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

I think that Marijuana in different forms and under certain circumstances, should be legal.

Marijuana doesn't have to be smoked to be ingested.

Cigarettes are not much fun to chew.

And I don't think that tobacco cigarettes should be legal in the United States, anyway.

I don't know if our "Walks-His-Own-Road" President spends any time with the "Herbish." But I wouldn't blame him, if he did.

After all, Vice President Joe Biden has to work once in awhile. Smirk.

I am happy that President Barack Obama quit smoking.

Cigarettes are gross. They just are.

Somebody needs to design a t-shirt that declares: "Cigarettes Almost Took My Breath Away."

When someone does, I'll buy that shirt right on the spot.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who Is Gordon Sims?



To My Readers: Please indulge me. This is a private joke.

Private Message: A Little Reminder

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Be Aware Or Go Away

I got a comment today.

The comment was polite. It was also stupid.

The comment is related to a full-of-crap story that a piece of shit reporter wrote about me last week.

The commenter explained that he had just read the above-mentioned article and wanted to pass along advice about shelters in nearby States. "Just in case", he wrote, "you plan on going back on the road anytime soon."

Say what?!

First of all, I ALREADY KNOW WHERE EVERY AVAILABLE SHELTER IS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AS WELL AS THOSE THAT EXIST IN THE STATE OF ALASKA.

And secondly, I don't see what's wise about hitchhiking in the Winter. I've done it before (including from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska) but I'm fifty-five years old now. There's no reason for me to leave this room where I'M warm and happy.

I have my laptop, the Internet, cable TV, a comfy bed, a tub filled with bubbles, a frig full of Diet Dew and a dynamite writing project that's evolving by the day.

So, I am going to be smart and STAY HERE for awhile, not go out on the road in the freezing cold!

Third, the P.O.S. reporter wrote a story about a proposal to create a warming center for homeless people in Bozeman.

So I sent her an email and told her about my fiasco at the Bozeman rest area back in November. She sent me back an email and asked if she could include me in another story about the proposed warming center. I thought, "Why not? It couldn't hurt."

But when she began the "conversation", it became very obvious that she had another angle in mind.

And in the end, she twisted my words around, people got upset and the warming center proposal was defeated.

(Someone in the background doesn't want a warming center here in Bozeman. That's why so much changed after that media monster came to my door...if you catch my drift.)

I said quite a bit in the two hours that the reporter and I were together. Most of what I said was never included in her article. If the transcript of that conversation had been published word-for-word, things might have turned-out differently.

Yes, a guy sent me a comment today. And because he doesn't really know what's going on, his words were useless to me.

I think there's a lesson to be learned here.

The two questions to consider now are:

How long will it take for my point to sink in?

And...

What will "certain people" do when my point is made?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Day And Missing Children


Kyron Horman
without/with glasses
and with dyed hair
-Montage courtesy of Facebook-
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You have probably already noticed the new video that I have posted for eight-year-old Kyron Horman. The video, that shows two hands cradling the Earth, is brand new.

The video is dedicated to Kyron and every missing child across the world.

I realize that some of you reading this may be from Bozeman, Montana. Therefor, you may not realize why these missing kids matter.

Please allow me to clear a path through your insensitivity and suggest that you watch the video. Perhaps then you'll begin to understand what Kyron Horman, Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton and Lindsey Baum have become to a group of people around the world.

The Skelton brothers may have been stashed by their father. They might be found soon because they're tied to a possible lead. Kyron and Lindsey, however...just vanished.

And it is now Christmas Day.

Lindsey Jo Baum was 10 years old when she disappeared from McCleary, Washington on June 26, 2009.

Kyron Richard Horman was 7 years old when he disappeared from Portland, Oregon on June 4, 2010.

And they are both featured, along with the Skelton brothers, here on my blog.

I believe the Skelton brothers are an in-family, isolated incident. I have another theory about Kyron and Lindsey.

The Skelton brothers may have been hidden by their deranged father. Lindsey could have been taken by a predator and Kyron may have been sold.

And while this is not a joyous post, it is important.

Because now there are too many broken-hearted families, too many vigils, too many search crews, too many news clips and too many people getting away with crimes against children...for society to just sit and take it one more day.

God sent Jesus to Mankind in the form of a baby. I believe that He did this because He wanted to emphasize just how important children are in the Grand Scheme of things.

Today, a mortal chain of people, separated by Oceans, will be joined together in prayer. We will pray for the safe return of Lindsey Baum...Alex, Andrew and Tanner Skelton...and Kyron Horman.

A reporter recently labeled my concern for Kyron an: "obsession."

Well, on this Christmas Day, as I join a much larger group of people praying for these missing children...I'll say this about that:

I'd much rather be obsessed with bringing children home than taking them away.

These children deserve a Merry Christmas today, too.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Being Ruthie In Bozeman



I was interviewed by someone today. She threw question after comment at me. While a guy choreographed around the room, twisting his camera and capturing images of my face.

We were supposed to discuss the possibility of creating a warming center for those that might need it here in Bozeman, Montana.

But the conversation soon turned into an Inquisition. And it was all about me.

Two hours later, she asked me the final question: "What do you want for Christmas?"

I told her that I want eight-year-young Kyron Richard Horman to come home. He's been missing from Portland, Oregon since June 4th of this year.

The woman seemed somewhat mystified by my response.

So, I waved my hand around the room and said: "Look at what I have here. I have everything that I need."

I want Kyron returned to his family in Oregon. I also want the Skelton brothers and Lindsey Baum to be reunited, safe and sound, with THEIR loved ones.

The camera guy left early. When the woman finally went out the door, I don't think that she understood me any more than when she came in.

But I understand HER, probably more than she realizes right now.

After she drove her car away, I turned on my Internet Country music station. Miranda Lambert's song, "Famous In A Small Town" began to play.

As I listened to it and watched the corresponding video, I laughed and laughed.

Click on the video up above and listen to that song.

Perhaps then you will understand why I find it amusing.

Miranda Lambert nailed down my reaction to today's two hour interview...in less than five minutes.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Take Me, Instead..."


Desiree Young wraps gifts at Walgreens
to benefit the search for her son,
Kyron Horman

"Please God, hear our prayers for Kyron today and each day. Please help us bring him home. I get down on my knees to you. Please take me instead and return him."--Desiree Young on Facebook December 19, 2010.

Those were the words that I was waiting for.

Desiree Young, Kyron Horman's mother, finally shared the words that have probably been stuck in her heart since the day that her son went missing.

And because those words are public and profound, I've decided to post them here.

The first time that I read her words, I cried.

I was not alone.

The reaction to her words on Facebook was instantaneous.

Through the sincere search for "Oregon's Son", Desiree has never been alone. She has walked boldly through this entire ordeal with her faith in God burning like a steady flame in her soul.

And despite the dark one's efforts, Desiree has gotten stronger. I know. I've watched her.

She has developed an incredible kind of courage. And I'm sure that Kyron, if he knew, would be proud of his mother.

Desiree, through all of the ugliness, deceit and family disintegration, has never wavered. And now she epitomizes a mother's perfect love for her child.

She is willing to trade her life for Kyron's. Greater love hath no one...
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You...who have taken Kyron...you have won nothing. You remain the loser in this scenario.

People haven't forgotten, haven't given up and Desiree hasn't been silenced. She never will be. Trust me on that.

I see the momentum, to find Kyron, growing every day.

I wrote on Facebook, "Many of us will respectfully stand next to (Desiree) in a true act of solidarity and close ranks against the dark ones. Kyron is not alone."

And THAT is THE TRUTH.

The evil inside of you might send pigs over a cliff, but you will never stop Desiree's love for her son. You will never stop us ALL from searching for Kyron. We are coming for Kyron and we WILL find him.

Unless you face your own failure for what it is...and bring Kyron back today.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

From My Home In Bozeman


Photo And Edits By Ruth Rader

I am sitting here in peace tonight. It's a soothing feeling.

My bed is comfy, my little, mini Christmas tree is glittering, I have clean, fresh towels in the rack and I can heat up a hot cup of tea if I want to.

It's 9(F) degrees above zero outside right now. But I don't feel it. The heater in my little igloo works perfectly.

I don't have to worry. But other people in Bozeman, Montana, do.

The City of Bozeman is discussing the possibility of opening up a warming center for the homeless people who need it.

Sitting here on my bed, making use of my laptop and the great wi-fi, waiting for a hot mug of tea to steep...I know that I am blessed.

I hope that you are, too.

Please remember to share the love in your heart, this Christmas Season, and keep the home fires burning for everyone.

Remember Lindsey Jo Baum Today


Photo Courtesy Of Cranky Crankerson

At 4pm Pacific Time, there will be a vigil for Lindsey Jo Baum, who vanished over 18 months ago.

Lindsey, the pretty young girl with the sweet smile and floppy hat, is involved in a disgraceful controversy right now. A bitter debate that, Lindsey, God bless her, may know nothing about.

And it's making me sad to compose this post, but I'm writing it, anyway.

Because Lindsey, who has barely gotten a fair start in life, is being pushed aside by some very cold-hearted people. Those cretins in her home town, where she disappeared, are posting hateful words on Internet media message boards. They don't care how her mother and family feel this Christmas.

But they should.

Ken Schram explains the current controversy in the video below. Click on the white button to watch it.



Please stop and say a prayer for Lindsey Baum and her family today. If they can't get love from their own neighbors this Christmas, perhaps they will get it from you.

For more information about Lindsey Jo Baum, scroll down the right sidebar on this blog. Read the story and watch the videos. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mama Grizzly Kicks Butt!



I read on the Police One website that this woman wishes to remain out of the limelight. She sounds like a very cool lady. And now that I've seen this video, I just have to include it here.

Granted, she took a chance, but she is built like an Amazon and went after that perp like a mama Grizzly.

The video is all over the Internet now. I think it's gone viral.

That is because many people in this Country want to believe in a hero. And that lady sure is one!

Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do. And in this case, I bet the officer is really glad she did.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

United For Kyron Horman

Eight-year-old Kyron Horman is a very famous missing boy who has brought many people together.

A lady that I have never met is on my friend list on Facebook.

We were drawn together by our mutual concern for Kyron.

The chain of people who have bonded together to find that one child is very long now.

And I doubt that whomever took Kyron, in the first place, had any idea that this sort of thing would happen.

But it has.

Kyron Richard Horman now represents every single boy and girl who's missing in the United States. He holds the lantern for every lost child. And like I posted previously: Kyron is not only famous now, he's powerful, as well.

He is responsible for gathering complete strangers together in a common bond of faith, hope and love.

My new Facebook friend added some very beautiful graphics to a photograph of Kyron. Then she wrote a poem for him. Her son drew a picture on a prayer card for Kyron. And I've decided to post them here.



*A Christmas Wish For Kyron*

Kyron with his smile so bright

I wish he'd come home tonight

With Christmas approaching fast

How long will his suffering last?

I would move the moon and stars

To have Kyron back where we are...

Opening his presents

Laughing and Saying, "Merry Christmas"

Kyron's eye's sparkle and gleam

How could anyone harm him, be so mean?

We Love You Kyron, from afar

And we are with you, no matter where you are

God bring Kyron home

For our love for him remains deep and strong

Not a day goes by

That I don't think about Kyron and wonder why

May he find his way home soon

Let Kyron live and bloom

God Grant me this wish today:

Let Kyron come home On Christmas Day!

Graphic editing and poem by T. Ashley


Prayer Card Drawing by T.'s Son

Monday, December 13, 2010

Remember What You Wished For



It's officially above freezing here in Bozeman, Montana today. In fact, it's in the forties right now.

That's a heat wave for us.

I say "us" because I consider myself to be a "Bozemanite" now.

And I am getting used to the wild fluctuation in weather patterns here.

When I first came to Bozeman, I was stranded at the rest area for two days and two nights.

Fortunately, I had enough money on me to buy soda from the vending machine. The caretakers of the rest area refused to take my money and instead drove through the storm and bought me a lunch from Subway.

I never would have made it to Subway on foot. The snow was blowing and the temperature was to the "I've-only-been-out-here-for-five-minutes-and-I-can't-feel-my-face-anymore" stage.

The rest area is a hot spot (but only with regards to the Internet) and so I was able to stay online for the entire time.

A couple of friends brought me food and bought me dinner, so I never did go hungry.

But I had a clear view of the storm as it fought its way through this part of Gallatin County.

So I empathise with you folks in the blizzard-blasted Midwest right now. And I have a suggestion for you, too: When the weather makes you feel like somebody moved your home to the Polar Ice Cap, remember what you wished for when it was 95 degrees with high humidity last Summer.

And for added consolation, here is the dumbest video about polar bears that has ever been made:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sir Paul Did It All...



(I now have a better version of the video)

I watched Paul McCartney on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and I loved every minute of his talent. His straight-man act during the skits was hilarious. And when he performed with the band, Sir Paul really rocked the house!

McCartney is defiantly thumbing his nose at any psychotic fan with a violent agenda. His appearance last night and at the Apollo Theater in New York City this Monday, is sending a powerful message. Sir Paul McCartney will NOT be taken down by anybody in The Big Apple.

When Paul invited the SNL audience to join in his rendition of "Give Peace A Chance" I smiled. And I bet that somewhere last night, the spirit of John Lennon was smiling, too.

So was Rita.

That last sentence will remain a private joke.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Snow Globe Prayer

I discovered a very beautiful snow globe that was created for Kyron Horman. It is a video that also features a tender song by singer Celine Dion.

It is my understanding that the video was created by some great people aligned with the group: "Friends.4.Kyron" on Facebook.

If you are reading this on the blog, you have already seen (and perhaps played) the video prior to reading this post.

If you are reading this via my feed, then I encourage you to visit my blog directly. Scroll down until you see the snow globe video under the heading: "A Prayer For Kyron Horman."

The snow globe is listed as the creation of AnG and F4K. The post on Facebook includes these words: "Watch the snow fall, relax and pray or meditate for Kyron Horman. It's a beautiful song...This was made with much love for this precious little boy. And with the hopes that he will come back by Christmas Eve.
hugs..."

God Bless You for creating this snow globe prayer.

Five Sincere Words

Going Back To "Ground Zero"

A friend of mine and I had a discussion recently about a still shot that has circulated around the Internet. We took another look at the still shot and compared it with some other photos. We came to the conclusion that the kid in the still shot looks a great deal like Kyron Horman.

The still shot, of course, is taken from a video. The video was shot near Skyline school soon after Kyron disappeared. And the person holding the camera works for a major media outlet.

And I don't care what has already been decided by the web sleuths. My friend and I believe that the kid in that still shot could be Kyron.

If the child IS Kyron Horman then it proves that the boy slipped right through the cop's fingers. Way back in June. At "Ground Zero."

Now the cops have returned to what might literally be "the scene of the crime."

They're taking stock. Counting heads. And taking names. Over six months later. Again.

If law enforcement discovers that they made a serious mistake on June 4th, it will matter. But it won't be considered as much of an issue if Kyron returns alive.

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The official investigation hinges on the cooperation of everyone who was around Kyron on that fateful day. And that, includes, of course, whomever took Kyron. THAT person could suspend this whole scenario right now. Simply by telling the truth.

Five sincere words, delivered in a single sentence, to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, will stop this bad dream forever. The five words are: "I am bringing Kyron back."

If you know where Kyron Horman is then don't make the law find him. YOU return Kyron and start a miraculous, new chapter in that boy's life.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wonderful News!

Brittany Mae Smith has been found alive and is safe, her abductor has also been found. Thank you, God!!!

Breaking Story Here

For Every Child Missing In The USA

Our Country has a problem this Christmas: Missing children.

Just look around my blog and you will see that the hunt is on right now for Lindsey Baum, Kyron Horman and the Skelton Brothers. And they aren't the only kids on the missing child list.

This Christmas there SHOULDN'T BE a missing child list.

The problem is a National disgrace.

It would be so perfect to wake up on Christmas morning and know that every child in the United States is where he or she belongs.

There's no excuse for this.

It appears to me that the school systems, Social Service workers, church congregations and the legal guardians of all of the children who've gone missing have got to get their collective act together.

We're supposed to be A COUNTRY WITH A CONSCIENCE, NOT A MISSING CHILD LIST!

I think it's time for our society in the USA to GET TOUGH.

IF each child in the United States was monitored and managed from breakfast to bedtime, perhaps the number of missing children would drop. It's obvious that safely raising a child in this Country can't just be limited to the parents, anymore.

Nope.

The old saying that it takes a whole village to raise a child is turning out to be absolutely TRUE. And the belief that monitoring and management is an invasion of privacy is total balderdash. Every time somebody drops the responsibility ball, and a kid goes missing, that child's whole existence becomes very PUBLIC. But by that time, it is often too late for that child.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda doesn't mean dust when a young body ends up in the hands of a coroner. THAT is the cold, cruel TRUTH.

No department, agency, organization, school system, church congregation, parent or guardian will ever be able to say that the job is being done right UNTIL...there are no more missing children's faces on my blog.

It's Christmas. And it's time for the attitude in this Country to turn around and for all of the missing children to come home. And more than that, it is time for no child to ever go missing again.

This post is my Christmas gift of respect to Lindsey Jo Baum, Kyron Richard Horman, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.

This is for every child who vanishes in the USA every year.

It's time to recognize this problem for what it is: Preventable.

Open THAT fact on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Beacon For The Boy



It's sending faith, hope and love out to children everywhere. Kyron Horman's Christmas tree, by his "Wall Of Hope" in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

GOO(gotcha!)GLE

Google reads me. Or monitors me. Or scrutinizes me. Or something.

Yeah, the Big G with the double "oh oh" checks me out every other day now.

I'm not exactly sure why.

Maybe it's because they think my writing is worthy of a Pulitzer prize (not to be confused with a Piss Poor award...nooo, of course not).

Maybe it's because they are trying to decide what to do with my blog after almost six years. (My blog will celebrate its sixth birthday on December 16).

Maybe they aren't sure what I'll do with the pot leaf that I have posted at the bottom of the page.

Maybe they're waiting for me to murdalize ( Murdalize: That's my word for murdering something by way of a process...kind of like sanitize but with far more serious repercussions) their sacred logo one more time.

Maybe they hope that the "Screw Google" graphic will disappear. (That will never happen).

Yeah, Google has been reading me quite a bit, lately.

I see Google spots all over my tracker.

Of course, I also see their pet dog, googlebot, too. And he (I'm guessing at the gender here) follows my words down many different paths. The googlebot is a very curious pup.

Yesterday, he sat on one of my blog posts and wagged his tail for fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds.

Domain Name googlebot.com
State : California
City : Mountain View
Language English
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Visit Entry Page http://ruthiessky.bl...belsquitline-on.html
Visit Exit Page http://ruthiessky.bl...se-wont-go-cold.html

Did googlebot need that much time to ponder what I wrote?

I'm not sure.

But I am sure that Google reads me. And then I open up my tracker and I READ GOOGLE.

Domain Name google.com
State : California
City : Mountain View
Time of Visit Dec 7 2010 7:20:31 pm
Visit Entry Page http://ruthiessky.bl...t-dwight-gooden.html
Visit Exit Page http://ruthiessky.bl...t-dwight-gooden.html
Time Zone UTC-8:00
Visitor's Time Dec 7 2010 6:20:31 pm

Apparently Google thinks my thoughts on Dwight Gooden are worthy of a glance.

Shrug.

Google: Cyber-Surveillance in a primary colored package.

P.S. I've heard of a third eye...but a tin eye??

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Private Message


Photo And Edits By Ruth Rader


Riding On A Railroad/Song By James Taylor

Private Message:

Bonjour, mon père. Maintenant vous êtes vraiment libres d'être avec moi. Maintenant nous descendrons la route ensemble et nos âmes seront attachées ensemble pour toujours. Vous n'êtes pas morts, Francis, vous êtes finalement avec moi.

Only One Thing Will Stop The Truth

This comment (posted by me) originally appeared on the Oregonian newspaper website:

Kyron is the victim of a crime: Every adult that he counted on to keep him safe, didn't. That's the bottom line.

I've read many of the comments here. The more I read, the more I shake my head. None of us will ever post anything that will bring Kyron back. But I admire those of you who sincerely care about this situation.

I "meet" people like you through the comments on my blog. But I also get introduced to balderdash from people who don't like what I write (including one person who just wants me to "take down" my blog, altogether). I have maintained the blog since 2004 and I'll never discontinue it under any circumstances.

I won't stop praying for Kyron, either. Because I believe that God will never stop loving that boy.

The fact is, we are just a group of heartbroken, angry, frustrated people who don't know exactly what to do to help Kyron. So we send our opinion balloons into cyberspace...like requests floating up to wishing stars...and we continue hoping as fate's clock ticks through another day.

Christmas is a beautiful time of year and we're all having fun. So it's tough to peek through the glitter and happy gatherings and see Kyron's face on a faded poster. Oregon's son is gone and we still can't figure out how to bring him home.

This shouldn't happen at Christmastime. It never should have happened at all.

At this point, I think that exposure is a good idea. Send Kyron's information everywhere that you can. Post fliers in rest areas, libraries, grocery stores, truck stops...anywhere that people will congregate or travel through.

The wheels of justice WILL turn...nothing will ever stop that. The only thing that will stop the truth from blooming is...apathy. Don't let THAT be the last thing that you hand to Kyron Horman this Christmas...or in the new year.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Kyron's Hot Case Won't Go Cold

Sheriff Dan Staton is committed to finding Kyron

I had a great day today. My friend took me out to lunch and helped me pick out some Christmas decorations for my home. I drank a chocolate, coffee and toffee something-or-other and celebrated my new residency status in Bozeman, Montana.

Then I came back here and saw Kyron's photograph again.

Icicles sparkled in the bright sunshine today, winking like multicolored lights do throughout the city at night.

Heaping snow that glittered on rooftops made every house look like it was made of gingerbread.

Kids played in the snow and laughed at each other's red face. The temperature barely made it out of the single digits. But the glistening glory of Christmas warmed many hearts
and was reflected in every smile.

And then I came back here and looked at Kyron's grin again.

YOU LOOK AT KYRON...YOU WHO TOOK HIM AWAY. YOU TAKE A LONG, SERIOUS, HONEST LOOK AT KYRON'S FACE, HIS EYES SO FULL OF HOPE, AMUSEMENT AND YOUNG BOY WONDER. YOU LOOK GOD IN THE EYE...FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL TO HIS PERFECT SPIRIT...AND TRY TO GIVE GOD A GOOD REASON FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE. GO ON...TRY TO VALIDATE IT...YOU NEVER WILL.

I HOPE THAT YOU ARE HAUNTED BY YOUR OWN ACTIONS EVERY DAY OF THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON. I HOPE THAT YOU SEE KYRON IN EVERY LIGHT, WREATH, CANDY CANE, BOW, RIBBON, SANTA CLAUS, CANDLE, CARD AND ANGEL. I HOPE YOU HEAR HIS VOICE IN EVERY CAROL THAT'S PLAYED. I HOPE IT BRINGS YOU TO YOUR KNEES AND YOU FINALLY BRING KYRON HOME.

FOR THE SAKE OF KYRON RICHARD HORMAN'S INNOCENT LIFE, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO ANYTHING LESS. HUMAN-UP, GET OVER YOURSELF, LET GO OF THE DARK ONE'S HAND AND BRING KYRON BACK!

Dios puede ver Kyron tan sin duda como ve su alma. Y su ain al contado' T nada pero desechar.

God gave Jesus to the world...You give Kyron back to the ones who really love him.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Kyron Horman: The REAL Problem

The Six Month Lie

Somebody is hiding something from the rest of us. But that person isn't hiding anything from God.

God knows what happened and He knows what WILL happen in this case.

We, including the Horman extended family, DON'T know.

That is, assuming that everyone in the Horman family is telling the truth.

Which I doubt.

I think that someone is hiding something in that family. And I'm not referring exclusively to Terri, either.

I bet somebody else in that family is holding out.

And that is unforgivable. Especially when an innocent young boy's life hangs in the balance between an adult's pride and cowardice.

Yeah, you know what you are...

...and so does Kyron.

Maybe that's the REAL problem here.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Graphic Warning Labels/Quitline On Cigarette Packs




RE: Docket Number: FDA-2010-N-0568

Here is a copy of an email that I sent today:

I am aware that you have a very important decision to make. And your decision is very much like the one that I made over five years ago when I quit smoking.

I smoked, I'm sorry to say, for sixteen years before I finally crushed out a cigarette for the last time.

Smoking should be illegal. You and I both know that. And we both know why.

But at this point, the best thing that the FDA can do, is put a VERY STRONG AND RELEVANT WARNING on every single pack of cigarettes for sale in the United States. And INCLUDE the number 1-800-QUIT-NOW on the package, as well.

It's time to stop hiding from the truth of nicotine addiction and the real perils of second-hand smoke.

I am asking that you do something good for our Country today and see to it that the proposed ads be placed on cigarette packs along with the National quitline number 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

People who want to quit smoking like I did need to know where to start. The National quitline number will be a tremendous help.

Thank you for doing the right thing.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ruthie Rader:The Bozeman Statement

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION FROM WEST TO EAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. A BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES...6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ICY AND SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY MODERATE SNOW AT TIMES. IN ADDITION...A PERIOD OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION AT THE ONSET MAY ALLOW FOR A LAYER OF ICE TO DEVELOP ON SOME ROADWAYS UNDER THE ADDITIONAL SNOW.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: ...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...

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I don't care.

I'm in Bozeman, Montana and I'm off the road for the winter.

Right now, I'm listening to Christmas music in my ears while I make use of this excellent wi-fi signal.

There is a mini-Christmas tree on my desk that is decorated with red velvet and gold poinsettias. The mirror on the wall reflects multicolored twinkling lights.

I have a nice, big TV, a tub for soothing bubble baths, a microwave/frig combo so I don't have to go out in the storm for dinner and a comfy bed that will cradle all of my dreams.

Winter just got lovely.

My friends and a local church helped with the initial cost of this igloo. I paid the other part. Next month I will pay the entire rent.

The people who own this place gave me a discount but gave me the same quality room that every other guest enjoys.

So now I am going to focus a great deal of attention on my writing (I have a project) and on the search for missing Kyron Horman.

I have wi-fi and a phone. Now I have the time to dig even deeper than I have already.

And you (You know who "you" are) didn't think that fate would turn things around this way?

Thou fool.

Snow will fall from the sky.

But you won't snow anyone...forever.