micheal - ok ok I'm working on it. fixing to have time to do it once more, but that will only last a week. I'm enlisting in the army as an intelligence officer (hopefully). I've got basic in a few weeks so I'm busy making sure everything is in order for me to go (physicals and forms and paper work and signatures on the dotted line). I'm going to get it worked in that I spend a minimuim 2 years in germany (or more correctly europe) as part of my enlistment. maybe I'll get you guys on over one year. would be nice to go and check out the country side of some of the most historic parts of the world. I'll keep in touch though. so don't worry.
Nan - thanks hun. I know you don't, and I aim to please.
Justin Kase and Thyme - really? most twins have the same last name and different first names. just an observation. hehe
john - glad you enjoyed it.
Mrs. Owl - a wonderful observation. we seldom rise above the shackles we place on ourselves because we feel that to do so would be wrong. when one shackles themselves into positions that one cannot handle then one must decide if the action to get out is wrong or the etho that placed that shackle on you is wrong. it is neither a nice decission nor an easy one. but it is one that few like to make. I enjoyed that quote though =-)
pandora - perhaps the greatest thing about a writer is their ability to understand things from anothers point of view. if one can put themselves in that persons shoes with out actually being there, then they have accheived the ultimate goal of identifying with their audience in my most humble and honest opinion.