Happy New Year!!! DFE vBlog for 12/29/06

Well, most of us have made it through another year. However, for those we have lost this week and last, I have decided to dedicate this vBlog to their memory. I know that, for a lot of people, the loss of a sea lion doesn’t seem like too much of a big deal, but for those of us who regularly visit the zoo, the animals there start to become familiar enough to be considered friends. Certainly for my wife, who worked at the Seneca Park Zoo, the loss was particularly difficult. This is also the third loss for the zoo this year, and I suppose there are many among the park’s employees and supporters that are happy to see this year pass by.So, my tributes to lost friends starts with Ariel the sea lion from Seneca Park Zoo. Moving on from there, I share my own personal impressions of the 38th President of our United States, Gerald Ford. I hardly knew ye. Literally.

Next up is James Brown, who I am very-much going to miss. It’s a shame that I’ve had at least two opportunities to see the man play, and missed out on both of them. Life is fleeting.

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By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.