My Father

My father passed away in his sleep around 3:00AM this morning.

He went peacefully and my family was very fortunate in that we were able to be with him and say our goodbyes to him prior to his passing.

I will be offline for the next several days and will talk to you all again soon.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


Akshay Kumar Thursday


Oh, This Crazy Internet

(I’ve chosen this image for no reason, other than I LOVE that shirt!)


Is this thing on?!!!

I guess that I need to start meandering around the Internets again and make my presence known once more!

Then my Minions shall come flocking!

Otherwise, I will not post the latest new Tiamat story!!


P.S. Ain’t I a Stinker?!!

J-Pop Tuesday

The group is called MilkyWay, and the song is called “Tan Tan Taan!!!” Enjoy!!

Upen Patel Monday

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What a way to start the week!!! Aaaaaah…

I Missed My Minions!!!


So, here I am again!

For all the hoopla that’s out there for Facebook and Twitter, I just couldn’t really get into either of them. So, I’m back!

Lots of things have changed.

My father is now at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Ma.

He won’t be coming home again, and right now it’s anyone’s guess how much longer he’ll be with us.

So, we’re taking it one day at a time.

My duties at work have changed as well.

I’m not managing people anymore. I’m back to being an individual contributor.

And I have to say, I’m happy about it.

I’m in a different department now, so it’s only a little awkward, as I am still in the same division.

And, aside from only a couple of people who can’t be bothered to even acknowledge me now that I’m not a “boss” anymore (and frankly, I never liked them anyway, so good riddance!) everyone was really happy that I didn’t lose my job, unlike so many other people in our company who did….

So, as I said before, I’m taking this one day at a time.

Let’s see where the path leads us this time….



Like a Phoenix, I am reborn anew to reclaim my minions!!!!

More soon, my Dahlings!!!