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Some of you may have noticed the belt I wear. It is brown (russet) embossed leather. I bought it two years ago from The Beggar's Pouch for $44, and it has lasted me quite well. In addition, unlike many other decorative accessories that can be worn (hats, coats, vests, gloves, jewelry, etc.) I don't lose belts.

Unfortunately my brown belt does not work in every situation. First it is 1.5 inches wide, and most dress pants can only fit an 1.25 inch belt. Second there are times when an outfit needs the belt to be black and not brown.

So today I went back to The Beggar's Pouch and bought a black, 1.25 inch, embossed leather belt with a stainless steel buckle, for $48.00. I figure that it is well worth the investment.

While I was out I also picked up some black slacks at J.C. Penny for $15.

Now I have something to wear to Geek-Prom at Worldcon
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I truely appreciate advice and feedback. Even stuff I don't agree with, or that I am not ready to hear, lets me know that people care enough to share their opinion/feelings/experiences.

I have now reached the point where people are recommending books. So far I have had recommended to me Neale Donald Walsh on Relationships by Neale Donald Walsh & The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama. I'm typically not much for "self-help" books, but I may look into those once I finish the one that has been waiting for me 2 years now.

It is 'The Invitation' by Oriah Mountain Dreamer )

I was very impressed with the poem, and even more impressed by the real and pratical writing style of the author. The meditations are meant to help people live more thoughtfully, more intimately with themselves, others, and the world. I read the first couple of meditations, then chickened out. The author mentions a couple of times that living more fully brings changes into our lives, and we cannot control what those changes may be. I though about what "living more fully" might be like, then I though about what I had to lose. My biggest fear was that by changing the way I live my life, I might alienate my wife, and I did not want to lose her. So I put the book down.

I cannot say if continuing the book two years ago might have saved my marriage, or ended it sooner, or made no difference at all.

Today I completed the third meditation.

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