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LeSombre said in January 22nd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Holy Cr*p! He blogs! ;-)

I just wanted to be first. Now I,ll go read your post. :-)
.-= LeSombre´s last blog ..Is it Friday already? =-.

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whall said in January 22nd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I don’t know if I can still be your online friend.

I mean, come on. ORANGE?!?!? How sad. Couldn’t you express a little fashion? A splash of color?

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hello haha narf said in January 22nd, 2010 at 2:53 pm

hi. i’m proud of you for standing up for what you believe in. thank you for being able to show support without judgment. i’m incredibly thankful for you.
.-= hello haha narf´s last blog .. =-.

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Cissa Fireheart said in January 22nd, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Shiny, I think what you have been doing is incredibly important, and I admire your actions of helping others. I do miss your blog posts, but posting this puts your “break” in perspective and I respect you even more for helping me think about my priorities in life vs. blogging.
.-= Cissa Fireheart´s last blog ..We’re not gonna take it anymoooooore! =-.

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Nat said in January 22nd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

You’re a good good man Mr. Shiny. :)

I am having a week where I am doubting people’s willingness to stand up for what’s right. You gave me hope. And what a fabulous, fabulous cause.

On behalf of all women out there — thank you.
.-= Nat´s last blog ..Because the night… =-.

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Amanda said in January 22nd, 2010 at 5:27 pm

It’s awesome that you do that.

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Coal Miner's Granddaughter said in January 22nd, 2010 at 5:34 pm

You? Absolutely amazing. Thank you so very much for what you’re doing.
.-= Coal Miner’s Granddaughter´s last blog ..My Father-in-Law Hates Me =-.

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Sybil Law said in January 22nd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I love it. :)
.-= Sybil Law´s last blog ..An Introduction =-.

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Janelle said in January 22nd, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Hey Stranger! I just clicked on your twitter to see just how long it has been since you been in these parts and I see that you posted a blog too! Great way to end the week!!

I was so excited that you posted, I haven’t read the post yet… off to do that now :)

PS- you came back because I deleted your blog from my reeder just this week didn’t you? Because you know, it’s ALL about you :)

**hugs** you have missed my friend :)

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Melanie said in January 22nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

It takes a lot of strength to actually do something instead of just saying you believe in something. I’m so glad you posted. I was just thinking of you last week and wondering how you were and if you were every going to post again.

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Fantastagirl said in January 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Wow.

You are an amazing person.

**HUGS**

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Janelle said in January 22nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Whew, I finally made it! Sorry it took me so long, I totally should have been the first comment! ::raising my fist to the heavens at LeSombre:: LOL :)

Well, I for one think what you are doing is counterproductive abomination to society and the heavens above. I kid! I kid!

I think what you are doing is a wonderful thing!!! I know if I was faced having to make that choice, I would want someone like you walking by my side.

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Hilly said in January 23rd, 2010 at 9:22 am

As I said before, this is an admirable thing that you do. No woman who has to make that hard of a decision should be harassed after doing so. It’s like kicking a sad kitten or something.

You = good egg.

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DutchBitch said in January 23rd, 2010 at 10:02 am

Absolutely great what you do and exactly the kind of support that women in that situation need!
.-= DutchBitch´s last blog ..Pink Floyd – The Wall =-.

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Dessie said in January 23rd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I already commented on this when you posted it on Mindsay – I mainly wanted to acknowledge your post and let you know that I still read whenever you blog :)
Happy Crazy 1.

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suze said in January 23rd, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I’m glad you’ve found something that makes you feel like you’re making a difference. You are making a world of difference for those women. And for that I want to thank you.
.-= suze´s last blog ..hit me with your best shot… =-.

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NYCWD said in January 23rd, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Kudos to you for volunteering your time to help those who at that moment may not be able to help themselves the way you can.

Of course I fully applaud and approve the color choice.

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Amber said in January 24th, 2010 at 2:24 am

Mike – My Friend, you have no idea how excited I was to see a post update in my feed reader from the infamous Mr. Shiny!!! :)

I’m a firm believer in pro-life. But honestly? It sickens me that women have to go through harassment to get into a clinic. I understand the feelings behind their actions; but they are making the situation worse and it gives other pro-life people a bad reputation. Sigh.

With all that being said… I think it’s admirable that you’re there to help protect those women. Preventative care is one of THE most important things in healthcare of any kind. And if a woman is there for an abortion? Chances are it’s the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. And it’s NOBODY’S place to judge or make the situation worse by acting like a heretic.

Thank you for being their strong shoulder. For whatever reason they’re there. You’re good at that :).

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shiny said in January 24th, 2010 at 10:51 am

Thanks to all of you for your comments — especially for my first venture back to this blog for a while. I don’t know how often I’ll be posting, but I really enjoy writing and have missed this and feel that it’s the right thing to do on occasion — as long as I maintain the proper balance between this and my priorities in the real world.

And thank you all for the positive comments. I’m glad I was able to share a bit about who we are and what we do.

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martymankins said in January 25th, 2010 at 12:44 am

Shiny… great post. Seriously, the efforts you did to help reduce the concern for women that are trying to get reproductive care and advice is very admirable.

I’m hoping this is just the first of many posts out here. You have been missed.
.-= martymankins´s last blog ..What Happens Before Vegas =-.

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Ginger said in January 25th, 2010 at 3:05 am

Shiny…you are doing God’s work: showing compassion and protecting those who are at their most vulnerable.

God bless you.
.-= Ginger´s last blog ..43…and so it goes… =-.

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Miss Britt said in January 25th, 2010 at 11:52 am

On behalf of the woman who you show kindness and compassion to, whom you help feel more safe… thank you.
.-= Miss Britt´s last blog ..The next time someone says “are you sitting down?”, I’m going to hang up. =-.

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Ren said in January 26th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I’m as impressed by your interactions with the protesters as I am by the assistance you provide to the women. Well done.
.-= Ren´s last blog ..Happy Birthday, Adam! =-.

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SoMi's Nilsa said in February 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

What a level-headed look at something that is clearly very divisive. I think it’s very admiral that you’re willing to stand up for your beliefs and the rights for others in a very peaceful way. If only all women could be lucky enough to have you as their escort no matter where they’re going.
.-= SoMi’s Nilsa´s last blog ..Controversy =-.

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Alice said in February 5th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

nilsa sent me your way – i just posted last night about my determination to go to the next training session and become an escort myself. it’s wonderful to read a first hand account of what to expect!

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SAM said in February 8th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

You already know this, but I’ll say it anyway. You’re providing a service of immeasurable value. I’ve been one of those scared young girls trying to get to the doors of a clinic. There weren’t many protesters, thank goodness, but there was also an escort. And just the fact that there was someone there to help, to guide me, made all the difference in the world.

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