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  1. danield


    I am sending you healing thoughts from Minneapolis , MN USA. I hope that you feel better soon. Take good care!
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    Chapter 21

    I just cried again😥. Dang it, I SO love this wonderful adventure that you give your readers, that I read it (often). Bravo is totally inadequate. You are such a masterful storyteller. I want more!!!!
  3. 3 years on and this chapter still chills me. I an only imagine how difficult it was to write it. I am in awe. Thank you again! dan
  4. danield

    Blind Audition

    I have never watched the show. I may have to start. Bravo, Carlos!!!! More, please,,,,
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    January 21, 2041

    Wait a second. What happened in Mexico City involving Lincoln? Enqiring minds want to know..
  6. danield

    Open Call

    I am very excited about this new story and look forward to it's evolution. You go, Chipper! Still miss CJ.😔
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    I haven't read this chapter yer, but simply wanted to say YES!!
  8. danield


    · The arc of CJ’s story was so extraordinary moving. I loved reading as each individual grew into a full dimensional character, as a result of your incredible storytelling! · At the end of chapter 27, I sat and cried. I have lived, loved, hoped and cried with CJ and everyone else ever since I first discovered you, and him, at another site. I eventually followed you both here and you are the reason why I joined Gay Authors as a paying member. Once I finished chapter 27, I went back and reread the entire saga (again). I loved reading as each character was presented, developed and fleshed out. I am in awe of how you told this story. To witness CJ as he grew from a teenager to an adult was simply amazing. An example was when he discussed buying palm trees for the Georgtown home – one minute a typical teenager and the next one a suggestion of him growing into adulthood. I loved the whole evolution of CJ as a strong, caring and loving man. The sense of family that you created with CJ and his dads' and brother and between the Elite 8 and the Squadron was beautiful to be a part of (and that is exactly how I felt reading this story…that I was actively living with CJ, et al.). · To begin. I would like to say thank you!! Thank you for the excellent grammar and continuity in CJ’s story - both of which are important to me. · I have a fantasy dream, which is to go on a CJ tour in Washington, DC and visit every place mentioned in the story. Would you conduct such a tour?? I’d pay good money to take it! When reading this story, I had Google.com open to check out each place you referenced (I would love to see the all the places mentioned – from Dog Tag Bakery to the Exorcist steps). · A few examples of the life lessons you beautifully “taught” us, the listeners, that really resonated with me include: The sermon at the church in Australia on Christmas Day, 2003, brought tears to my eyes, I was so moved. Likewise Father Chance’s description on CJ as the embodiment of a “Christian”. I am a cradle Episcopalian , so both of those were beautiful to read (and both examples got me thinking about my faith and how it relates to the modern world. Along the same lines, Brett’s grandfather’s quote “what have you done today to make the world a better place”, made an incredible impact on me. I think that taking this quote to heart and practicing it in my daily life is going to be a guiding principle of my life going forward. And then there’s the election of 2016. YIKES!!! I lived viaciously though CJ as he navigated that whole debacle. I was raised to believe that if you don’t vote, you have no right to criticize. CJ took that philosophy to a whole new level. You taught us about death and how to deal with it when you wrote about CJ and Ritchie’s mother and grandfather, Abo and Owen’s sister, Liz’s passing. You beautifully gave the readers life lessons, too. Examples include: Trip recounting his battles with addiction were heart rending in their raw power, aw well as CJ gently telling his brother about the most important qualities a man should possess. So simply put and so, so moving! You beautifully brought to life your respect and admiration for the men and women in our armed forces and what they experience while serving, an example of which is/was Brett’s description of what it means to be an American when he meets with Sgt. Burke. And Brad’s harrowing description of what he experienced in Afghanistan, along with Alex Minsky and Senator Tammy Duckworth’s accomplishments post battle injuries were so damn poignant that I had to stop reading for a minute and regain control. “Found Tonight”. I cry every time I watch that video! To close out this love letter to you and CJ, thank you for your ability to create a vivid image through nothing more that your words. Examples include: Carson’s revulsion when he and CJ explore the Georgetown University tunnels. Pride 2019!!! This chapter was written in March, yet it was presented as if it just happened yesterday. I am really going to miss CJ and his gang. I have learned many life lessons and thank you for each and every one of them. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! dan P.S. And every time I read the line "What's a Rolodex", I literally laughed out loud! Too damn funny. Just one more example of your phenomenonal ability to create vivid mental images with just your words. I am in total awe!
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    Amazing chapter. The love for Lieb from everyone is palpable. What a lucky, lucky girl. Thank you, Carlos.
  10. OMG!!! I read this chapter in about two minutes, cuz I could not wait to find out who was responsible. Amazing chapter. You had me on the edge of my chair. Now I will go back and read this chapter again, but slower thuIs time. Please don't keep us waiting for the next chapter. I can't wait! Oh! I forgot to say how much I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I have fallen in love with each character, thanks to your incredible writing ability. Thank you!! (next chapter soon, please. Thank you)
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    I thought of you and CJ when I read about the passing of Representative John Dingell. One of the many reasons why I love this adventure that is CJ's life is how you bring real life into his story. This chapter is another example of it. Thank you for a wonderful chapter!!
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    Council Bound

    I am thoroughly loving this series. I have laughed, cried and experienced every emotion in between while reading it. Thank you for writing such great characters and bringing them to life with your "totally tubular" writing. Please give us more chapters soon!!!
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    Perfect Bonds

    I LOVE this story and cannot put it down. You are a perfect storyteller and I am so glad I stumbled upon this. Gotta go now. I have more chapters to read! dan
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    Hunting Season

    I finally started branching out and just read this. I was wondering where the references to cj saving someone's life in Charlottesville came from. Now I know. As always, you create incredible word pictures with your writing. I am in awe of your talent! i seriously do not know how I will get by without cj in my life? Dan happy 4th of July
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    Thank you for the months of absolute pleasure you have provided us! I have thoroughly loved reading and rereading cj's story. What a wonderful journey you have guided us on. Please don't keep us waiting too long for more..... dan ps. You ole softie, you! Such an incredible love story. BRAVO!
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    February 2015

    Every time I reread cj's story, I find a new gem that totally makes me giggle. Toys R Us. I had a part time job with them for about a week during college. The reference to them reminded me of calmer times. Thank you for always making me smile. beavis <g>
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    ATGB X

    I am bawling here at work, you butthead. BRAVO!!!
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    Chapter 4

    I have the same damn comment. I literally laughed out loud loud !!!! I'm liking the story so far and look forward to learning more about the characters <g> involved.
  19. Question for you. What is a "polling station"? Is that the same as a voting booth? I'm rereading "Georgetown Roar" and I've never heard that expression before (at least, not up here in Minnesota). Maybe a regional thing?
  20. I'm glad I could be of help (Wow!! Thank you for the compliment.)
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    ATGB V

    Thank you for letting us experience Father Chance again. He is such a good man.
  22. Comparing Hitler to any other politician? dan
  23. I loved the interactions between cj and Ritchie-the love between them is almost palpable. dan Not to be Debbie Downer or anything, but was the cause of death for Ritchie's parents ever revealed?
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    Rocky Ground

    I loved the word painting you created when you wrote "wishing the world wouldn't spin against us". I stopped and reread that sentence several times and got the same reaction every time! Bravo!👏
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