TigerRefuge’s blog

  1. The Long Road to Forgiveness

    Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:13 PM 0 Comments

    This was originally published on MySpace on April 7, 2010. While the band is not mentioned here, their song "Just to Get High" served as a mirror forcing me to read my anger meter as I walked through the early part of the process of forgiveness. Also, the subject of this entry had an uncanny similarity to one member of the band, which is why I recall his name to this day. In fact, I made him...

  2. Long-Overdue Letter

    Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM 0 Comments

    Originally posted on Facebook. Long-Overdue Letter. by Jane Brackrog (Notes) on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:25pm February 26, 2013 My dearest late husband, I'm writing this perhaps for several reasons. First of all, it's our 5th wedding anniversary without you now, and so much has happened, both on a personal and a more global level. Secondly, as always, I hope...

  3. September 22, 2012 A "Good" Crisis? Yesterday, I was perusing my Twitter feed when I noticed a tweet referencing President Obama's former Chief of Staff and now Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and in the same breath, it mentioned my favorite band, Nickelback. I suppose the article was stating that if Rahm Emanuel liked Nickelback, the deliverer of such a statement would have hurled a...

  4. Climbing Out of the Valley

    Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM 0 Comments

    August 19, 2010 I just attended a camp the week of July 25th to August 1st organized by Christian Record Services for the Blind, which has been operating such camps in the U.S. and Canada for years. They began in 1967. The beautiful ministry that takes place at these camps no one can really measure in terms of monetary or other quantifiable values. Once a year, people who virtually have no...

  5. The Ultimate Test of Motives

    Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM 0 Comments

    October 28, 2010 Ever since I heard the announcement in July that Nickelback, the band whose song I attribute to helping me survive those torturous private moments of grief these last two years, would be coming to town October 23rd, I anticipated with baited breath. When tickets went on sale July 17, I found out a Meet and Greet package would be available, and I deliberated and drove my...

  6. Surrendering All

    Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM 0 Comments

    December 23, 2010 I take the prize for Idiot of the Year! For those who await the missing photo, I'm sure you're wondering if we even had the photo op with Nickelback as we claimed. But I've been following up, and the last communication was on 12/7 so I thought. God shows a sense of humor sometimes. I checked e-mail but somehow missed the message that came on 12/9. LiveNation management...

  7. Very few times have I ever been proud of a piece of business correspondence, but thanks to a couple of excellent advisor friends, this one took the cake. Every detail is true and verifiable; I handed this to the lady I hoped would be able to reach appropriate personnel to make it happen. It's in the Lord's hands now. May 31, 2012 To whom it may concern: Re: Lost photo file from...

  8. Further Testing

    Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM 0 Comments

    January 23, 2012 Further Testing It was one of those stressful days, the kind that leaves you so wound up--and depressed at the same time if that's possible--that you simply want to curl up and go to sleep even on a Friday night. I left late because I was awaiting a very important reply from a VIP coordinator at Ticketmaster so I had asked one of my coworkers to give me...

  9. Letting Go: Final Surrender?

    Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM 0 Comments

    Note: I originally published the following entries in Facebook and MySpace. I didn't immediately notice that you could log in with Facebook and import everything from that profile, but that's fine because not all my entries make direct reference to the band. These will be in reverse chronological order because that's easier. Blessings! June 20, 2012 Letting Go: Final...