A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mr. Larry Duke to the Rescue

I was getting a little nervous about how the bills were going to get paid this month, but not to worry. The Universe has it under control. I just received this email notification, and not a day too soon.

Of course, sadly, I won't be able to keep the BMW. I'll have to sell it and use the money for mortgage, utilities, and so on. These babies are worth between $45K and $60K...that should keep me in heat and hot water for a few months.

Here's the email (eat your hearts out, fellow cybercitizens):

Reference Number: BMW:2551256003/23‎
From: smccleary@cogeco.ca on behalf of bmwclaimsoffice1@yahoo.co.uk

Dear Winner,

The BMW Automobile Company, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten(10) Star Prize Winner in this
years International Awareness Promotion (IAP) held on Saturday 12th May 2007,in London.

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new BMW 5 Series, car and a cash prize of £750,000.00 GBP. To begin
processing of your prize contact:

Mr. Thomas Hooper,
BMW Agent
E-mail: bmwclaimsoffice6@o2.pl
Phone: +44 70457 08086

Contact him, with your, Serial No: BMWP/556543450906 and Ref No:BMW:2551256003/23.

Also provide listed information:
Phone no:

Mr. Larry Duke.