Growing Up … and Growing Out Of

What about the children who were abandoned by their parents? How were they to resolve the relationship with the people who gave birth to them if they never met them, or if their memories of their parents were so vague that they couldn't picture their faces? What if their parents were known to them, even present in the household at times, but were so consumed with their own survival that children were seen as obstacles in the way or as objects to be manipulated and used for their own selfish purposes? How were these children to grow up mentally and emotionally healthy? What if the parents were abusive?

What??? My Hard Drive is Toast?

Nine months later, the Spectre died. Really died. The so-called Blue Screen of Death with the error 0xc000000f was all that I could get. I ran all the diagnostics that I could on it, and all tests passed except that the hard drive could not be found. When I tried to run a diagnostic test on the hard drive, I got a message saying that "this media is not relevant to this computer."