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Got several weeks of camping done this summer. My daughter and I were pulled from the mountains early and didn’t get to complete our last section. No danger to us but they shut everything down. We were just going into John Muir wilderness when they revoked all permits to gather resources for all...
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A normal day. It is late afternoon and I am getting my workout in. The music is blaring and I am pumped. I feel very strong. In between benchpress sets, John Denver's song, "No One" comes on. Maybe one of the saddest songs I know. The songs ending verse is belted out in a desperate and urgent...
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I just composed a long love letter to my wife. In summary, I am grateful she came into my life. When thinking about my life and then documenting it, there is a tinge of sadness with the awareness that so many people can't see what to be grateful for in their lives. That they may not...
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As my kids get older, I find they have their own thirst for their own hard earned wisdom. My wife and I can prevent so many failings for them if they just blindly followed ours. But is that really giving them wisdom. I truly don't think so. I understand the young adult process that you have...
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I'm a couple days away from a month off traveling with the family. I keep a map box in the attic. Pulled it out to grab some state maps we will be wandering around before we head overseas. It was a mess so I started organizing the box. I was suprprised as I had never really reflected on just...
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I feel I'm getting closer and closer to my son. He is such a great teenager. We just got done with dinner at a bayside restaurant on Saturday night. We decided to go for a walk along the water to settle the food. The conversations we have are getting so deep. As his dad, I am very close to...
My children are very musical. My daughter is a lyric driven listener and my son is a instrumental driven listener. I have surreal moments where I recognize through experience that I am close to my kids on a many levels. The gym has brought on some of these surreal moments. Today while I was...
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6pm Wednesday, on a grey moist evening. Our kids are doing homework in the next room. My wife and I are doing our workouts together. It feels so calm, peaceful and right. I sit between sets silently. The National album -Trouble Will Find Me, is softly filling every corner of the room. I am...
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"I've seen this happen in other people's lives and now it's happening in mine", - it can go both ways, both good and bad, I have had both. We went out to dinner last night. It was cool and crisp outside. I mentioned to my son and daughter that I had a wonderful time with them. That I valued it...
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Today we had our weekly family meeting. I brought up, when are we going to have our atrocious Christmas sweater night. We were unanimous that it should be tonight. We batted around the ideas of how we would mix it up. The funnier and more corny the better. The gym was the kids idea for the...
The ups and downs and the one who rides the wave with you. At this stage of the game for me, you have to know and bare your soul. Take the small moments in which to express yourself, state your needs, ask for theirs and make a commitment to meet in the middle. Sometimes it's very easy, sometimes...
I believe we all carry a little bit of this. As a young Morrissey fan, I believe it was my prerequisite. This is a deeper feeling of the world. A sensitivity that cannot be quenched with a mere juveniles take on the human condition. Some people are well versed on the nuance of a persons inside...
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A good friend called me and asked me to go out and shoot a rifle match with him. It has been a few years so I grabbed all my gear and had a wonderful day with several people I haven't seen in a few years. I took my M1 Garand as he said it was an old school bunch. Highpower is such a mind f***...
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In the ongoing series of "spent the day in", you know....... while the workers were enslaved...... I spent the day with my daughter at SFMOMA. She had asked to see an exhibit by a photographer. We had cameras in hand and enjoyed a day at the museum.
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My daughter and I began our workout today with my proclamation that Morrissey has a new song out. We usually play music from my phone through a Bluetooth speaker when we work out. So as we were stretching, I told her I was going to play it. After the line, “Stop watching the news, because the...
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Sunday 07/30/2017, 443pm. I am panting, out of breath. I fall to the floor. I look up to the ceiling and swipe a towel across my wet face. I need a moment to let my heart recover. This lullaby swirls in my ear, escorting me on my transition from pain to comfort and respite. I feel. I feel...
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Yerba Buena, SF. MLK day I have a dream today Taken by my daughter today All colors today
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This was the afternoon before. I find that some moments are so surreal. My wife is with me in the car. We are out together. As I sit at a stop light, this soft music is playing. We have had great conversation. I've paused and told her how much I love her and how much I love being with her. She...
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Can you look in the mirror and say you don’t hurt people? My wife and I were adding new stuff to the gym today. She wanted a mirror in the gym and had been mentioning it the last two weeks as we looked for what we wanted. I feel very comfortable looking in the mirror. Not in the vanity way...
As I age, it is interesting that my body is still so adaptable to changes in regimens. I am closer to 50 than I am 40. Since we set up our new gym in the summer, I have seen a shift in my body structure. It has been a nice transition as my body moves from a strictly cycling/running...

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