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The randomness of it all

You can plan everything. You can truly believe that you are in control. You schedule everything down to the minute. Finish work by 6. Have dinner by 7:30. Chat with friends and go over the agenda for the next day. You feel secure in how organized you are. But life has a way of throwing […]

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The larger story

It seems to me that it has just gotten so easy to get lost in the smallness  of things these days. With 24/7 everything and the various social medias we seem to be captivated by the little nonsense events of the day. It is truly time to call a halt to the nonsense. Can we […]

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100% by 100%

The question was asked at a recent Crossfit workout. What does 100% of all you got 100% in the moment feel like. Basically, 100% squared. Add to that doing 100 squats, 100 sit  ups plus a 2000 meter row and you have 100 magnified. It got me thinking about putting it all out there each […]

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4 am, an airport drive and weaving

I heard them from upstairs. One learning how to weave and her older sister reading the instructions and helping her figure this new project out. They sounded like they were back in Elmont , after school, trying to figure out a math problem in some high school home work assignment. It was timeless. The chatter […]

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Good friends and sunshine

There is something so comforting about good friends. Time and space fade away when you join together. As we walked the little town of Niwot, you reconnect and share hopes and wishes. You know that you are safe and just want the best for each other. The laughs are hardy. The history is deep. There […]

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Sledge hammer and the meaning of a single day

The Crossfit WOD included taking the sledge hammer and pounding the Mack truck tire over and over and…well, you get the idea. It was the last section of a rough hour of pushing ourselves to our personal best. It got me thinking about pushing ourselves each day to our personal best in all we do. […]

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Independence, a Harley and the open road

We pulled into Independence ,Missouri around dinner time.  After wandering the quaint downtown area we pulled up the hotel of choice for the evening. Right in front of the lobby door was a beautiful blue and white Harley. The man and woman were saddling up. The leathers,the gloves, the helmets, headsets and the smiles. He […]

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Fort Campbell, the Big Red 1 and the road trip

As we pulled into Clarksville,Tennessee we started seeing the signs. Not big glaring signs. Subtle ones. An army uniform. A pickup truck with eagles on it. A lot of American flags. The song The Last Train to Clarksville kept running through my mind. Fort Campbell is close by. The home of the 101. The Big […]

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