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Weekly Debrief 02/17/2018

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Weekly Debrief 02/17/2018

The boy is back in town. Sorry. That reference is kind of a personal requirement for me. Anyway. It’s been over two weeks since I last posted. My wife and I were treated to a trip to SoCal, nearabouts where we spent the first 6 years of our marriage, and I didn’t think I’d have the ability to post. Truth told: I could have, but I chose not to. The time I would have spent was instead used to read through the first book of DUNE (which happens to be on my 2018 reading list). Major Highlight of the trip: We had wonderful time...

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Here Comes the Hiatus

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Here Comes the Hiatus

Hi All, Quick word, fast and loose. I’m headed to sunny southern California early tomorrow morning, and my ability to blog with any consistency and ease is uncertain at best and most likely, unlikely. That being said, No weekly debriefs will hit this Saturday (2/3) or next (2/10), but the past few days of this week since the debrief on 1/27 have been good. Over the weekend, I knocked out another item of my “To Experience” goals of 2018, a 1979 Science Fiction film from Russia called STALKER. Long story short: it’s a...

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Weekly Debrief 01/27/2018

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Well, January is wrapping up faster than I would have expected. This time next week we’ll be in February, and I’ll be in California to see wonderful friends for a week. As of now, I’m looking forward to a busy few days of work, prep, travel, and good times. I expect it to be even better than this past week, which wasn’t all that bad itself. 1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for  sunshine and fresh air, the exciting stage of pre-writing in the overall writing process, my morning routine, hope,...

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Others Will Help You Survive the Pain. Do the Same

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Others Will Help You Survive the Pain. Do the Same

Life is hard. Survival requires work ; thriving, even more. Perhaps the best truth one can accept is that you are going to experience more hurt, pain, and suffering than you expect. Things may go well for a season, but challenges will come. They are coming. They will be here sooner than you think. This is true for human beings. It may be an unfavorable reality, but the sooner you accept it, the better your life will be. Of course, what’s also true is that things will be calm and peaceful again; or at least they have the capacity to. And...

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Weekly Debrief 01/20/2018

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Weekly Debrief 01/20/2018

I find it hard to believe that we are already more than halfway through the first month of 2018. But time flies when—well, time just flies regardless. This year has started well, and I believe it will continue to  be great. I have a pretty full ten days ahead before heading to Southern California for vacation. I cannot express how excited I am for that trip. We’ll be seeing some great friends, eating great food, and hopefully drinking in plenty of warm sunshine. I think my soul will be well fed for the month of February. But...

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REVIEW & RECOMMENDATION : MARCH

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This past weekend, the United States celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who in my estimation may be one of the single greatest figures our country has ever produced. Of course, the United States America and its citizenry are very prone to elevate individuals rather than groups, to find figureheads to place far above the many people that make them the success that they are. The Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s was no different, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is specifically celebrated because he became something of the...

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Weekly Debrief 01/13/2018

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Weekly Debrief 01/13/2018

[Full disclosure: this pic is from 1/15/18, and I retconned it onto this post. It is just that good.] Alright, alright, alright. Another week. Another Debrief in brief—-well, kinda brief. Let’s roll.1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for  JESUS CHRIST, in whom I have eternal hope; COFFEE ; the existence of God, and my relationship to him; Fleece Pajama pants, soooo comfy; the ability to exercise, and men of my church!! This past week, I was Focused on praying for my wife and son, aspects of life that are...

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2018 Stuff. No, Literally. I am Selling Stuff.

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2018 Stuff. No, Literally. I am Selling Stuff.

There’s a certain satisfaction a man gets from getting work done, especially when it’s for his own business. For those unaware, in addition to my 9-5, I buy and sell collectibles, mainly via eBay, in order to provide our family with that extra little bit of cash to eat-out, give gifts, and buy the odd treat or two (or usually pay those inevitable, unexpected expenses). I’ve been doing this actively and intentionally now since 2016, and it affords us just enough cream on the top for our having some air to breath financially...

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Weekly Debrief 01/06/2018

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Weekly Debrief 01/06/2018

Well, it’s the end of the first week of 2018 (I know Sunday was 12/31, but whatever), and I’m actually keeping this goal. And yes, I am as shocked as you are!!! So, what’s life been like this past 7 days? 1).  Weekly #onthedaily : This past week, I was Grateful for health (since I am a bit under the weather); sleep (and dreams that make it feel like I slept longer); my son; my buddy , Dean, who drove us to work through this winter cyclone in the #302; FRIDAYS AND THE WEEKEND, and WIFE & SON! This past week, I was Focused...

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WEEKLY DEBRIEF 12/30/2017

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So it’s been about four months since my last post. Seems silly to bother with a new one, but I can be a silly dude sometimes. Comes with the territory of being me. As a mental health exercise in 2018, I’m going to be some weekly debriefs regarding thoughts on the prior week. I’ve been realizing that intentionality and perspective are a large part of my welfare, and it seems that I thrive better when I have my goals not only well-intentioned but well-outlined and concretely set. Wanting to write is one thing; saying I will...

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