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Final 120 Days

Do the math at graduation

We hung this banner yesterday. Will our home ever have need for another one in our lifetime?

Do the math at graduation.

The only other time we could think about doing this again is if we see a grandchild graduate.

Two grandparents spent the afternoon at our home yesterday. Renato’s grandmother and Connor’s grandmother.

Must be a cool feeling to live long enough to see your child(ren) experience the same significant parental milestones as you.

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Final 120 Days

Happy birthday Disneyland, but more importantly…

Disney memorabilia on office bookcase.

Happy birthday Disneyland, but more importantly…

Today we retire a 15-year daily after-school tradition.

Hugging and sharing an “I love you” before getting in the car to leave school.

It was a great run.

Not sorry to see it go, so grateful we kept it alive all these years.

Thank you for never feeling self-conscious, especially in Middle and High School.

Note: No school bus service and no teenager car created a drop-off and pickup routine for our son’s entire life up to and including today.

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Dear Son

Dear Son, live life with these 6 priorities

Highline Trail
September 29, 2017 the trail was deserted. It was amazingly different than every other time i’ve been on Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. PS. There where two hikers ahead of me, always within sight, but not too close to be crowded.

 

Dear Son, live your life with these six key priorities.

Honesty

Behave admirably

Personal Responsibility

Self-control

Initiative

Fun

 

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Authenticity (New Currency)

If you had two and one half years to live

Disney's Pluto
See ya later. Photo from the USATF Annual Meeting a few days ago.

 

At this point in life, i am asking myself if i should be immersed in doing what i love.

For context, i’m not oblivious to the daily adult responsibility that never goes away.

So i’m fully cognizant that i can’t abandon my adult roles.

What i’m talking about now is what would appear to be the art of living, loving, thinking, playing, contributing, and leaving.

Loving, thinking, playing, contributing, and leaving.

Loving, thinking, playing, contributing, and leaving an organized compass for my family, particularly our son (16).

It would seem to me that every aspect of what i do now ought to be filtered through the lens of love, joy, art, and contribution.

It would also seem there is zero room for fitting into a prescribed way or mold.

Should we dare to follow our own voice?

Even if it’s something others may frown upon, or worse, think is crazy, self-indulgent, or ridiculous?

 

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Faith

Allentown

Quote about farmers
Most of Allentown was once utilized by Farmers.

 

Packing light is a metaphor for traveling through life. A heavy load is harder to carry.

In a few hours we’ll be in Allentown.  Four days to visit and witness Cheryl’s second cousin, Joshua, receive his Eagle Scout award.

Packing light.

Expecting the visit to be glorious.

 

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