Dear Son

Who would you be?

leg tattoos
Personal branding? Photo: Yesterday morning at Orlando airport.


Who would you be if you lost it all?

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Too tired to think?

Memphis Peabody Lobby
Memphis Peabody Lobby just shy of 6am.


Memphis Peabody Lobby
Outside the Memphis Peabody Lobby, getting ready to start the group run.


Beil Street…group run in progress.






Too tired to think?


On the contrary, thinking has been on over-drive.

Photos from 6am 3-miler with some of the conference attendees.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Peace In Your Soul

Consistently and without fail is not a pipe dream

Blurry photo
Unintentional photo. It’s blurry nature is a metaphor for making consistent choices.


To be able to consistently, and without fail, tap into inner strength at any given moment would be wonderful.

It’s difficult.

But not impossible.

All we have to do is convince ourselves without a shadow of a doubt.

It’s easy to convince ourselves that there are exceptions.

Maybe there are.

Maybe there aren’t.

This is what makes consistency challenging.

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Know that you are not alone in struggling to thrive all day

Sanibel beach before sunrise


Life is hard. No one is immune.

After five mornings without Cooper, still unable to tell if it’s denial or strength.

Leaving Sanibel Island in a couple hours to return home.

Stopping by the Emergency Vet place to pick up his ashes.

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Outlasting Fear

Survival Of The Fittest Is Not Limited To Physical Strength

At 93, maybe someone should tell him competition is for younger folks.

Nature’s survival of the fittest law isn’t limited to physical strength. Some animals are cunning, others patient, some even symbiotic. What does this mean to me? It means there exists a natural law of balance/harmony.

Insight: Without balance, nature could not survive. Same with us.

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