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Bike Project…

Coming soon: I am working on some LED lighting upgrades on my “new to me” Suzuki GZ250. With it being the dead of winter there it not really anything to show off just yet but as things warm up I intend to post updates and pictures of the improvements.

Sure it’s a small bike but so am I. I am not looking for power but it’s nice to have a bike with a little size and weight to it.

Goodbye 2014!

Goodbye 2014! A year to reflect on but thankful to see it end. While there were so many wonderful things that happened they have become shadowed by challenges and loss. It’s been difficult, to say the least, and questioning life’s direction and my own worth. Although events out of my control have forced change they are changes that I cannot get back.

Earlier this year I had to say goodbye to my father as he unexpectedly passed just before Father’s day. Although we spent most of my life apart as he lived in Florida I felt that I was very close to him. Much of who I am is grown from him. The best way I can honor him is to be the best father I can be, to the children that I am so fortunate to have in my life.

Did this loss knock me down? Sure it did. Why wouldn’t it? The question is if it made me better or worse? Knowing that a son can turn to his father when life gets you down is a bit of an unspoken truth. When that’s gone what do you do? You feel like the weight of the world crashes in on you. Taking on life’s challenges and responsibility’s the best that you can. But can you handle it? That I still need to learn. When my family riles on me to keep things going you fear what will happen if you fail, or are not there. It’s a basic need for Fathers and Husbands. “Are we good enough?” My answer to that is “YES! I am!” I have always done my best and will always be my best. I will make mistakes and I will mess things up but I will always try to fix things. Because THAT is how we honor the family we have lost.

Although the company I have been with for almost 10 years has been purchased it’s nice to know that I am safe. This created a lot of stress with so much uncertainty in the beginning and although there is a long road ahead my mind is at ease. That said 2015 will be a busy and interesting year with some new opportunities. Change is good in any career so you do not get stuck in a rut.

A year and a half of marriage but so many more years together. My wife is an amazing person! Hard working, wife, mother, student, artist… She has really done so much this past year that I could not be more proud. Mixing a family has its own challenges and although we might get overwhelmed I believe that we are great parents that only want what’s best for our children. Sure life can be hard but I love my Wife.


So 2014, I am getting back up and dusting myself off. 2015 I challenge you to do better!


“apocalypse club”

Here is a little post i made on one of my sites… www.pretendimgod.com

So here is a little something to think about. Someone said that this year the world will come to an end. I remember when the world ended in 1984 because of the killer bees. It was amazing! Anyway, you should go about your business as you would any other day and enjoy the global warming and cooling, or what I like to call seasons. I think I’m going to start an apocalypse club. Meet me her in 2013 for more information.

The threshold of a New Year

2011 is coming to an end and as I stand on the threshold of a New Year I take pause to reflect on my accomplishments. Each year has its challenges along with its glorious wins.  I remind myself that both the highs and lows are the things that make me who I am and while adapting daily to the ever changing demands I am still able to maintain consistency for the one’s I love. This year I believe I found balance. Being able to grow professional and personally is an ongoing goal for me as well as the example I wish to set for those around me, coworkers and especially my family.

Seeing one’s children grow from year to year is a great motivator. That pride helps fuel my ambition to be better than I am. I guess you can call it Karma if you like, or perhaps you might say “it’s the right thing” but at the end of the day if I make my family stronger then I am successful.

I wish you a very happy holiday season. Remember that the feeling and the joy we feel this time of year should never be limited to just on month. Let it shine all year… It is the right thing to do.


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