Saturday, October 20, 2012

I Believe!

I believe everything can be done better.

I believe that everything we do should be challenging the Status quo. How can we do this better? Why has it always be done that way? Why does it matter that that is the way it has always been done? What is the purpose? What is your motivation for doing that?  Are you getting the desired result?

I believe that every situation, individual, idea should be treated as the unique potential that they possess.
I believe that "U + I  > 2"

I have been told that I should never talk about:

1)Sex: as far as I can tell the reason for living
2)Religion: The purpose for living
3) Politics: Which I have just found out is more important than breathing.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Great quote

"I try not to confuse motion with progress," the six million dollar man.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

First grade

Why are you crying? I want Walker to change his mind.

4th grade

Slow down long enough to make sure to see what is happening.

Middle School

Middle school is a very odd experience for a dad. Why does it start so late in the morning? Why does my son insist on wearing shorts to school everyday? Why is a lady with a goat standing next to a tree in the front of my son's middle school?

Friend of mine told me I used to be "cool", then after high school "cool" was weird, now "cool" scares me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pam Plaiser

Pam is the founder of Mission Haiti. Thank you, Pam for showing me that going without can be beautiful.

A painting done by David Sieh.  David is a local artist.  I get to pick it up today.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

One of my favorite pictures with Annette.  Thanks Sara

The best advice I got about parenting today, "You are the light for your kids, but you are just the light bulb.  Your job is to just stay screwed in."

The boys weeding.

Prescott (11yrs old)

Taking my 11-year-old to school I have him read the last post.

I asked him what did he think of the situation. Prescott said you missed the most important part. The part where you said you are here for him. I'm not going anywhere we are going to keep working on this.

Being a DAD

This morning Walker my nine year old son was being a little shit.  In the middle of yelling at him I realize this isn't helping.  I stop and say you and I are OK.  I just don't like how you are handling this situation.

 You are doing a really good job for a nine year old.  Walker then says something along the lines of I learned that from you.  I say, "I expect you to grow and be better than me."

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The hat is made from five skunk pelts.


I have spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out how to start this blog.  The point of this blog is to just tell my story as it happens.  I am about half way "ish" through my current life expectancy unless Ray Kurzwell is right then I'm just getting started.  I think no matter how you measure a life I have exceeded expectations.