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An open letter to anyone struggling with a life threatening diagnosis

This post is the result of a personal request I got from the AHA to help a person who reached out on behalf of a younger person struggling with a diagnosis of a type of heart failure. It was written

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First tent camping trip in 30+ years

This is a recap of my first tent camping trip in 30+ years. I will attempt to explain both my motivation and how I prepared for the trip in this post. It was 2015 and I had a close call

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Arturo, one complicated cat

Cat psychology is an interesting thing. I have a 1 year old cat that is on some kind of personal journey right now. He’s our little black rescue named Arturo. We lived with a family of three cats before in

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Garlic meditation

I met a woman yesterday who wanted to learn how to meditate. It was clear that she was interested and yet questioned whether or not she was capable of the practice. And then she said it, how do you clear

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On shading & chakras

Bad days and life wasted in meetings aside, I’ve always believed in people. Teen years to now. It was back in Marion where I decided that Religion was not part of my view of the universe in my late teens.

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Dancing my pants off

This past weekend came with a chance to spend time with two people who are incredibly dear to me and to do something I said I’d never do again. When I was a teenager I entered the 9th-grade science fair.

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Tattoo Session 4 & a crisis in the UK

Complicated weekend with my fourth session today completing the pattern for my entire back piece. The design work is done and a Metraton Cube is permanently drawn upon my back along with Ganesha by Andy at Long Street Collective. It’s funny

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Pushing boulders, & harsh emails, up mountains

There is a person I used to know who was not one of my favorites. I saw him again last week in a meeting where he seemingly experienced a blood pressure spike after learning about a growing threat to two

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One for the books

The Pets Without Parents 5k was amazing, and as a no kill shelter $10k is a huge thing. I likened being at the starting line with all the other people this morning to “being surrounded by happy.” The thought that

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A revolution of love

June always reminds me of the protest that my fathers, decked out in drag, had the courage to bring to the public. A collection of “queers” written off by the world as a group of freaks and deviants. Living between

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Activity

  • Morning Run
    On August 15, 2017 6:24 am rode 3.48 mi. during 00:36:07 hours climbing 117.13 ft.
  • Weight Training
    On August 14, 2017 4:58 pm rode 0.00 mi. during 00:30:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.
  • Weight Training
    On August 8, 2017 6:32 am rode 0.00 mi. during 00:20:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.
  • Afternoon Run
    On August 7, 2017 4:27 pm rode 4.07 mi. during 00:41:34 hours climbing 152.23 ft.
  • Lunch Run
    On July 26, 2017 11:31 am rode 3.37 mi. during 00:35:23 hours climbing 71.85 ft.
  • Yoga
    On July 25, 2017 7:30 pm rode 0.00 mi. during 01:30:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.