Category Archives: family

Resisting the Pull of Negativity and Drama

Just the other day I posted something on Facebook about how writing out my wing chun training program made me realize that I was learning how to focus like a laser on what is important and what is not. It … Continue reading

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Second Job Blues

For those of you who browse around this site, you will know that I am 37, a college graduate, a husband, and a father of four. Right now I’m a temp at an office job where (they claim) if you … Continue reading

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Music and Its Importance in My Life

I tend to let my mind wander when I drive. (Don’t worry…this doesn’t mean I weave back and forth!) The reason for this is because wherever I have to go (whether it is work or an appointment) is far, FAR … Continue reading

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The Past Few Months, and Ideas for the Future

Well, it has been a long, crazy time since I got back from Swift. Yes, just the past couple months of my life have felt like a year…which sucks, because it makes me feel older than I am, and as … Continue reading

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News from the Road

Ironically, I’m writing this from the same place where I wrote my last in-depth blog. (I DID write a very quick one a few weeks ago, but it was so short that it hardly counts as a blog.) I have … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions…about Employment

156 hours down, 84 more to go. I’m looking at approximately one more week of training here with Swift. After that,. I don’t know what will happen. My friend John wanted to team drive with me when our training is … Continue reading

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