Dad’s have had a (sometimes well-earned) reputation for being less than involved in their kids lives. Work, stress, sloth, whatever the case, especially over the past few decades dad’s are more frequently depicted as bumbling boobs when it came to participating in their kids lives. Even advertisers like Huggies took a shot at us now and then.
The tragedy that took place last week in Connecticut was so atrocious my mind is still unable to find words to sufficiently describe the horror of what that small town endured. Innocent lives extinguished to pay for one young man’s internal loneliness, darkness, and fear. A boy, undoubtedly adored by his parents, cherished and treasured once upon a time, stepped through a threshold and forever became a monster – an ghoul that coldly tore the hearts from so many on that cool Friday morning in December. [Read more...]
I was invited to join the SA Bloggers event at SeaWorld San Antonio this last Saturday and I wanted to share some of my experiences. It was a fantastic time and I had the opportunity to get to know some of the people involved in the SA Blogger group. I have to admit, it was a little daunting…out of close to 30 women, I was the only guy in attendance.
“Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But in the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out.” - Abram T. Collier
On the morning of December 7th, 1941 the heavy Hawaiian air was broken by the sound of Japanese fighters as they attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. Japan broke off on-going negotiations with the U.S. by sending waves of fighters, bombers, torpedo planes, aircraft carriers and submarines to brutally attack an unsuspecting United States of America. By the time the attack was over, 2,400 Americans had been killed and [Read more...]
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is my symphony.
- WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING
Just added this picture to the Visit Colorado Facebook page. Looking at all the pictures of snow makes it feel more like Christmas.