From the entire LF2SF Crew…Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, wherever you are. Next year we may write this email from somewhere on the Gold Coast of Mexico, but this year we’re still here in the US. Quincy missed the her Sunday Wisdom Column due to being in the kennel, so we hope this suffices for the week. Take care and have a great holiday, wherever you are in the world today-
Photo and Editing Credit to Hotwife
Merry Christmas from my family to yours on this Christmas Eve. In going through comments, I noted that Dray 0308 loved his trip to the BVI, so I decided to do a random photo essay of the BVI just for Dray 0308, of the Dream Big Dream Often blog. Continue reading
A friend texted me to say he had seen stories about Quincy the Boat Dog, but not much about the family; so I decided to write that update as a blog post vice a mail-out letter with our Christmas Cards. We’re not trying to be secretive or force the blog, we just didn’t get to doing a mail-out letter this year with the Christmas cards. So…here goes: Continue reading
A quick “shout out” from LF2SF to say….”Happy Hanukkah” to everyone and anyone who celebrates this tradition. I hope your world is filled with peace and happiness on this day.
Photo credit to Pexels.
For those of you around the world who celebrate this day, I want to extend a Happy Veterans Day or Armistice Day to you all. On this day the “War to end all Wars” was over 100 years ago and the nightmare that was to become WWII hadn’t yet cast its shadow on the world. Skip forward to today….and folks here in the US think of sales and shopping and a free day off work due to holiday observance, but it’s more than that. Some folks around the world are on duty NOW….like the Marines in the picture above. Some folks have lost loved ones and still use this day to remember those losses, like in the picture below:
And some folks around the world will go to parades and ceremonies and such, remembering to “thank” a Veteran and then go on with life.
For my part, I would simply say “Never Forget”. Not all Veterans want thanks, but they want their service remembered, no matter what they did. Not all Veterans deployed or have even seen combat, but almost all have made more sacrifices than they probably remember.
Photo Credit for the pics in this post goes to Pexels.
Wednesday- It’s testing week at Crossfit, so they’re looking for one set MAX reps in specific exercises. Today was all about the Snatch and max weight for one rep on the Snatch. I was totally out of this because I’ve just started. This is pretty cool to watch the folks in the class crush things….but horrible for my fragile old male ego.
I love this, it’s growing on me. Continue reading
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I was engaged in my work day with no available TV’s when Sept 11th actually happened live, so I didn’t see the events live. But I would feel them the rest of my life and the rest of my life would be shaped by them. I went home and watched the events over and over again, hardly believing them to be real. At the time, I was living near Joshua Tree, Ca and doing a lot of rock climbing and buming around with my rock climbing crowd. On Sept 12th, we sat on rocks in J-Tree with too many beers and listened, it was beyond eerie. All air travel was shut down, so the LA air traffic pattern was completely silent. For the first time in my life, there was near complete silence. I was struck by that fact.
From then on, life would be different. My life would radically change, my path would be altered forever and I would change as a person. Our generation would lose its innocence and fear would creep into our society like a slow fog. I’m hoping we can overcome that fear that may still be here, we’ll see as we continue our path. 9/11 should be remembered by all and those who lost their lives should continue to remind us of the cost of our freedom’s.