Strong Enough to Obey

I admire the few highly skilled writers, that with a paucity of precisely chosen words, were able to paint a picture with detail and imagery of much greater proportions than the size of the sentence would indicate. Wordsmithing was their craft. Vigorous, concise prose their propellant. Nuance, innuendo, double entendre their full metal jacket. Shell … Continued

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Make the Time – Memorial Day 2017

In keeping with previous Memorial Day posts, I will keep this short. Less is always more when speaking of heroes and those no longer with us. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing to serve. Some choose for tangible benefits: Training and education. Solid pay. Generous benefits. Others choose to serve for the intangible benefits … Continued

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5, 217

Michael Jordon.  Oprah Winfrey.  Jerry Seinfeld.  Abraham Lincoln.  Lucille Ball.  Babe Ruth.  Sir James Dyson. Every one of the individuals in the above list are or were wildly successful.  Each of them reached the pinnacle of achievement in their respective careers.  And each of them have something in common with all of us. I can … Continued

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Tossing Tea at The Liberty Games

About 2 weeks ago, we put on our first annual Liberty Games. To say it was a success is an understatement. By what criterion do I make this claim? Several. Most obvious were the smiles on the faces of both competitors and supporters alike; they were everywhere. You couldn’t swing a dead cat by the … Continued

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Dying is Easy

One thousand nine hundred and thirty one. Remember that number. This will not take long to read. There is not much that can be said. You either get it, or you don’t. In gyms across the country and around the world over 390,000 athletes have completed the second workout of the 2017 CrossFit Open. You … Continued

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Bulk Up Your Brain

Movies and television shows can take the breath away with their majestic cinematography and leave us abuzz with excitement from life-like special effects. Other than the ridiculously high price of the admission/subscription, there is no cost. Sit down, turn off your brain, and receive an immediate and total assault upon the senses. Like the darkening … Continued

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Your Call to Greatness

Year after year it happens. With nothing but the truest and most sincere of intentions man and woman alike are sucked in. The temptation is always the same; the promise of change is an alluring courtesan. But faster than Rosie O’Donnell running from a Donald Trump rally your will power fades, the trick gets old, … Continued

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You Can Thank Ron

I love my life. I love the challenges. I love the chaos, both self-inflicted and otherwise. I love the adventures, some chosen and others anything but. Most of all I love the people in my life. Like bright, shining stars, all my experiences, travels, challenges, and adventures would be nothing more than a dark and … Continued

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Stay in the Fight!

This is a call to action for those with injuries. I know they are testing your resilience. Be patient a while longer. The journey is long and arduous but the destination is worth it. Know that I started writing this blog while sitting in the doctors office waiting to find out if I would need … Continued

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Christopher Columbus Would Crush Fran

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves begin their change into vibrant colors. The air is particularly crisp in the early morning. Evening skies become a brooding blue-gray. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes beckon while Olive, Victor, and the Krakens chug glassfuls of cider. Scarecrows and skeletons adorn door fronts … Continued

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