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September 19, 2018

This is it. 

For the last 365 days I have lived with a vision. I’ve been focused on a task. So much has been learned and experienced. 

To be honest I’m a little exhausted. 

For my 365th experience I spent the day alone on Lake Geneva having my very first stand up paddle b...

September 19, 2018

One last creation

The final day of my 40's is almost here and I wanted to create a reminder that this last year was an accomplishment. I didn't do it alone but every single day changed me.

That change was made very clear today when I visited the eye doctor and he informe...

September 18, 2018

Condiments

It's been quite a journey. In the last year I've eaten so many new things and made food that I didn't want to eat. I have confirmed that I've got great instincts when it comes to the flavors that I like. Quite a few of the 365 day taste bud experiences were a...

September 17, 2018

Today I built a floating lantern. 

The base is made from sticks I cut in my yard and tied together with golden toned hemp rope. It's primitive and as I worked I couldn't help but think about the raft that saved Tom Hanks in Castaway. I'm not escaping from an island but...

September 16, 2018

It’s unbelievable that I'm down to my last 5 new experiences. I still have so many things on my list. 

Today I tried to do something I have never been able to achieve. 

Don’t laugh. 

For my 361st experience I learned how to whistle. 

This is some serious shit.

I f...

September 15, 2018

How do you catch a unique squirrel?

Unique up on it.

Today was exciting like the wiener mobile was exciting. I wasn’t looking for an adorable little creature to cross my path but it did. 

On my 360th day I had a black squirrel encounter. 

Don’t poo poo this. I’m a cha...

September 13, 2018

Tied up

I bought this embroidery kit many months ago thinking that I could do it while taking care of my mother in the nursing home. I knew from the very beginning what I would make and it was meant to inspire the fight against cancer. Today it is just a reminder that s...

September 12, 2018

Sweet

On day 166 I made syrup from the maple trees in my yard. It took about 30 gallons of fresh tree sap to boil down a gallon of sticky goodness. 

It is my liquid gold. 

I bottled that deliciousness and now that we are empty nesters I’m maintaining this hoard....

September 12, 2018

What’s the word?


Just over a year ago I was having a discussion with my mother about religion. She was brilliant at keeping her journey of faith separate from religion so much so that all I could ever feel was love.

I have felt rejected by the church since realizing tha...

September 10, 2018

Today had an interesting flavor

I’ve been walking around the city of Edinburgh, Scotland for the last week and falling in love with the place my first born will live. This kid is being brave in ways that I envy. 

I can’t even touch how much courage it takes to leave all...

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