dad. veteran. corpsman. geek. human resource. patriot.
"Life's is not about how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
I am Natalia's daddy! My latest happenings as well as my lil' girls happenings will be posted here as I live them.

I like to read science fiction, fantasy as well as classics and comics. Always looking for recommendations. Like to play video games and board games. Love to watch old movies and shows, as I find them relaxing and entertaining. Last but not least. like to feed the birds and do some gardening.

Proud to be a US Navy Corpsman veteran and part of the Southwest Region Funeral Honor Guard. Served in OEF attached to EMF Great Lakes, OHSU (EMF) Camp Pendleton Delta Detachment and now Volunteer Training Unit 1910

" . . . and on the 8th day the Lord created the Corpsman and the Devil stood at attention."

"In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex . . ."

"Tell your story. That's the secret of immortality. The one true way to live forever. "

"We live as we dream. Alone"

"Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."

"Needling is what I do"

July 10, 2016

Hiking & Feeling Nature

I spent the 4th of July weekend hiking with Natalia and Yuli. We finally found the Coyote Rock Trail I have been looking for and even hiked it a few more times that week. Natalia took her camera and took some good pictures. I can already see she has an eye for the landscape and nature shots. I went out 2 more times alone with Yuli and covered the whole trail left of the fork and connects to Exploration Trail which I am familiar with. Was hoping for a 6+ mile hike one day but Yuli was not feeling it. I have one more part to explore on that trail and I will have covered every branch on it.

My current job is going well and every day I am proud to do it and have the opportunity to do it. More and more I am in charge of the detail and find honor in that role.

"I hope I shall always possess . . .virtue enough to maintain . . . the character of an honest man."

- George Washington

Natalia this week read to me her first chapter book (In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories) and I was so happy and proud she wanted to read it. She also has an even longer one she started to read at night and mark the pages as she goes through the story just like me, as she says, every night (The Haunted Library). Still very slowly reading Eon and hoping to finish this week. The story has not grasped my attention but I always push through. As far as comic books, still showing interest in the new Civil War II story line and Batman Master Race has been good thus far. Board games are still my new addiction and have acquired a few more and some Natalia enjoys to play as we try to get a few in every day I am with her. Still painting miniatures as I find it relaxing and a way to spice up my games on the table.

BEGIN RANT ---> The hate keeps going with this administration and it shows signs of getting worse. I feel it will get worse until elections. Racism is alive and well and very profitable for the many NGOs and non profits. Many of us finally saw this week how and why the FBI operates and maybe soon it will open even more eyes (Orlando is a clear case being brushed under the rug as the FBI knew of this individual, gave him clearance and during the situation it is clear things got worse when they got involved later that morning. Not to mention the editing and hiding of the 911 calls). Not only is there a double standard but even their role is facilitating these "mass shootings" by not stopping but providing a venue and resources. Are they the real agency used to spread hatred and violence? The hatred spreading by this administration towards law enforcement is amazing down to the president downright not being present for honors but yet require security himself. As a veteran myself I have seen the negative treatment received by the county as they feel any veteran or even anyone affiliating themselves with the military, is "bad" and violent and should be seen as such.

Sometimes I feel maybe the police should only patrol and secure those areas voted on and those that feel they don't want, to not be secured. Let those areas suffer the consequences and chaos caused by those few. We can then clearly see the benefit. Moreover, I see more and more the disrespects this generation has towards and rules. I will be the first to say I do not like supervision or big government in our house, but I can see how law enforcement has a real hard job when their lives are threatened often and they have to make a decision for their safety and far too many times their lives. Why do these individuals risk life and career to help? Of course like with people in general there are "bad ones" but this I feel is such a minor occurrence that can be corrected of again we didn't have so much political correctness. ----> END RANT

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