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"

October 25, 2016

I'm Still Here

It has been a while since I have put my thoughts here and I can say it has been somewhat stable. Looking forward to Halloween with Natalia and still no solid plans but I am sure it will be great. We have been playing many games as usual and enjoying each others time together. A few weeks ago we celebrated a made up holiday which we called Mustache Day and hope to continue. Fun times taking pictures and making cupcakes and cookies with that theme. Also looking forward to Thanksgiving as I will be with Natalia much more often all the way through Christmas. Time to start Santa's list.

"I never ask a man what his business is, for what I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams."

- H.P. Lovecraft

I have been reading quite a bit lately and have found Ben Bova to be another favorite authors as I devoured two of his books in one week. I really enjoyed the smooth and semi hard science fiction in New Earth and Death Wave. I will be reading other of his titles as the Mars series has gotten good reviews. I also finished R.A. Salvatore's Companions Codex trilogy and looking forward to what may possibly be the last trilogy soon. On a recent trip to my favorite thrift store (Deseret Industries), I found Chocolate Fever, which I remember to be the first chapter book I read and wrote a book report on. As we approach the end of the years, I am on a push as usual to fulfill my yearly goal of reading 30 books (last year I believe was 50)

A few weeks ago as well I received a surprise message from a longtime friend about a 30 years reunion for a cycling group that stared me in the sport. We got together a few weeks later and it was a great time and awesome to see these old faces and my best friend as he made it over from Arizona. Many of these guys have not stopped pedaling since then. I want to thank Steve Driscoll for this and hope we can all do it again in the future. This is a sport that I owe so much to and one that have given me my values and built me in what I am and believe.

Work has been very steady and I still am so blessed to be able to do what I do as it has meaning for me and not some useless job behind a desk or stacking boxes. Every time I have the honor to put on my uniform and honor the life of a hero is a great day for me. However, a few weeks back we had a few family members refuse to stand for Taps and honor their loved one. I know they thought it was "cool" to "protest" but they should have been more informed that the "protest" from some dumb-ass rich guy is for what the flag stands for. But these people decided to disrespects their loved one and out ceremony. My partner as well as I found it unpleasant to say the least.

I do hope to be able to re-enlist again soon to continue to do this even with our very instability in the near future as a nation. I feel we have two clear destinies. One is of clear war and conflict for many years with Hillary Clinton as she continues to profit from conflict and holding many nations with instability with her "donations". I feel we may become a military used by her to profit and use us as a threat, The other with Donald Trump is seeking peace and stability and more concentration on fixing our economy. I work with many that sacrifice their time and sleep to work a full time job and be part of the Memorial Honor Guard and I see how little their normal jobs they make and I know this is the norm. I laugh at those that feel raising the minimum wage is impossible and not deserved, these people are those making much more money in useless jobs pushing paper work. Jobs that can easily go away and mean nothing. Why not earn more profits and increase their salaries and keep those unfortunate living in lower standards? I laugh at those protesting against Trump, an outsider brought in to fix the problem, a person whom employs so many and knows how to fix problems. While the alternative is one whom never worked, let alone produce a single job, unless you count the many fraudulent organizations splitting money around themselves. I better leave this there. We live in a world that is clearly rigged in my opinion and nothing a normal person can do. I simply try to lead a life that means something to me and others and simplify it is a world so needlessly complicated.

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