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"

March 22, 2017

44th Trip Around The Sun

Last week I celebrated my 44th trip around the sun and received the best gift yet. What was it? a 44 second hug from Natalia. Also celebrating was hopefully Natalia's last visit to the dentist in a while. It has been very hard for me and more for her, the many treatments she has endured. That along with some "emotional" issues that I have been going through, has been a bit hard for me the past few months. At least Natalia's dental treatments have finished. I have been finding myself in "undiscovered terrain" seeking answers for guidance, but this is something I cannot control fully. I have to realize somethings are not meant to be. One cannot "put a square peg in a circle". However I leave my heart open as I feel it is still much stronger than I imagine.

Been trying to get out to hike about two days a week for a few hours and hope that becomes a habit. Wanting to work up to 25km hikes and to learn the network of trails by the Lake Arrowhead area and hopefully as the heat arrives start to visit the Big Bear area. I managed to finally make it out for a mountain bike ride last Sunday and see some of my favorite people in this world. Again a great time and now hope I can make it much sooner for another ride.

"Experiences is merely the name men gave to their mistakes."

- Oscar Wilde

Not many games played lately and trying to keep my reading pace. Lately been reading history/fiction books. My current read is Shiloh and hope to keep interest in the whole series based in the Civil War. I introduced Natalia this past weekend to The Addams Family and we watched 2 seasons and she likes the show.

I continue to provide honors to American heroes and put in paperwork for another 6 years in the Navy and praying it all goes well. A huge sacrifice for myself as well as Natalia and even at 7 years old she does understand. This is something every service member lives with in the back of our head and something so many others cannot understand. I do know if I get called it will be for a good cause and not for a private agenda. So that alone makes it a little easier.


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