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Final 120 Days

Happy birthday my friend

Disney Speaker
The closer you look, the more you see. Wild Goose Island and St Mary Lake.

Dear Glacier National Park, happy 109th birthday my friend.

Son, this Summer will be your final pre-college trips . Reflect on the personal growth you’ve experienced. Reflect on the natural beauty and magnificence you’ve witnessed.

Long after Mom and i are gone, Glacier will endure as your friend who will always welcome you back and make you feel at home.

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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

How does 60 years feel?

honeymoon bicycle trip
Married 1983. Honeymoon bicycle trip 1984, ferry-hopping the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. Cheryl is eating lunch from the back of the ferry. So lucky to have Cheryl on this journey. Insanely lucky.

Sixty feels great.

Not gonna lie.

i do not feel old.

Back to how many reputations do we have? We have one with every person who knows us. Same with them. Same with you.

My wife and son think i’m fit for 60, physically and spiritually. And also mentally, at work, and at home.

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Video Sharing

You said hello and set the room on fire

 

You said hello and set the room on fire.

You make me want to live forever.

Let’s keep running.

Together.

Forever.

 

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Stuff We Do

Happy 58th birthday brother Howard

Glacier Park hikes
College buddy Howard Doran hiking to Grinnell Glacier last Summer, 2017. We almost walked into the Big Horn Sheep you see here.

 

Glacier Park hikes
The only two humans at Grinnell Glacier overlook at 7:30AM, Labor Day weekend.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Yeah, we thought some deep thoughts. It was impossible not to.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Hiking up to Grinnell Glacier overlook, from Granite Park Chalet, after a quick breakfast (peanut butter and jelly sandwich).

 

Glacier Park hikes
On the deck of Granite Park Chalet, just outside our room…Howard makes friends easily.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Granite Park Chalet. Howard center-right edge, talking with a honeymoon couple.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Highline Trail from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet is 7.5 miles…we have “Granite” in sight.

 

Glacier Park hikes
About four miles into our hike, Howard is doing what Howard does – make people smile as he takes a photo of the entire hiking party.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Howard reminds me of a Disney Cast Member – assertively friendly.

 

Glacier Park hikes
We had barely begun our hike when we were confronted by wildlife.

 

Glacier Park hikes
To say the place is beautiful is to understate the reality.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Grinnell Glacier and our lunch stop for the day. More Magical moments initiated and created by Howard.

 

Glacier Park hikes
Hiking Grinnell Glacier trail last year.

 

Happy 60th 58th birthday brother Howard.

This post happened because i wanted to text a (single, specific) photo to Howard yesterday for his birthday (i don’t like to use Facebook for birthday wishes).

Looking for that specific photo, i got caught up in many other nice photos of Howard in action.

Long story longer, i posted 15 photos on the Facebook feed and tagged Howard creating a much different message than the typical Facebook-provided-happy-birthday-wish (so uninspiring, to me).

From that, i decided to use 13 of them here today.

True story.

 

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Dear Son

His personal responsibility became official greater yesterday

Hidden Trail overlook
Two years (age 14) ago he made it to the “summit” of Hidden Lake overlook.

 

His personal responsibility became official greater yesterday.

Why?

He turned 16.

While it’s just a number, it’s also a right of passage. Sixteen is a mental milestone on the way to the next major milestone, turning 18.

Some things are so obvious, we discount them as being trivial because it’s so common.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.