Easy Like Sunday Morning

UGH. Christmas time is usually tough on my mind, especially since 1997. Growing up in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA, we were typical middle-class, “nuclear” family. That meant we had enough money between two paychecks to pay for basics but discretionary funds for extra items, especially Christmas gifts were not available. My mom succumbed to gastricContinue reading “Easy Like Sunday Morning”

Home Sweet Home

After the recent series of rain and windstorms that ravaged the Pacific Northwest from Canada down to Oregon, I was reminded of the raw power of Mother Nature. The following is the 16th time I’ve posted this journal entry. It’s my first-hand experience surviving a sudden ice storm that paralyzed the Seattle area for oneContinue reading “Home Sweet Home”

Muddin’ In Jamaica

Every once in awhile, as I scroll through social media posts on various platforms, I encounter a pick up truck stuck in mud or a buddy mobbing through mud having some fun. Several of my outdoorsy friends like to play in the mud with their All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Before, during and after, there’s drinking beer,Continue reading “Muddin’ In Jamaica”

These Edibles Ain’t Shit

FAMOUS. LAST. WORDS. “These edibles ain’t shit,” I bemoaned many years ago when I had my first taste. IF you ever consumed a [marijuana edible] you know this a false statement. If you have NEVER tried an edible, but are contemplating it, please do not utter that phrase. The other night over dinner at theContinue reading “These Edibles Ain’t Shit”

Tagbilaran To Manila Sponsored by Jollibee

The following is an excerpt from my journal entries. I traveled to the Philippines with my Uncle Dave to be the best men for my Dad’s wedding. The last few days were spent traveling by vehicle from Tagbilaran City to Manila to complete two tasks 1) Dave and I were flying out, 2) Dad andContinue reading “Tagbilaran To Manila Sponsored by Jollibee”

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Spaceman

Recently, SpaceX founder, #ElonMusk launched a Telsa Roadster into space with the driver named, Spaceman. The words, “Don’t Panic” is displayed on the center console. This is an obvious ode to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Well, I ALSO paid homage to the “trilogy with 5 parts” weeks ago because my 42nd birthday was 2018,Continue reading “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Spaceman”

You’re Number One

So I work in a warehouse that has multiple electric forklifts. Nowadays I find myself leading a crew of forklift operators more than wheeling one around. One night my crew and I were strategizing the night’s plan near Lift #1. In fact, two of the boys were debating who has “number 1” for the night.Continue reading “You’re Number One”

Nisqually Earthquake | 20 Years Ago

Monday’s, September 19, 2022 earthquake of 7.6 magnitude in Mexico City reminded me of the Nisqually Earthquake. Midday on February 28, 2001 the Nisqually earthquake shook the area with a 6.8 magnitude for nearly a minute at 10:54 a.m. For anyone that’s experienced and survived an earthquake of any magnitude, 60 seconds seems like eternity.Continue reading “Nisqually Earthquake | 20 Years Ago”

The World Changed | September 11, 2001

To most of Spaceship Earth, 9/11, flutters pass on their calendars as any other day, but 21 years ago … The world changed on 9/11/01. And it’s a day I’ll #NeverForget either.  I was startled awake by my wife (yes, I was married once) She said to turn on the TV because a plane accidentallyContinue reading “The World Changed | September 11, 2001”