365 Day Challenge – Day 2 (Humble Pie)

365 Day Challenge – Day 2 (Humble Pie)

Today started off horrible. I found out in the  middle of the night really that my low bank balance was zeroed out. So my weekly trip to see my kids has to be pushed back.  So does a Vipassana retreat I got a last minute invite too (although I should not have gone b/c of my Norwegian UDI appeal in motion, thus as I say in the video when it uploads..about to fall asleep while it does..zzzz) BUT I was able to swing things around. Bummed mood...

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365 Days – How Can a Life Change in One Year

365 Days – How Can a Life Change in One Year

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird These blogs can’t be super long, or the entire concept would be impossible. After part of my Workaway duties were done, which is walking these amazing dogs an hour up the mountain, I was struck by the notion I needed to write more, and to write more consistently. While...

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I Am Not Alone – The Force is Real (Lessons from Abroad)

I Am Not Alone – The Force is Real (Lessons from Abroad)

I am Not Alone… My journey since late summer has been filled with such a variety of emotions, experiences, awareness shifts, and more… I am not sure where to begin this blog but I think it’s okay to say the Universe was sending out a nudge and it’s not unlike many experiences since August. Timely, and spot on. A subtle nudge came in to put some words to this song, and a sweet gesture of someone observing the journey with...

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To My Soul Daughter (A Letter on her 8th Birthday)

To My Soul Daughter (A Letter on her 8th Birthday)

To My Soul Daughter   I like to imagine you and your brother reading these blogs deep into the future and a father’s insights as a reflection of how far everyone has come in life. They have been honest observations about you and your brother, my hopes about the world we live in, and over the years since we started this site  I’ve shared my own journey about becoming a man – the bumps, bruises, and growth along the way. I hope...

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Entering Solitude

Entering Solitude

Entering “Solitude” Tonight I want to begin to be honest about a part of my journey here in Norway.  My own writings over the last 4 years have been deeply personal to me (relationships, fatherhood, recovery, and so much more) but for a variety of reasons, most of the content I am writing now has sort of been put on hold temporarily. At least in terms of how or where to share it.  Most of the lessons this time abroad are stored on my hard...

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