Special Spots

Like the coast,

Like the mountains, the wilderness over all,

Like the warm darkness of my morning meditation and exercise space,

Like the dinner table with the kids, with a friend,

At your desk getting a bit of work done,

Scribbling down ideas on a parking lot in the cold night air,

Sitting in the hallway on front of the wall heater, starting the day, talking together,

Just about anywhere can be a special spot,

Make it so.

How It Goes

How It Goes,

What I hope anyway, something like this, something like today,

Fun adventure to see my auntie, the kids’ great aunt, SF Lady, not sure what’s in store,

Turns out great,

dining spot great,

Visit great,

Grateful for the time.

Then one, then two stops in SF,

Two parks, both fun, great spots for lots of kids fun.

Then home and dinner,

Some laundry and baths,

Vintage cartoons all through,

All Good.

So blessed, and grateful, and inspired,

What should,

Be today, tomorrow, each day,

Connected, striving, thriving,


Good Eats
Good Fun
More Good Fun
Great Fun
We’ll Be Back

Park Scenes: Slow Down, Soak In, Play

#goodstuff #dadlife #dadslife #halffullallgood

Several parks, two cities, a couple days, one theme: PLAY. Adventures to a new park a few days again. Another park closer to home on Saturday, trying yet another tomorrow.

Such a simple concept, PLAY. Such an easy thing to do, make possible for your kids, any kids in your world,

Find a new park, let them play. Earlier in the day or toward the end, such an easy gesture, yet so worth it.

Lots to do? Chores, errands…stuff. Fine. It’ll get done. Build in the time with kids to let them play, empower them to do so. Far more memorable.

Let them play.



Reflections: Tribe, Time Off…Transitory?

As I wind up a few days with old friends, in a place that I find particularly peaceful and restorative, I reflect,

Just what is it that makes this time so valuable, powerful, desired?

How can I create more of this mindset in my daily life?

How can I make the hustle and bustle of work life and home life and everyday slow, feel more peaceful, more sustainable?

Questions, always questions,

Striving, always striving.

Respite, Recharge, Coast

The elements.

The sounds.

The feelings.

Neskowin has the particular magic only a coastal place offers. I love the mountains too, for sure, but,

Well the ocean is the x-factor, for eternal goodness, sound, vibe. I love it.

And this particular coastal place, there’s just few places like it that I’ve been to that make me feel like this place does.

Calm, centered, whole.

And the people I’m with? They have the same effect on me, really. My brethren, these guys have this particular energy and insight that always fill my bucket.