Friday, June 28, 2013

Now the boys are all excited about the Brazilian soccer camp "Because we get to take care of another coach!". They are not even signed up for it.....

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Winning at all costs....
  Just read an old article on the democrats giving in and following the Karl Rove paradigm of fundraising and advertising in order to re-elect Obama
   What happens to one's spirit when one gives up their integrity for victor?

Sunday, June 23, 2013


I did not know that trying to write well takes energy and the effort seems to suffer when I spend a whole day shoeing horses with my two boys....

international relations?

For some reason I am hosting a soccer coach from England this week.
 Ben's coach was happy until she found out that I also volunteered my brother whom she she not know, then she got worried. So OK with bachelor dad and two kids making a good impression but worried about his brother? I think she is a little mixed up.
  Now we have to make the "cave" suitable for human habitation for a whole week? The pressure is unbearable.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

more morality?

Some people are upset that the San Antonio Spurs were gracious in defeat. This seems weird to me I have the position that being "good is more important than winning. 

Friday, June 21, 2013


Ten days into running at least a mile every day. Habits ARE habit forming!


So I had no propane and had to cook pizza in the oven inside. We went to bed(the boys and I) early
 Midnight wake up and it smells like I left the oven on. No little light so back to bed.
  Get up and think it still smells like cooking. No little light.
  2 hours later look at the knobs and feel the stove top. Of course it is on!
 The first instinct is to get angry and wonder why the dadblamed little light was not on.
  My training tells me that I could have been more thorough.
 This, to me, is a microcosm of how we are tempted to deal with life and of how I think I should encourage my 6 and 7 year old boys on how to deal with life.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


What is being good?
  Human beings pretend to like honor honesty kindness and sharing.
 We as groups seem to rarely celebrate these qualities, instead seeming to prefer "winning" Wealth success in sports and fame are much more interesting?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weird science?

Lost the car key on Monday. Looked in the key drawer(droor?) twice a day. O Wednesday finally took everything thing out of drawer and put it back Cleaned the bathroom cleaned the kitchen cleaned the bedroom looked in the car in the trash.
  Gonna have to order a new key!
 Saturday look in the key drawer one more time> Whatta ya know. It WAS in the last place I looked!!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Running every day for 21 days and forcing myself to eat breakfast..... Suddenly breakfast seems almost inviting and I have an urge to jog....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Aristotle and habits via my good friend Michael Rawn.
  Very depressing... Aristotle Socrates and Lucretius knew just as much as we do about human nature. No computers. No Freud. No Jung. No space travel.
    It is Okay, I forgot our excuse for not learning a thing about spirituality in 2,000 years. ADD!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Culture and morality?

So we have some driven people who start business' play sports at the highest level and climb Mount Everest and run marathons too..
 The majority of people just want to have a good life. Work their 40 hours have enough resources to vacation and buy their flat screen tv.
  So what happens when a "B" personality works for an "A" personality?
  Sports personality "jokingly" tells his crew that it is okay to take a day off for your wife's(not your) first child. After that work is more important.
  I remember Our high school basketball coach telling us "Family then school or work then god then fun.
  Shout out to Alfred Lujan.
  American Capitalists seem to think work then work then contacts for work then public relations oh yea and you look better if you have a family.....
  So what is the importance of family and community for us?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

good times

Here is the kind of day I like.
  Trimmed a horse in Pecos for a 74 year old guy born in Pecos and with an interesting life story
Drove to Los Alamos to trim a little Arab for a veterinarian who has very right wing views We chatted about childrearing and morality and other subjects which we agree on.
  Then shoes for a very interesting very liberal smart lady .
  Drive home with every intention of going to the potluck for an African orphanage. Instead long nap.
  Wake up at 7 pm and decide to go for a jog.
 Running past the author's house and considering stopping in . Send short text get a call from Steve her husband. Once he figures out who I am I am graciously allowed to invite myself over and pick up signed copies of Destiny's two books(and some gin and tonic)
  Swap silly stories till they nicely kick me out at 9:45.
 Jog home without incident. I do wonder what the few cars I ran across thought of a guy in dress shirt swimming trunks and 2 books in his hand running down the road  at 10:00 pm.....

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Common sense?

My subconscious gathred information about my life(much like google and facebook) and decided that it would be a good idea for me to have a goal of running 21 straight days
   It would have been nice if he she or it had consulted me first but that is a story for another day.
 Something like 12 days in I hurt, or actually injured my foot.
  I "knew" right away that it would need rest but of course I could not stop in the middle of a "goal"
  So now I am still limping around more than a week after finishing the 21  straight days.
   Toughness? Or mulish stubbornness? I don't really know..... 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


These cool new tools keep track of our exercise on line.
 Now the little wrist ban computer will not talk to the heart rate monitor. I do not know if somebody was getting more credit, if they are fighting over a girl or what. I have called HR....I mean tech help. They said they will call me back....
  I am not admitting to anything but I am totally fascinated by heart rate pace etc. I love to go back and look over old runs so instead of running, waiting on HR

old guy

Sports talk show host Colin Cowherd loves the Eagles. His producer is making fun of this.
  Cowherd defending his musical taste
  Appealing to hi demographic. "Break out the 5 hour energy we are are going to parte! I am staying up til' 9:45!!!"

Sunday, June 2, 2013


The boys insist that we take the bus even though you are no longer required to.
 We park in White Rock and catch the bus and have a fun filled ride to the visitors center where we buy a season pass and head out with our apple juice bottle filled with warm water.
 Ben insists on stopping to read every information station which is hard for Soren.
 We have planned the 2.2 mile book-guided tour.
  Halfway through there is a trail to the top of the canyon so we take a detour and the boys hop skip and jump to the top.
  They chug water and finish it off before we make the top.
On the way down my injured foot starts hurting. Jeez man one little misstep!
  Soren overheats so he gets a soaking. A few minutes later we are in the shade and admiring the high-water marks from the 2011 flood.
  We decide not to go up to the 149 feet of ladders head back to visitor center watch 14 minute film buy snacks at the snack shop and ride the bus back to the truck!
  As Marta says someone was watching out for me.. I did not have to break my promise to go to White Sands.