Happy Anniversary Robert Goldstein

from Looking For The Light

Looking For The Light

I heard this song yesterday, Robert instantly came to mind, his enthusiasm for the band reminds me of how I felt hearing them for the first time.

Robert, I’m sending my love as you celebrate 27 years, thick, thin, rich, poor, sick, sicker and still in love!      M

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Fear of Sharks Can Get In the Way of A Great Swim

From Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

Danny

Fear of Sharks Can Get In the Way of A Great Swim

I heard some people talking this past weekend about never swimming in the ocean because that’s where sharks live.  It was a funny conversation, but the lady talking was being sincere in expressing her fear.  She explained that if she never gets in the water she will never have to worry about getting eaten by a shark.  And I cannot argue with her logic.

But what about the coolness of the water on the skin?  What about experiencing the awesomeness of an afternoon swim?  Maybe a little belly surfing?  If her mind doesn’t change she will never be eaten by a shark, but she will also never experience the greatness of the water.

Listening to her talk got me to thinking about fear in general.  I wonder how many people think like this on other topics.  If I…

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Journey to Belize: Epiphany

from Josh Gross: “We need to get to the point where we perform pro-environmental and pro-social behaviors not because we are trying to, but because they have become second nature.”

The Jaguar

This post continues the retelling of my 2017 trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and speaking with jaguar experts. This post details events that took place on July 3, 2017.

The most important lesson of my time in Belize took place on July 3, 2017, and it involved jackfruit trees. Vietnam, Maart, 2009 by Martha de Jong-Lantink. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

After meeting with Mr. Edgar Correa of the Belize Forest Department, I headed straight for Everest Indian Restaurant. Raj, the owner, had been a great friend to me during the past two weeks. I therefore wanted to spend the rest of my final day in Belize with him.

Raj lavished me with food today. He made delicious chicken curry, the Belizean staple of rice and beans, and more. When I asked Raj how much he wanted for all this food, he answered $10 US. I…

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Celebrating Has Begun

Congratulations Jordan and Dempsey!

My Life Lived Full

This is a special family edition post on my blog today.

With less than 3 weeks to son #1’s wedding, last minute details are being finalized, and the lead-up parties have started.

Krystal – Jordan’s long-time friend from university and his Best Woman for the wedding – hosted a small party this weekend at her home for close family and friends.

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It was all to celebrate 2 very special people – Jordan and Dempsey – and perhaps to engage in some fun and laughs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Jordan and Dempsey

The day started off with pouring rain, but cleared up and was eventually dry enough for everyone to move outdoors.

There was eating, drinking, and more eating ….

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…. a bonfire, s’mores, and silly games …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Krystal advising Gilles on the finer points of … whatever game this was!

… a couple of short speeches, lots of laughs, and…

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