The Time For Change is Here

Over the last couple weeks, I posted a bunch of images on Facebook teasing about a major change in my life happening on 2/9.  Well, that day is today and the time has come for change. The What After 11 years of working at the same company, and 26 years of swiping a time card as an employee, I’ve decided to quit my […]

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These are the Good Old Days

As 2014 draws to a close and we look forward to new and exciting things in the future, let’s take a moment to savor the good ‘ol days.   What if I told you these are the good old days? We’re on the verge of a life changing technology shift.  When I say “life changing,” we’re not talking […]

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Positivity vs Pain

The question is “Will you still race this weekend?” The answer is yes. I mentioned before that I didn’t choose the Ironman, it chose me. I can still hear it calling. What is life without challenges and goals, as selfish as they may be. I’m unsure of the reasoning for my choice to race. It […]

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I’m a Triathlete Now

I raced my first triathlon today. It was an amazing experience. This is what life is about. The Stats Total Time: 1:02:55.075 Swim Time: 8:46 T1 Time: 1:34 Bike Time: 28:27 T2 Time: 1:14 Run Time: 22:54 Overall Place: 137 out of 371 Overall Percentile: 63 Gender Place: 119 out of 246 Gender Percentile: 52 […]

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A Year in Reflection

Over a year ago, I reconnected with family. This is when I came back home to Goju. It certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been over a year but as you’ll see in the first blog post of the Budo site , I came home in late June (6/21/08). The time has been flying by. My […]

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What is Real

Clarity comes from a misty dream. The subconscious mind holds up a mirror to you in your sleep. Only when looking into it, will you see what is truly important to you. What consumes your conscious mind has little real importance, even during tough times. Your true fears and pain will let themselves be known […]

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An Unknown Truth

Very recently, there was once again proof that there is indisputably another plane of reality that transcends my bad day at work or my quest for six-pack abs or even a kata performed to perfection. I won’t pollute the proof with my lack of language skills that will surely diminish the value of the experience. […]

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Everyone Goes Away

Living in the now is all one can do. For in the end, everyone goes away. Sanity requires a contrary thought, no, belief. The body may remain but the essence will disappear. It may be abrupt or it may happen slowly and quietly until one day you stand there, alone, baffled that you didn’t see […]

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Feeling Fit

Just a quick update. It’s been over a week and I haven’t as so much as a single drag of cigarette. I feel absolutely great! It’s been about 6 months since I started training in martial arts again. I’ve been going to gym every single weekday during my lunch break. I’ve been really active with […]

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