Tag Archives: giving

Paying it forward

As we all know, I am cold and callous, it works well for me. I am not quite a “HEY YOU KIDS! GET OFF MY LAWN!” curmudgeon, but I am taking lessons to get there! That being said, when I … Continue reading

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Reward for a Good Deed!

As you may or may not know, I am known in real life as Cold and Callous Valente. I try to hide out and keep to myself. I do fun raiser bike rides, and donate to others doing the same … Continue reading

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So? What happened?

Well it hit me today, I have been a bit remiss. Last month, in the post His Heart Grew 3 Sizes that day I told you the story of Michelle finding a tag on our offices giving tree from a 17-year-old … Continue reading

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We take care of each other!

Well, as you may or may not know, my big ride of the year is coming up in about 3 weeks. The RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party). It’s a 2 day ride, 100 miles each day. … Continue reading

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A new surprise in the neighborhood

Folks, my wife is a planner. She is always looking ahead, next week, next month, next year, and farther out.  (It’s a damn good thing, I am lucky to plan ahead enough to see if my mom wants to feed … Continue reading

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Passing on a request from a friend!

Folks, I’ve heard some say you don’t make real friends on Facebook.  I call BS on that, as I have done just that many time!  Once such person is my buddy Joe Kurmaskie (who is also one helluva a cycling author … Continue reading

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Two Wheels Help Everyone!

You know, you just never know how the people you meet, especially in college, will affect you when you are older. I’ve talked many times about the guys, Scott, Jim and Dave. The ones I’ve known for 30 + years … Continue reading

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Wine and REI!

Anyone who knows me knows that two of my favorite places, whether is Christmas or not, are REI and our favorite wineries in Woodinville.  I can easily spend a lot of time, and yes money, in both places!  Yesterday, however, … Continue reading

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