Yep, it is official, the Seattle area has had its wettest winter ever! I know, I know, those who do not live in the Northwest might be amazed. As far as the rest of the country is concerned, every day in Seattle, year round, looks like this.
And I won’t lie. with these stats from the Tacoma News Tribune
The National Weather Service said 22.78 inches of rain have fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Dec. 1. That beats the previous record of 22.77 inches, set in the winter of 1998 to 1999.
We have had many days which look just like this picute. but that is only half the story…. Continue reading “Wettest Winter Ever”
There were a lot of things I thought I might be writing about this week as I am stuck in Spokane to teach, but there is NO way I thought it would be this. Tonight I am turning over the virtual glass
Yes, I lost a friend today.. Continue reading “A day of loss”
I saw a Facebook post today that inspired this post. Before I get into it though, I want to be clear. I like my job, I like what I do, I like my boss and I feel I am DAMN good at what I do. I am a corporate trainer at the Mighty P, and as I explain it: I mold the Mighty P’s youth (new hirers) in my own image! Yep I raise them from pups!
But all this being said it is still a job Continue reading “It’s called work for a reason.”
In my last post, A Seattle Kinda Day, I alluded to (ok I admit it, I flat referred to) Atlanta as Hell on Earth. I have a friend who used to live up here in Seattle, but now lives down there, and took me to task for saying that about somewhere I’d never set foot in… Continue reading “Hell on Earth”
I have had an evening with a fast cycle commute home, followed by a run to the store, and then sneaking in a quick mowing of the grass before a large “rain event” starts tomorrow. So in short, its been busy since work ended. But it wasn’t mentally busy. Meaning while doing all of the above, the mind was free to ponder.
A word of warning here, some of my posts after a “pondering” evening have been known to ramble. But I will try to keep it on track….
What was I pondering? Well as the title says, I was thinking about the phrase “Spirit of Adventure” and how it manifests itself differently in people. Continue reading “A Spirit of Adventure”
OK, I fully intended to sit her and write yet another sad post about my poor stolen bike. Or maybe talk about my shopping trip to the bike department at REI. Maybe even whine a bit about the bug bite on the bottom of my foot (annoying!), any of which could easily have been the post of the night.
But then I read my buddy Jim’s post How do you write the chapters of your life?, and I realized it was time to stop whining and actually write something meaningful (or at least my version of meaningful) for a change. Continue reading “Chapters”