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AdventWord 2022 – December 8 – #breathe

I once believed that breathing was automatic. It is something we did without thinking about it.

Then came workouts with NK Bordy Philosophy. Nicole spent most of our time telling me to breathe, training me to breathe in ways that would effectively support the movements I was doing.

It seems unlikely that I was thinking about breathing in this childhood photo.

It also seems likely that some serious breathing was taking place to support this level of noise.

Photo: circa 1954/5, Grove City, PA


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For family

Mark Happy

At the request of a family member,
I added a happy photo.
I think the shirt will be appreciated too.


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I was young once …

… and bald.


I’m in the process of digitizing some old photos. Right now I am working through a group that my aunt (Hi, Aunt Pat!) gave to me.

Not sure how old I am in this one – I am at my grandparents’ home in Grove City.

This was, and is, my happy face.

See you along the Trail.

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Make a difference

Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.
– Roberto Clemente

Roberto_ClementeToday Roberto Clemente would have turned 82.

Tomorrow the world marks World Humanitarian Day.


Clemente was a great baseball player. He was an even greater humanitarian and human being.

I wear his jersey today as a reminder of his challenge to make a difference.

Feliz cumpleaƱos, Roberto. Te recuerdo.

See you along the Trail.



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My hero’s bat


When the hotel fitness center closed early,I took to the streets of Louisville for exercise.
On Main Street,
I trailed the Walk of Fame.
I sought,
and found
my childhood hero.
Recuerdo Roberto.

See you along the Trail.


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