Salmon-chanted Feeding

First a word. In this case “first”.

And then another, and another, and another. Before long, there’s a sentence. And then a paragraph, even if an improper one. And just like that, the writing has started all over again.

So much has happened since my last post, it would take like a year to fill it all in. So I won’t. However, this year won’t be so lucky, nor undocumented.

So welcome back to both you and me. I’ve missed you.

At the time of this writing, an uncle is finishing his run. Any day now the call will be received of his passing.

An unprecedented effort is currently being spent in the Pacific Northwest to preserve a particular Orca, J50, and the pod to which she belongs. Antibodies and dewormers are being injected. Live salmon are being released to secretly feed the young whale, and everyone involved is hopeful that the plight of this one whale turns people’s attention and care to preserving the ecosystem of our oceans.

Upstairs, new neighbors are moving in. A new start in hopefully a healthy apartment staircase community. One never knows at the start where the series of events leads. Will it be good, or will it be bad?

Where am I in my career? Definitely not the start. I’m too old to call anything a start.

The end? I sure hope not.

The time to relaunch? Yes. It’s time to pick up the race one more. I’m not Whale J50; but I’m hungry for salmon.



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A Dad’s Wish

Hey Kids,

I want to share some advice that I’ve heard recently from someone I trust to give me advice, Seth Godin. I wish we had more time and contact for me to give it more context. But this quote will have to do for now.

“You are not your career.

“You’re ability to follow instructions is not the secret to your success.

“You are hiding your best work, your best insight, and your best self from us every day.

“We know how much you care and it’s a shame that the system works overtime to push you away from the people and the projects you care about.

“The world does not owe you a living. But just when you needed it, it has opened the door for you to make a difference.

“It’s too bad that so much time has been wasted, but it would be unforgivable to wait any longer.

“You have the ability to contribute so much.1966171_608730342530441_1996412835_o

“We need you.

“Now go and make a ruckus.”

Don’t wait for the word go; do it. Do it now!




Day 22