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WolfDreamer

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About WolfDreamer

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    Mad Poet
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  • Birthday 10/01/1979

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  • Location
    Poca, WV
  • Class
    adventurer
  1. Things are well. It's just been a busy week and a half. My daughter got married today, and Friday is the court date for our son's adoption. So things are going really well, just busy. I'll post an official update soon.
  2. Awesome! I'm comparing our books right now. We have a very similar diverse taste in books, it seems. I have to point out that some of the books I enjoyed more than you, I was listening to the audiobook versions. As an example, I listened to Ready Player One, which is narrated by Wil Wheaton, which added to the impact of the nostalgic 80s-90s pop culture references. Glad to have you along as a friend!
  3. I use Goodreads, as well. @Artemis Prime, are we friends on GR? If not, we should be! I'm slowly working my way through Anam Cara. It is challenging mostly because so much of it sparks introspection and contemplation, and I literally cannot just read through it like I do some other books. I also started listening to Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.
  4. I'm up a little bit to 189, but the good news is that a few of my shirts feel snug in the right places (chest, shoulders, arms), so some of that might be muscle gain since I've been strength training.
  5. Yesterday was a long day. My son had basketball practice until almost 9:30, so last night was a late night because I stayed up later than I should have. That's not typical. Most of the time I'm in bed by 10:00.
  6. W3D2 GOAL 1: woke up to my alarm at 0430 GOAL 2: took the kids to the park because they wanted to check out the new skate park; took advantage of this time and did a variation of Simple and Sinister with a variety of kb sing combos and 5 Turkish get-ups, followed by 15 step-ups onto a picnic table bench. hiked three miles with my kids GOAL 3: three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) catch up on laundry 2) prepare for two podcast interviews 3) put bags of excess clothing in attic GOAL 4: drank 120 oz of water GOAL 5: breakfast -- oatmeal with peanut butter, protein shake lunch -- leftover meat loaf dinner -- pepperoni pizza, protein shake GOAL 6: avoided sugary foods and drinks GOAL 7: read an entry from Consolations, as well as a few pages of Anam Cara. listened to Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes this morning GOAL 8: I was grateful for: familiar trails seen through new eyes, clearance deals, my wife's laugh
  7. Many people are. What can I say? I love the early morning. Why do people keep asking to see God’s identity papers when the darkness opening into morning is more than enough? Certainly any god might turn away in disgust. Think of Sheba approaching the kingdom of Solomon Do you think she had to ask, “Is this the place?” -Mary Oliver W3D1 GOAL 1: woke up slightly before my alarm at 0422 GOAL 2: since Sunday is a "rest" day, I used Pavel's "Grease the Groove" technique and alternated sets of 5 kettlebell snatches and presses throughout the day, every 15-30 minutes or so. also found out I can overhead press my 9 year old son for about three reps before I lose form and risk dropping him walked 3.3 miles with my dog GOAL 3: three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) clean kitchen 2) put clothes away 3) catch up on grades GOAL 4: drank 120 oz of water GOAL 5: breakfast -- Perfect Bar (peanut butter), three fried eggs, New York strip steak lunch -- orange chicken from a local Chinese restaurant dinner -- my wife cooked meat loaf and mac and cheese GOAL 6: avoided sugary foods and drinks GOAL 7: read an entry from Consolations, as well as a few pages of Anam Cara. listened to an episode of the Nomad Strength podcast sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes this morning GOAL 8: I was grateful for: energy, fitness "influencers" who are authentically good people, the feel of my bare feet on frost
  8. I'm sorry it was a rough day. I hope you got some rest and things get better before work. One day at a time, celebrate the small victories. May this poem bring you some peace. It's called "In the Beginning" by my favorite poet David Whyte: Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this unbearable light, this fearful love... It is all here, it is all here.
  9. Well done on reaching your challenge goals in spite of the cold and blood pressure issues. Here's to hoping for good news and no more bp meds!
  10. Sorry to hear about the rough week. But I know you'll bounce back.
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