She Sleeps

She sleeps on as many trips as we have taken. It seems that she finds peace in my presence knowing that I am her protector. Soon enough she will be off to University and outside of my purview and close protection, yet I am confident that she is fully equipped with all required for life. She is and continues to be a thirsty sponge taking in all life’s lessons. I’m amazed when she recites the many wisdoms with class and maturity. It is pleasantly surprising and feeds my ego. I am proud… Oh so proud of her.

Go ahead… Rest BabyGirl. Venice awaits us in only a few hours. ūüėė‚ėļÔłŹūüėĆ

Serenity 

I found a place in existence that rests between here and there. 

It’s a subtle place dusted and painted with grey, orange, and blue. 

Its a place that is ever present, 

But can only be seen at a distance, clearly visibly but yet intangible. 

It pleases me and provides release and reflection. 

It holds my souls eye captive and my imagination hostage. 

I’m transformed by its willingness to invade my appreciation. 

I can feel its serenity as a continuous stream of peace and tranquility. 

It touches me from afar in the most intimate of ways. 

Its strength immerses itself into the depths of my heart and mind, 

And I graciously and willingly grant permission.
This place ever so gracefully changes before my eyes,

As a continuous stream of wonder serenity and joy.

I willingly yield my worries to it and hasten to deliver my stress at its alter.

I dare not look away! 

Being captivated and captured over and over by both the detail, abstract, and cadence,

Its searches my soul making and planting eternal promises that delight me.

This place screams at me with its soft voice shoving my will into places of joy.

I am enticed by its depth and kind offering of all things good.

Now suspended and entranced, hope and desire fills all vacant places in my soul.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Join me when you can, I’ll be here for a while… 

Getting it ready…

I am sooooo looking forward to getting out on the Big Blue… so a good clean up in preparation for dragging baits tomorrow is well underway… 

It’s all about the Salt Lyle Baby!!!

Shout out to The LeadFoot and Lady Diana… we’ve gotta plan to meat at the sandbar!

Mr. Powel, are we gonna do this or what?

Lil Bro Video – Phillipines

What a time, what a time!!!

Life is full of adventures that are intended and unintended. For me and this dude (Ritesh), we are both determined to live a purposes life full of intention. And yes, along the way we will also make the best of and enjoy the unintended adventures as well. 

MEMORIES AND MOMENTS!!

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Philippine Adventure

I have to admit that this has been a. Truly full trip to the Phillipines. Today I am on yet another great adventure. And where do we start??? 

“Jillibee” of course!!


And the next stop of course would be Starbucks. Yep, it’s a minimum mandatory stop. Don’t judge me!!

Her…¬†

Her….

Her¬†presence invokes all that’s good in me, therefore I am bound to set a ripe example.

Her existence makes me smile in the most torrent of situations.

When my focus is coupled with moods intense, Her embrace ushers calm.

I treasure Her like sight.

Because of Her, my vision is purpose and clear with certainty.

My reasoning is filtered pure by Her passion and compassion for the good in life.

I will deny Her no good thing.

I Love Her

Business Travel Flow…

Not sure what this is so funny to me. Click link for video.
Check it out, moving between gates…

  
Business travel is sometimes funny IF, and only if you are in a comedic mood. I have a great. Most times I am and I mostly laugh at travelers. All the weird quirks and mannerisms to include:

  1. nose picking
  2. booger eating
  3. eye booger picking
  4. sneezing or coughing in hands followed by wiping on pants
  5. General body part scratching (men and women, you would be amazed)
  6. the directionally challenged
  7. etc…

For me it’s pretty much a routine and methodical. It’s like a executing a well drafted plan. Even when things go wrong I always have a plan and a routine. I’m rarely frustrated or angry. 

So today I’m on my way to YYZ (Toronto) and because I have priority I’ve boarded first. But as always I end up with many butts and crotches way to close for comfort and everyone and then my shoulder gets molested… (laughing). Seriously folks boarding the plane bump me with luggage coats, kids, and crotches…. Yep… It’s all a pet of the travel flow!

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On my way again

Well I’m on my wa again… I struggled with crossing my legs because of my knee surgery. It was horrible trying to sit normal and take this dang pic. Here is my first one which is my normal pic. The problem is that you can see the knee sleeve through my slacks and it’s apparent that the knee to leg ratio is way off. 
  
So I decided to cross the other way and it was equally as painful. Uhhhg!!! But I managed to get my travel pic so in happy now… So here it is… 

  
Don’t judge me… I’m just the guy that trying his best to “Make Good Donuts”!
 

Starbucks in the Storm

So yeah… Flooding everywhere and a major rain weather event going on in Columbia, SC. My hotel ceiling is leaking…
  
It looks like this weather is gonna be around for the next 10-12 hrs… 

   
The news is reporting as if it’s the end of the world. I mean really, I’m from Miami. We deal with storms all the time. And yes even in Miami, folks still try to drive through high flood waters… Duh!!!

  
But me… I love bad weather. It kind of does something to me. Lol… That’s all I’m going to say about that! So I left the hotel and thanks goodness that Starbucks is open. 

  
So kudos to Starbucks except that the barista wrote my name as “Jonathan” instead of “Johnnie”. Man I hate that!!! It’s really a pet peeve of mine. Anyway, I’m chilaxing and enjoying my headache free rainy morning”double smoked bacon & cheddar” breakfast sandwich and “grande soy caramel latte” at Starbucks while chatting on FB & Twitter and people watching. 

It’s gonna be a good day!

On the way to CLT…

Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!


So excited to see some of my favorite folks on the planet. Arrived at the airport, flew through security (cause I got it like that), grabbed some unnecessary calories….. Mmmmmmm sooo good!!!

I took my travel pose….


Oh yeah, I may not have mentioned that my knee is a bit embattled after all the wins on the Bball court this morning. Yep, I still got it even with damaged cartilage. But the Dr’s little custom contraption works well enough for me not to die after a long morning of kicking ass.


So now, my QuiteComfort headset is on and me and Bob Marley are lost in rythms. It’s gonna be an easy flight… See ya shortly in CLT!

Loving life!!