Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth Day

Happy Fourth of July!
This is the first year since I was 16 that I am spending the 4th sober-And I couldn't be happier about that decision. All I want is food and fireworks! I hope everyone else's day is safe & fun.

P.S. St. Augustine got rated as one of the top places in the US to spend The Fourth of July! Check out one such article here (my current home is literally front row to the fireworks on the intracoastal).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Inherited Best Friend

I remember running excitedly through the halls of the small radiology unit of the Salem, Oregon hospital to find my dad. As always, he would be found in a dark room surrounded by pictures of indistinguishable body parts. I'd hear him talk into a little microphone "Hair line fracture on the distal end of the humerus". I thought he was magic.

But the point of this- and what I  remember just as vividly- was his best friend & work mate, Pat Schmidlin. Pat would give us a freezers full of elk and deer meat, bench press me at 9 years old (as if I was light as a feather), and provide unconditional love to my father & "his girls". To this day, Pat stays in contact with me as a uncle would.

 I want to dedicate this post to him! My daddies hunting, loyal, beer-drinking, dirty-mouthed, gentle giant, of a best friend. I love you Patty!

Save the Bees

My friend Rachel Bardin made a great little video on colony collapse- watch it!

There is one easy thing we can all do that will help save bees world wide…