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A Day on the Beach

We lucked into blue skies this morning, so dragged the kids out of their beds first thing, and headed to the local sandy beach. We feared not being able to find anywhere to park after our eldest caused us to be an hour later leaving the house than we planned, but our fears were unfounded – it turns out most people don’t turn up at the beach until after lunch. 208 more words


7 Reasons You Won't Survive an Open Water Swim

Not all humans are meant to be “the fittest” when it comes to survival. Those who persist in doing dangerous, reckless things beg to have their lineages cut short. 534 more words

Seven Things

Parents of Teenagers...Listen Up

If you are a parent, or a grandparent of teenagers, Ryan Lochte just handed you the perfect example of the consequences of bad decisions. Decisions should never be made on a whim or under the influence, because the consequences that follow may destroy a career, cause death, or land you in jail. 366 more words

Children's Book, The Tent Maker

The Joy that is Recovery from Addiction

I don’t remember much of my life before recovery.  I was 22 years-old back then, didn’t know my ass from a hole in the ground.  It doesn’t help that I’ve never remembered my entire 21st year on the planet.  544 more words


Colombia has reached a historic deal to end a 52-year war, but the next battle will be at the ballot box

Colombia’s years-long effort to end the civil conflict that has plagued the country for 52 years reached an important milestone on Tuesday, with the country’s government and the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reportedly… 1,611 more words