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Knowing no color

On April fourth, two thousand and four I found myself bleeding and in shock, waiting for an evac on the dirt. Surrounded by family. It is a day I will always remember, not to sound too cliché. The circumstances of how I got there are a whole different story, told better by others. But I lay there bleeding and naked on a stretcher waiting on a helicopter to take me to the Greenzone in Bahgdad.

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Let's error on just in case.

I’ve been focused on the climate a lot lately. As a bystander looking at the news around the world, I could almost positively tell you the loonies are right, and the end is near! Might I add it’s knocking on our door as I type this. It is very easy to just throw your hands up and say nothing else can be done; let’s go down in flames or to maintain the idea that the geopolitical forces on earth have no plan to undo the havoc we have wrought.

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Getting rid of plastics

I fall into periods where I am a little more earthy than usual. At these times, I try to do the right thing, find ways I can do things differently and tend to annoy the hell out of my family. I’m in one of these periods now, and they seem to last longer and longer. This current period has me figuring out how to use less plastic. This is easier said than done; everything is made of plastic.

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On food

I have been on many diets or more or less lifestyle diets throughout the years. I’ve done Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Carnivore, Plant-Based, and probably a few in between. A majority of them were low-carb until I got to a plant-based diet. And note I have no nutrition degree nor any certifications. The closest thing I have is I’m married to a doctor. So take this all with a grain of salt, and by no means think this is professional advice.

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Journaling woes

I have played with journaling on and off of for years. I’ve done both on-line and on paper. Paper is actually now the goto method, I gave up on keeping on on-line journal, unless you count this blog. So it is now November and it’s almost time to start a new journal. This year I started with an official Bullet Journal and didn’t even the first month with it. I had found Lochby which in general, as a physical product I found it a lot sexier.

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A history of a reader and wanna be writer.

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. When I was young, I read books voraciously. I would become interested in an author and read everything they had as fast as possible. But, of course, being young helped; I had zero responsibility and all the time in the world, it seemed. I’m trying to recall the first author or series that really got me. In the early years of high school, it was Tolkien, Terry Brooks, the various Conan novels were always fun, and the “Heroes in Hell” series of books.

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