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« Reply #450 on: August 21, 2009, 09:44:38 AM »

Another Adventure begins!   

Blessings upon her and you.
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« Reply #451 on: August 21, 2009, 12:06:16 PM »

Congrats, Guide Dog!
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« Reply #452 on: August 24, 2009, 01:32:25 PM »

Grateful for the kind words, and a walk I took with my wife, son, and daughter yesterday at dusk.
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« Reply #453 on: August 26, 2009, 02:46:44 PM »

Congrats m'man... very cool. As a father of 8 I'll tell you in advance that becoming a Dad is a really great thing. It's a tough thing but it is satisfying at the end of the day. - Howie
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« Reply #454 on: August 27, 2009, 03:03:01 PM »

Grateful for the DBMA Camp in Toronto, grateful for the time visiting my mom with my family, and grateful to be home.
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« Reply #455 on: September 02, 2009, 10:15:12 PM »

Grateful for a great 2 weeks of vacation in Arizona with my 7 year old daughter, fishing, swimming shopping and just hanging out. Toping it all off with a trip to Catalina island tomorrow. Life is sweet! smiley  also: Congrats to Guide Dog!
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Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.  dalai lama
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« Reply #456 on: September 05, 2009, 06:35:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyWXKeBsNk&feature=related
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« Reply #457 on: September 05, 2009, 11:03:38 PM »

Guro C: Thank you for posing that. Oliver Stone has some films that really work for me ("JFK", "Any Given Sunday", "Natural Born Killers") and some films that don't work as well for me ("U-turn", "W."), but that man has a very unique style, and usually his movies are something to talk about, even if they don't work for you. I happen to love AGS. I think the whole film is interesting, and that's a pretty darn good cast!

Howie, and Tom: Thank you both for the kind words! Much appreciated.

Grateful for a nice evening spent swimming with family.
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« Reply #458 on: September 26, 2009, 07:27:26 PM »

Grateful for finding an amazing mentor for a huge project.
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« Reply #459 on: September 28, 2009, 01:40:46 PM »

Grateful for the belief that something about which I care a great deal will carry on.
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« Reply #460 on: September 29, 2009, 09:59:56 AM »

Grateful for progress that leads me to believe in a deadline.
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« Reply #461 on: September 29, 2009, 01:33:58 PM »

Grateful for the classes I teach.
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« Reply #462 on: September 29, 2009, 03:01:27 PM »

Gratful for the family I have chosen, cause the family I was born with sucks!   shocked
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« Reply #463 on: September 30, 2009, 10:05:00 AM »

My voice is pretty much gone from teaching last week, and a little family cold that keeps lingering. I'm at work today, letting my students read and make progress on their own. I'm grateful for a day that can be productive, but a little more quiet than usual.
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« Reply #464 on: October 01, 2009, 12:49:28 PM »

Grateful for the arrival October: Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas/Hanukkah, and then New Years! I love this time of year.
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« Reply #465 on: October 02, 2009, 11:24:32 AM »

I'm grateful for these boards and the richness of the DB community spirit!
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« Reply #466 on: October 02, 2009, 04:24:18 PM »

Me too  cool

Grateful a for a wonderful night's sleep and one of the strongest workouts I've had in a while today.  Grateful its Friday afternoon and time to play with my children.

Life is good.
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« Reply #467 on: October 06, 2009, 11:22:03 PM »

Gratful for all the new students that started class tonite.   afro

Now, lets see how many stay  wink

All in all a good night.  As a teacher,  it's always a treat to witness the the grand openning of the conscious mind.   grin

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« Reply #468 on: October 07, 2009, 06:19:53 AM »

Grateful to watch my children watch the movie "Airplane!" and share their laughter.
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« Reply #469 on: October 08, 2009, 02:26:17 PM »

Grateful to be enjoying the moment.
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« Reply #470 on: October 09, 2009, 11:38:47 AM »

Grateful to have the chance to help young people on a daily basis.
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« Reply #471 on: October 09, 2009, 01:08:40 PM »

Gratful for the people that brought needful things to me over the last few days.  I am loading my truck with items that have been donated and a friend of mine is loading a shipping container at SF Bay to be shipped to American Samoa Tsunami victims.  She is flying home to help her family and making sure the container makes it to all the people within her ability to help.  Im driving to SF Saturday afternoon and I am also gratful for the kind offering of a place to rest my head before driving back home Sunday.

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« Reply #472 on: October 14, 2009, 10:19:02 AM »

Grateful to catch up on some sleep last night.
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« Reply #473 on: October 15, 2009, 05:30:48 PM »

Had one of those days at work that simply needed to end. Nothing bad, or negative, just a little tired and ready to go home. Grateful tomorrow is Friday.
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« Reply #474 on: October 16, 2009, 05:55:44 AM »

Grateful that my children have the day off from school today and that I get to spend it with them.  Grateful to see my good friend and djembe teacher today too.
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« Reply #475 on: October 16, 2009, 09:10:27 AM »

TGIF!

Gratful to have made it through this week without letting my emotions take control during certain challenges this week.  It's been a week long test of self control.

Gratful that my new students are being consistent.  Showing up is half the battle...
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« Reply #476 on: October 16, 2009, 02:05:28 PM »

Grateful work is done for the week, that there's people out there who invent awesome things like the inverted de la riva gaurd, grateful I get to train that tonight, and grateful for possible flip cup tournament tommorow.
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« Reply #477 on: October 19, 2009, 09:21:31 AM »

Grateful for my son's lacrosse workout yesterday-- he's really starting to move forward.  Happy dad!
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« Reply #478 on: October 19, 2009, 11:10:32 AM »

KD: Did you kids get over H1N1 yet?
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« Reply #479 on: October 19, 2009, 03:22:25 PM »

KD: Did you kids get over H1N1 yet?

Yes,  Thank you for asking.  All the little ones are doing well now.  Smiley
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« Reply #480 on: October 27, 2009, 11:27:38 AM »

Grateful for all the support and encouragement I have received from DBMA over the last few years.
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« Reply #481 on: October 27, 2009, 01:23:48 PM »

Gratful for my 3 terrific kids...  and the words than come from mouths of children  I feel truely blessed for having such great kids!

For surviving my tour in Iraq and knowing that every day since is truely a gift not to be taken for granted.  

Remember to make the best of every day for these are some of the Warriors that lay in my care during my deployment in 2005.
Some days hit me harder than others...  (thanks for giving me the opportunity to express myself on this forum).

LCpl Crumpler is one of those faces that I go to sleep with everynight.  The Marine placing the helmet on the rifle is Sgt Roth (A Marine that has become not only a Brother in Arms but also one of my Kajukenbo Black Belts).  Sgt Roth continues to teach Kajukenbo to Marine Special Operations Command in Jacksonville, NC.

At 3:42 on the far right of the screen front row with black utility belt over top of the blouse is me. "Doc" Webster  cry



Below is some footage from a couple of our operations while there.



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« Reply #482 on: October 27, 2009, 03:27:45 PM »

Grateful that oldest sonfinished rehab andl "wants" to be in a long term program. First time I've seen him "want" to get help... for those who have been around  such unpleasantries as drug addiction, "wanting" help is where it starts.His jury is WAY still out but it's a start.
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« Reply #483 on: October 27, 2009, 03:34:49 PM »

Grateful that oldest sonfinished rehab andl "wants" to be in a long term program. First time I've seen him "want" to get help... for those who have been around  such unpleasantries as drug addiction, "wanting" help is where it starts.His jury is WAY still out but it's a start.

Thats great news and a possitive start in the right direction.  Gratful for your sharing that news.  Your son has been on my mind and constantly in my thoughts and prayers..

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I emailed you last night Howie.  Did you get it?  I will be following up on your PM shortly. 

Woof,
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« Reply #484 on: October 28, 2009, 02:33:28 PM »

Grateful for having both of my kids fall asleep at the same time yesterday.
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« Reply #485 on: October 29, 2009, 09:49:02 AM »

This week, for the first time in a while, I have been having the feeling of "just getting by" in a few life areas. First, I'm grateful to have "gotten by". Second, I'm grateful to be able to recognize that I need to work harder to do more than just "get by".
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« Reply #486 on: October 29, 2009, 12:11:21 PM »

Gratful for a great class last night in Visalia, I showed up early and helped teach the kids class  shocked , after that it was adult class....  Goodtimes

Gratful being above ground for a little while longer in this life.
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« Reply #487 on: October 30, 2009, 10:04:53 PM »

Grateful for my mom and my grandmother who are both local, and both willing to help my wife and I with the monsters, I mean our little ones.
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« Reply #488 on: October 31, 2009, 03:31:52 PM »

Grateful to have another Halloween arrive. Be safe, and have fun everyone!
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« Reply #489 on: November 01, 2009, 10:28:47 AM »

Grateful to have watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" last night with my wife and kids.
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« Reply #490 on: November 02, 2009, 10:49:46 AM »

Grateful to have had something work out the way I was hoping it would!
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« Reply #491 on: November 03, 2009, 10:50:27 AM »

Grateful for getting some things taken care of that needed taking care of for a while.
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« Reply #492 on: November 04, 2009, 09:31:42 AM »

Grateful to have returned to a martial arts school I really love last night, and hung in for four classes after quite a few months off.
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« Reply #493 on: November 04, 2009, 06:04:49 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful day full of Adventure!
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« Reply #494 on: November 05, 2009, 09:03:45 AM »

Gratful for receiving some much needed gear for the classes I teach at Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Gratful for being granted an opportunity to start a Sunday DBTG out of my teachers school in Visalia.  Starts the 1st Sunday in Jan. 2010.

Announced this last night to the students in class at Kajupit MMA and received many possitive responses.

Please note:  If anyone from the forum here is ever in the Central Valley area, you are always welcome to come train with the Kajupit and Kajudog family free of any charge.  We would love to share with you and hopefully have you share with us.

With respect always,
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« Reply #495 on: November 05, 2009, 09:41:33 AM »

Grateful for...having an off day, feeling a little negative, and I was tempted to write, "I'm not grateful for sh&%", and that's not true.

Yesterday, my father had some cells scraped out of his bladder, and there had been worry he was going to lose a kidney. The kidney looks great and will stay, and while we wait to hear about the nature of the cells, the doctor said everything looked better than expected, and is already mostly sure it's not cancer. I'm grateful for that.
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« Reply #496 on: November 06, 2009, 09:38:03 AM »

Grateful for it only being 7:30 in the morning, and I already am having a better day than yesterday!
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« Reply #497 on: November 06, 2009, 10:27:29 AM »

Gratful for another great class last night with motivated Marines and Sailors.

Gratful for receiving the many blessings that helped make it all happen.

Very Gratful that it is FRIDAY!
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« Reply #498 on: November 06, 2009, 11:44:00 AM »

Grateful for a day of rest.
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« Reply #499 on: November 09, 2009, 12:00:16 PM »

Grateful for a productive weekend, two days at work, Wednesday off, and two more days at work before another weekend!
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