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« Reply #1200 on: October 05, 2011, 09:11:51 PM »

Gratful for the ability to communicate with my Wife and find clarity where there once was confussion.  The love and support of a great family as we near our 13 yr wedding anniversary. 

Semper Fidelis

I feel blessed as this week goes on, it has been a while since I could say that.  Only days ago, I was lost and feeling hopeless. 

This past Gathering Adventure has helped to brighten the way as well.

Mahalo Nui Loa DB's  smiley
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« Reply #1201 on: October 07, 2011, 10:08:54 AM »

Grateful to have gotten, and gotten over my first cold of the 2011-2012 academic year.
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« Reply #1202 on: October 07, 2011, 01:33:56 PM »

Grateful for the ability to be healthy enough to interview today.
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« Reply #1203 on: October 09, 2011, 07:40:45 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful two and a half days in at Maija and Mike's place in the mountains of Sonoma County learning and sharing with some wonderful people: Rory Miller, Rob Crowley, Maija, and Mac.

The Adventure continues!
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« Reply #1204 on: October 09, 2011, 09:36:57 PM »

Grateful for a nice event with my extended family.
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« Reply #1205 on: October 09, 2011, 10:55:25 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful two and a half days in at Maija and Mike's place in the mountains of Sonoma County learning and sharing with some wonderful people: Rory Miller, Rob Crowley, Maija, and Mac.

The Adventure continues!
CD

The Rory Miller of "Meditations on Violence"? Awesome!
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« Reply #1206 on: October 12, 2011, 10:51:16 PM »

Gratitude for being able to spend the last 15 years with my ex-wife's grandpa who I loved as my own, before he succumbed last night to complications from prostate cancer and a recent stroke.

He was a wonderful man and he will be missed!

Love ya Walt!
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« Reply #1207 on: October 12, 2011, 11:44:52 PM »

GM:  Yes, that RM  wink grin and I am greatful for it  cool

Gibby: The wood is consumed but the fire burns on.
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« Reply #1208 on: October 16, 2011, 12:27:32 AM »

Thanks Crafty, sounds good to me!

I am thankful today to have had the opportunity to use our stickfighting to raise money for "Kids Kicking Cancer"  HUGE thanks goes out to all of those people who made it possible and put in their time and effort for such a cause.

I am thankful that there were no major injuries and that I believe, we all became a little bit better people because of today.

Have to admit that I am thankful that Poi-Dog didn't jack me up during our single stick and long training knife fights.. grin

T A C
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« Reply #1209 on: October 16, 2011, 09:54:02 AM »

Grateful for some wonderful time with my wife.
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« Reply #1210 on: October 18, 2011, 03:50:55 PM »

Grateful for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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« Reply #1211 on: October 18, 2011, 08:18:05 PM »

Grateful that things at home are running smoothly after a couple of stressful months. smiley
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« Reply #1212 on: October 19, 2011, 12:06:11 PM »

Grateful for some new students; their training has been a pleasure.
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« Reply #1213 on: October 20, 2011, 10:07:56 AM »

Grateful for a having an afternoon spent with my family in my sights.
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« Reply #1214 on: October 21, 2011, 04:21:02 PM »

Grateful for the excitement that comes with assigning one of my favorite projects of the year to my high school students: make a 90 second to 2 and a half minute trailer (preview) for the different works of core literature explored in grades 9 through 12.

The kids are very excited and so am I!
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« Reply #1215 on: October 21, 2011, 07:47:21 PM »

Grateful for the ability to travel and go on another trip.
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« Reply #1216 on: October 22, 2011, 10:30:37 AM »

Grateful for now being fully awake and ready to go after my kids having started the day (morning) earlier than I wanted to.
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« Reply #1217 on: October 23, 2011, 04:55:12 PM »

Grateful to watch my son compete in his first BJJ tournament today.  He took home the Bronze cool
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« Reply #1218 on: October 23, 2011, 06:22:16 PM »

Way to go, Conrad!!!!!  cool cool cool cool cool
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« Reply #1219 on: October 24, 2011, 06:32:35 AM »

The joys of fatherhood are deep.  For me the best parts of the day were the clarity of his focus, the way he stayed calm when he got mounted by a boy who clearly had done many tournaments from a school that was tournament focused and reversed him, and the way he handled both winning and then losing.
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« Reply #1220 on: October 24, 2011, 03:53:51 PM »

Grateful to have my two daughters in good health and give them our love as parents. grin
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« Reply #1221 on: October 26, 2011, 09:48:54 AM »

I was down for two days with what my doc called "stress-related lower back cramping". Grateful to be feeling better; I am back at work and I will be back teaching the FMA's tonight.

GC - I reads like Conrad took away a lot more from the experience than his medal. I have to ask: Is fighting at a Gathering something you might want for your children in their futures?
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« Reply #1222 on: October 27, 2011, 10:09:38 AM »

Grateful for a Thursday that is in no way making me reach for Friday.
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« Reply #1223 on: October 28, 2011, 09:37:07 AM »

A 12th grader at the high school at which I teach English passed away yesterday morning, before school. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Prayers for his family and friends.
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« Reply #1224 on: October 29, 2011, 05:23:15 PM »

Grateful for a day of fall/winter cleaning around my home. It is very much needed.
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« Reply #1225 on: October 31, 2011, 10:48:24 AM »

Prayers to everyone celebrating for a safe, fun Halloween.
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« Reply #1226 on: November 01, 2011, 01:35:36 PM »

Grateful for the completion of some daunting work looming in the near future.
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« Reply #1227 on: November 02, 2011, 09:55:04 AM »

While October was a fine month, I'm grateful to see November.
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« Reply #1228 on: November 04, 2011, 10:03:16 AM »

Grateful for the possability of a real vacation.
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« Reply #1229 on: November 04, 2011, 03:37:31 PM »

Grateful for the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from reading into a certain dynamic at work.
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« Reply #1230 on: November 07, 2011, 04:19:40 PM »

Grateful that this is a four-day work week.
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« Reply #1231 on: November 08, 2011, 08:02:41 AM »

Grateful for an outstanding weekend of training.
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« Reply #1232 on: November 17, 2011, 12:24:01 AM »

I'm grateful for my students in both of the schools at which I teach.
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« Reply #1233 on: November 20, 2011, 11:01:05 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful weekend teachings for Pete and Carlos. And for the time with my sister and nephews.sq. one more day to go!
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« Reply #1234 on: November 21, 2011, 02:43:09 PM »

Grateful for extra sleep. I'm not complaining, but I had forgotten what it felt like to be somewhat well-rested.
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« Reply #1235 on: November 22, 2011, 04:48:29 PM »

I am about to close up shop for the week.  Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

Today, I am thankful for the forum that Guro Crafty provides, for the insight offered by many here, and by the continued challenge that some of you provide.  I truly appreciate the opportunities to learn from, debate with, and be edified by you.  May all of you have an excellent Thanksgiving, with family and friends by your side.  Safe travels for those of you who are going somewhere else.

Things I am feeling thankful for:

1.  The opportunities that this nation provides its citizens.
2.  Freedoms of speech, religion, press and to keep and bear arms.
3.  Sticks.
4.  Swinging them.
5.  Damn good teachers who have taken an interest in me over the years, in many different guises.
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« Reply #1236 on: November 23, 2011, 05:10:04 PM »

"O great Creator of being! Grant us this our to perform our Art and perfect our lives!"

Jim Morrison
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« Reply #1237 on: November 29, 2011, 10:56:23 AM »

Grateful for an all around great evening last night.
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« Reply #1238 on: November 29, 2011, 04:22:06 PM »

I am blessed to be where I am doing what I am meant to do.
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« Reply #1239 on: November 30, 2011, 03:05:52 PM »

Grateful for a fun day with my students.
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« Reply #1240 on: November 30, 2011, 10:44:43 PM »

Another blessed day  cool
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« Reply #1241 on: December 01, 2011, 10:01:49 AM »

November was a fine month, but I am grateful to greet December.
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« Reply #1242 on: December 01, 2011, 07:27:38 PM »

Grateful for some fun & games with lively FOF training today.
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« Reply #1243 on: December 02, 2011, 10:11:46 AM »

Grateful for Friday and the holidays now visible on the horizon.
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« Reply #1244 on: December 03, 2011, 03:23:31 PM »

Grateful for a relaxing morning with my wife and kids.
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« Reply #1245 on: December 03, 2011, 04:03:15 PM »

Grateful to have watched my oldest daughter play soccer and placed 3rd place out of 10 teams. grin
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« Reply #1246 on: December 03, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »

Grateful for having picked up some slick new material.
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« Reply #1247 on: December 04, 2011, 11:23:30 AM »

Grateful to come back around to some old questions.
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« Reply #1248 on: December 05, 2011, 11:07:15 AM »

Grateful to be one day closer to the holidays.
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« Reply #1249 on: December 06, 2011, 05:22:38 AM »

Grateful to be home from nine wonderful days on the road.  I love my family!
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