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Starving, Excruciating, and Fair

Tracy and I have banned a few words from use by our three kids (12, 9, & 7) to use when describing their personal situation or present difficulty. In our household starving, excruciating, and the phrase “it is not fair” are not permitted.

Life is hard. Life is good.

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Criminal Justice … err Legal Defense … System

We are back in Las Cruces New Mexico for the retrial of the man who killed my brother…

If you are family or a friend, a member of this beautiful community or a regular Joe or Jane watching from afar, this particular trial can seem confusing and frustrating. In fact, at times it will be downright ludicrous and even a bit foolish.

Our family appreciates those who approach us in the community to say so. It really means a lot. We all know, and we are living this together.

So, let’s be honest — our court system at times may seem more about legal defense than criminal justice. And that is sad.

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Just the right amount of throttle.

I love motorcycle riding analogies. I hope it’s my love of the open road, but maybe it’s just my simple mind. Either way, here’s another. If you ride, you know the importance of balancing the road speed with your bike’s engine speed for the most optimal performance. When out of balance, you feel the machine.

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Pulled by vision, Pushed by pain

Often we are either pulled by vision or pushed by pain. It has been my experience that I can sometimes switch between the two, or even be driven by pain until I develop a clear vision. This is true in much of life and in business. As for business, there is profit to be had.

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A little root, a destructive path.

This weekend my son and I were working in the yard when we uncovered a massive root that appeared to grow between the bricks of our planter and under the back section of the patio. We were both surprised at how big it was as it snaked its way through layers of brick and concrete,.

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Look right, go right. But be sure to steer left.

I have been riding motorcycles most of my life. And one of the early lessons I learned (painfully, I might add) was the idea that if you look right, you’ll go right. And if you look left, well you guessed it; you’ll go left. Especially at highway speeds and around sharp corners. What made this.

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A strong community, what a gift

The people of Las Cruces and Santa Fe are incredible. They have done so much to help and encourage our family during these difficult times. We are living here for several weeks as we attend court proceedings. Just about every time we go out, we are stopped by a stranger who recognizes us and wants.

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Watching my brother die, over and over again.

This has been an extremely difficult week as my family and I sit in Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces, New Mexico watching and listening to the testimony and evidence presented against the man accused of killing my little brother. This is the first of several weeks to come and I doubt it will.

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The Mexican Fisherman & The MBA

I came across this story recently and thought it worth sharing. The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked.

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