Friday, August 08, 2003

Three Word Prompt

What three words will prompt you to quickly reclimb a hill that a few minutes earlier had left you exhausted?

"Got your helmet?"

Mountain biking above Ensign Peak, August 7, 2003 @ 7:20 p.m.

Mountain biking above Ensign Peak, August 7, 2003 @ 7:08 p.m.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Dry Canyon in mid-July.

Phil Windley is challenging us to see the big picture again in an article entitled "Losing Data"

As I've mentioned earlier, my good friend and brother-in-law is duking it out with Myeloma. Here's something I found while browsing through the Huntsman Cancer Learning Center. It's similar to something I wrote here a few months ago.

Rebuking the Devil

Drove around
Last night
Turned off the radio Rolled up the windows
Blasted the heat
Intentional discomfort
Incinerator on wheels
I shouted
Like a madwoman
on a street corner
in the Bronx

Get the ****
Outta here
You've had your fun
Beat It
I've been patient
Even compassionate at times
And now
I'm telling you to
Clear out
Beat It
All the way out
And a little warning
No setting up
Your filthy little camp
Somewhere else

Felt so good
Felt like a Texas preacher
'Buking the devil

--Chia Martin, Writing Your Way Through Cancer

Ah, day three of a week off to catch up on a few things around the house. And perhaps a little blogging as well. So here's a quotation:

"Most men pray for power, the strength to do things. Few people pray for love, the quality to be someone." --Robert D. Foster