Permit To Drive

On October 18, 2017, I had the privilege of driving with my nephew Greg Jones, who had just received his driving permit a week before. When we returned from our drive, I had the opportunity to talk to his dad, my brother-in-law, also Greg Jones, about the new driver and the concerns he might have now that his son is driving.

Trolling Justin Marcus

During the 2011 fantasy football season, I received numerous unsolicited voicemails from Justin Marcus regarding his team and the unfavorable season that I happened to have that year. I saved the voicemails for the purpose of this compilation.

30 for 30 – The Marcus Files

Put together this favorite of mine in 2014 before our league’s fantasy football draft. The video is edited mostly from VHS footage from a camping trip in 1997. In no way is the video intended harm the individual that it portrays, but it is meant to motivate him through self-reflection and humility.

These here are a few photos from our June trip from Galveston Texas to Cozumel Mexico, Georgetown Grand Cayman, and Falmouth Jamaica. Missing are the pictures that I took with the disposable waterproof camera from when we went snorkeling. They aren’t any good. They do however have sentimental value and are hidden away in the archives of the desktop, including over half that have what appear to be a finger over the lens. Not a good snorkeler, which translates to the quality of photos that were taken while snorkeling/drowning.

Continue reading “500 Miles From Galveston TX”

Eugene to Springfield with Dad

Here is a short 2-minute video I put together of our bike ride with dad on June 3, 2017, when he and mom came to visit from La Grange California.

We started at the Valley River Mall in Eugene and came off the trail in the Jasper area of Springfield before finishing at home in Thurston.

 

The Year of the Rupture: The First 100 Days

ER - Achilles Rupture

DAY 1

The year of the rupture began on February 12, 2017 at the Willamalane sports complex in Springfield Oregon. The basketball game that day was scheduled for 5 p.m. I ran the treadmill per the usual pregame warmup. All was good, minus a hobble from a slight meniscus sprain sustained three week prior. Injuries happen. That’s expected at age 37, but I had never experienced anything that could have prepared me for the type of pain that I was about to endure for weeks to come.

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Cape Disappointment

“The coast in the neighbourhood of Clarks Mountain is sliping off & falling into the Ocean in immence masses; fifty or a hundred Acres at a time give way and a great proportion in an instant precipitated into the Ocean.    these hills and mountains are principally composed of a yellow clay; there sliping off or spliting assunder at this time is no doubt caused by the incessant rains which have fallen within the last two months.”  – Meriwether Lewis, January 10, 1806 (Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

A sign at the bottom of the hill where this picture was taken at Cape Disappointment Washington mentions the resemblance that it has to William Clark’s journal description during the Corps of Discovery’s stay in Oregon. The hill is now a significant distance in yards from the ocean, but in 1806, before erosion, it would have been situated next to the ocean with the waves crashing against it.

Continue reading “Cape Disappointment/ Fort Stevens”

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