Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Or should I say the lack of ability to think for yourself...It's no way to be.

What is on the inside of you is far more important than what is on the outside. Be careful who you influence, and what it is you teach them. You never know who is looking up to you simply because you are pretty. Respect yourself, respect those that care for you, and show some gratitude for the gifts you are given.

And most importantly: learn how to formulate your own opinions and stand up for them, no matter who it is you are surrounded by.

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.”- Kant

And He Will

Sean just sent me an email with the subject line "mountains". We have been talking about climbing Mt. Whitney this year, and I put in for a lottery ticket for the overnight version. He is excited, and although I haven't heard back yet, I know we will climb something big this summer for sure. He has been doing research online about it, and has since decided that this is just the next step (we did Mt. Rose last summer) in our journey to the top. His attitude, and ability to set goals is amazing, and was articulated in the word doc he attached to the email, which looked like this: hi dad these are the mountains [emoticons for thumbs up/yes, angry face, wink]


This kid wants to climb all the way to the top.

I fucking love it.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Furry Love

Bear. Aka Boo Bear. Aka DottieBear. She's making me fall hard. She goes by Bear.