My mother’s son

It’s funny, I guess. After all these years I sit here thinking about my mother while drinking my morning coffee. If she was here today she’d be sitting across from me clouded in a thick layer of cigarette smoke with her black coffee handing out sage advice much like Yoda. She’s been gone for 8…

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Thank you!

I wanted to say thank you for everyone who showed up in support of A Night of Poetry in Corvallis. Those of you who showed up to read, and those of you who showed up just to watch. You made my night! A special thanks to Capt. Hugh and Elizabeth White for donating the space….

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Win a free skateboard! Includes: The Uprise deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, and grip. Rules: Go follow the new Sleeping Hooligan Twitter account: @sleepnhooligan Tag a friend on the post on Instagram hashtag #sleepinghooligan Follow the new YouTube page: Once we get 111 followers on the new YouTube page we’ll pick a winner. US entry’s…

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Don’t forget what makes you unique. As you’re getting lost along the way remember the people you meet, and cherish the memories you make. Stand out. Stay happy, even when everything is falling apart, smile. Someone is watching, and relies on your strength to find their own. Turn rejection into elevated awareness. Become more than…

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The times we live in seem so unsure. It's easy to lose hope. I remember growing up in the Reagan era, and the fear that swept the nation over nuclear was minimal but was there none the less. It wasn't even a new fear. It was revisited from the generation before, and the generation before…

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New Support Group on Facebook

I started a support group today for people looking for a little encouragement with exercise or just life in general. It is a a closed group so that the people in the group feel they can talk without just anyone listening in. I’d like to encourage anyone to join!

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