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Finding where the path goes Feb 21 2013

Na Pali Coast - Kauai

I recently got back from a weeklong trip to Kauai that was lovely.  It included spending a lot of time with my girlfriend’s cousins and aunties, eating lots of delicious food, and getting an excellent local-style experience.  On one of the last days we drove to the north end of the island, to the end of the road.  You can’t drive any further, but you can hike the famous Na Pali Coast trail from there.

We only had time for a short hike, and we made it to this vista point — the first point where you could view both sides of the coast.  It was very windy.  We were greeted by a stunning scene once we arrived.  Hikers coming back down the trail were muddy, and even though the trail was wet in a lot of places, we stayed relatively clean in our short hike.  If we had the time, I would have liked to have gone further, to the waterfall, to the beach, but that will have to be saved for another time.

Finding vantage points where we can see things we haven’t seen before is a good goal to have I think, both in terms of physical places, and also in the realm of how we interact with others and ourselves.  It might be a real slog sometimes, and we might get muddy and scraped up, but the rewards of increased perspective and awareness is worth it to persevere and keep going.

Where are we heading, and are we taking the time to appreciate the new viewpoints that our path presents?  Where the path goes isn’t maybe the whole point, but how we get there is.  Joy, happiness, contentment, even in the face of challenges, is how I want to live my life.  One step at a time.

Where is your path leading?

2013 Three Bridge Fiasco – Successfully finished!!! Jan 29 2013

Excited for the day

Excited for the day

This was my first time doing the Three Bridge Fiasco race — a single or double-handed race around 3 marks in the Bay: Blackaller Buoy near the Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island (Bay Bridge) and Red Rock (Richmond Bridge).  Jason and I did the race on his Cal 29 “TNT” and it was outstanding.  We went clockwise around the course, going from the start line to Red Rock to Treasure Island to Blackaller to finish.  Our official finish time was 14:13:14.

Video of the start of the race from Jason’s GoPro:

Results: We finished 20th out of the 44 boats in our division, and #174 out of the total of 357 boats (monohull and multihull) registered for the race.  252 boats actually completed the race this year, scoring us in the 73rd percentile of finishers.  If we include the boats that didn’t start or finish the race, we scored in the 51st percentile.  Not too bad for our first double-handed race, the first race TNT had done, and both of our first Three Bridge Fiasco race experience.

Jibeset Results:

Fleet Assignments (#20 out of 44 entrants)
Overall Results (#174 out of 279 double-handed monohull entrants)

Jason’s write-up:

http://cal29berkeley.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/three-bridge-fiasco/

A Lovely Walk Today Dec 26 2012

Sun coming out behind the clouds

I enjoyed a lovely walk today. I’m house-sitting with my girlfriend and while she was at work helping customers with getting water turned on or turned off, I took a quiet day to reflect, enjoy the brisk weather and have a lovely walk.

Local 123 Cafe Aug 27 2012

 

Latte

Most excellent.

Photo of the day: “Life finds its way” Jun 22 2012

Life will find a way

The grass is always greener on the other side. Everyone knows this. It is why we are not content with what we have — we’re plagued by a fear that we don’t have enough, or the right thing, or that what we do have is inferior to what we could have.

Sometimes we might believe that we don’t have good, or the right amount of good in our lives. This photo is a reminder that life literally will find a way to express itself, even if it has to squeeze between the cracks in concrete. Even if it has to break through that concrete. The grass will grow, and is green. Life is good, and this good surrounds us.

Posting from Kevin’s iPhone Aug 22 2008

Night driving after fireworks Jul 13 2008

Night driving after fireworks
Took some cool long-exposure driving shots that captured neat light squiggles and blurs.

Ghosts and Squiggles Jul 13 2008

Ghosts and Squiggles
Nice blurry shots walking back to the car.

Pictures from Ted and Martha’s 50th Wedding Anniversary party at Tamunn Farms Jun 2 2008

Ted and Martha Munnecke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2008 with many friends and family in attendance.

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Kristin and Ted

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Kristin and Martha

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Ted and Martha

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
The cake

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Beautiful rainbow
A rainbow came out at just the right moment, after a lot of rain

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Beautiful Clouds

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Oops, I broke the paddle...
Oops, I broke the paddle when heading back to shore after it started lightning and thundering while we were out on the lake

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Kristin, Ted and Michael
Kristin, Ted and Michael all glad to be wearing their Patagonia rain gear, after the other guests had left for the evening.

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150 open documents in Photoshop – long day of work May 14 2008

screenshot
This is after a long day of work building out a new website: TeamMercy.com. Lots and lots of graphics there. Good times.



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