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Friday’s Shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School

Today I am writing, not out of excitement and success but out of pain and sorrow. Friday, October 24, 2014, at 10:39am, a young man opened fire upon classmates and family members at Marysville Pilchuck High School. I was listening to the Snohomish County scanner after a colleague’s daughter sent a text message stating there…

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Picked up a Drone (DJI Phantom 2)

Here my first flight with a DJI Phantom 2 H3-3D and filmed using the new GoPro 4. It was such a blast and can’t wait to tomorrow with a full battery. The girls have cheer in Granite Falls but doubt I’ll bring it. It’s a bit loud. Side note: if people think spying can be…

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A Family Day Trip to Friday Harbor

A few Sunday’s ago Joy, the girls, Mom, Patrick, and I went to Friday Harbor, in the San Juan Islands, to celebrate Mom’s birthday. Rising early, getting on the road, fueling up with coffee and hot chocolates, and hitting the freeway, we arrive arrive in Anacortes around 8:10am to catch the ferry. The fog was…

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GoPro: Seabrook Wa Family Edit

In early July, after the 4th, Joy & the girls, Bryan / Michelle & the boys, Mom, Travis Kendra and I took some time off and visited Seabrook WA. Naturally, I made a video of it all. Seabrook is a coastal Washington community that offers vacation homes and vacation rentals in a master planned community…

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I’m a Stock Holder

I’m watching Seattle Shut Up & Drive on On Demand and noticed some GoPro’s inside then cars and immediately I yell, I’m a stockholder. On June 25th GoPro launched its IPO, and despite my reservations regarding Loyal3′s share allocation decision, I was issued shares and even purchased more through a brokerage account. I’m pretty stoked…

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Pan Handlers and Bums in Smokey Point

Living around the Smokey Point area I’ve noticed many changes for the better. Costco, Target, Bostons, Petco, IHop, Red Robin, and Buffalo Wild Wings have opened up on the Marysville side with new construction going in on the Arlington side. The area is really blooming. Now it seems Smokey Point is now becoming a stomping…

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The Oso slide outside Arlington Washington

Image from KUOW.org On Saturday March 22nd, just outside the city of Arlington, in a small community called Oso, happened a landslide of massive proportions. The single largest natural disaster in Snohomish County’s recent history, the 530 mudslide has impacted families & friends alike with deaths and injuries, raised homes and structures in the slide…

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Beautiful Family Day at Mt Pilchuck

Today Joy and I got a call from Bryan & Michelle to hit up My Pilchuck, outside Granite Falls, and rip the sleds with the kids. Not passing up the opportunity we loaded up quick and hit the road. We drove up a road just on the Westside of Red Bridge for a few miles…

A Letter from a Family Member in Malawi

I am not a religious person yet I do believe in doing well to others in society and at home. Being a good person is much more than a cloth to hide behind, its the act of doing good when no one is watching. I try my best, yet not perfect. I received an email…

Dealing with another person’s kids

One thing I don’t understand, especially since I don’t I’ve kids of my own, is the little attitudes of defiance. Take my girlfriend’s neice. Now this little one just turned 5 so I get it she is still young. However, when you talk to her or ask her to stop doing something unsafe then all…