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About sturner2

I am curious, not fearful or unafraid. I have delivered babies into this world. I have held the dying until their departure. Life, what is if for? What is it about? Do I know or don't I? Knowledge is elusive and never complete. The more I know, the more I know I don't know. My boss once asked me if I knew what I was doing. "No sir," was my reply, "but that has never stopped me before." This is one of those valuable lessons my mom taught me. Just because you don't know doesn't mean you shouldn't. I am willing. I am not always able. I have heard that "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing until you get it right." Here am I, send me. What is there about me that is different than all the rest? Possibly not all that much. I am a soul longing to do more, share more and know more. Born into a body in 1960, my parents raised me and continue to show me. My wife loves me. My children teach me. My friends stand by me. I share in this journey with many others. I am grateful. I have experienced more than 30 years as a husband, more than 30 years as a dad, and more than 30 years in the fire service. I continue to grow, feel and learn; and too, I diminish, numb, and forget. In honor or disgrace, blame or praise, I am prepared.


Backlog that is. I don’t like busy. I don’t do busy. Busy is a lack of planning and preparation. I am feeling so unprepared. My plan is to finish a degree by May 2013. I am currently uneducated. It seemed … Continue reading

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Clutching too tightly

Many years ago my son came up to me as fast as 4 year old legs will run. He was hollering out to me, “Daddy, daddy, look!” The enthusiasm of a new discovery was all over his face. When he … Continue reading

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Observation fun

Looking at my community through alien eyes: Making entry into the social cluster it appears tidy and inhabited. There is little movement at mid-day along the narrow paths though the large white paths are occupied heavily by creatures encapsulated within … Continue reading

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The fitness industry is more marketing and psychology than physical. Fitness Membership. Photo from The fitness industry has a spur of growth these recent years, due to illnesses like diabetes and obesity. And of…

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you Genie, the magical one,  for nominating me for this award and being an inspiration to my endeavors as a blogger. Rules of the Award: 1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post. This … Continue reading

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“The chicken participates in the making of breakfast, the pig is committed.” (unknown) In this day and age, do we understand commitment? a : an agreement or pledge to do something in the future; especially : an engagement to assume … Continue reading

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Traffic starts, stops and detours. Project starts, stops and scope creep. Interruptions, realignments and reengaging is demoralizing. Why do I hate these so? How about you, how do you feel about the disturbances in life such as holidays, illness, repairs … Continue reading

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Reach out…

My wife and I attended a wake for the husband of a friend two days ago. The death of a spouse, a father, a brother, and a friend happened suddenly. We really don’t know when, but it comes. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Just try…not to cry…watching this guy…reach the sky.

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Freedom to serve…we need only to do it…

Occupy (Inhabit or Subjugate) What if the world was a better place? What if we all had the same income? What if everyone had healthcare? What if there was free education? What if we all protest? I cannot claim to … Continue reading

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