Almost two years….

by Captain Bradley

This week started off classic.


Marathon humor. But, I digress…

We awoke yesterday and I ask my love…”any church responsibilities today?”…Gin quips back quickly “just the responsibility of our childrens’ spiritual well-being”….fair enough…point taken….still funny.

But, I did get my 10k or so in, as planned, around real marathoners. What a woman Gin is. FYI, she pulled off shopping for & getting our boys to 3 kid birthday parties, a visit with robotics geniuses, many meals, church stuff, and a kid race through downtown in just 28 hours. Marathon Mom she is. Thank God.

As for this blog….

It’s been over two years now, since my organized religion sabbatical began. As of tomorrow, it’s been two years of blogging about my middle-age journey. 45+ years. 2 very different wives. Not that Mormon way.  4 loved & brilliant kids. 1 true, romantic, unconditional love. Many fun and/or interesting experiences. And a handful of great friends & lots to share.

As for our most loved ones…our oldest girl returns from her Panamanian experience soon. Her FB pictures do speak volumes. Trust me.


Like Spain, I hope she spends a lot more time there…never settle, my dear.

Our younger girl takes off for Germany, after our beach trip. I hope she takes this summer experience and does with it what she will…never settle either, my dear Kait.


As for our boys, hell, Disney is going to be thier Holy Grail. I know. I know. What kind of modern parents wait until almost the ages of 8 & 10 to take two uber-boys to kiddy God’s country?  That would be us.


Isn’t a nice soak on a mountain peak enough? 


Nah. I get it.

March has been wonderful.

Forget March Madness. Give me perpetual Spring Breaks.  While, Bri enjoyed Panama, Kait and I enjoyed SW Florida. The food, conversations, weather, arts, and beach…in that order. Loved it.

Weekend break. Then, off to our Smoky Mountain top with boys & friends. Quick drive to a few days of high-altitude fun.  Very nice.


Long hike. Sweet falls. Keeping it simple, folks…void of techy gadgets…while outside…see there…


Tomorrow is no fools day. Sunny and 75 sounds very smart to me. The river walk will just have to do….but… I still prefer….


Just sayin.

So, that’s two years of selected experiences, perpetual philosophy, and stories about those who matter to or annoy me the most.

I’ve tried to be positive…but real.

Keep life simple. Really love who matters. Ignore the rest. And Just be the Cause. JustBeCause. Get it?

Love to the 3+ dozen folks following this and to any friend or acquaintance taking this in.

Just be your own Cause for good. Family. Friends. Strangers. Sometimes a blend, it seems.

Just Be Cause.



Now, that’s funny.

Cheers, part deux! Stay thirsty, my friends.

Captain Bradley