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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:31am PT
How's Tucson this morning. Here's what its like in NorCal today:



Just another day in paradise, nawmean?

DMT
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 04:07am PT
Chase your dreams.....and finish STRONG!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 12, 2013 - 04:34am PT
cragman may i respectfully challenge your assertion stated above?

for yours seems a bit biased; of your saturation within western culture.

pursuit of dreams demands of us a frantic set of emotions
that search for a moving target.
thus we run about,
chasing our imagination
while depleting our psychic stasis,
often trampling our understanding
in the process.

i've not much studied eastern philosophy,
but i understand that monks and other seekers of mental poise
often sit still within a dank cave and stare at wee stones,

and it could be that the entire universe (all dreams included
even ones that we haven't dreamed up yet)
flows into the stationary
and calm soul, bloating the believer with useless genius
and applicable resolve.

i, like you, can't sit still.
and it could be argued that our restlessness
and our dream-stalking practices have
won us much reward.

but it could also be argued
that our manic love of the prosperity hunt
has stupefied us
such that we can't recognize the
dreams that have been assigned to us
of the universe's will,
and our maturing process
is on pause,
and we will never graduate beyond stupid americans
until we learn right to sit still
and let the beyonds chase us?

whew, that was exhausting.
i need a good cave-squat now.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:08am PT
Weeg....great post.

I believe there are times when quiet repose is appropriate. I consider living where I live to be one of the best places for finding that exact place of calm and thoughtful mindset. Muir was correct when he said of the mountains, "....nature's peace will flow into you, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."

However, I have come to realize in my nearly 52 years of life, that the very best things in my life....those things which I absolutely cherish the most....are the things that I have fought hardest for...conjured in my imagination....then chased down and made my own.

I am presently on yet another quest to achieve a new goal, and six months away from my family in order to achieve it....the ultimate sacrifice for me. (and them!)

I'm chasing this dream down...grabbing it by the balls....and finishing STRONG!

Cheers Weeg,
DR

EDIT: Worthy of mention would be the fact that I considered this current endeavor for YEARS before making the decision to pursue it....LOTS of quiet repose!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:12am PT
Nice illustration of Rhein er scene DMT

Good luck on your new pursuit crag, fascinating and Inspiring.
I started a new path when I entered a sped credential program at age 50!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:38am PT
Thanks, Jaybro...and good on ya for getting that credential! Old farts rule!

: )



Hey Jim, WOW, those pics are grand! Looks like an awesome day in a spectacular place. Are you in any of the pics?
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 07:11am PT
Good morning Gentlemen, or should I say "Old Farts"?

;)


Jim... your photos are AWESOME. The action shots... fantastic... and the little child at the helm of the raft... makes my heart melt. Thanks for sharing!

Dingus... You're funny. And now I want to dance. But I always want to dance!

Cragman: I am so excited for you and the next 6 months will FLY by ... Proud of you, friend. You never backed away from your dream.

Weeg... your writing always leaves one wondering... which is a good thing.


I think everyone knows I love trains ... this happened in Tucson this morning, which when I heard, caused great concern in my heart... after listening to the story, I am happy to say no one is hurt, though my drive to work is officially jacked up:
photo by Jeff G.
photo by Jeff G.
Credit: Leggs

I don't mind a different commute to work. My magic hair predicts rain for our desert, I have Saturday off, I get to take wonderful photos of a photographer I admire (I am honored she even asks me!), a great production I am proud of taking up most of my time, a son who is safe and well and a Thanksgiving in July pool party this evening.

I get to see The Avett Brothers soon!!!!! That one makes me want to pee my pants! Oh, and a trip on the table to visit CO and WY once my show closes in late August. Much to look forward to!!
(Did I mention I love the Avett Brothers?!)

I feel pretty lucky. Actually, I feel damned lucky, and quite loved.

Appreciating every day and Enjoying Life, Leggs



Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:29am PT
Leggs.....you make me...

: )
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:42am PT
newtons first law of motion,
"a body stays in motion unless acted upon by a periphery force,"
would suggest that train to tip the other way.

what kinda forcetex you zonians turning down there, legs?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Weeg, I suspect a load shift on one of the flatbed cars in the background....maybe one of those SeaTrain boxes toppled and upset the apple cart.

Guys in the foreground on their cell phones are saying....DOH!!!!!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 16, 2013 - 10:33am PT
good stuff here.

Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Monsoon rain today in downtown Tucson ... YES!!!!   <br/>
 <br/>
Photo by Jeff...
Monsoon rain today in downtown Tucson ... YES!!!!

Photo by Jeff G.
Credit: Leggs


~Enjoy Life
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
You can learn a whole lot from a child. :&#41;
You can learn a whole lot from a child. :)
Credit: Bill

Kid's on a walkabout.
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Keep this on the front page.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
You can learn a whole lot from a child. :)

Oh Anastasia.... I am memorized by your photo... thank you SO much for sharing the beauty.

~xx

~Enjoy Life
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#299285
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Mr. Bee .... how big are the babies now, do you know?
TFPU!! You know that picture always makes my day!


I AM the biggest dork on the planet.  <br/>
 <br/>
Monsoon rain in downtown Tu...
I AM the biggest dork on the planet.

Monsoon rain in downtown Tucson today...
Photo by Jeff G.
Credit: Leggs

~Enjoy Life
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:11am PT
Happy Jazz hands!
Credit: Jaybro
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:29am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#312118
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 21, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Uh oh....game day....inquiring minds want to know....who does a relocated-to-Arizona-Californian root for?

I don't follow baseball ranking etc....I just go for the ferry ride, beer, hotdogs and peanuts so I don't know which team is favored.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#312124

Susan
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