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Try-athlon (Part 3)

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The Canadian atmosphere was absolutely electric. 2700 competitors made their way to the start of what would be an all day affair. As the crowd started to slow and pool, I knew I had made it to the right place. Air was filled with high hopes and the urge to do the unthinkable. Whether it was our first time, 4th attempt, or 10th year straight, we all had the same… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 3)

Try-athlon (Part 2)

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It was a beautiful and crisp morning. The air was filled with chatter for the event that was about to commence. After some loose stretches and impromptu pep talks, it was time to see where I was at. I lined up along the shore with my good friend. A formation of planes flew overhead with timing just shy of the ending of the national anthem. As I looked ahead, I… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 2)

Try-athlon (Part 1)

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It was a beautiful and crisp morning. The air was filled with chatter for the event to commence. After some loose stretches and impromptu pep talks, it was time to see where I was at. I lined up along the shore with my good friend. A formation of planes flew overhead with timing just shy of the ending of the national anthem. As the gun went off, the first flights… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 1)

The Get Down

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What does the word mentor mean to you? Cambridge English Dictionary defines a mentor as an experienced and trusted person who gives another person advice and help over a period of time. Life can be complex, so I just so happen to have a few. This post will highlight how I obtained one. It was a lovely evening in the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Florida.  Georgia-Pacific was hosting their… Read More »The Get Down

The Realization of Joy

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The Pursuit of Happyness, featuring Will Smith, is based on a true story of a man by the name of Gardner. One of my favorite movies, it highlights a man who makes a risky investment and fought for a competitive corporate position to support his son. Obstacles continued to arise from his wife (and the mother of his child) leaving him to hopping from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. But,… Read More »The Realization of Joy