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Discovering Life….

June 17, 2009 2 comments

My little nephew discovers there are other little people in the world.

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Best Damn Weekend: Great Sand Dunes National Park

May 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Spent the better part of last weekend playing around in Great Sand Dunes National Park and got a few shots. For the full album check out my Facebook page, but these are a few highlights.

coffee amy

drinking

gas station

knife

tim sunset

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26.2 Miles and a Two Older Ladies

April 27, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday while lying in bed nursing one of the worst hangovers I can remember I got a text from a good friend showing her son crossing the finish line of the Big Sur Marathon in Big Sur California. Justin’s journey had started a few months back when he asked me if I had a training schedule he could use for an upcoming race. We were at the bar (big surprise there I know) and I told him I’d email it to him in the morning. He was stoked and bought me another IPA. Let the fun begin I told him. And now he’s done it. Check out his blog for a write up of the event, including how two older ladies saved his ass.

Congrats man!

justinPhoto © Jared Russle 2009

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What the heck is this hat doing on my head! And other infant thoughts…

April 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Thoughts of my nephew. (Note: Since he is my nephew I figure I’ll take the liberty of translating the following photos)

“What the heck is this hat doing on my head! Does my mom even know that it totally clashes with my spit? Seriously while I’m at it I might as well just spit on the bear as well. Should have been a Tonka Truck.”

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“What do you mean I’ve got to mow the lawn, do the dishes, and pull the weeds when I get older? Isn’t that what dad’s for?”

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“Yes I am a badass and that scar came from some sick freestyle crawling. Lets just say stairs, a wheelbarrel, and a chew toy don’t mix.”

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“Practicing my ‘why can’t I have my swiss army knife back mom’ look.”

awwww


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On Details and Creativity

March 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Food for thought this Sunday afternoon:

“The details are not details, they make the product.” ~ Charles Eames

and

“You can’t put a price tag on creativity.” ~ Walt Disney

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When Life Comes Crashing Down

March 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Last night on the eve of one of the most aggressive deadlines I’ve ever had to meet, a close friend sent me three photographs from back home. The man in the photo is a close friend, mentor, and spiritual father. Last night my life came crashing down. Not because of death, but because I was 1,500 miles away and wasn’t able to help my friend with an extra arm as he walked across the empty church. Instead he had to use a cane.

Lord have mercy.

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– Photo ©Wendy Russell 2009

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The Bar Has Been Raised: 127-Foot Waterfall Dropped By A Kayaker

March 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Just like everything else in life one crazy soul has raised the bar to unbelievable levels. This time it was Brazilian boater Pedro Oliva, who destroyed the previous record of 108-feet by hucking himself off a 127-foot waterfall deep within the rain forests of Brazil. Rumor is he reached speeds upwards of 70 mph. Makes the 30-foot fall I dropped a few years back seem like child’s play. Damn.

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