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Neighborly Conduct and Simple Things

Posted by Robert Bibeau on September 12, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (9)

What is it about Americana that appeals to us all so much? Is it the simplicity, the friendly faces, the familiar condition, or the easily predictable American experience while growing up? One could make the argument that it is any of these, all of them or any combination thereof. Interestingly, my focus tonight is not at all about why the experience appeals to us but rather the healing nature of such an experience.

It is a question of getting back to basics. After injur...

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Disneyland and Birthdays

Posted by Robert Bibeau on August 23, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

What is it about a place like Disneyland that can make us feel so good?  Is it the founder memories of childhood? The architecture of Mainstreet America harkening back to a simpler time in our collective past? The fact that everyone there from the most criminal looking thug to the most mini-van driving soccer mom is free to wear the most ridiculous hats and Disney attire imaginable... completely free from the judgement of fashionistas?  My guess, its all of these things compounded b...

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Delayed Post

Posted by Robert Bibeau on August 22, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)
I just got back home after a celebrating a long birthday weekend in honor of my wife. I was able to surprise her by getting her parents out here and with tickets to Disneyland. The four of us took Jaxon up to the theme park yesterday and today. We had a blast but are all marked proof that one child can easily wear out 4 adults! I'll deliver a full post tomorrow. For tonight... Time to actually get some sleep.

A Craftsman's Toil and a Father's Pride

Posted by Robert Bibeau on August 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Every once in awhile we are immersed in some very life affirming experiences.  The sort of thing, that when it happens to you the emotion's you feel dont simply well from deep within, they swell from the deepest of oceans and crash upon you.  I had such an experience this week, and I managed to finish a project I have been toiling over for months so obviously I am writing with particualr sense of calm tonight.  It does make more sense however to begin with discussion of this my...

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Bonds and Stains

Posted by Robert Bibeau on August 8, 2011 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As mentioned in a recent post, I have been doing a lot of woodworking.  My teacher and I have decided to start building various training equipment to enhance our Kung Fu and our school in general.  I have obiviously welcomed this opportunity as it combines two of my favorite activities... carpentry and Kung Fu.  A recent project, which we are calling Chan Heung 1 (named after the founder of Choy Lay Fut) is a Ching Jong.  Known is english as a "Balance Dummy."  It is ...

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Tests and Triumphs

Posted by Robert Bibeau on August 1, 2011 at 1:12 AM Comments comments (0)

In many respects this has been a banner week for me.  Throughout the week I continued to search for inspiration as to what to write about and all week long I seemed to come up empty handed.  "I need something poignant" I kept thinking to myself and I was frustrated that as each day passed I had yet to have poignant revelations.  So today, while sweating like crazy doing of all things yardwork, I was thinking hard about what I would write about and basically ended up recapping t...

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Futures and Foundations

Posted by Robert Bibeau on July 25, 2011 at 1:28 AM Comments comments (3)

The past seven months have been busy.  The last time I blogged, I was recovering from surgery.  Since then, I have left the Wounded Warrior Battalion, returned to full duty overseeing the training of Recruits, established plans for my future, worked hard at improving my family life, watched my son grow and developed my Kung Fu.  I have also been asked to speak at several events and detail my story of recovery.  Those opportunities were a great privilege and extremely fulfi...

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Gas Leaks and Dirty Diapers

Posted by Robert Bibeau on January 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday Tiff and I were able to smell gas at our new home.  I called the gas and electric company to report the problem and they said they would send someone right over.  At 11:30 last night they finally did.  Then they shut off my gas.

First thing this morning, I called a plumbing company and asked them to come out and repair the problem.  They were much more timely, arriving within about an hour.  Unfortunately there is a significant amount of wo...

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Convalescing and Coordinating

Posted by Robert Bibeau on January 24, 2011 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (0)

I have determined to make the absolute most of my time off as I recover from surgery.  As I said in a recent post, I feel like the Healing Journey needs some tools and methods to assist with its continued productivity.  Part of that effort, during my convalescence has been to attempt to make my house more... Zen, for lack of a better word.  I have said many times before that I often feel like my entire life is in disarray.  I am convinced that if the space around me i...

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Anesthesia and Energy

Posted by Robert Bibeau on January 14, 2011 at 1:53 AM Comments comments (0)
I'll be keeping this short tonight as I'm still fairly medicated. The surgery, I am told, went well. I am in good spirits and feel generally pretty good. I remember very little about going into the OR and it feels like only seconds later I was waking up. I recall being very confused and was told by the staff that I persistently asked "why hadn't bravo section checked in?" Probably a reference to the organization of an Light Armored Reconnaissance platoon. I am feeling extremely inspired thoug... Read Full Post »


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