Child Portrait

The child. Resting humbly, not from exhaustion but from smiling, dreaming and living. This pause is framed in poetic assurance that the playful past will repeat.  I sing. I traced her with my lens.  I covered her in darkness, then in folded rest she brought forth light. Her shadows are not dark; contrarily, her shadows…

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Raw Food – Vegetarian Diet Lifestyle Transition

I’ve decided to dive deeper into the vegetarian lifestyle; Raw Food Vegetarian! This is a perfect week to begin a raw food,vegetarian diet since my wife’s gone and I won’t be tempted to eat foods other than fruits and vegetables.  No being wooed by the smell of turkey pasta sauce filling the house at night. So…

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A Bat To The Face

If I woke up in the night and someone struck me in the face with a bat as hard as they could, then I would feel tremendous pain and see the effects of the bat that hit my face. I would seek medical attention and recover. In contrast, if I went to bed one night,…

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Recovery Makes You Stronger

My toes jetted forward, curled and twisted as vicious cramps bit both my calves.  Recovery would only come through tapping out. I was still recovering from my last obstacle course race (OCR) on Sunday but training for the Spartan Super began that next day on Monday. There is no downtime before entering the battlefield. Really? I knew that…

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Serious

Week Thirteen – SeriousThe 13th photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal.  A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. The journey is life.  I’ve embraced my life’s journey and I’ve found that it’s truly about the walk. The end result “is what it is” but the brilliance of lessons learned is…

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Sound Engineer

i love you i hate you A love–hate relationship is an interpersonal relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate – something particularly common when emotions are intense. The term is used frequently in psychology, popular writing and journalism. It can be applied to relationships with inanimate objects, or even concepts, as well…

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Responsible

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. I Corinthians 13:11 – God The 9th photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal.  A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of…

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Adventurer

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, HELL YEAH what a ride!” ~Author Unknown The 6th photo entry for…

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Singer

Stay with me Hold me like you feel at home With my soul Cry with me Scream your pain into my body And shatter me ‘Shatter Me’ by James Olmos The 5th photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal. A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. Week Five – Singer I…

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Casual

“Relax. Refresh. Renew. Play. Sing. Laugh. Enjoy. Forgive. Dance. Love. Hug. Share. Kiss. Create. Explore. Hope. Listen. Dare. Trust. Dream. Learn. TODAY!” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience The 4th photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal.  A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. Week Four –…

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