Toronto, Canada -  Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
                                                         Toronto, Canada – Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
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“When you think you have given it all, when you don’t even have the strength to stand tall, think of it as just the beginning, of the pain you will endure until finishing.”



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Please be patient.

I am an aged relic, a distant memory.

A witness to cycles of defeat and glory

Through unfriendly skies,

I rise again

for one more roll in the distant horizon.

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The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonicjet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons. Source:

Boeing B52 D Stratofortress

The B-52 is considered the longest servicing front-line military aircraft in aviation history. With air-to-air refueling, B52s are truly a global aircraft and have flown nonstop around the world, some 24000 miles. B-52 bombers were considered the weapon the enemy feared most in the Vietnam War. B-52Ds would fly too high to be seen or heard, dropping over one hundred 500lbs bombs each.

The BUFFs (Big Ugly Fat Fellows) have survived wars, modernization and remained in the active Air Force Inventory for almost 50 years.


55-0679 is on Loan from the US Air Force Museum – March Airfield Air Museum, CA


Under the Lilac tree

Under the Lilac tree

Under the lilac tree

A purple sunset inspire the soul

to release the past

embrace new ideas

new relationships,

new perspectives.

Sweet flowers alone bring

visions of future


Richness and

plain perfect beauty of life.

It wasn’t so long ago

the cherished thoughts become the loveliest bouquets

Under the lilac tree.


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The fire that goes down at sunset


The fire that goes down at sunset

takes a part of your life.

Everything that you have in this moment

is just enough.

When thoughts veer toward colorless darkness

Know in your heart

Soft orange,

Bluish red skies

Pink clouds …


“I have everything I need at this moment …

My world is full of abundance.”

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The Sun Life’s Nourishment

Sta. Monica Pier CA
Sta. Monica Pier CA

The Sun

Life’s Nourishment

Learn from our sun

It is light.

Look at the beauty in the world.

It is a creative force of great strength,

courage and hope.

At the start of day,

Close your eyes,

Bask in its light,

Imagine your soul ascending alongside it.

Without the sun’s golden light,

the spirit suffers.

When we take time to bask in the sun our spirit soars.

radiant in its Blessings.

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