One of the most terrifying aspects about my son, is that he is exactly like me. His shoulders and arms hang like mine. I see these subtle little things, quiet little movements that I recognize in myself. He inevitably leads with his heart and follows quick with his chin. This kid walks his own path. I pray every night that he finds someone, like I found his mother, that is there for him the way she is for me. Someone that saves him from himself as his horns begin to grow. Someone that when he lays next to at night, makes him feel the way he needs to. Neither of us can stand to sleep alone... Today we had to have a little talk, my final line to him was, we are all broken, even me, but it's my job as your dad is to try to help you fix those little broken pieces, so you can be even better than me. Then we were quiet for a bit and looked at each other. His eyes filled up and so did mine. Then we hugged and he said, I'm glad you are my dad. And I said I'm glad you are my son. We have the same blood dad. Yes we do. Yes we do. Being a dad is a very good job to have.
Do something. No matter how you feel today, you should do something about it. Run for office, get on a board, become a supervisor, a congressmen. Become the president. We are the change we want to see. We are the people. This is our country. We make it what we want it to be. Bitching about it and doing nothing to change it is the worst position we can take. And throwing a brick through a window isn't activism, it's called being an asshole. If America sucks it is because we suck. If America is great it is because we made it so. Get off the bench and kick some ass, show up for meetings, talk at town halls, make a difference. Put up or shut up. ... "Life is like a mop. Sometimes life gets full of dirt and crud and hairballs and things and you gotta clean it out. You gotta stick it in here and rinse it off and start all over again. And sometimes life sticks to the floor so much that a mop, a mop, it's not good enough. You gotta get down there with like a toothbrush, you know, and you gotta really scrub 'cause you gotta get it off. But if that doesn't work, you can't give up. You gotta stand right up. You gotta run to a window and say, 'These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it any more.'"
Not all heroes wear capes. Pop in the midst of the best rain in years is on the tractor keeping roads and storm drains clear. He loves this shit.
Grandpa would have been 95 today. I think about what has changed in our country in the last 100 years. From horse and plow to drones and iPhones. I think he would have loved it. He was always on the cutting edge. I bet he would have had a pretty funny instagram feed. I miss him every day.
#Repost @wineryexplorers ・・・ Saved the best for last! A huge, huge, thanks to Keith Saarloos for taking time out of his day to give our party of 14 a personal vineyard tour and a private tasting. He didn't have to due to his broken rib pain...but he did. By far one of the best wine tasting experiences we've ever experienced. This man pours his heart and soul into what he does, especially the pride he possesses that they farm the vineyards and produce the wine. Keith is extremely knowledgeable about what he does so we learned a lot about their vineyards, and also learned a lot about his family. Each bottle tells a fascinating family story relating to that varietal and vintage, and hearing it come from the horses mouth sure made it that more special. He made us laugh, he made us cry...and he made us cry with laughter! The wines were paired with cupcakes...wait cupcakes??!!! Yes, cupcakes! Wine snobs don't knock it until you try it and don't ask us why it worked, but it worked...and it worked well! The cupcakes are from Enjoy Cupcakes and they were insanely delicious. The wines paired beautifully and cleansed the palate perfectly. We started drinking wines from Saarloos years ago and they've gone from great to exceptional. The energy in the tasting room was exciting. It was great to see the interaction of our family and friends with Keith and the impact he made on all of us. A compelling human being for sure. We always like stopping by when we are in town so we knew bringing our party to him would be fun, but the day exceeded any of our expectations by a million miles. Definitely a day that we will talk about and remember for many years to come. Thanks again Keith. Cheers! #saarloos #winetour #winetasting #enjoycupcakes #losolivos #wine #wineryexplorers #latergram @saarloosandsons @enjoycupcakes
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"Art" is a funny thing, it is so passionately internal, personal, individual. Yet, it is meant to be shared, exposed, set naked on a pedestal to be viewed, judged, envied & deemed worthy. By those with means, taste, and hopefully appreciation. ... It is being hopelessly in love, when you are 16, overwhelmingly exciting and paralyzingly confusing. A sea of emotion sloshing back and forth in your skin. Is it a wonder why so many are prescribed both by doctor and by self to ballast the raging seas confined within. ... Art is the dreams where we understand can fly, but have no idea how. we fight midnight cramps and grinded teeth to hover only inches in our sleep. To throw punches that never land. ... All to create the things we lust after. To pull our dreams from our souls with fishhooks and wire. ... Art is the adventurer who has traveled a lifetime to bring Ice and spice to be laid upon the table to be viewed and judged and purchased by those who wish to sprinkle it upon their drinks to be consumed and forgotten, and poured down the drain. When the mood has changed. ... Life and limb for pennies and dimes, in order to finance the next adventure. ... Yet, ... Here is the secret, you painters, you poets, you farmers, you blacksmiths, you builders, you sportsmen, you dancers, you cowboys, you chefs, you winemakers, you singers, you surfers, you punks, you writers, you designers, you craftsmen, YOU, who has written far further than the ink has been paid for. ... Your lives are the art, Living it out completely, is the payment. ... And those that have the means to afford you, are buying your life pennies and dimes at a time. From hours and days and years of lives they have allowed, compromises they have made, and dreams they have forgotten. ... You Artists, They need you to live for them. Do not allow your friends to quit, fight for their passions, start a punk band at 37, do not allow them to compromise. Be naked, be 16 in love, be adventurous, be exposed, release the ballast, become Hemingway, understand you have something worth living for and let it kill you. We are all going there anyway, might as well die for something than live for nothing. ..
It's a good day to be alive. All the way up. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
Cash Saarloos came to party.
Cash dropped the average age in here to 84 and looks like someone out of Goodfellas - I Busted up ribs and we gotta pick up @grandma_brie_brie in SB, and no school tomorrow. There isn't a second option. Let's do some damage.
My Spirit Animal Lives In Our Field. I will never tire of watching a prehistoric hybridized Animal graze feet from me in these modern times. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
Please tell me someone else in the world saw this as well.
Order. Is what we seek. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
Order amongst Chaos. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
True masters find more pleasure in picking up their tools and putting them down. I think one of the greatest features a tool can have is that it makes you want to pick it up and use it.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
I remember that. That feeling of being 8 years old. Riding a brand new bike. Not a care in the world and none on the horizon. That feels like a million years ago. . . . When I was a kid I couldn't wait to grow up, now that I am, I couldn't tell you bad I wish I was 8 again. The only thing about growing up, is having kids.
Adventure is out there, beautiful things are just waiting to be discovered, and rarely ask for attention. Report back. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle