Tagged with 'feel good friday'

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Seagulls

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Seagulls

by Dave Markwell While sitting in my truck down at my Des Moines Marina, I was writing a different column in my notebook. As I pondered important words and profound thoughts, I watched some seagulls sitting... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fifteen.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fifteen.

by Dave Markwell My son, Aden, turned fifteen. How this happened I do not know. Time, I suppose, does this. Time and a couple of rare, but fortunate, demonstrations of parental self-discipline during those... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Old People.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Old People.

by Dave Markwell An old man died this week. Probably many old men died this week. I only knew one of them. This old man lived in my hometown of Des Moines, Washington for nearly 50 years. His contributions... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Long Walk…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Long Walk…

by Dave Markwell The other day I was tired. This is not news. I am often tired. I wake up early and don’t always go to bed early. This makes me tired. On this day, I was so tired that I took a nap. This... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Doing Dishes…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Doing Dishes…

by Dave Markwell After picking my son up from school yesterday, we/he decided it was a good day to burn the left over branches from a cherry tree I cut down that had been a bit of an eye sore in our yard... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: French toast.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: French toast.

by Dave Markwell It was a morning of much to do. Contemplating the shape of my day with a sense of urgency and intention was happening. I had a long list of stuff I wanted to get done. Successfully completing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wasted Time.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wasted Time.

by Dave Markwell Last night, I had to make a drive that I did not want to make. Following another long day in an already long week, I was required to travel for three hours delivering my daughter to my... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Feel Good V-Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Feel Good V-Day

by Dave Markwell In honor of this Valentine’s Day of LOVE, I have cobbled together a bunch of thoughts on love, as written by people smarter than me. Enjoy this Feel Good Valentine’s Day with the people... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

by Dave Markwell Driving through my hometown of Des Moines, Washington with my son the other day, it occurred to me how differently we experience the same place. It is his hometown, too, but we have very... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Broken Wingman

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Broken Wingman

by Dave Markwell For the past several weeks, I have sensed that something might be special about this year’s Seattle Seahawks’ season. Since I have been a fan of this team for as long as it has existed... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Misfit Toys

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Misfit Toys

by Dave Markwell Last night while sitting at my local bar surrounded by a mismatched collection of friends, it struck me exactly how diverse my catalogue of acquaintances is. I suspect that I am not alone... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

by Dave Markwell Stepping outside into the early morning fog, the moon peeked through a thin hole in the cloud layer and cast its warm, bright light onto my path. I was pleased by this. It felt deliberate,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

by Dave Markwell Some things change and some things don’t. I am entering the New Year with immense gratitude for both. With the notable exception of a few very old jackass buddies who will never change... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two best days…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two best days…

by Dave Markwell “No one remembers their best day watching TV” was the caption I read beneath one of the thousands of Facebook memes that drift daily through the ether of the internet world. Some of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

by Dave Markwell The countdown is on. In a few short hours, garage floors across the globe will be littered with the greasy rear ends of Dads assembling every manner of contraption the toy company geniuses... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

by Dave Markwell Yeah, I know…the “R & R” thing likely conjured up some warm visions of sun and sand and perhaps an umbrella drink in your hand. Sorry to disappoint. “R & R” for my purposes... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

by Dave Markwell I have been on a hiatus for a little while. I have checked out. This hiatus has involved many elements of my life. While on my little break, I have not taken great care of myself. I have... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

by Dave Markwell When my daughter was just a baby learning to crawl, I used to sit in the corner chair of our living room and let her drag herself around the floor while I worked on stuff. One day as she... [Read more]