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The Adventure Begins

Over the course of 2012, I will be writing, capturing and talking about the memorable experiences of Sam’s 50/50-2012 (I turn 50 years old in 2012).

Since I turn 50 in 2012, I would like to have 50 memorable experiences to commemorate the 50 years.  The idea is that from January 1 to December 31st, I will be blogging about my many memorable experiences and then on December 31st, 2012, I will provide a list of my 50 most memorable experiences of 2012.  You will see that memorable does not necessarily have to be the epic or life altering…it is finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

CARPE Diem is going to be woven throughout the year.  CARPE Diem, while it means seize (or pluck) this day, is also the way to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.  You will note that CARPE –  the words Curiosity, Appreciation, Reflection, Perspective and Experience are woven into my stories.

So shall we begin…

2 Comments

  1. Karl

    Sam,

    Thought you’d find interesting not just the message of this song but the 50/50 reference.
    Best regards!

    All A Man Can Do lyrics (Tom Rush)
    Well it seems so long ago, I took the train to Quantico
    I Kissed my mama, shook my father’s hand
    I was just a raw recruit, dressed up in my soldier suit
    Fresh and young without a clue, of what I thought a man should do

    Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50’s all you got
    Make each day the best you can, that’s a line I understand
    Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast
    Make a promise and keep it true cause that is all a man can do

    I took my engine made of steel, I walked it through the killing fields
    I took the time to say a prayer or two,
    I made some friends along the way, some returned some had to stay
    And some of us could bear the pain, but some were never quite the same

    Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50’s all you got
    Make each day the best you can, that’s a line I understand
    Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast
    Make a promise and keep it true cause that is all a man can do

    It doesn’t seem so long ago, I hitched down to New Mexico
    I kissed my mama, I saw my father’s stone
    Friends are gone or out or touch, but nothing seems to change that much
    The desert’s hot the sky’s still blue, I’m getting by still making due

    Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50’s all you got
    Make each day the best you can, that’s a line I understand
    Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast
    Make a promise and keep it true, cause that is all a man can do

    • Sam

      Thanks Karl. That is most fitting and great references to the 50/50. The message has relevance to what I am doing. Appreciate it my friend.
      Regards