Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Uncle, John Fabian Imparl

Another year has gone by. Today is the birthday of my father's beloved older brother, John. Dad speaks highly and often of you, John. May you be at peace and rest wherever you are now.

While our paths did not cross here on earth, I'm eagerly awaiting the day they will intersect. Since your birthday always coincided with Christmas, here's yet another separate commemoration of your day, too. Dad tells me your parents--my grandparents--always went the extra mile to ensure your birthday was celebrated properly and didn't get swept away by the festivities of Christmas, huge and important as they are.

May you always rest in peace and receive at least as many blessings as you gave to others during your short stay on this planet. Dad and I and the rest of the family will see you soon. May God bless you and us.

Your nephew,

Steven Damian Imparl

PS You passed away while serving in the United States Army and attending the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC) at the Presidio of Monterey, California. You might like to know that I, your nephew, am pretty good at languages, too. Peace to you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Is It Friday Yet?

Yes, it is. Monday seemed like it endured for about three weeks. Yesterday, I kept arguing with myself all day about whether it was Wednesday or Thursday. Today, finally, is Friday.

It has been a busy week, as I continue to work hard to grow my law practice. I remain optimistic about economic recovery.

Training this week has been roadwork (or "coldwork," given the outdoor temperatures around here lately), shadowboxing, and mental training. I am starting a new sports mind-training program based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). I'll post about that soon. I'll also post about various content I find online. There are a lot of collections of photos, videos, and free (public domain) e-books available, not to mention Web sites and blogs galore.