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Another Pirate Looks at Fifty

“Life is a journey that's measured not in miles or years

but in experiences, and the route your life takes is built not of roads but of songs.”

― Jimmy Buffett, (A Pirate Looks at Fifty)

I went to sleep one night and woke up fifty. Wasn’t it yesterday I jumped the waves of Wilmington Beach with my brother? Minutes ago I walked along Willow Creek next to Danae with sweaty palms as she tossed her strawberry blonde hair. Seconds ago I sat with our kids under the shadow of the Sawatch Mountains in the cool air of Labor Day Weekend.

But the days have passed. Thirty three years Danae and I have adventured. My oldest is getting married in September and moving to Germany and my youngest flies me around in airplanes.