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Dear Son

Jack the Bear

Jack the Bear
Exact same bear. One is a road warrior and former pet toy. A third, identical bear in mint condition, is missing.

Jack the Bear has been around the world.

Jack went to Finland for the 2009 Masters Track and Field World Championships.

Jack has listened to the tapping of various MacBook keyboards since 2008.

Jack the Bear, i’m guessing, would like to see some books published.

Who wouldn’t, right?

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Jokers Are Wild

How Jack the Bear was named

Jack the Bear
Exact same bear. One is a road warrior and former pet toy.
Jack the Bear
Jack was my Dad’s name.

Our Son did a little Spring cleaning yesterday too.

Jack the Bear came named from the factory.

My Dad and Son never met.

Missing each other by only two months from a planned visit to Pennsylvania.

My Dad became very ill and died 72 hours later.

i made it home to be there, the rest of my Family did not. 

In the next few weeks, we received three copies of the exact same teddy bear named Jack.

The one our Yellow Lab befriended was the one i traveled with for a decade.

Chapin found one of the others yesterday – the underside of the bib reveals the Fisher-Price name.

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He's Just Lucky

Luck favors the prepared

Waterton Park
It looked different as we left to drive back to Glacier.

 

Waterton Park
Detour on a scenic route before heading south.

 

Waterton Park
For posterity.

 

Waterton Park
No place like “home” (USA).

 

Chief Mountain
Chief Mountain’s character changes with the sky.

 

St Mary Lake
St Mary Lake changes with the sky too.

 

St Mary Lake
Light adds something special.

 

Glacier Bear spotting
This is what it looks like just before the bear’s head becomes visible.

 

Glacier Bear spotting
The bear’s head.

 

Glacier Bear spotting
Who’s watching who?

 

Two Dog Flats view
Across St Mary Lake at Two Dog Flats.

 

Two Dog Flats
i can’t make up a name like this.

 

The return to dinner at Rising Sun was followed by an early evening drive to Two Dog Flats to look for a bear.

We got lucky almost immediately.

 

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Carving Out A Life

We said it and taught it at Disney Institute

Jack the Teddy bear
Last night at ABE (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) airport, now called Lehigh Valley International.

 

Organize to maximize was a phrase we said (and taught) at Disney Institute. It’s the only way a photo like the one above was possible last night.

What this means is that i organized my creativity so that i could retire early from a 30-year career i adored.

And i organized my long-term plans in a creative way so that i could avoid regret.

The photo above happened because i was able to travel to Allentown on a moment’s notice, without having to check with “the boss”. i am now the boss.

 

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He's Just Nutty

Organized to be partners, even in retirement

Inspirational Keynote speech near Disney
Jack the Bear is retired too, but still working.

 

Would have been easy to forget to take Jack the Teddy Bear on the short drive to work last week.

Would have been easy to say it doesn’t matter anymore, your son is a teenager now.

Getting organized is one thing. Staying that way is entirely another.

Live like you mean it.

In spite of it all.

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