I took a sunset picture from our place every day for 42 days. Through clear and cloudy skies, here are the 42 unaltered images...
Spent a little bit of time with the camera snaping pictures on Long Boat Key. For the Gulf, this is some serious wave action!
There she is, the ORACLE AC45, all 45 feet of custom laid carbon fiber in her multimillion dollar glory!!! Checking off one of my bucket list items and going to America's Cup racing in Chicago.
Woke up wanting to make something Searchy, and this is what happened. The wood is padauk from the same board that my spearguns are made out of, the rope is shooting line from the gun, and it is lashed with fishing braid.
I am absolutely terrified of heights. ...like streaming tears crying scared. So, Ayla and I sought out TreeUmph, a high ropes course! It ended up being a ton of fun and we went all the way through the highest course! An above sea-level Search!!!
There's been a lot of talk in the news about manatee twin babies lately. Well, I can confirm that the rumors are true and that they're doing just fine. The mom, Tomo-Bella, is on the left in this picture with both pups on the right. You can clearly see one nose, and the other is right next to him.
We interrupt the regularly scheduled Search programming to bring you something I've been Searching down for many, many years: This silly piece of paper that lets me put the letters M.D. behind my name. But, I guess when you break it down it's not the paper that means anything, but the commitment it represents. Commitment to who-knows-how-many-years-of-education, but I'll round it off at 10 years of post high school education for myself. Commitment to every patient that I've seen: Those patients may have benefitted from a more experienced clinician, and yet they helped me more than I could have ever helped them. Commitment to my family and friends, but mostly from my family and friends: I feel guilty that I can't thank everyone who helped me along the way, but I hope at least some of you will read this and feel my gratitude. The crazy thing is that when I think about my best friends who have helped me so much over the past few months and years, I realize that they are just the tip of the iceberg. The people I love and haven't seen in many years who hammered orgo study sessions at the UNF library, or blazed through MCATs, or cried with me on the floor, or let me skip track practice so that I could study - they are all just as responsible for this success. My family never let me sink. Ayla has been there since the first year of medical school to pick me back up. I could sit here and go on about my commitment to medicine, but the truth is that your commitment to me is what this paper embodies. I would have given up after getting kicked out of pre-med in my first year of college with a 2.0 GPA if it weren't for you. Thank you for not letting me fail. Thank you for taking a chance on me. Thank you for your commitment.
The billionaires and oligarchs got it all wrong. You don't have to buy an island to be rich; You just have to discover one.
Ayla and I went out this week on a Search for Sea Eagles and other birds of the ocean.
William Pearce, M.D.