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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2016

HAPPY NINJA DAY!

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2016

(ninja vanish)

This is the last post to made on this blog.

Long ago this blog lost its way.  Due to unforeseen circumstances and life altering events it has since deviated from its original intent.

It’s time to move on to better things.

I understand that all too often people make pledges and resolutions for the New Year that are never realized, but I have plans.

There are things I want to do, places I want to go, and changes I want to make.

This blog has no place in those plans.

It’s time to leave this old life behind and take a different path.

And so, on this Day of the Ninja, I take my leave.

Keep fighting the good fight.

#ninjavanish

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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2015

HAPPY NINJA DAY!

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2015

(emerge from the shadows)

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TRUE LIES

Lies 1Everybody lies.

I’ve lied.

You’ve lied.

Governments lie every day.

Ninjutsu prizes lies and deceit.

Certainly there are times when lying is necessary.  The ninja knows this.  Some lies can be fun and even bring smiles.  Santa Claus for example.

I have, however, tried to be a more honest person in recent years.  Of course, I’m only human and I’ve faltered from time to time.  There have been missteps, the most pertinent of all being the lie I told one of my closest friends.  It was a lie of omission, but a lie nonetheless.  One lie beget another and a snowball effect ensued, consuming everyone and everything in its path.  Sure, my intentions were good, but people got hurt and relationships were damaged.  You know what they say about the road to hell…

I’m in the process of mending that friendship and it’s going to take some hard work and elbow grease on both sides, no doubt.  I’m not entirely sure that friendship will ever be as it was, but I’m going to try.  I have to try.  My very soul depends on it.

Lies, both spoken and omitted, destroyed my marriage.  It didn’t seem to matter that the very nature of my marriage not only demanded but also commended total honesty.  What a shame it would be to repeat that mistake.

Regardless of my failures, there are those I’ve always attempted to be open and honest with.  Sometimes to a fault.  I just don’t feel like I’m being afforded the same courtesy.  Some truths I’ve shared have even been used against me, but that’s the price to pay, I suppose.  Better to hurt someone with the truth than pacify them with falsehood, I say.

I’ve been accused of being the greatest liar of all time by people who find it easy to lie with every breath.  Not only to those around them, but to themselves as well.

I’ve been promised the truth and lied to again.  I’ve been promised truth with lies.  How ironic is that?

Lies may be one of the most useful weapons in the ninja’s toolbox, but surely they were meant to be used against one’s enemies and not allies.  Even for personal gain, if you must, but surely not at the expense of those closest to you.

I am not at war.  I have no enemies to speak of.  And I have no time or tolerance for any more lies…especially from those whom I demand unerring and unwavering truth.

I will not compromise.

Not anymore.

 

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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2014

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2014

(survive — it’s what we do)

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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2013

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2013

(forward is the way of the ninja)

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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2012

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2012

(rage against the dying of the light)

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MY KID BEAT UP YOUR HONOR STUDENT

I know you’ve seen’em — those stick figure family decals that everyone is putting on their cars these days?  Yeah.  I hate’em.  So I decided to make one of my own in an effort to slay the trend.

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DAY OF THE NINJA, 2011

HAPPY NINJA DAY!

2011

(be festive, slay a pirate)

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