Happy Friday Kicks

Hello Friends,

It’s been since I was 18 years old that I owned a pair of these classics.  Today when I was at the doctors office this old man stepped onto the elevator look down at my feet and then back up to his wife and said with fervor, “They’re coming back!”.  It was almost as if in that very moment he tapped into the soul of his rebellious youth once again; even though he was well into his 70’s.  As a longed haired guitar player back in the late 80’s and early 90’s I too wore the legendary Converse Chuck Taylors in black.  During that time it set me a part as an individual while others might have wore leather Timberlands or other styles of the time.  Last night I decided to dawn my individuality once again for some stand out kicks to express my individuality and retap into the legendary and timeless classic.  Today Chuck Taylors are truly versatile and I’m going to see how far I can push that versatility with what I wear.  I may even buy a few pairs in different colors.  As Chuck Taylors always have, they fit like a glove.  Honestly I was surprised at how comfortable they are since they don’t have arch support but we’ll see how they work over the long haul.



Converse is now owned by Nike and Chuck Taylors have new technology in them that make them more comfortable without compromising the overall look.  Well done Nike!  The interesting thing to note here is the All-Star was invented in 1917.  With that in mind there are very few iconic names, brands or styles that have literally survived the test of time and Chuck Taylors are certainly at the very top of the list.

Go get yourself a pair of Chucks and wear the All American icon yourself!

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I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

3 Comments on Happy Friday Kicks

  1. I love this kind of shoe!

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