First Love

Have you ever been in love?  I mean that can’t eat, can’t sleep, head over heels, drive you crazy throw your phone across the room while running simultaneously to catch it to ensure that you won’t miss a phone call?   I’m talking about Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook meets Pablo Neruda’s Veinte Poemas de Amor y Una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) kind of love?  A love that is with you, everywhere you go.  A constant presence that you cannot evade because its dwelling resides within you.  There is no escaping it.  It is a force that bonds you to its magnetic field, and all that is left to do is to surrender.

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Alberto Crane, All In

There’s an air about him.  It’s a statement he makes the moment he walks into a room.  Without uttering a word, he surveys his environment and moves throughout with calm assertiveness.

Alberto Crane

Whether you are a student of his on the mat,  a student of life, or in my case, an observer; his presence emanates and evokes respect.  The Alpha I’m depicting is 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and MMA fighter, Alberto Crane. Continue reading Alberto Crane, All In