New vistas open up before you
New potential lies in wait
New avenues of change
Memories to create
So, I’ve got my first order of freestyle boards up on the webstore. If you live in Canada, I’ve got the best prices in town. On top of that, I put part of all proceeds towards helping skaters like Lucas in the third world. If you’re in the market for something to skate indoors this winter, I’d really appreciate you checking out the link below.
Starting a charitable organization from the ground up is tough, and I encounter obstacles everywhere I look. The way it’s going, I’ll be several months behind schedule with products and marketing, but I had anticipated struggles, as I do in all things. If it weren’t for the good it does for those in need, I don’t think I could motivate myself to continue. To be clear, I have no current donors and do everything out of pocket.
For almost a decade now, I’ve freely offered my writing to anyone in need of a little catharsis. I’ve shown time and time again that you can struggle openly with things like depression and disappointment without it being the end of you, or defining you as a person. I’ll continue to do this until I can’t any longer, whether anyone reads or not, and regardless of whether anyone sees fit to support my many and varied efforts. I just ask that you consider it, and keep in mind that even two dollars a month from a stranger makes a world of difference for someone like Lucas, and all the people he helps in turn.
Thank you for taking the time to read, and my apologies for coming on a bit strong. I’ve felt like a life raft on the Titanic lately.
Justin Clapp – Lloyd
I’m back, and perhaps a little worse for wear. I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. I spent mine up north, and relaxed a couple days. I don’t leave the house often, so it was a nice change of scenery, even though I lived up there for a decade. I passed by a couple of my old haunts. I was happy to see they’re still around. If you’ve never lived in northern Canada, you probably wouldn’t like it, but the trees and the hidden glades are as much a part of me as I am of the mosquitos.
Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are.
J.C – Lloyd
Well, I’m healing up alright. My knee is finally strong enough to trust it. It rained almost every day since I slammed, so I didn’t actually lose time to the injury. Decent little silver lining, eh? Now that I’m mobile again, I have to start arranging days to film some street skating. I lined up the best locals I know, so I’m looking forward to it. If you dig the idea of being featured, let me know at email@example.com
If you want to support the project and help get underprivileged folk on the path to a stable living, consider becoming the first member of our Patreon crew.
P.S. – It doesn’t matter where you’re from, or who you are. We welcome all types at Mongo Lloyd and Melo.
Winter is approaching quickly in Canada, and I feel like I’m not even close to prepared. There’s quite a lot that goes into the process, especially when you live in an older house. Here’s to hoping that I get everything sealed up and ready in time, so I can enjoy the few benefits of a long, dark winter.
Have a lovely day, wherever and whoever you are.
A breath of air, exhaled against glass
Figure of eight, crude face, traced as seconds pass
While away the morning
Sun peeks over treetops
Greeting me less warmly
Adorned with wool and fleece
Cold nips at my fingers and settles in my feet
Sleepy memories I’d rather put to rest
Rise in the street, shake ice from hair with hands
Already cold to the touch
Free coffee in the lobby of a bank, with some luck
To the back lot for a spell
Roll a cigarette
Snap back to here and now