Tuesday, May 10, 2011
My entire life I never thought I would live to see myself as a 40-year-old man! I have worked hard, played harder and it's a small miracle that I am able to sit and write this today.

I am not one for keeping things around for years... But with turning 40 and all I went on a journey to see what I could find that I have kept around.

Here is the actual outfit worn in the picture above. Both are from 1972 when I was 1 year old. The picture was taken after my first haircut (yes I had hair!)... the outfit doesn't fit anymore but never fear, I am already working on an adult version.

 

The shoes worn in the picture were bronzed and put on a board with a little bronze plaque with the words: Robert Donald, 1971, Vancouver Wash. I have always had small feet..

The only other item I could find was my baby blanket. For those who are local Vancouver people.. it was purchased from a little baby shop down on Grand Avenue.. right where the hill starts to head down to the Columbia River... A thriving metropollis in 1971, i am sure.

Thank you to all my friends and family for making my first 40 years a true adventure. I look forward to many more good times, new friends and life experiences.

Sunday, October 31, 2010
February 1, 1993 - November 1, 2010
R.I.P. My Little Reggie Bear

I have not talked much about his condition for a while because it has been getting worse. It's a miracle he made it this far. Without the help of my family, specifically my mother, he would not be here. He required home cooked food and to be fed six small meals a day. This meant Reggie could not be left alone for more than three hours at a time..

A very special thank you to my mom for all her hard work and dedication, giving us all extra time with him.

Reggie was in fact a gift from my longtime friend Ryan Brown. He actually came up with the name... Reggie was named after my favorite musician of all time, Sir Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Elton John.) It just made sense, Reggie was black & white like a piano and something I could love as much as Elton himself. To date, Reggie is the best present I ever received.

Reggie4523: For the last almost 18 years my online identity has been Reggie4523. AOL Chat, IM, XBOX Live Gamertag, Over the years people would see the handle and guess at what its meaning was. It was a special meaning just for me.. I got Reggie April 5 and I was 23...(ok.. i was 22 but turned 23 in May).. So that's what Reggie4523 is all about.

So my friends.. If he ever made you smile or gave you a chuckle, please take a moment and remember him with me today. Tiffany H., please give Wally a special goodbye from Reggie.. They were best of buds.

It was not easy to make the decision to let him go but it is best for both of us.

Rest In Peace Little Guy, I love you very much.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Today I went to visit Jeff's grave because I wanted to see his headstone. I have never seen anything like this before... wow

Those who knew him know he would have really liked this a lot.

It's hard to tell in the smaller photo but his eyes on all the etchings are actually blue. Super cool to see Dozzer on there too.

Many friends on Facebook worked with Jeff so I thought I would share.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
After 7 years of working and living in Seattle, I am leaving the city. The people who know me best understand that this is my favorite place in the whole world. This decision has not been an easy one to make.



When life calls for change we can not resist but instead put our best-foot forward while knowing the whole time, that with change can come a bounty of great things.

I will be heading back to Vancouver, Washington to spend some long overdue time with my family. I have two of the most amazing parents in the world. I have spent most of the last 15-years traveling around for my career in television and look forward to being able to spend more time with them.

I hope to spend some time with old friends and as always, make new ones. I have a 20-year high school reunion in August and it will be great to see everyone and hear how their lives are going.

The extra time I've had has afforded me the luxury to get back in touch with my one true love... music. I have ideas and projects in the works already with plans to expand at a breaking news pace. Looking back it's hard to believe that with all the music scholarships I had on the table, I somehow wound up working in broadcasting. I am thankful for this time I've had to rekindle a flame I will not let the pilot light go out on ever again.

So to my Seattle friends I say goodbye for now. If you should need me I am only three hours away. You know how to reach me and I hope to be back soon.

To my Vancouver/Portland friends, look out because I am coming home!

T-Minus 5 days and counting till I leave Seattle.

Playing For Change: Song Around the World "Don't Worry"

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