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Matt J K posted a status
"So yeah, um, my kayak sank in Lago de Atitlan. A comical true story is up on my blog: travelingmattstories.wordpress.com"
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"Very cool."
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"This volcano is San Pedro, in the highlands of central Guatemala. What you see below is Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by small towns populated with Mayan peoples, speaking 3 different Mayan languages in different regions around…"
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"Smart asses. Lol"
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"I was thinking he was in my back yard, 'cause that looks like my pond."
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"You got to caption it with the location."
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Carl Monster commented on Matt J K's photo
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"Wow!!!!! "
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Adam commented on Matt J K's photo
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"Good to hear, Matt.  I read your blog regularly.  :)  Keep posting.  I'm entertained.  "
Dec 11
Matt J K commented on Matt J K's photo
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"Yeah man. I am having a blast here. Good times."
Dec 10
Adam commented on Matt J K's photo
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"From your blog, it looks like you are having a great time."
Dec 10
Matt J K commented on Matt J K's photo
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"I'm in Guatemala. I plan to remain in Central America till May or so."
Dec 9
Rick Shelton commented on Matt J K's photo
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"Which country were/are you in?"
Dec 9
Matt J K posted a status
"Stayed out late having cervesas con mis amigos, slept two hours, and still climbed a volcano before breakfast. Booya."
Dec 9
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Dec 9
Matt J K posted a status
"The countdown is on! I leave for Guatemala in 13 days. travelingmattstories.wordpress.com."
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Website
http://travelingmattstories.wordpress.com
Interests
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
Books
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
Movies
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),

Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
Music
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
Quote
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames

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At 12:26pm on October 30, 2014, Chris J. said…

Hey Matt! I hope you are doing well. Thanks for add, hope to chat sometime.

At 9:51am on October 18, 2014, Teefs S. said…

Thanks for the add Matt.  Hope we can chat sometime.

At 2:48pm on October 17, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Matt hope you are doing great.  Welcome to the group

take good care.  The prison photo is great too.

At 7:31pm on March 17, 2014, Art said…
Thanks for the add, Matt
At 10:09pm on March 2, 2014, Padre said…

Hey Matt - welcome to the group...i am always up for chatting on here, skype or google...shoot me a message if you like.

At 5:42am on February 5, 2014, Jay said…
Hey Matt--

How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?

Jay
 
 
 

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