• What’s This About

    While coaching swimming nothing would send the hair on the back of my neck standing more than the words ‘I CAN’T’. My internal scream would send out a louder ‘WHY NOT’. The interaction, the turbulence, provided a direction…head first into the fire. I feared that the ‘I CAN’T’, if not investigated, concretes itself into the safe harbor, the containment, of a lifelong ‘BREAKWALL’. The ‘WHY NOT’ is ‘THE BEYOND’, the battle cry, the direction, the salvaging effort. The metaphor is ageless, human.
    Going ‘BEYOND BREAKWALLS’ is living your life… ‘BBW’ is the encouragement.

    I am dedicating these efforts in support of 'The Brotherhood For The Fallen'

    They represent reverently, modestly, and humbly the individuals who chose a side, planted their heels, and met their final call. They are Hero’s, represented by Hero's. It's an incredible honor.
    Thanks for visiting, that too is an Honor...

  • Battling the Blaze

    A group of firefighters holding back a wall of fire. Taken by Cedric Sacilotto. credit: http://snapzu.com/TNY/battling-the-blaze
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  • ‘Get up you son-of-a-bitch’

    Got a little beat up in the month of December, not one GOAL attained… I think I went backwards at a high rate of speed yet. It’s a bit difficult to admit. Definitely on the ropes if you look at … Continue reading
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  • What song would YOU sing?

    What’s is gonna be?   What will be the song YOU sing that will sum you up?   Make that possibility happen… You live one time. Practice time is up…   You will change lives, maybe even save lives.   … Continue reading
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  • No room for hypocrites…

    Michelangelo once said, ‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free.’     He saw the angel, the possibility. He was alone in his vision, his choice. He could never have imagined the impact … Continue reading
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  • A rare dialect…

      If you ever tried to communicate, connect words to, or ‘TAG’, the direction your heart dictates…good luck. Shakespeare would have to sit back and say, ‘Let me think about this for a minute’.   It seems like an injustice … Continue reading
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  • Dare to be Great. Yes YOU..

      Dare to be great? Me?   “Yes, why not”?   ‘Because it’s to difficult’.   You got something better to do?   There is a destructive force, that when crossed, becomes a one way trip. Enjoy the ride.  Go there… … Continue reading
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Impossible never stopped Dr. Zenko
46 Powerful Things That Will Fix Your Bad Day
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That’s An Inspiring Story From A Para-Snowboarder Woman. She’s Just Amazing!
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Liao Zhi’s Story will inspire you to go beyond your breakwall.
Seven festive swims to celebrate the Christmas season in sub-zero style
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A Soldier Found This Box Left on His Bed. Nothing Could Prepare Him For What Was Inside.
  • About Nial

    I fell a few times in the past few years that 'BBW' is a climb back, a rekindling of my Soul. The postings keep me 'tracking' in a passionate direction. I need that, Passion. The other piece that is so important to me, especially at this time in my life, is to somehow share the experience, the attitude, humor, pain... all things human. It's in this place we can relate and in certain moments...carry each other. I need that too.
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  • Swims Completed

    1. English Channel

    2. Strait of Gibraltar

    3. Manhattan Island

    4.Chicago Shoreline

    5. Chicago to Michigan

    6. Catalina Island