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Father, entrepreneur, investor, musician, traveller, cook, wine nut, reader, listener, unafraid to make new friends of all ages and stages in life.

Last Seen Feb 20
Member Since Nov 20, 2012
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Major To Minor a flattened third, just a semitone, and the world changes [more]
rickleester has shared 4 Mature Experiences
  • I Believe In Forgiveness

    Learning Forgiveness From Nelson Mandela I read in the book "8 habits of Love" that Nelson Mandela introduced a forgiveness and reconciliation agenda when he was freed from prison and took his place of leadership in South Africa. … [more]
  • I Am a Father

    A Father's Checklist My 6-year old daughter is one of my greatest loves. I am grateful that I spend time with her every day. Last week I asked her to make a checklist for herself to get ready for school each morning. This… [more]
  • I Live In a Sexless Marriage

    To My Soul You know...the routine. To be humiliated, denied. Like it was never mine to dream. The ache that throbs middle of the chest...over the years lessens, somehow, as I embrace … [more]
  • I Like Old Fashioned Things

    10 Old Things That Matter To Me I had a love of vintage and antiques since I was a teenager. Now I'm in my 40's and the love is diminished but not forgotten. Here are my favorite old things still worth keeping: - tube ra… [more]
  • Family Confessions

    I used to be a professional gambler
    Its been almost one year since i placed a bet. But for a period of over four years i was one of the most skilled blackjack players in my circle of card counters. I knew how to bet based on my advantage, using Kelly criterion. I could shuffle track. I could hole card shuffle machines. I could side count aces and sevens. I netted into the six figures. I formed a blackjack team.I quit because i did not want to spend hours away from my little girl hanging round another godforsaken casino. I was sick of making money doing something worthless to society. I quit, cold turkey to prove to myself that gambling was for me an advantage taking and NOT a hidden addiction. I stopped playing but face every … [more]
  • Embarrassing Confessions

    I was a rampant shoplifter
    As a kid, and we're talking grade 6, I would go visit my neighborhood KMart, go to the Star Wars section, grab either Greedo or Walrusman or even R5-D4 if I was in a hurry. I would take it into my parka, and leave with it!… [more]