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  • The sun rises from the Cascades and shines westward on the great Pacific Ocean. The light enters the bedroom facing the mountains and wakes a man from his deep slumber. There are no alarm clocks to be found in this room or anything that needs to be plugged in to an outlet besides an old cast iron lamp. He steps unto the cold oak hardwood floor and begins the morning tradition process by entering his bathroom and starts to shave off the stubble of hair that has appeared on his face. As he walks down the old creaky staircase to the kitchen his minds starts to slowly awaken from its hibernation and begins to think of what he wants to make for breakfast. Once he reaches the kitchen an old friend ambushes him. Boaz, a chocolate lab, jumps on him and eagerly wags his tale as he receives attention. The man decides to make a hardy breakfast and fries two slices of bread on a cast iron pan and makes an egg omelet with green bell peppers, onions, and slices of pepper jack cheese. To top it off he finishes his mug of black coffee.
    The man does not know what time it is until he gazes upon an old beaten up wall clock that is above a bookcase made from reclaimed wood found along the coastline. He sees that it is 8:40 am and he walks back to his bedroom to put on a pair of running shorts and a grey sweatshirt in preparation for a morning run on a foggy and mild Saturday morning.
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