The Fletchifesto

For the last couple of years, I've noticed some very cool personal and corporate graphic manifestos online. Last summer, I began creating and designing my own manifesto. I wasn't trying to get super serious. I really just wanted to form a collection of quotes and sayings that shaped how I choose to live and make decisions.

I picked them up from popular sayings, music or organizations that I follow. These are simple quotes or sayings that I found myself often repeating. After collecting the quotes, I tried a few different designs and layouts. Then I had them printed out in several different versions/sizes that I pasted on the walls around my office to determine which colors, sizes, and shapes worked best. I landed on the one below, but I realize that manifestos do not necessarily have to be static. This version may be subject to change as newer quotes, sayings or designs rise to a level of importance in my life.

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I handed a few out as Christmas cards and a few friends have asked me for copies, so I thought I would post and offer them here on theMangoTimes.  If these quotes inspire you or your New Year, let me know. I have created two different printed sizes available and I'll get them in your hands or on your walls.

Postcard Size - 5x6 2$
Small Poster Size - 12x15 10$

All transactions take place through PayPal. Contact me through the comments for details.

Quietly making noise, 

Fletch

 

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Fletch

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.

Eighty Five

85 never looked so good. Still one of the coolest cats I know.

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Fletch

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.

Slip N Fly

I dedicate this post to the wonderful children of the 1970's.

For those kids like me who designed their Slip N' Slides to drop them right in the pool (without remembering that the final 4 feet typically meant concrete and a pool ledge). This is for the kids who built poorly engineered bike ramps that encouraged broken bones and bloody cuts, because they watched their hero, Evel Knievel, jump anything and everything on his motorcycle.

This is for the kids who knew how to live on the edge by pouring Pop Rocks down their throat and immediately taking a swig of Coca-Cola right out of the bottle (just to test the theory). You are the ones who knew how to amp up your chemistry sets with the addition of a little lighter fluid or gasoline.

Your play time included an element of danger and typically included one of nature's elements (fire, water, earth or air). You know who you are. You stood in line for the original Star Wars release (and were subsequently scared to death by Darth Vader and the Sand People). Your heroes were Luke Skywalker, Evel Knievel and The Fonz (he jumped sharks!). 

I'm certain most of my posse from the seventies do not even hang around theMangoTimes. They will probably miss reading this one. But this goes out personally to Rusty Dobbs, Tom Slater, Brooke Kady, and my cousins Rob and Tim Pritts. This video is for all of us. Someone finally took the time to create what we all knew we wanted. Enjoy!

Posted by PandoraTV on Friday, March 20, 2015

 

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Fletch

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.

Leave Rakins

Found this taped to the mailbox on the front of the property. There is so much to enjoy from this picture.

This was their idea to make money to buy candy. I love their idea, but apparently we need to spend more time on math equations.  

My favorite part is that they asked Kendra for her phone number. Little did she know that they were going to use it for their new business venture. She didn't give it to them - this isn't her first rodeo with little boys.

Let me know if you are interested in hiring these two. We may be interested in loaning you the 2$ to take them for the afternoon of chores. :)

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Fletch

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Fletch

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.

Jumping, Leaping, Shaking with Betty The Surfdog

In California's central valley, we really have two seasons: Hot Summer and Cold Foggy Winter. So, last weekend was a great day of brisk Fall sunshine. It was a perfect day for @bettythesurfdog to get a little swimming done.

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Fletch

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.