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17th June 2018

Stephen Meschke

# 5 clubs, 100 minutes

Today was a good/not good training session. I usually train outside at a park near my house. This park is approximately 700 acres, and some parts are really nice, while other are used as homeless encampments. Usually I frequent the nicer parts, but today I went to another spot a half a mile away from the usual location.

This spot has great potential because of the perfect balance of shade and sun, and the trees completely blocked the wind. But the ground was littered with cigarette butts, there were thousands.

Even worse, I believe that I witnessed grooming. A 30+ y.o. male sat and talked with a 13 y.o. in a grassy area in a secluded part of the park.

This location is an island in the park. There is a 120 yard paved path that goes down the center of the oval shaped island. There is a gazebo on one end, and a totem pole on the other. I was juggling at the gazebo end, and the man and child were at the totem pole end.

I saw the child when I arrived at the park at around 6:30AM. The child appeared to be sleeping rough. In spite of the 90 degree forecast, and current 65 degree temperatures, the child was wearing a light coat and winter cap that extended over the ears. The child was wearing soiled black pants.

While I was on the island, and the child was one the mainland, the child watched me train 5 clubs for 100 catches to collect. I was standing in the full morning sun, and I'm certain that it looked magnificent. I was going to finish there, but I realized that I forgot to work on bxx. I moved to a shady spot along the path.

At this point, I am the only person on the island, and I have a clear view of the bridge. I could see everyone who came and left the island.

While I was training bxx the child walked behind me. As the child walked behind me, I acknowledged the child. The child was holding a mobile . And the child acknowledged me.

Several minutes later, I saw a man walk across the bridge. He was 5'8", 185lbs and had a body fat percentage of 35%. The graying stumble on his pasty face was 5/16" long. He was wearing a mesh back hat and aviator type sunglasses. His full zip hoodie was unzipped and his gray training pants were too baggy for running.

He awkwardly walked behind me while he looked at his is mobile. His body language made it apparent that he was about to do something that is wrong, and he was worried about the consequences of being caught. In contrast to the smile I saw on the face of the child, the man did not look happy to see me.

I was very uneasy about this. After a few minutes, I looked to see what they were doing. They were sitting on the grass and talking in a secluded part of the park. I decided that the best course of action was to continue training. I was going to train until they left to see if they were going to leave together, but I got tired and had to leave first.

It boggles my mind how a something like human trafficking can take place right next to a playground in an affluent neighborhood.

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: 46.135653,-122.951723

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12th June 2018

Stephen Meschke

# 3-7 balls, 5 clubs, 1 minutes

Training went well, and a few people were sitting on the grass watching me.

I finished my training session with a short run of 5c triples (to collect). While I was walking back to my bag to pack things up, one of the children watching me said, "I wonder what he is going to do next." The statement was not directed toward me, but I replied anyway.

I said, "I am going to go eat dinner, see you later."

One of the parents in the group said, "Good job."

It was super awkward for me because it felt like she was congratulating me on my plan to eat dinner.

Also ran 7 balls for 21 catches (to collect) for some dude's insta.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Park

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31st May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 10 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

Total practice time: 10 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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27th May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

Total practice time: 15 minutes

Location: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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24th May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 5 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

Total practice time: 5 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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19th May 2018

Stephen Meschke

# 7 balls, 5 clubs, 55 minutes

Training went really well, pr with 753 (127 catches), ran 7 balls for 100 catches to collect...but, when I was doing three club double spin back crosses, I hurt the index finger on my left hand. It is all black and blue. Really annoying, may stop training bxx because of this.

Total practice time: 55 minutes

Location: 2pm-4pm outside wearing sunglasses

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17th May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

Total practice time: 15 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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6th May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 10 minutes

Flash.
Got it (kind of) 3 times! First one with the last club caught between my hands and my chest, the other two with the last club caught low and a bit too far in front of me, but at least they were caught by the handle, even if I used both hands. All 3 were during the last 3 minutes of 5c flash attempts.

Total practice time: 10 minutes

Location: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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2nd May 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Flash.
One round where all clubs were caught but after a collision and not all handles.
Many rounds where clubs collided, mostly club 4 and 5. Many overspun throws. Many clubs that landed too far in front of me. Finally figured out that it was mostly the last throws that were overspun.
Got a real flash in the end. All handles, no collisions, I had to reach forward a bit but it might have been my best 5c flash so far. Helped the last catch a little bit with the other hand but it was definitely in the correct hand (the left one).

Total practice time: 15 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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29th April 2018

Maria

# 5 clubs, 10 minutes

Trying to do a flash.
S watched and pointed out that most throws were overspun. When I had trouble correcting that he suggested making the throws slightly lower, which actually felt a little bit better. I caught all clubs once, but not all handles.

Total practice time: 10 minutes

Location: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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