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I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1973 with a double major of English and Philosophy, with a Minor in Humanities. What can I say, in college I loved to read, think and theorize. When I graduated, I was able to get a job with Control Data as a Purchasing Agent (electonic parts). (They just wanted someone with a college degree, but it did so happen I was very good in Math.) I worked with them for 3 years, until there was a lay off due to economic conditions.
I worked the next summer in northern Minnesota as a carpenter building houses. As winter approached, I got another job in Purchasing (buying mechanical parts) for a couple years. Then I learned that there was a lot more money to be made on the other side of the fence (selling components), so I became an inside salesman for Arrow Electronics.
After working there a few years, my salary plus commision was higher than my manager's pay, so they wanted to slash my income. That is when I told them where to go.
Next I went into buying houses and remodelling them. In 1985, my life changed. I was in a pretty bad car accident which I have exbounded on about my injuries in a blog. While I was recuperating, I got married. Everything was great for awhile, but then we wanted different things out of life. So we got divorced in 1988.
I have worked as a Carpenter on South Padre Island off and on since 1982. The work has tapered off a bit, so now I do more "Handyman" projects. since the work is intermittant, I have been able to indulge myself with this creative forum having fun with my SH friends.


I'd like to meet

Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens, Robert Heinlein, Stevie Nicks, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Dante, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Goethe, Thoreau, Diogenes


Upon occasion, I have been known to write poetry too... LOL
I try to read "Desiderata" daily...

Adidas inspired me to post Desiderata in full here
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and agressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all it's sham drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Bozette shared this with me...

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or
a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you
will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is
usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have
come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you
with guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a
godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason
you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an
inconvenient time, this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our
desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you
sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON . . .
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount
of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things
you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the
person, and put what you have learned to use in all
other relationships and areas of your life. It is said
that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

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Fishing, Swimming, Camping on the Beach
Still a big reader...Dean Koontz is my fav. writer
Keats and Whitman fav Poets


Favorite Music

Still love Rock 'n Roll
but that also includes some softer stuff like Moody Blues, Poco, Logins and Messina, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, a bunch more from that time frame.....

Link straight to the tunes.... http://www.lyricstube.net/video

Favorite TV Shows

I like Sci-Fi...
WareHouse 13
Being Human

Favorite Movies

Casa Blanca, Field of Dreams, The Outlaw Josey Wales

Favorite Books

Most of Kootz books, especially since 1995... he seemed to write more believable things...LOL
These three books are on my must read list:..

Richard Laymon's... "Body Rides" is awesome!!

Ray Bradbury.. all of his works... RIP 6-6-2012
R. Heinlein's... "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Hesse's... "Siddhartha"

Favorite Quotes

"A thing of Beauty is a Joy forever." Keats
"Reaching the destination is not as important as the Journey."
"A Friend bears a Friend's Infirmities."
"Here's Looking at You, Kid~"

My good friend Bozette wrote this about the travels of one's mind~~~

When we say the mind wanders, where does it go?

Anywhere and everywhere. From the mundane to the unlikely to the impossible with frequent stops into the forbidden. It travels with the funnies, the furies, and the fascinating. It flits from simple wishes to elaborate dreams and dives deep into the darkness before soaring through the clouds and into the light. It opens those doors, and sometimes enters, that we are warned are better left closed. It's often found among the unimaginable and the taboo, but sometimes visits the pie in the sky. It travels to where and when and how and why. It plays with possibility and argues with itself. It wonders and wanders wherever at will and wiggles and giggles to its own delights. It frolics in fancy and skips along the edge of sanity, before finally returning to the land of reality. - Bozette

"Our lives are woven by the weavers of Time, in a pattern we cannot see." Flavia

Found this great quote from Henry David Thoreau...
happy leap day

Favorite Heroes

Mark Twain, Thomas Jefferson, Lou Gehrig, Audie Murphy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Diogenes

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