I am the sixth of seven children: molded, formed, nudged, inspired and influenced by these unique remarkable people. They are my sisters, brothers and parents and they are in my stories, even if not mentioned, they are there.
"The made the weather then they stand in the rain and say, shit! It's raining!"
~Ruby Thewes, Cold Mountain
Sometimes I find it's a shame when I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain
We're here for a good time
Not a long time
So have a good time
The sun can't shine every day...
Overnight my job is lost due to a fire...it wasn't long before we struck upon a viable business idea one that is still operating today
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Also Hurt Me...
Sticks and Stones Break only Skin while Words are Ghosts that Haunt Me. Pain from Words has Left Its Scar on Mind and Heart that's Tender. Cuts and Bruises now have healed, it's words that I Remember.
Leaving Roads in second year finds me flailing until Logistics Training a year later.
It was worth it...
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
For a couple of years in a row, we did this thing: we took in a boy from Korea for the month of January and the next year we took in he and his little brother. Charlie and Joshua were something else (can you say, high maintenance?) and I have to say, when we finally said [...]
Please allow me to introduce myself.
I'm a man of wealth and taste.
I've been around for a long, long year,
Stole many a man's soul and faith.
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ,
Had his moment of doubt and pain.
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate...
~Rolling Stones - Sympathy for The Devil
Climbing out of his crib before he could walk, here is the story of my brother Jobe.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.
Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
Bird on a Wire
In the 60s my parents buy a piece of lake-front property north of the Muskokas in Ontario, Canada where we move to every summer to live bare-foot at the lake: fishing, swimming, sunning and doing chores each day...
Thunder only happens when it's raining. Players only love you when they're playing.
~Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 1977
Seeing the hand-lettered notice SUMMER RENTAL $700 ALL INCLUSIVE...we knew it was meant to be