Education and Work:
Many Colleges, many years.
I'm interested in
Wooden boatbuilding, sailing, canoeing, rivers, mountains, deserts, open roads, small towns, donkeys, dogs, cats, fishing, hunting, packing, well told stories, 'round the fire or woodstove, history, 3-D photography, kids, literature, Returning Freedom to The People, living a harmless life, Benchrest shooting (the pursuit of Extreme Accuracy), Music, Choreography (To live performances),“Legitimate” theatre, Backpacking, river-running, Nordic mountaineering, & a good single malt.
Musical omnivore (Hold the Reggae, please!)
Too many. From Days of Heaven, to Dark Star. From Harry's War to Beyond Thunderdome “(The Finis). From Expelled to Little House of Horrors. From Elvira Madigan to John Wayne to ...........
Too many! Authors? Too many. Kipling, R.Service, J.London, Wibberley(!), Grisham, Badger Clark, R.L.Stevenson, Ben Green, Peter Capstick, Shakespeare, Russell Annabel, Charley Russell, B.M.Bower,Anything Pogo, Fabulous Furry Freak Bro's, C.S.Lewis (and his mentor) Louis L'Amour, B.L.R., and many, many more. Western Americana, Poetry, Mountaineering, NOT Edward Abbey (Tho he wrote well) So many photographers, Artists, Machinists, Clerks and Laborers w/ beauty in their pens, worldwide.
Too many books, not enough years.
Professor Goldsmith said, “Set me in a mountain cabin full of books, and I am content.”
A desert shack beneath the rocks, or a cabin by the sea, might do as well.
Favorites? Any tales that are well told.
There are few problems of humanity that cannot be solved with
Proper placement of high explosives.
I'm not especially fond of guns. Few people will ever really need one. But when you need one, you will need it very badly, and on the instant. At that moment, there's nothing else that will quite do the job.
I do not like conflict.
If you are in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
Remember; if it comes to real fighting, there's absolutely nothing quite like winning.
Right now, anything edible!
(But always in good company.-)
Favorites? A small, quiet stream, a secret place that was.
Mountains, rivers, deserts of The West.
A family gathering, not my own, a Christmas long ago.
The house was small, and Full of Life.
I was an outsider in that little house.
But I remember.
Favorite places? Always and forever,
my favorite place on earth is Any-place
where I Do Not remember
that one awful Christmas.
when I was defined;
Any-place I can forget,
even for a moment,
that awful definition.
Ireland. Wales. Scotland. Oxford. Argentina(?) Chile. Patagonia. Atacama Desert. Tibet. Mongolia. By motorcycle. Too many mountains, not enough years!
C@2008 I sat down and did not get up again.
c@ 9-2009. Hope is hard to kill, but it can be done.
c@2012 Never sit down. It takes too long...