My wife Shirley and our
grandaughter Carrisa. 2008
It amazes me how fast things can change in your life.
It was just three years ago when I was buried in my bunker of misery - PTSD getting the better of me - and I saw few reasons to be happy.
Now I'm in the happiest time of my life and I feel like I'm part of the human race again.
My ability to write has re-surfaced from the quagmire of my isolation and insecurity. The words now fly, like a flock of Herons, across the skyline of my word processor. Everything is a little brighter. My mission now is to free the words from the captivity of my imagination and to let them run rampant across my columns like a herd of buffalo.
I feel real good about the move to The Times-Standard as they are a 150 year-old newspaper that is widely read here in Humboldt County.
I hope I can meet their expectations.
I want them to know I appreciate their adding me to their staff of writers, and that I'll give them my best efforts.
LITERARY QUOTE FOR THE DAY
"What is character but the determination of incident? What is the illustration of character?"
Par Lagerkvist (Swedish Writer)
RELATIONSHIPS & HUMOR
"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman."