Riding the roads of life.

I am a somewhat “normal human being” having many of the same strengths and weaknesses that all people share.  My life has consisted of work (in many variables) and of play (in lesser variables).  I have raised my children, paid my taxes, contributed to my community and served my country.

My passions run deep. My dislike for social injustice, corporate thievery, government incompetence and religious hypocrisy is strong.  So is my dislike of onions and warm beer.  As a way to maintain what little sanity I have remaining,  I attempt to capture the spirituality of life via writing, painting and photography but have yet to come close to being able to ensnare it’s vibrancy.  But....I persevere...

Growing older is not an option, but growing up is.  When you can keep your spirit young, then life is much more interesting.  One can still look forward to creating goals and adventures. Life can be filled with new opportunities.  I am at peace with the idea that acceptance has replaced guilt, that quietness has replaced the turbulence's of life, and simplicity has replaced complexity.  

You do not have a choice of slowing time, but you do have a choice on how you will spend it.

My Rules of Life…

LEARN to trust your instincts.

NEVER give anyone the benefit of your doubt.

DO NOT expect anything from anyone.

DO NOT count on anyone, only count on yourself.

ALWAYS learn from the mistakes of others who take your advice.

DO NOT go where you are not invited.

FIND what is most important to you and eliminate the rest.

LOOK beyond your senses and remember to never underestimate your dreams.

Some photos of my world, past and present...