“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid sideways in a cloud of dust, flopping into the hole totally worn out, shouting …”holy shit…what a ride!” And quite a ride it’s been! These tails are my attempt to make sense of the adventures, misfortunes, misdeeds, and musings that have made up the first half of my life. With any luck, they will bring a smile to your lips, a new thought for your mind, and a little inspiration for your spirit. Everything on this blog is a true story! Nothing’s been changed but the words.