"We sleep to time's hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if we ever wake, to the silence of God. And then, when we wake to the deep shores of time uncreated, then when the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will; then it's time to break our necks for home."
I trail-camped for three weeks in the Adirondacks and climbed three mountains.
"To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." ~ Wm. Shakespeare
What Gives Me Hope
My children & the young people I interact with everyday: if nurtured & guided, their vision, innovation & enthusiasm is going to save the world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Let Austin taxicabs carry the full number of passengers as their vehicle has as standard seating. We currently must remove the extra seat from van cabs as per City Council ruling, & can take only 4 passengers.
What/who changed my life and why
The Kennedy/MLK/Kennedy Assassinations; "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"; The Anti-War/Civil Rights/Women's Liberation Movements; "The Smothers Brothers Show"; "Star Trek"; "Monty Python & the Holy Grail"; "Harold & Maude", "Stranger in a Strange Land", "The Lord of the Rings"; Watergate; being assaulted; surviving a housefire; "The Daily Show"; 9/11.