Small-town Boy form Northern California. The Redwoods are my home. Born a forth Generation Redwood Logger with Native American and Finish Blood running through my veins. I grew up Close to my Dad and therefore close to the outdoors. My Dad taught me to love it and respect it. I experience a oneness with the Creator and his creation. Sometimes I can even see him move in you and me. I respect Loggers who try to Steward our land and its resources and I respect those who work to hold back or challenge the greed driven Companies that take and do not return in equal measure.
Believe in yourself.
For within you is everything
you'll ever need to make your dreams come true.
What Gives Me Hope
And so can you.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
That is a hard question.
Right now I would get us out of Iraq.
What/who changed my life and why
Well My Grandmother, Grandfather and Dad played really big roles in who I am. Mom too but not in the deep ways the other three did. But I would have to say Kira Hanschke's Death may have Changed my life. She was a wonderful girl. We were class mates and I hope she would have called me a friend. She would have loved Care2. She was sometimes out spoken and stood up for what she believed. She died in my arms my junior year. I have to say I was never the same after that. I hope I am a better man for knowing her while she was with us.
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. -Max De Pree, "
Reality: "Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."
If you want happiness for an hour -take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -go fishing. If you want happiness for a year -inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else. Chinese Proverb
Jump high! ...& go for it my friend! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs - Ivy
My dear friend, hope all your wishes and your dreams come true in 2007. I also hope you had a very fruitful 2006 with beautiful memories all around! Thanks for being a friend in 2006 and hope it will continue beyond 2007. May you be blessed richly & abundantly this New Year Thomas and hope you'll enjoy the very best of health.