Best known to my friends as Hawkeye, a name passed to me from my Father prior to his moveing on.
Iíve always been a fairly competitive person in that Iíve participated in sports of one kind or another from the time I was very young.
I played organized Ice Hockey from age 8 until 35.
Played mediocre golf in my twenties.
Crewed, none professionally, on racing yachts, from the Pacific West Coast to the Caribbean island of Antigua. Sailing allowed me to participate in some of the worlds largest and most prestigious Regattas, which in turn afforded me the opportunity to mingle, eat, sleep, drink, work, and party, shoulder to shoulder, so to speak, with some of the wealthiest people on the planet. An educational experience unlike any other, in that you learn a lot about people when all the trappings are set aside, when life and limb are at elevated risk and dependent on someone else doing their job, in common cause. Working at times in unison and others in diametric opposition too the dictates of some of the most fundamental and unforgiving elements, wind and sea.
Started Archery once I regained my land legs, after moving back to the States to NM at age 50. Strictly a paper puncher, (competitive target shooter) Iíve enjoyed some reasonable level of success, given my inordinately late introduction to the sport. Quite possibly an advantage in that I didnít have time to develop too many bad habits or attempt too many shortcuts. Iíve successfully held the State Champion division titles for indoor and outdoor, Senior Olympic divisional Gold and Silver medals, in separate divisions, ranked among the top 30 in National indoor championships.
What Gives Me Hope
My 5 Grandkids
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Declare peace and downsize the military industrial complex. Initiate a mass educational program to reduce junk food consumption, to save our children
Northern Hempishere to Southern Hempishere both with an important message for our New Year. Listen to your tribal voice inside and get those fires burning be you Navajo or whatever Nation. Bring all the fire (life) lights into action for hope and love. Mitakuye Oyasin.
As the year 2013 is ready to say so long to us and 2014 is about to begin I feel this video will leave us a good message to carry forth into the New Year. Mitakuye Oyasin. We Are One We Are All Related. Carry that in your hearts and set it forth upon the lands and universe. May we all be Human Beings.....Enjoy the music of Brule an award winning and one of the top selling Native American adult/rock music groups.
A Being, from another planet, interprets what it sees going on here. "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson The world society as it exists was created by us; it can be changed by us.
As Yanni said appreciate life as it is very fragile and short. So enjoy your day, be it spent in a whirlwind of family joys or quietly alone with a good book, a walk among nature, or with a special someone. Today Life is your Gift! I'm honored to spend this small part within it.