In my day job I manage cell phone tower properties in Georgia and Alabama so you can call Uncle Nabob and Aunt Tangerine in Chicago and tell them how nice the February weather is..
Living in historic house in downtown Carrollton with peeling lead paint ,old plumbing and steep steps which is making me rethink taking on another restoration and where I view the world with a somewhat permanent tongue in cheek
At night I alternate between fighting crime as a masked super hero and working to once again reinvent myself (every 10 years or so) this time as a writer... I am too lazy to attempt the great American novel so I am working instead on the great American short story. So far it is the great American paragraph.
Right now I'm collecting rejection letters so I can paper the wall of my office with them. After all The Help was rejected 65 times ...
I’ve held jobs such as disc jockey, funeral director, and first mate/ tour guide on the world’s largest ocean going glass bottom boat. I've produced huge mortgages, dumb ideas and two extremely smart kids. The kids I’m proud of, the other, oh well.
Somewhere in there I built a TV station in Thailand, part of the Discovery Channel in Miami and some of the new NPR studios.
I could best be described as a “rugged North Georgia guy” -with maybe a better vocabulary-I do have a chainsaw and a pickup truck.
I’m not a man of mystery. –Just passionate and intense –a resident of the North side of the Bell shaped curve.
I have no tattoos- but I do have funny stories about them –Come to think of it I know funny stories about lots of things.
I believe my job is to go out every day, bring home bacon, help cook it and clean up afterwards -I believe that my job is to get up in the middle of the night and check that all doors are locked and everyone’s covers are pulled up
I believe it’s my job to stay up all night on Christmas Eve and put together doll houses and bicycles
There are three basic goals that I have for day to day living
I live by the code that I learned at my Mother knee: manners will open doors for you that nothing else will.
Laughter-is anything more important? I think not. I seek every opportunity to find the funny in life-to be able to laugh-uncontrollably. I am not afraid to be silly.
Curiosity? Everyday. I wonder what that button does it f I push it. Where does that road go? What story can that old woman tell me?
I believe in
Equal opportunity but not equal results
I believe a man should be able to start a fire , cook a meal, splint a broken bone, eulogize a friend ,fix a car, build a tree house , fly a kite, comfort a crying child, cement the loyalty of a subordinate –specialization is for insects
I believe every day is Valentines
I believe that a library card is one million times more powerful that a Visa card
I believe in God- and although I would not charactize myself as a “bible beater or a holy Joe” I do have a close personal relationship with Him.
Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell - Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
Of course I do have a couple of idiosyncrasies -I do not use straws. Straws are for girls and sissies I don’t sleep with closet doors open.
I believe that every day is a gift. Not to be wasted, but to be savored, tasted, tested, and tried .I believe that Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death