I was born to rise early.
I value solitude, beauty, and true things.
My brain fires on all cylinders in the AM
(hence Morning Guy).
I come from a long line of iron workers and plumbers
and yet I got a degree in Political Science and oddly enough became
an NWS watercolor artist,
a “rogue” American Public Television editor/producer,
an obscure PBS TV host,
and an even more obscure author.
Nevertheless, steel and copper run through my blood.
Being a Leap Year baby
I am one-fourth my apparent age
and some tell me (for good or bad) I act it.
I live in a treehouse in NW Montana
with my beautiful and talented wife, Marlene.
We do not own a horse or even a pony.
Despite our imperfect parenting,
we have two accomplished adult married children and four “grand” grandchildren.
I believe that life is all about
hiking, kayaking, fishing, sailing,
campfires, sunrises (and sunsets),
“anchoring out” under the stars,
good books, good movies,
and strong coffee …
not necessarily in that order.
This blog is a hodgepodge of all of the above.
Favorite Lines To Live By:
All good things come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.
We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
(attributed to Josh Billings, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and others)
We all become forefathers by and by.
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player.
Einstein said he could never understand it all. Planets spinning through space, the smile upon your face.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Writing is the only thing worth a damn. Unless you’re a painter. Then it’s painting.
Eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Tibetan proverb (?)
You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.
James R. Sherman
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
I never lose. I either win or learn.
Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.
Do or do not. There is no try.
If anything is going to happen, it’s going to happen out there.
Our intention creates our reality.
Find your beach.
Corona Extra beer ad campaign.
What, me worry?
Alfred E. Neuman