You will find nothing earth shattering on these pages just a touch of my world
each link on My home page goes to pages of some of my different interests, adaptations and thoughts
"MY FEAR IS NOT OF DEATH, MY FEAR IS OF NOT LIVING"
sense my birth in 1950 I have experienced a pretty darn good life considering
some lives I
I basically grew up in Eastern Oregon except for about a year and a half my family lived in Hotchkiss Co. I went to
high school at Powder Valley High in North Powder,Or. A small school to put it lightly. There I am not sure what I learned but being a small school, 12 seniors the year I graduated, everyone knew everyone and it was a fun time as I
look back. I did enjoy playing sports and got away with stuff that would probably land me in jail in this day and age. After High school I joined the Air Force to see the the world...seen Tx and Az. (well Texas was kind of like another world) Most my AF career I was Stationed on William's AFB out of Chandler,Az. I worked as a crew chief on the Northrop T38a Jet aircraft for 3 1/2 years and truly enjoyed the work and regret getting out .
While there I was exposed to a world quite different than the hay fields of E Oregon. I met people that would change
and impact my life forever and have experiences that will last a life time. I married shortly after joining the AF and together we got a view of the world out of the confines of Union County.
I got out of the AF in "72" and we come back to E. Or. Soon after that my world went all to hell-in-a-handbasket. I had two loves (other than that of human nature) in life which were fast cars and motorcycles ( more on those two in the links). Although I have had several cars that I thought were fun I never had a real "hot rod" but they all did there best to be one, I did however enjoy racing motorcycles and in June of "74" I did a mondo endo (or in the immortal words of "little Haulsy", " I was going as fast as I ever went in my whole life...then I fell off") on a Husky CR400 and broke my darn neck at the c6/7 level. Well things went real bad for a while after that but I have survived the past 38+ years. I was fortunate to have people around me that were there to help if I needed it and still allow me to be as independent as possible and at times tell me to "do it your damn self" if I got too mouthy . Did manage to graduate from Arizona State University which only proves that you can BS your way through just about anything if need be. Although I sure wouldn't suggest that being a Quadriplegic is a pleasurable way to spend your life I will have to admit that it could sure be worse. It would be hard to say just how the injury changed my outlook on life but over the years. Actually trying to adapt "whatever" so I can use it with my limited body function especially non existent hand use has made it very mentally challenging as well as rewarding. I have come to the conclusion that too many people take life way to serious.
STUFF YOU WILL FIND HERE
One of my main hobby interest is Amateur Radio. Originally being introduced to it in about 1975 it wasn't until 1986 being bored to death in the Long Beach VA hospital that I got involved enough to get the FCC license to operate on the ham bands. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed the ham hobby and have spent way more money than reasonable on it. It is especially enjoyable through the winter months when it is too darn cold to do anything out in the shop or yard. I always have some brain storm project I am working on which keeps me busy most the time. My love of motorcycles is still alive and well as you can see on my home page as well as shooting. there are several links you can go to and get an idea of what else keeps me broke and busy. also My view of the world we live in...it aint easy being cheesy
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