Winter Is Here


The wind is Howling … This first day of winter (or maybe the first week) may come in like Gang Busters. We shall see, soon.

Do I miss the city life?


Not really.

When I hit the county road leaving Walsenburg, I pass a cemetery … That is kind of how I feel about what I left behind in 2010.

Lake Texoma, Lake Whitney, Lake Caddo, Black Lake and a hundred country roads. Dusty, bumpy but I love them all.

Coming in this morning I saw the normal critters. Deer, Rabbits and loads of birds, I really like the birds. A dear friend of mine gave me my first copy of Jonathan Livingston Sea Gull and since then I have given them away and replaced them several times. Yes, have a hard back copy now.

Life is good, slower .. live the city light, miss the music and friends but not the insanity.

So, life goes forward and I’m happy with it all.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thirty Years 9 Months +


It is Thanksgiving Day .. Then of course, there is Ferguson. And oil is down, again but so are fuel costs.

The sun came up and according to the almanac, we get a half moon this weekend.

Life? It moves on. Death, comes and goes. My Life? The Caravan is growing. So is the Carnival.

Ford and Trailer 2 

So I will saddle up and ride forward through the fog, snow or what ever comes because I have finally learned one thing that is three fold.

Trust God ~ Clean House ~ Help Others

Thirty Years + 8 months


March 18, 1984 was my game change day. In March of this year (2014) my life was rearranged in a strange way. Upon my return from Houston/ Dallas Ft. Worth my vehicle failed. Not sure exactly what is wrong but an engine replacement is most likely  what needs to be done.

So, for about 8 months I have had no transportation.

Difficult, to say the least.

Yesterday, after a substantial donation, I acquired a 1977 Ford F-250 “Custom”  Truck. This is a farm truck, she shows her age however she runs like a bat out of hell. Seriously, this is a God Send. It took 8 months in my life to see a new direction. Open mindedness helped.

So, I am rolling once again. The vehicle is a project but I like it like that.

truckin

Thirty Years ago today


 

in 1984 I was afraid and just knew the world was coming to an end soon.

per the movie “Logan’s Run” I knew I needed renewal. ghost in the machine was in my tape player and on my turntable. as I reflected on my past I felt as though I was a failed man, beaten by my own insanity.

yes, I had totally missed the mark ….

What is the end ??

Is there an Eight Day ??

What made a difference for me personally ??

Steps, Principles, Traditions and Concepts.

Thirty years ago I was stumbling … Today I stand, and when I have done all I can, I continue to stand.

Want to know more ?? ~ My phone seldom rings these days, crazy days as I watch the world unravel, live on csnbc and msnbc …. all I see are things that make me go, hummmm.

It was 20 years ago today ….


By October 1993 I was settled in Hawaii, living on Pikoi Avenue in a 650′ square walk up … one room and the wash room. An exciting time, the internet was brand new and I was using a 32 bit ALR 368 Computer. It had a TV board, would produce videos, dial up modem and Spry Mosaic was the browser, connected to Comp-U-Serve. Wow ….

How times have changed. I remember meeting some young folks at the Manoa University describing how the Inter Net would change the world. I thought, “well it is interesting and fun” but … change the world? I had no idea.

On that day I thought that IF it were possible, I wanted to be on the ground floor. So I acquired my “www.aloha.com” address that day, http://www.aloha.com/jwh … what an address …

Early 1994 I published, to the web, my first web page “www.aloha.com/bdh” for Beach Divers Hawaii, Inc. I told my then friend and boss Bruce B. that the “internet will change the world”. Yahoo was new, we were indexing and sharing our thoughts on-line for the first time in history. Yes, I am a dinosaur when it comes to the internet.

By 1996 I was publishing via cell phone from a boat offshore on the Big Island of Hawaii. Windows 95, Toshiba laptop and Nokia cell phone. Man oh Man, do things change fast.

For 30 years I have been “picking at” computers. I still have no idea. I learn dozens of new things on a computer each day. One thing I know for sure, it changes all the time. I can not be rigid. I must be flexible.

1983 ~ January .. Began working for Getty Oil, 1984 Texaco

1993 ~ January … Relocated to Hawaii

2003 ~ January …. Working offshore for OOSI

2013 ~ January ……. Relocated to Colorado

This is how computers look to me today.

This is how computers look to me today.

Truthfully? I am looking forward to another few years of computing, if I can just remain teachable.