I got married in a hospital room by a Black minister named Jefferson Jackson who was in bed recovering from brain surgery.
I had a dog named Bogart the Wonder Dog which may help to explain me getting busted smoking dope in the Mexico City Airport can.
I once traded my 350 Honda motorcycle for two Holstein milk cows.
One of my best friends died in the corner of a Christmas party at 3am
I lost my first teaching job on the flip of a fifty cent piece when the school levy failed and another teacher and I were tied in credits and experience.
I have been in six near fatal car accidents the last one being a fun filled ninety-foot drop and series of flips off Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state while I was asleep in the backseat of my little sister's car. I sprained my right ankle. The cause? My sister and friend were putting sunglasses on her dog in the front seat.
I once received a standing ovation in a crowded bar.
I turned six double plays in a nine inning game in a Legion Regional Tournament game and went to college on a baseball scholarship.
My fourth grade class wrote a song that was recorded by Jim Valley who was in Paul Revere and the Raiders. It is called Animals, Animals.
I have traveled to 48 out of 50 states-I still need to go to Alaska and Hawaii and all but six major league baseball parks-only because they keep building new ones. Coors Field in Denver is my favorite.
My blood father died at my feet when I was a year old. He fell down the stairs after suffering a diabetic coma blackout. I have no memory of it.
I am an excellent dancer but refuse to line dance.
I started from scratch two newspapers-one a monthly, another a weekly.
I have Hepatitis C. (which is why I had to give up my weekly paper)
I lived in a hippie commune on Mosquito Lake Road near the Welcome, Washington Grange with 27 other spaced out people. I left in a huff when the goats ate my 2.5 acres garden that I had dug up by hand.
I read every Hardy Boy book in the series as a kid.
I invented a way to put on thirty kindergartner’s coats in less than a minute.
I have had many dreams about getting shot and killed while on the toilet in a public restroom.
I lived and traveled all over Mexico and Belize for ten months. My favorite spot was the city of Oaxaca. The second favorite was Cozumel.
I once beat 987 people in an Internet High Hold 'Em on line poker tournament. The entry fee was five bucks. I won a thousand.*************************************************
My Indian name is 'Bitching Buzzard.” My Nez Perce friends gave me the name.
I once called a School Superintendent “Dick Lips” at a public meeting and kept my job.
I actually saw Colonel Sanders in a white Cadillac on the Seattle Freeway.
I chugged a pitcher of beer and got into a barroom brawl the day Nixon resigned.
I played golf in three different states in one day. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.