Mind wandering, imagination triggered …
- I’m eternally grateful for …
o Parents who led me to believe I could be and do anything I wanted if I
wanted it enough and worked hard enough to be/do it.
o An inquisitive mind that never shuts down.
o Writing incessantly & never experiencing writer’s block.
o A lifelong love affair with music of many genres.
o Exploring 121 cities in 23 different countries (to date).
o Creating a non-fiction book that got published, “The First Book of
Oregon Jazz, Rock & All Sorts of Music.”
- I desperately wanted (but didn’t get) …
o Trip downriver from Lewiston to Vancouver on a series of PINCO tugs
and writing an article on the experience.
o Correspondent job, Vietnam 1968, for the tugboat company, after
editing their award-winning newsletter.
o Economic success at any of the many ventures I wandered into.
o An ecstatic longterm relationship with the right guy.
o Creating a novel that didn’t achieve publication, “Sweet Compulsions, A
Wry Tale of Music, Multiculture and Mayhem.”