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Greetings to All - and excuse this musing .

Today , 04APRIL2011.....I am 71 years , and in proper celebration I baked up a modest pan of hashish brownies . Before I continue  , let me add quickly that I cancelled the work contract with my employer .

I have been feeling a bit peevish , no appetite to speak of really . No energy only lethargy , difficult for the thriving adventure sort as myself .

I started smoking Dunhills at 12 . Swiping a few here and there from an Uncle that put on airs . Again , I am 71 and
 they have caught up with me . As I knew  they eventually would , and it's of no matter . The physician specialist confirmed  everything . Death as given the odd wave towards me over a life of mayhem . As a matter of course Death has ridden by my side .
Gruesome , perhaps not . A full life of an adrenalin obsessed warrior/adventurer can bring Him "up close and
personal ."

But I write of Life today, the rich Life I was gifted . The short on planet experience of a true coward . Born afraid of my shadow ...just bloody afriad . Being a puny midget did not advance my form one iota either . Fortunately , in the long run , I was thrown to the wolves and survived , eventually to become the leader of a large and powerful Pack . My Fear at all times choking the back of my throat , a phlegm of terror . My fear telling me to run and hide fool . I learned to turn my fear on myself by recognizing it and pursuing the object I was so afraid of . Scared and peeing my drawers - cleaned myself up and embraced Life , feeding off of the fear , looking for a new challenge to master . . I drone on for one reason , if you , the reader are secure in your sheltered cubicle then don't listen . However you the reader are on My Coolworks and therefore must a dream or dreams . All I say is a simple message from my old heart .
Go Now  , Go Soon , forget the 5 page bloody packing list and GO ! Whatever it takes .....truly don't put it off , don't say "next year perhaps "  . Millions of old dead cellls in your body are removed and discarded every second , new cells are formed every second with new energy and potential . Grasp and hold , reach out to your new self and Go with your Dream .

Dreams - mine have been realized over and again . I am the luckiest man still alive , and would not change a single moment or memory .Blessed I have been to live and reap the grand rewards of imagination and discovery .

Only one more item . Upon Discharge from Her Majesty's Service , I retired to my childhood home , due largely to an inheritance . Most all the blokes I caroused with as a lad  have never left . We share a pint and lies at the Old Bridge Pub . All I will say is that the lies told after a pint and small life are rather dull , no matter the speaker's talent . Go , GO - come back to your home place with good stories to keep the fearful and sedentary entertained .

I sign off and prepare to meet my old mates and family . A blessed life . Shouldn't think I will be returning often , but I have so enjoyed the crowd on this website . . . . Go - Security is where you make it - through new friends and experiences . Love is everywhere only waiting in the floatsom of  modern life . Go , jump -you may fall and be hurt or prosper . If you don't jump how will you know ? I am preparing for the final leap , scared , yes . Oh but what a leap of discovery I am soon to embark . Do hope the brownies assist with my flagging appetite . I certainly do not want my old mates to see me laid out looking like a stiff !
Good -by , Godspeed and GO .

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Comment by aggie71 on April 6, 2011 at 5:56am
I'll miss the critique my friend .... and the list is only 4 pages  :-)  aggie71
Comment by JPH on April 5, 2011 at 10:13pm

Hey Old Man - just had to win this race too huh? Your words mean a lot and Thank You . What to say. . . . , you know positively that you were lucky to make it this  far . Semper us and those like us , there are very few of us left . . . . may you arrive in Heaven one half hour before the Devil knows you're dead . . . .Happy Trails . . . . save me a spot you Limey pile of scrap . There , I think that covers it .

A Note on P/D/S -- 3 kids , all girls . 2 grandkids , boy/girl . successful business person . 2500+ parachute jumps . Martial Arts Instructor / Judo . A linguist , 6 languages . 30 year Royal Marine . Horribly disfigured by wounds in the Falkland Campaign , he was to be retiredw/disability - He said screw you , I'm staying , and over a two year period fought back to full rank and duty - with 1/2 a face . World traveler . Accordion maestro .

How do I know ? P/D/S and I started talking when we happened across eachother here on MCW . Seems like both of us were in the same bad place at the wrong time .

Hey OLd Man don't get pissy - eat another brownie - how's that going for ya ? need a drool towel ? Since when did you get hooked on the evil weed ? Don't you know that weed is a Gateway drug ? I will call ...

Comment by Ricky P. Latham on April 5, 2011 at 3:02pm
glad to see the life u were giving was lived and not a waste god bless you
Comment by Brendan on April 5, 2011 at 11:19am

"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Comment by bonsi mcgraw on April 5, 2011 at 7:38am
Sergeant Major
Greetings to You .
I stand tall this morning after reading your post . Thank You for all of your inspiration and guidance over this last month . If I achieve half of what you have accomplished I will perish a content person . I will remember your advice forever and will lift a pint in your Honor .
Comment by Linda R. Hedden on April 5, 2011 at 6:32am

A dreamer, a poet, an adventurer...Wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting you; but we never know where that next great adventure will lead us - nor do we know who we might meet along the way! Go in Peace.


Comment by Billie Brown on April 4, 2011 at 6:08pm


Thank you for letting us get to know you thru Cool Works.  It is a neat website & does have interesting people on it.  You have lead quite an adventurous life.  I am going to take your advice for sure,  even if I pee my pants!  You are so brave, I can just imagine all the great influence you have had on people through out your life. 


Eat all the brownies you can.  Or even smoke it.  I understand that it does make you feel better.  God go with you my brave friend.




Comment by Bonnie on April 4, 2011 at 4:21pm

Only a true adventurer could have your courage...and a taste for special brownies :) 


May the adventure never end...

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