|~ Nothing in the world can take the place of
persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than
unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; un-rewarded genius
is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of
educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are
omnipotent. The slogan "Press On" has solved, and always
will solve the problems of the human race.
~ Calvin Coolidge
3 Jan 2001 - "The real millenium" --
When is the "real" apocalypse anyway, cause I want to be
prepared for this shit?
In South Dakota now, just wondering what the hell is gonna
become of my life. I know I miss a lot of folks in Southern
Indiana. Who knows, maybe I'll be back someday to get the job
to beat all jobs at the new ass back factory. I know I want my
peoples to keep in touch, let me know what's going on in their lives
and Hazletucky. A fella has to keep in touch with his folks
and have a taste of home--ya know. Till later~ Cheers!
4 Jan 2001
Hitman, thanks for trying to take care of me. You
were a great leader by example for sure. Keep in touch, maybe
you & I will meet again one day--maybe smoke some dog rockets
and have a drink. Best wishes to you and Keryl. Your a
good man and a good friend. ~your troop.
The Man in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes
you king for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself, and see
what that man has to say.
For it isn't your father or mother or wife whose judgment upon you must
pass; the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one
staring back from the glass.
You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum and think you're a
wonderful guy, but the man in the glass says you're only a bum if you
can't look him straight in the eyes.
He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest, for he's with you
clear up to the end--and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult
test if the man in the glass is your friend.
You fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on the
back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartaches and tears if
you've cheated the man in the glass.
Thanks Uncle Jim!
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