- Riding my green bicycle without training wheels. Not really sure why that comes to mind, but I remember it as though it were yesterday. I don't even recall how old I was at that time, maybe 4 or 5? I felt so happy, so full of life.
- The Sonics winning the championship. It was a wild time in Seattle. I was just a kid but I loved that team- Freddie Brown, Slick Watts and crew were intense to watch and the whole city seemed to come alive and embraced the team and embraced each other.
- My mother's death. It was a horribly s
- Birth of my kids. Matt, Heather, Mason, and Maddie are all incredible kids in spite of my terrible attempts at fatherhood. I couldn't be more proud of them. I love and miss them all on a daily basis.
- My first concert. I went to see KISS when I was 12 and I went by myself. A young lady who was to accompany me that evening chose not to so I ended up at what is now Key Arena (I think) all by myself. It was an amazing concert but as I look back, I realize just how campy they were back then.
- Naval service. Joining the Navy was a goal of mine from a very young age and I fulfilled that dream, accomplished that goal. I miss it very much and wish I would've stayed in for the full 30 instead of just 8 years. I got to see Hawaii, Kenya, Australia, Singapore, and even the Philippines. It was an honor to take that oath, one of the proudest moments of my life, and one of the saddest when I went to the civilian world.
- All of my failed marriages. I am the quintessence of the term "lousy husband," so much so that I'm even in the process of writing a book called, "I Do, But I Don't, And Didn't." It's a comical look and the confessions of a lousy husband. I'll let y'all know when it's ready.
- Pain and worry-free days. There were times in
- Talk radio days. It was an unbelievable experience and I think it made me a better person. I got to see the seething, rotting underbelly of politics and the always profit-driven venue that is the radio industry. I met a lot of wonderful people, and I got to work with some Oklahoma radio legends. It was a blessing to be a part of it in Oklahoma.
You're not alone. Ever.
Thanks for indulging my blabbing today. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read this blog.
And I leave you with this...