Pedigree? I have a mutt of an education; squat, thick, low to the earth, hairy and smelly. Night school, weekends, on-line classes, seminars of the day or of the week, books read near a thousand. Audio cassettes, then CD’s; hundreds of hours in the car. Bullets, knives, audits and divorce with the road map of life written in scars. Forty years worth of academic gruel, washed down with the brew of hard knocks, fermented by poor decision making, followed by crystal-clear hindsight of opportunities missed or worse, squandered. All crowned with a doctorate in abused trust, misplaced loyalties and repeated humiliations, but I still maintain, a good sense of humor is a sign of high intelligence.
TONGUE AND CHEEK © (My motto)
To be known just a little is my grand aim
known not too closely, will bring me sweet fame
To be known not at all, will hold no accolade
for no attention or respect, to me will be paid
But to be known just fairly IS a worthy goal
recognized and appreciated through life will I stroll
To be known with intimacy is certainly to be spurned
my weaknesses and flaws of character surely will be learned
But to be known just a bit, is a prize to behold
with the deeper motives missed, only fine points can be told
I will keep busy and helpful, and sing out my good name
and time, if I`m careful, will bring me some acclaim
just a little, not too much, and at a distance I will stay
Don`t know me too deeply, and only nice things can you say.