This Is Your Legacy


Now that I've been getting on in years, I decided to create a little bit of me that I can leave behind for you, my grandchildren and great grandchildren:

Justine
Alyssa
Payton
Brandon
Kristen
Aiden
Addison

My reason for doing this on a website is that you may find value in it today, or tomorrow, or even well after I'm gone.  Whenever you can use it, and whatever for, it'll be here for you and anyone else who knows about it.

Of my few regrets in life, the greatest is not having known my grandfathers. When they were alive I simply lacked the wisdom to ask them the right questions. I'm sure their answers would have enriched my life profoundly.

I'm betting there'll be a time decades from now, after I'm gone, when you might just have a question of me, maybe about my personal philosophy, or why I preferred to listen to fine music, or where I put a recipe for pickling something. You may just find what you're looking for here.

There are two main menus...


My Stuff—my original work, mostly—includes accounts of some of my early experiences, when I was your age, that helped form my world view, as well as glimpses into some of the family history that brought you to this moment.


Resources—with links to a universe of outside authorities.  My intent here is to create a 'Swiss Army knife' of useful, and in some cases vital, knowledge you can access on any Web device.   It's yours whenever you need it.


My latest additions are...
Long term, I'm working on a resource for people in what I consider distressed populations—released prisoners, immigrants, emancipated youth, refugees, etc.—a site that I'm calling "The Path". You may find parts of it insightful. I invite you to join me in building this beneficial knowledgebase.

Come back soon and refresh pages often—this is a work in progress.  I invite you to explore all the nooks and crannies of this site, and I'd love to receive your comments and suggestions.


With love,






PS: Many of the images in the headers—all the beautiful, natural ones such as Crater Lake above—are of places in Oregon.  I love this state.