In response to the post below, I received this comment which demonstrates that you can't please all of the people all the time:
Man you used to do Praxis spots. You used to try and help and now this is all about YOU YOU YOU. Nobody with a brain cares if you sucked 40 years ago. The problem is that you suck NOW. This blog has become the "Why I Am So Fuckin' Good" , Blog. Do you honestly believe that that blowing your own horn all day every day is somehow a "legacy"? You really have no Idea how much of a joke you have become; Do you?---Ray
Now, after calm reflection of Ray's critique, I shrugged. Admitting that I used to be a traitor to my country and the Constitution does not constitute what I would consider "blowing (my) own horn." And no one is more cognizant than I that I pull my britches on one leg at a time just like everyone else. If my writing reflects my own experiences it's because I know of no other perspective from which to write. I must confess that after some searching thought, I shrugged. I do the best I can with what I have, mindful all the time that I could not but be humbled by the support I get from the rest of you. And then I laughed, for "Ray" reminded me of this old commercial:
So you can call me Ray, but you doesn't have to call me a johnson.
NOTE: I HAVE TO REPORT FOR THE ENDOSCOPY TOMORROW AT 0600, SO I WON'T BE POSTING UNTIL MUCH LATER IN THE DAY. SORRY FOR THE DELAY. KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS.