Category: Growing Up

Loading Hose

On a very cold morning in Kemmerer, WY I showed up for my first day on the job at the local coal mine.   Although the mining job paid three times my hourly wage as a gas station attendant, I nervously […]

Get Me One of These

As a young boy, the oldest of the children, I often found myself lingering around a project that my father was working during his day off.  In the cold months, his projects were in the warm, company owned shop that […]


As a young boy, I grew up with a a talented, but uneducated father.  My dad opted out of school in the eighth grade, and made his way in life as a mechanic and then later as an electrician. After […]