Welcome to My Site. When I fist arrived in the Pacific NorthWest back in the late 80’s early 90’s on a road trip up from California; It was a December and I stayed for almost two months in a cabin/house over on the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim. It was an incredible place, the woods, the air the closeness to nature. All of these things had a huge impact on my opinion of the area, which honestly up til then was pretty much non-existent. I fell in love with the region at that time and when I left in February I knew that I would be back to live. A few years and a few homes later and I did make it back there. I arrived there like before from my equally beloved California. This time under duress. Everything in my life had fallen apart and my motive was to really evaluate the direction I wanted my life to take because up till then it wasn’t really going anywhere. I started with a little less than 400 in my pocket which was for gas, a bus pass, food and shelter. Starting off with only the clothes on my back and a roof over my head in the form of a weekly motel. Anyone that has stayed at one these types of motels knows there are generally three types of people that stay there; folks like myself starting over,folks from overseas using it as a hostel and drug addicts. In my time there, which was just over a year and a half, three people O.D’d that I’m aware of.
The biggest change for me came when I met Michael who had become my best friend, and also when I started working for the City, firstly in the Human Services Dept. and then with the City Council. I retired from that in May of 2008. Seattle has been very very good to me and so it’s a bit difficult to say goodbye for now but goodbye it is. The next part of my journey had brought me back to Los Angeles to pickup goals I had put on hold. Michael had come along with me along with our two cats/birds/fish. This was 2008 and so now we fast forward to the present. It’s 2015 and the Fates have woven a grand and interesting life for me. A few years into living back in Los Angeles and I’m at a pool party up in the Valley with friends. I spot this guy in the pool and am compelled to introduce myself. His name is Lonnie, we hit it off. A year and a half later I propose to him at my 50th birthday party, he says yes (thank the gods) and we are married and happy as clams in Orange county.
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. - Joseph Cambell