This is an index to a series of essays in which I chronicle my struggle to figure out what to do with my life, beginning back when I was 18 years old. It wasn't easy finding my place in the world back then....
The Ol' Timer Begins His Ramble
Working While in High School and Going on to School in Vermont
Spray Painting Barns & Cutting Pulp Wood
I Fail to Graduate From School in Vermont
Skateboarding, Rocky Balboa, & My Friend Joe
How I almost Died in the Lamoille River
Buce & Patty Womer Take Me In
I Didn’t Have a Job. But I Was Never Idle.
My Short-Lived Career Selling Shaklee
No Money. No Car. No Job: I Decide to Enlist in the Military
”You Did a Good Job, Mate.”
Bear, Harvey, Bob Dylan.... And I Discover What I Want to Do With My Life
I Go Home & Get a Job on a Dairy Farm
This is the Part Where I Defend Myself With a Silage Fork Against Huge, Screaming Rats (No Kidding!)
At Last, I Make Enough Money to Buy a Car.
I Inherit a Small Fortune From My Grandfather
I Start My First Business
I Go Back to School. Then Back to The Farm.
I Land a Carpentry Job & Get Married
I Finally Found My Way. Thank God.
Feb 25 17 - Cloudy this morning as a front was coming through but clear and windy this afternoon. I was going to cut some cedar poles for the hops yard but too windy....
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