Retired after years of teaching science and math in Pasadena ISD, Texas.. Before that, I did a little of everything: grocery clerk, roofer, six years military (USAF Intelligence, Russian language specialist), retail management (Sears), businessman (taxicabs, gas station, employment service), life insurance salesman ( for one week!), real estate broker, new car sales manager, teacher.
This blog is a narrative of my experiences over the last six decades, peppered occasionally with observations and opinions of no particular merit, except that they will be from my perspective with no intent to change, offend, nor harm anyone.
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Blog Index by Subject Matter:
Too Much, Too Soon, Too Little, Too Late...
The Tragedy of President Donald Trump (Feb21)
Election 2020 (Dec20)
Fortress America (Feb18) Memorial Day...2016 (May16) No Matter Who Won...We Lost (Nov 16) Principles and Politics (Jul13) September 26, 1983...15 Minutes from Apocalypse(Apr13) Guns, the CHL, and the Second Amendment (Mar13) Men of a Certain Age. (Aug11) Inevitably Dependent (Jan11) Strength from Experience(Apr10) In Memory of September 11, 2001(Sep09) Utopian Democracy (Jan12)
Fiction Return to Berlin (May 20) Finally, A Peaceful Sleep(Oct 09) Assignment: Berlin (Nov09)
Education: GED...A Second Chance (Jan13) Back in the Saddle (Sep10) A Day in the Life of Student 555-272-0894 in 2029 (Sept 09) The Benefits (?) of Ungraded Schools (Aug 09) The Plight of Education (Aug 09)
In Memory: A Letter to Mom (Mar15) Don Spell...In Memory(May12) In Memory of Pastor V.A. Guidroz (Jul10) George Creel...Eight Years Later (Aug10) Don Eddleman 1934-2010 (Mar10) James Lemuel Creel 1920-1989 (Oct 09) In Memory of September 11, 2001 (Sept 09) Another Broken Link, In Memory of Bonnie Downing(Aug 09) Robert L. Downing, 1917-1990 (Aug 09) A Tribute to Ethel Downing (Aug 09)
The Vanishing Pastor (Jun20)
HDH...What? (Oct18) More Than Friends (Aug19) Men’s Conference 2019 Swan Song (May19) A Voice from the Past…Rev. V.A.Guidroz. (Jan19) More God? No, Thanks! (Jan16) Can We Be Perfect? (Nov15) Disappointed...in God? (Oct15) And They Spake with Tongues (Jun15) Men's Conference (May15) Spiderman and...the Church?(Sep14) An Unusual Church Service (Feb14) The Rise and Fall of Christian Music (Oct13) The Concert (May13) Build an Ark (Aug12) Unexpected Gifts (Jun12) Is Healing Overrated? (Nov11) Chernobyl, Wormwood, and Prophecy (Aug 11) The Big Picture (Jul11) America...and Pentecost...in Decline? (Jun11) Old Time Religion, Revisited (Oct10) A Christmas Tradition (Dec10) Verizon...Clueless (Sep10) The Epiphany (Sept 09) Praise...or Worship? (May10) A Church Birthday (Apr10) Watch Night (Jan10) Charles Darwin....Minister of the Gospel?(Oct11) The Ideal Church (Aug 09) Lonely, But Not Alone (Aug 09) A Promise...Sort Of (Aug 09) Destiny Determined (Aug 09)
Memories and Experiences:
Return to the Bahamas (Oct21) Mickeyland 2018 (Dec18) Cruise 2017 (Sep 17) Peace...in Missouri (Jun16) Cruising to the Bahamas (May15) Into the Batter's Box...Again (Dec14) The Heart of the Matter (May14) The Iron Lady (Mar14) The Life and Memories of Coya Creel Eddleman (Mar14) A Tale of Nails (Aug13) The Day Kennedy Died (Nov13) September 26, 1983..Fifteen Minutes from Apocalypse(Apr13) Confessions of a Car Junkie (Jun13) Christmas Memories (Dec12) The 1954 Mercury(Feb13) Ronny and Jerry (Oct12) The Downing Boat (Sep12) Downing Roofing Company 1939-1985 (Mar12) Return to Paradise (Dec11) The Visit (Sept 09) A Day on the Farm (Jun11) Wistful Wyoming (May11) The Shootdown of Flight 60528 (Apr11) Alamo Elementaty, 1949-54(May10) Downings 1938-49 (Apr10) 206 Hafer St., 1949-1954 (May10) The End Justifies the Means (May10) "Jaws" Revisited (Jun10) The Bear Facts (Jun10) Family Reunion (Jun10) The Catch (Jun10) Animal Farm 1954-60(Jul10) Get Motivated (Feb10) Wonder Woman (Feb10) A Pleasant Day on Galveston Bay (Nov09 Paradise Revisited...Noel, Missouri (Dec 09) Hunting in a Jeep (Aug 09) Artists...And Other Odd Creatures (Jan10) The Nomadic Lives of Bob and Shirley Downing (Jan10) Magic Moments (Aug 09) Caribbean Holiday (Aug 09) Photo Tour of St. John (Aug 09)
Poetry: A New Year Through The Eyes of a Senior Citizen (Jan18) Reflections on a New Decade (May13) The Dash (Sept 09) Birthdays (Aug 09)
Humorous: The Lost Art of Making a Bed (Aug 09) It's Not My Fault! (Nov09) Internet Scam (Sept 09) Nip/Tuck (Oct 09)