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About oldflathead

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  • Birthday 07/27/1938

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    Bayou Chico

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  • Interests
    Helping others. Leading by performance. Relationships. Sailing. Fishing.
  • Doctrine /Affiliation
    Student of Zen

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  • Occupation
    Semi-retired, boat engine repair, weddings.
  1. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts. I am getting better, walking with only a cane and not too much pain. The physical therapy is very painful, but necessary. I must keep reminding them I am 75 years old and have vestibular dysfunction, (no balance). I am still alive, my wife loves me, family cares and friends I have never met, like you care. On Feb. 18, a good friend, Marty passed from cancer. He was diagnosed only one month ago after a fall and went fast. We are working together. Tom
  2. I am going in for knee replacement surgery 1/30/2014. Pretty routine - they say. November 2007 I went in for a hip replacement, infection, more surgery, (hospital borne pathogens), heavy doses of antibiotics, (gentamicin), regular tests forwarded to the MD's, who ignored them. Gentamicin is a very strong antibiotic that is usually given 3 - 5 days. I was left on it IV for 19 days until I had a near death experience 12/11/1207 while in the hospital. More on this on request. It was real! I came around with 5 nurses at the foot of my bed and a Doc holding my hand. I was grateful and thanked the D
  3. My Granny always told me, "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." So I started mowing the neighbors lawn when I was in the fourth grade and kept that up until I enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17. In addition I worked on an Uncles farm bailing hay, cutting pulp wood and cleaning the barn. After serving our country, 1955 - 1958 active duty, I became a Firefighter in SoCal for 30 years. All the while I was working another job and/or going to college on the GI Bill, AA,BA & MA. After my formal education and achieving the rank I wanted in the fire service, I went back to school for boat repair
  4. Thank you Atwater Vitki for the words, "...individual lives progressing forward in their Spiritual Journey." As I progress in my spiritual journey, I am blessed with many gifts as I hope to share with others engaged in the same journey. Why I became ordained: In 1987 a good friend and his bride to be wanted to be married underwater in SCUBA gear with family and friends above in a glass bottom boat at Catalina Island off the California coast. He could not find a SCUBA qualified minister who would participate in the ceremony, so we came up with a solution, and I became ordained in the ULC. Later
  5. Welcome to ULC.net forum! We're glad to have you! We hope that you will find many ways in which to apply information found here to your ideas and chosen path. We always welcome fresh perspectives and understandings of both traditional and non-traditional Beliefs. So let's hear about yours! Blessings of Peace,