Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I watched the third match between Mohammud Ali and Joe Frazier that took place in 1975 in Manila last Friday. It was awesome since I just blogged about how great Ali was a few weeks ago. It was a hard fought battle and the referee finally stopped it at the end of the 14th round. Frazier was too tired to answer the bell - yup he left everything in the ring - nothing left. So Mohammud won the fight by a referees decision. But if he had to answer the bell he would have had a tough time too.

The media asked him in the ring what he thought of Joe Frazier - he responded "he is the greatest boxer that the world has ever seen except for me." He sat on the stool for a while trying to get his strength back so he could go to the showers. While he was sitting there he announced to the world that he was through fighting - finished - done. He said "it is just too hard to do this at my age."

So with this match he won two of the three battles he had with Joe Frazier and they were both worse for the wear - Ali is correct though - Frazier is probably the second greatest pugalist of all time - and he beat the greatest once.

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