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!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This has been a tough week for me. I spent three days in a environmental audit of two projects we have completed in the past two years. I really enjoyed getting to see the projects but I HATED doing the evaluations for the projects. Both projects turned out extremely well as far as I am concerned, but in the review we found little things (that in my opinion really don't matter) that either we had not said anything about or what we said we were going to do wasn't what we ended up doing.

Anyway to make a long story short this past week is a re-affirmation of my decision to retire. I have seen the future of the Agency and I have chosen not to be a participant. I have said it a thousand times that "today is somebody's good old days - It just isn't mine." TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPAKE.

1 comment:

Amber said...

sorry you've had a bad week, but like you said at least you'll be retiring soon and won't have to deal with bureaucracy any more - hope you have a good weekend!